How to Create Short Links The Easy Way

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How To Create Short Links Super Fast

Back in my post 6 Ways to Increase Your Fan Engagement on Facebook, I suggested trying to use a short link in the status update box and attaching an image/s instead of embedding the blog post/website into the status update.

One thing that has been mentioned to me in terms of using short links is that it’s just another annoying step to take and is often thrown in the ‘too hard’ basket.  But, I’m here to tell you how it can take 10 seconds to create a google short link and it doesn’t require you to navigate away to any other website.

How, you ask? All you have to do is install an Add-on into your browser toolbar. Here’s a screenshot of mine. I use Google Chrome and have a little green icon in the top of my toolbar, when I’m on a page that I want to create a short link for, all I do is click the icon, it creates a short link and then I copy it. Simple.

Google Shortener Tool

But first you have to download the Add-on for your browser. That’s easy too, all you need to do is click download and it will add it to your toolbar.

Click here for Mozilla Firefox

Click here for Google Chrome

Short link away, people!

 

 

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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16 Comments

  1. Nina @ What's for eats?
    July 7, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Great tip- thank you! The add-on has been installed 🙂

    • July 7, 2014 / 9:02 pm

      No probs, Nina.

  2. July 8, 2014 / 8:14 am

    Thank you! I was trying to figure that out 🙂

    • July 8, 2014 / 11:08 am

      No problems Hayley! Glad I could be of help.

  3. July 8, 2014 / 11:57 am

    There is another – Tiny URL, just as simple! Love the new blog – GO GIRL, talk about over achieving! The sky is the limit, so stoked for you. Em – also visiting as part of #teamIBOT

    • July 9, 2014 / 9:35 am

      Thanks Emily, yes I thought there may be add-ons for other shorteners but stuck to the one I love using. That’s so much lovely. I’m so excited about it, loads of interest, much much more than I expected!

  4. Author Bek Mugridge
    July 8, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    Ooh thanks for the tip, I have been using tiny url and it is a bit painfull, googling it back up when I want to do it etc

    • July 9, 2014 / 9:35 am

      No probs Bek. If you’re a fan of tiny url (seems like you may not be), you could see if tiny url has an add-on for your web browser too.

  5. Denise Mooney
    July 8, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    Oh wow look at you with your new blog, I love it! Also, great tip. I use bitly but I’m going to try this one too.

    • July 9, 2014 / 9:34 am

      Ha ha, thanks Denise, I just HAD to do it. You could probably see if bit.ly has add-ons for the web browsers too, I’m sure it does.

  6. Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me
    July 8, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    Done. Can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

  7. July 11, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    Thanks. I can do it on my mac, but never really thought about it. I should do it!

  8. Alicia-OneMotherHen
    July 22, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    Thank you Eva! Who knew it was that easy!

    • July 23, 2014 / 9:29 am

      I know, makes life so much easier!

  9. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    September 3, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    Hey Eva! This great! Just wondering if there’s an add on for Safari too? Thanks! xx