Have you ever wanted to share a website that had a long and ugly URL? There is an easy and free way to fix this. Just create a vanity URL at bitly.com or TinyURL.com. These two sites can translate a URL into a shorter and more meaningful one. For example, bitly.com translated http://www.examiner.com/article/the-five-greatest-atari-2600-games-of-all-time?cid=db_articles to http://bit.ly/AtariAllTime. As you can see, the new link is shorter and more descriptive.
Creating a vanity URL is easy to do. Create a free account at bitly.com and sign in. Then enter the original URL and create a new one. It is that simple. You can edit the new link and give it a custom URL, as long as it is available. TinyURL.com is just as easy.
Create vanity URLs so you can share your favorite web links. It is easy to do, and your friends will appreciate it.
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