What is URL Shortener? How to shorten long URLs?

What is URL Shortener?

URL Shortener is a tool used to shorten the lengthy URLs while sharing the URL in the internet. This shortened URL will redirect to the actual website.

How to shorten long URLs?

There are numerous websites that provide the URL shortening service. They also give a tracking of these shortened URLs. Here is a list of most popular URL shortening services.

1. http://goo.gl/
Google URL Shortener

2. http://bit.ly/

3. http://tinyurl.com

4. http://su.pr/
URL Shortener by Stumbleupon

Example of URL Shortening:

I have a blog on Extremely Funny Videos. Here is an URL from that blog.
http://xtreme-funny-videos.blogspot.com/2010/04/funny-baby-video-happy-or-angry.html

I can shorten this big URL using any of the URL Shortener. It will look like as below:
http://goo.gl/1HITH
or
http://bit.ly/ltUTXQ
or
http://tinyurl.com/4x2dqdx

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