The Internet is full of websites - some with short URLs and some with very long URLs. A URL shortener shortens a long URL so that the website can be more easily accessed. Here is a list of useful URL shorteners. is Google's official URL shortener. This URL shortener is useful because it allows you to track, in real-time, the clicks and referrers on any shortened URL.[note 1]


TinyURL is one of the more efficient URL shorteners because, while you can't track the number of clicks and referrers on a TinyURL, it is widely accepted on multiple communities because you can assign custom short URLs.



  1. It is currently being phased out and will be discontinued on March 30, 2019.