Short URLS

Ever felt constrainted by the number of characters while tweeting or sending an SMS or generating a mobile notification along with a URL. Well, there is a solution for it, by shortening the URL. Variety of options are available on internet, however we will discuss the following which are most frequently used.


Google URL Shortener provides lots of features if the Short URL is created while you are logged in. This helps provide plethora of analytical information about usage of your newly generated Shortened URL.

Steps to create a shortened URL

  1. Visit the Google URL shortener site at
  2. If you aren't signed in, click the Sign in button in the top right corner.
  3. Write or paste your URL in the Paste your long URL here box.
  4. Click Shorten URL.


TinyURL website also offers lots of promising features right from Custom Short URL's, toolbar link, URL redirection etc.Its definetely worth giving a try.