List of Popular URL Shorteners

Today is the world of viral marketing where we share our best practices with people by using many social networking / bookmarking websites to enhance brand awareness. We can see social networking icons on almost every website that encourage referrers to spread information worldwide. Many of these websites allow limited characters for submissions so shortened URLs are necessary to explain the concept

Here are my favorite URL shorteners, in no particular order. These are among the most popular URL shorteners out there, and they offer features like stats, tracking, and integration with some of the most-used Twitter dashboards.

DomainSite Title
bcl.inkBcl.ink URL Shortener by Buzzclue. Offers URL redirection service. Share and track your shortened URLs. bcl.ink allows real-time link tracking.

Example: http://bcl.ink/Gm3u3

bit.doBit.do URL Shortener – Shorten, customize and track your links
t.coTwitter URL Shortener (can not be used outside Twitter)
lnkd.inlnkd.in is the URL Shortener used by Linked In.
db.ttdb.tt is the URL Shortener used by Dropbox.

Example: https://db.tt/KnPMc88r

qr.aeQuora uses the short domain “qr.ae” when generating external links back to content on Quora.
adf.lyAdF.ly – The URL shortener service that pays you! Earn money for every visitor to your links. “Get paid to share your links on the Internet!”

Example: http://adf.ly/1I4cG5

goo.glGoogle URL Shortener

Example: http://goo.gl/dcSxZF

bitly.combitly | shorten, share and track your links
tinyurl.comTinyURL.com – shorten that long URL into a tiny URL

Example: http://tinyurl.com/q4wnqc3

ow.lyOw.ly and ht.ly – Shorten urls, share files and track visits – Owly

Example: http://ow.ly/NEe58

bit.lybitly | shorten, share and track your links.

Sample: http://bit.ly/1Kv35hg

adcrun.chAdvertise, Shorten, Share Track Your Links With adcrun.ch
ity.imURL shortener & short urls at ity.im
q.gsAdF.ly – The URL shortener service that pays you! Earn money for every visitor to your links.
viralurl.comFrank Bauer recommends the worlds largest & fastest growing Link Cloaker, Shortener & List Builder… ViralURL.com “Instantly Harness the Power of ViralURL”
is.gdis.gd – a URL shortener. Mmmm, tasty URLs!
vur.meThe worlds largest & fastest growing Link Cloaker, Shortener & List Builder… ViralURL.com
bc.vcbc.vc – a modern URL shortener

Example: http://bc.vc/jyDytn

twitthis.comTwitThis – Twitter Promoter, Follower, and URL Shortening Service
u.tou.to – URL shortener

Example: http://u.to/Qft_Cw

j.mpbitly | shorten, share and track your links
cutt.usCUTTUS | URL Shortening Service, URL Shortener

Example: http://cutt.us/bclink and http://cutt.us/CjDpC

u.bbAdF.ly – The URL shortener service that pays you! Earn money for every visitor to your links.
yourls.orgYOURLS: Your Own URL Shortener
crisco.comCRISCO is Cooking – Recipes, Cooking Tips, Baking Ideas, Recipe Videos, and Product information: Olive Oils, Cooking Sprays, Cooking Oils, Shortening – Crisco®
prettylinkpro.comAffiliate Link Cloaker and URL Shortener for WordPress: Pretty Link Pro
viralurl.bizFrank Bauer recommends the worlds largest & fastest growing Link Cloaker, Shortener & List Builder… ViralURL.com
adcraft.coAdCraft.co – Shorten links, Make money
virl.wsFrank Bauer recommends the worlds largest & fastest growing Link Cloaker, Shortener & List Builder… ViralURL.com
scrnch.mePowered Exclusively by the scrnch.me URL Shortening Service
filoops.infoFiloops – Shorten Your Long URLs for net surfing pleasure (too many banners)
vurl.bzFrank Bauer recommends the worlds largest & fastest growing Link Cloaker, Shortener & List Builder… ViralURL.com
vzturl.comVztURL.com – Free URL shortening, tracking, rotator & cloaking!
lemde.frbitly | shorten, share and track your links
qr.netQR Code Generator URL shortener

Example: http://qr.net/Vn5a

1url.com1URL.com – Your #1 URL Shortening & Redirection Service!

Example: http://1url.com/Uv4Tr

tweez.meTweez.me – Free Premium URL Shortening Service
v.gdv.gd – The ethical URL shortener
tr.imTr.im your URL down to a short link. Turn your social data into customers. Enter your web address and we’ll shorten your url and provide you with in-depth analytics.

Sample short url: https://tr.im/hMvOm

List of URL Shorteners that are not available anymore (offline):

aka.grAKA GR is a Greek url shortener, submitted by Konstantinos Botonakis. With sponsored ads. Powered by Botonakis.
7vd.cn7vd.cn – Baidu Short URL service
dft.baDFT.BA is a url shortener submitted by Michael Mattice. “Don’t forget to be awesome – custom shortened name”, by DFTBA Records.
adflav.comAdflav – The URL shortening service that pays you! Earn money for every visitor to your links. Not it has changed to: “You had the re-direct long enough, now I need the domain”.
bee4.bizLink shortener that pays
cektkp.comFree URL Shortener, Supports Multi Services – Cek TKP Gan! “Not just another URL shortener”, by “Takien”.
fun.lyfun.ly: The FUN URL Shortener!
fzy.cofzy – shorten url & share – subdomain – web thumbnails – api
gog.liShorten Hyperlinks | Short My Url | Make Urls Smaller – gog.li
golinks.coShorten URLs with GoLinks.co
hit.myHit.my shorten url services
id.tlID.TL – The URL shortening service that pays you! Earn money for every visitor to your links.
linkto.imLinkto.im – The URL Shortener service,Anyone can visit your links
lnk.colnk.co | shorten, track and earn
nov.ioShorten links and earn money
p6l.orgP6L.ORG – Shorten Your Links
picz.usPicz.us URL Shortener – Shorten Links with the affiliate friendly URL shortener – Earn while you URL
shortquik.comShortQUIK URL Shortener
su.prURL shortening service for online publishers, bloggers and StumbleUpon members. “currently undergoing maintenance”. Features: Automatically shorten and post URLs to Twitter/Facebook Wall/Fan Page; Schedule posts; See reporting and graphs for your posts.
sk.gyShorten Your URL and “Earn cash for each visitor to your shortened url links with sk.gy”
tota2.comTOTA2.COM, File upload, Shorten and Protect your download link
xlinkz.infoWelcome to My Link Shortener! – MYLS
xtu.meShort Urls, Url Shortening, Shorten Urls with Xtra Tiny Url Me
yu2.itYU2 Simple Shortener
zpag.eszPag.es – Zip your page links instantly! Let’s earn money with your shorten links!

Services to expand a short url back into the original url:

Expand URL

URL Enlarger (Google code)Enlarge short URL provided by any services.Example: http://url-enlarger.appspot.com/api?url=http://bcl.ink/Gm3u3
longurl.orgLongURL | The Universal Way to Expand Shortened URLs with API. Find out where short links will take you.List of URL Shortener Services: http://longurl.org/services

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  • Иван Иванов

    I like it http://bre.am good urls shortener