Tagged: URL Shortener

Bit.ly shortens using custom domains for Pro user’s websites

On bit.ly Pro account, users get custom short links, pro dashaboard and a easy setup. Pro users can shortens the links on bit.ly with the custom domain. But if you shorten URLs of websites that are on a pro account, you also get the URL shortened on custom domain.

Best 5 tools to Share multiple links with one short URL

There are times when one needs to share more than one URL with his friends and in such cases, he needs to add all those URLs as well. In microblogging sites like Twitter where the character limit is not more than 140 characters, sharing multiple URLs with individual links takes up the space that you could otherwise use for writing about the link. You can shorten all of the URLs in a go and share them with a single short URL. Here are some online tools that let you shorten and share multiple links with a single Short URL.

How to view Analytics for a bit.ly link with a shortcut

Bit.ly is known to us as one of the most popular and advanced URL shorteners available. Bit.ly is also available as browser extension for quick shortening. Its analytics tool is very useful as it shows the total number of clicks on the shortened URL, the tweets with the URL in them and more. Wouldn’t it be great to view the analytics of any link using some direct shortcut? Well its really easy; just add a “+” sign at the end of any bit.ly link to see its analytics.

Google’s URL shortener even shortens URLs, previously shortened via other services

Google’s URL shortener Goo.gl was introduced last December as a part of Google toolbar and Feedburner and there wasn’t a direct way to shorten URLs via this service, like the Facebook’s URL shortener fb.me. Goo.gl was then integrated for most of the popular services from Google including Picasa, Blogger, Maps etc. A few days ago, Google opened the URL shortener for everyone, i.e. you can open up Goo.gl on your browser and shorten any URL on the fly. But Goo.gl accepts links previously shortened through other URL shorteners as well which is uncommon among other URL shortening websites. Like if you take a link shortened via bit.ly and insert it into the shortening field of Goo.gl, it still accepts it, unlike other URL shortening services which mark such practices as spamming.

URL Shortening bookmarklets for your browser

URL shorteners came along to help you trim the URLs to something short. There are lots of URL shorteners that help you shrink a URL to make it easy for you to share, or use in print. But copying a URL, heading over to the URL shortener website, shortening it and then grabbing the shrunken URL is a bit longer process if you really love shortcuts. In such cases, browser bookmarklets for URL shortening can be helpful. You can save the bookmarklet to your browser and shorten a URL with the click of a button. Here’s a list of some of the URL shortening bookmarklets from different services. To save them to your browser, just drag the javascript bookmarklet links to your browser’s bookmark bar.