How to create a shortened URL

How to create a shortened URL

Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 07:49

By Rob

Short links can be super useful when sending out links from your website. This might be over email, or Instagram messages, or text messages etc and having a shortened URL makes it so much easier to send them and doesn't take up much space in the message, as some URL's have *so* many characters.

What is a shortened URL?

It is simply a shortened version of a link to your website. (See below for example)

Regular link -


Shortened link -

Link courtesy of French Antique Company

How do I shorten URL's?

There's several websites you can use to shorten URL's and it's really simple to do. Most of them are free and it's just a case of setting up your account and pasting in your long link in! Below are just a few of the websites you can use, but a simple google search will give you lot's more options.

As you can see the screenshot below you just need to paste the link into the box and click the button- Et voila! 

bitly screenshot

Simple as that! 

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By Rob
Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 07:49

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