About Open URL Shortener

Open URL Shortener is a service that shortens URLs such as web addresses, this is useful in many circumstances e.g. in Twitter or in email clients that break long URLs, For example, you can turn:

http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=+14%C2 %B035%2740.84%22N++90%C2%B031%273.78%22W&ie=UTF8&z=17



Uses for Open URL Shortener

Here are just a few of the many uses for Open URL Shortener's URL shortening service:

  • Shorten web addresses for emails, forum posts, blogs etc. which cannot handle long URLs and might wrap them, making them unclickable
  • Lower the character count when texting web addresses to a mobile phone
  • Hide the real URLs of affiliate links from visitors to your site
  • Clean up bookmarks for social bookmarking sites or sites with low character limits like Twitter

Certain uses of Open URL Shortener are forbidden, for example use in unsolicited commercial email (SPAM). Be sure to check our Terms of Usage.