26 Jan What is a URL and how to shorten a URL in few seconds?
Many a times you might have heard of the term URL. What’s your website URL? Someone saying on message, call or chat send me the URL. A URL is stands for Uniform Resource Locator. A URL is an address of the resource on internet.
For Example in this URL – http://www.webtrackstudio.com
Here, ‘http:’ is a protocol identifier and the remaining part ’//www.webtrackstudio.com’ is the resource name ‘webtrackstudio’ is a domain name and ‘.com’ is a top level domain.
What is URL shortening?
When a URL is made shorter in length and redirect to the page whose URL is shortened then this process is known as URL shortening technique on the World Wide Web.
Sometimes you can’t use a long URL on your social media accounts or on your web page, in a comment etc.
For an example twitter has a limit for number of characters that you can use and in case you have already wrote some words that you can’t remove and a URL is exceeding the limit then you can use a shorten URL in such cases.
Shortening a long URL is very easy as there are a lot of online URL shorteners available freely for this purpose. You just need to enter a URL and submit it and as a result you will get a shorten URL which you can use wherever you want to. When anyone will click on the shorten URL then your associated post or page for that shorten URL will open up.
Below is the list of URL shortening tools online that you can use:
- Google URL Shortener – goo.gl
- Bitly URL shortner – bitly.com
- Tiny URLshortner – tinyurl.com
- Twitter URL Shortener is only for twitter – t.co
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