Trick of the day: How to compress long URLs into very short ones

Go to It’s a wonderful idea – you get a simple, quick service that converts very long URLs into very short ones.

For example, one of my permalinks got converted into a very short URL which looks like this:

Update: Thanks to Jesse, who pointed out the ASP.NET version: . My permalink is now also: I am also able to track the usage of this URL from here:


Comments (3)

  1. Mike Dunn says:

    There is also which lets you track the usage of the links you create. The first URL-shortening site was, which had the fatal flaw of its own name being too long. 😉

    And for fun, try