Dec 13
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Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web URL shortening services or URL shorteners are starting to get popular, especially now that Twitter has become famous and where every character counts. URL shortening services are also now being used because more and more URLs are starting to get long, and usually when these long links are sent in an email they would break. The question now is, which one is the best to use when new services with unique features are emerging every day? Below are the top 10 popular URL shortening services currently being used by the majority. I hope this article can help you in deciding which one to use.

10. twurl.nl

Customizable URL: No | Tracking: Yes | 301 Redirect: No (303 Redirect instead) | Features: Most popular items linked in last hour, bookmarklet, built in to Twhirl.
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web

9. ad.vu

Customizable URL: No* | Tracking: Yes | 301 Redirect: No | Features: Optional ads that share revenue, scheduled Tweeting, *use your own domain name as the link URLs, bookmarklet, option to use ad.vu.
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web

8. dwarfurl.com

Customizable URL: No | Tracking: Yes | 301 Redirect: No | Features: Password Protection of links. Links never expire.
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web

7. snipurl.com

Customizable URL: Yes | Tracking: Yes | 301 Redirect: Yes | Features: Popular snips, snip search, RSS feed for snips, export to Excel, claim snips before you registered, edit snips.
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web

6. is.gd

Customizable URL: No | Tracking: No | 301 Redirect: Yes | Features: Really bleeping short URLs, bookmarklet, Firefox plugin, built in to Twhirl.
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web

5. budurl.com

Customizable URL: Yes | Tracking: Yes* | 301 Redirect: Yes | Features: Detailed, real time stats (*if you upgrade) this is the only service with fees but there is a free version.
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web

4. cli.gs

Customizable URL: Yes | Tracking: Yes | 301 Redirect: Yes | Features: Stats are private, real time and very detailed, geotarget URLs based on country of visitor, bookmarklet.
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web

3. tr.im

Customizable URL: Yes | Tracking: Yes | 301 Redirect: Yes | Features: Uses Twitter or identi.ca info for login, bookmarklet.
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web

2. tinyurl.com

Customizable URL: Yes | Tracking: No | 301 Redirect: Yes | Features: Toolbar button
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web

1. bit.ly

Customizable URL: Yes | Tracking: Yes | 301 Redirect: Yes | Features: Saves copy of page linked to, tracks “conversations”, Twitter search fo uses of shortened URL, bookmarklet, import to Google spreadsheets.
Top 10 Most Popular URL Shortening Services on the Web
 
 

You always have an informative post. KUDOS! tinyurl.com is the most popular.

 

wow, it is really helpful! Thank you!

 

bit.ly is the best
i used it sometimes
nice post
thanks

 

Hi Ezuca… Nice post here. Thanks

 

nice info in your post.

 

awesome!! i like ur info.. :D

 

wow, that a good information. thank u my fren. :-)

 

nice info my friend, thank ya

 

thanks for the information.
i usually use tinyurl.com and bit.ly

 

Very nice information..Thanks

 

hello friend nice visiting and nice post, thanks

 

http://thin.gs is also good, simple and straight forward..

 

It’s one of the most entertaining applications that comes for free.

But when it comes to small business marketing, I’m going to
assume that your budget is not unlimited. URL-shortening service Bitly released on Tuesday three new social data APIs:.

   
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