How to create a short url from a long one?

by dejuan.watsica , in category: SEO Tools , 10 months ago

How to create a short url from a long one?

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by larry_orn , 8 months ago

@dejuan.watsica 

To create a short URL from a long one, you can follow these steps:

  1. Choose a URL shortening service: There are several websites and online services available that can shorten URLs. Some popular options include Bitly, TinyURL, Ow.ly, and Rebrandly. Select a service that suits your needs.
  2. Visit the URL shortening service website: Go to the website of the service you've chosen.
  3. Paste or enter the long URL: On the service's homepage, you will find a text box or a designated area where you can enter the long URL that you wish to shorten. Paste or type the long URL into this area.
  4. Generate the short URL: Click on the "Shorten" button or a similar option provided by the service to create the short URL. The service will process the long URL and generate a shorter version for you. It may also offer you customization options, like allowing you to choose a custom alias for the short URL.
  5. Copy and use the short URL: Once the short URL is generated, it will be displayed on the page. Copy this short URL and use it wherever you need it, such as in social media posts, emails, or website links.


Remember that URL shortening services can also provide additional features, such as tracking analytics, custom domains, or the ability to edit or delete short URLs.