Sunday, May 10, 2009

Want to create a custom short URL?

Many URL shortening services are available. Some offer the ability for the user to create a custom short URL. For example, offers this feature (custom short URL).

To make a custom short URL using
  1. Register with to create a new account
  2. Go to the Cligs Tools page. Look for "Shorten Link @". Drag the "Shorten Link @" bookmarklet link to your browser bookmarks/favorites.
  3. Navigate to the page, where you want to send people to
  4. In your bookmarks/favorites, click on the bookmarklet ("Shorten Link @")
  5. In the "Create New Clig" window that opens, make sure that you were/are logged in to Cligs. If you are not, it will say "You are not logged in". If you are not logged in, login.
  6. Click on the "Edit this clig" button, to begin the process of creating the custom short URL
  7. Replace the autogenerated short URL, at the end of "Rename clig to", with the desired custom short URL
  8. Click "Rename Clig"
Now, since you have a account, you can repeat steps 3 through 8 to create more custom short URLs.

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