Sunday, February 25, 2007

Redirection services Comparison

Web Sites That Shorten Long URLs

The free web sites below can take a long URL and give you back a shorter URL without requiring registration. Since these sites forward a click from one link to another, they are also known as URL forwarders and some do subdomain forwarding. Any of these services will do a decent job, but if you want to study them before you pick one, here is an informal survey of the competitive landscape.

Descriptions of the various attributes are provided after the table. You can click on the service name in the table heading to visit the web site.
Default Length:1118242527
Expiration:Never5 years*NeverNeverNever
Direct Redirect:YesYesYesYesYes
Pick Your Own:YesYesYesNoYes
Path Forwarding:YesYesYesYesYes
Handles Short:YesYesNoYesYes
URL Checking:NoYesNoNoYes
Perl API:YesYesYesYesYes
IRC bot:NoYesNoNoNo
Languages:EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish, Japanese, Mandarin, SpanishEnglish
Comments:*Never expires if used occasionally.
*Private available by adding password.
*Statistics available with registration.
*Private available by adding password.
*Statistics and Editing available with registration.

So, by the results:

1st place is

2nd place is

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