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.

Domain Site Title
bcl.ink Bcl.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.do Bit.do URL Shortener – Shorten, customize and track your links
t.co Twitter URL Shortener (can not be used outside Twitter)
lnkd.in lnkd.in is the URL Shortener used by Linked In.
db.tt db.tt is the URL Shortener used by Dropbox.

Example: https://db.tt/KnPMc88r

qr.ae Quora uses the short domain “qr.ae” when generating external links back to content on Quora.
adf.ly AdF.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.gl Google URL Shortener

Example: http://goo.gl/dcSxZF

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

Example: http://tinyurl.com/q4wnqc3

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

Example: http://ow.ly/NEe58

bit.ly bitly | shorten, share and track your links.

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

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

Example: http://bc.vc/jyDytn

twitthis.com TwitThis – Twitter Promoter, Follower, and URL Shortening Service
u.to u.to – URL shortener

Example: http://u.to/Qft_Cw

j.mp bitly | shorten, share and track your links
cutt.us CUTTUS | URL Shortening Service, URL Shortener

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

u.bb AdF.ly – The URL shortener service that pays you! Earn money for every visitor to your links.
yourls.org YOURLS: Your Own URL Shortener
crisco.com CRISCO is Cooking – Recipes, Cooking Tips, Baking Ideas, Recipe Videos, and Product information: Olive Oils, Cooking Sprays, Cooking Oils, Shortening – Crisco®
prettylinkpro.com Affiliate Link Cloaker and URL Shortener for WordPress: Pretty Link Pro
viralurl.biz Frank Bauer recommends the worlds largest & fastest growing Link Cloaker, Shortener & List Builder… ViralURL.com
adcraft.co AdCraft.co – Shorten links, Make money
virl.ws Frank Bauer recommends the worlds largest & fastest growing Link Cloaker, Shortener & List Builder… ViralURL.com
scrnch.me Powered Exclusively by the scrnch.me URL Shortening Service
filoops.info Filoops – Shorten Your Long URLs for net surfing pleasure (too many banners)
vurl.bz Frank Bauer recommends the worlds largest & fastest growing Link Cloaker, Shortener & List Builder… ViralURL.com
vzturl.com VztURL.com – Free URL shortening, tracking, rotator & cloaking!
lemde.fr bitly | shorten, share and track your links
qr.net QR Code Generator URL shortener

Example: http://qr.net/Vn5a

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

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

tweez.me Tweez.me – Free Premium URL Shortening Service
v.gd v.gd – The ethical URL shortener
tr.im Tr.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.gr AKA GR is a Greek url shortener, submitted by Konstantinos Botonakis. With sponsored ads. Powered by Botonakis.
7vd.cn 7vd.cn – Baidu Short URL service
dft.ba DFT.BA is a url shortener submitted by Michael Mattice. “Don’t forget to be awesome – custom shortened name”, by DFTBA Records.
adflav.com Adflav – 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.biz Link shortener that pays
cektkp.com Free URL Shortener, Supports Multi Services – Cek TKP Gan! “Not just another URL shortener”, by “Takien”.
fun.ly fun.ly: The FUN URL Shortener!
fzy.co fzy – shorten url & share – subdomain – web thumbnails – api
gog.li Shorten Hyperlinks | Short My Url | Make Urls Smaller – gog.li
golinks.co Shorten URLs with GoLinks.co
hit.my Hit.my shorten url services
id.tl ID.TL – The URL shortening service that pays you! Earn money for every visitor to your links.
linkto.im Linkto.im – The URL Shortener service,Anyone can visit your links
lnk.co lnk.co | shorten, track and earn
nov.io Shorten links and earn money
p6l.org P6L.ORG – Shorten Your Links
picz.us Picz.us URL Shortener – Shorten Links with the affiliate friendly URL shortener – Earn while you URL
shortquik.com ShortQUIK URL Shortener
su.pr URL 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.gy Shorten Your URL and “Earn cash for each visitor to your shortened url links with sk.gy”
tota2.com TOTA2.COM, File upload, Shorten and Protect your download link
xlinkz.info Welcome to My Link Shortener! – MYLS
xtu.me Short Urls, Url Shortening, Shorten Urls with Xtra Tiny Url Me
yu2.it YU2 Simple Shortener
zpag.es zPag.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.org LongURL | 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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