What’s the Deal With URLs?  

What’s the Deal With URLs?  

Many people have heard of an URL, but they might not know what they are exactly. URL stands for “uniform or universal resource locator.” We also call them web links or web addresses. Thanks to handy dandy URLs, we are able to find websites on the world wide web. With an URL, you can pinpoint the exact website that you are looking for. 

However, URLs are usually a long, confusing mix of numbers and letters. In comes a URL shortener to save the day! URL shorteners help shorten the web address to a simpler link while still taking you to the location you seek. Businesses can use a shortened link to make it easier for people to find their store’s site. Presenters can share a link easily with a crowd. Influences can link a site easily in their bios. There are endless reasons why a person might need a URL shortener. 

T.LY’s URL Shortener is a great option for anyone to use to help them simplify their website links. You can easily add the URL Shortener extension to your computer or visit T.LY to shorten any link you might need. Try out T.LY’s URL shortener today to see just how easy it is to shorten your links! 

Author Tim Leland

Tim Leland

With over 15 years of experience, Tim Leland has been developing software that millions worldwide rely on. In 2019, he founded T.LY, aspiring to create the world's premier URL-shortening service. Recently, the platform has witnessed a remarkable increase in its popularity. Under Tim's expert direction, T.LY has transformed into one of the industry's most reliable and esteemed URL shorteners, serving millions of users globally.

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