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


Go to tinyurl.com. 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: http://tinyurl.com/45z4e

Update: Thanks to Jesse, who pointed out the ASP.NET version: http://shrinkster.com . My permalink is now also: http://shrinkster.com/3o6. I am also able to track the usage of this URL from here: http://shrinkster.com/Track.aspx?AddressID=3o6

 

Comments (3)

  1. Mike Dunn says:

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

    And for fun, try hugeurl.com