In Mircroblogging websites like twitter , every character is precious , as the wordlimit is only 140 characters . The current trend is relying on the URL Shortenening services like bit.ly and goo.gl for extra large URLs. The URL shortening services which work on the concept of hashing and multiple hashing can convert your extra long URLs into as short as 4 characters . Hence the domain name plays an important role too as they consume characters . That would mean a domain as short as 5 characters (bit.ly) would consume 10 characters for its shortened URL (eg : bit.ly/CR3w) . Becoming a trend in the recent times , the web gaint google started offering its own URL Shortening service with the domain goo.gl
But is URL Shortening services limited to bit.ly & goo.gl ? No , You can actually create your own URL Shortening service for ur domain . http://yourls.org/ is one such domain which provides customised URL Shortening for your domain . That would mean , if your domain is sierra.com , the customised URL shortening would be sierra.com/R3tG (eg.) Well , programmers could actually write a piece of code using their own URL shortening algorithm.
Considering the waste of time (going to a website, pasting the URL , copy-pasting the shortened URL), goo.gl has its own Chrome extension .
So, save ur time & ur characters using the goo.gl chrome extension where u can shorten , copy as well as view details and traffic of your shortened URL in a click.
What are you waiting for , Start Shortening in Seconds !