You’ve probably seen URL’s that start with the following:
What these companies do is to take your super long URL – http://www.yoursite.com/store/clothing/t-shirts/large/white/productnumber2389qw2345987 and turn it into a very short URL.
There are many reasons to shorten a URL. Here are some of the most important reasons:
My personal favorite one is TinyURL. I’m a little biased, as the founder of TinyURL was an acquaintance of mine growing up in Minnesota. I’m really proud of Kevin Gilbertson for starting TinyURL.
For more information on URL shortening services, click here.
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