Question: Is Bitly or TinyURL better?

TinyURL is another link shortener tool with a very different look and feel from Bitly. In fact, TinyURL became available before Bitly. This tool is best for users who just need to generate short links on occasion, and dont really have a use for advanced link management or tracking features.TinyURL is another link shortener

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Is it OK to use Bitly?

Bitly is a legitimate link-shortening service, but you shouldnt just click on one of them unless you know for sure where it will take you. But there is a safe way to click on a Bitly link: all you have to do is add a “+” to the end of it (a “plus” sign).

URL shorteners make links opaque, which spammers love. They also add an unnecessary extra step to what should be a fairly simple message. Some, like Diggs new Diggbar, also steal link juice from the original destination by wrapping the Website in a frame rather than redirecting to it.

There are several services you can use to verify a link. Google Safe Browsing is a good place to start. Type in this URL http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site= followed by the site you want to check, such as google.com or an IP address. It will let you know if it has hosted malware in the past 90 days.

Is Google a URL?

Some of Googles URLs include www.google.com, adwords.googleblog.com, and http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy. Just as buildings and houses have a street address, webpages also have unique addresses to help people locate them. On the Internet, these addresses are called URLs (Uniform Resource Locators).

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