About Url Shortner
URL shortening is a technique to convert a long URL (site or page address) to a shorter version. This shorter version of the URL is usually cleaner and easier to share or remember. When someone accesses the shortened address, the browser redirects to the original (large) url address. It is also called URL redirection or URL redirect.
For example, the large version of this url:
Can be shortened with cutlk.in service to this small address, that redirects to the previous longer address:
"Shorter URLs are better since people often type them manually."
Uses and purposes:
- Track user clicks from your site to external websites.
- Share links inside email messages without breaking lines
- Track email marketing campaigns with stats in all links
- Share short links in Twitter messages, blogs, microblogs and other social networks
- Create customized links to easily remember your favorite addresses
- Share short links in instant-messaging
- Share easy-to-type links in news and printed material
- Have clean and compact urls for your use
- Hide real URL (user will see the real link only after clicking the short url)
- Hide affiliate URLs
- Create human-readable links
- Send SMS messages with short links
- Avoid errors when typing long urls links with parameters
- Surprise users by creating links like this: https://cutlk.in/feelings-for-you
URL Shortener FAQ
- How to view access stats from my short link?
- Is the short url case sensitive?
- Does the URL have an expiry date?
- How the redirection is made?
- How many short urls can be created with only (3,4,5,6...) characters?
- Is it possible to use cutlk.in to store "Data URI scheme"?
- How can I manage the links that I created?
- Why is not possible to shorten a link pointing to other url shortener?
- How much does it cost?
- Where can I find the "QR Code" of a short link?
- Can the stats be private?
- How to preview shortened URLs?
- How to use cutlk.in API?
- How can you know from where a visitor is opening a shortened link?