Shorten Those Google Search URLs

There is no dearth for shortening services. But, this one is a special one. is a Google search query shortening service. It’s kind of hard to explain when you might need this but this could come in handy in a few instances. Like if you are helping a friend over IM and want to point them to a particular search result.

You could copy the whole search result url in email or via IM but they tend to break and look long and ugly.

If you wanted to share the search slumdog millionaire, you could use this short url You could use a + sign or even a comma or a / to create a complex keyword and share this url.

Like,is,ar,rahman or even

For someone already using a URL shortening service like tinyURL, via bookmaklets or even have a shortening service in Firefox toolbar via the extension UrlBarExt (my review), may not be necessary.

But, if you share a lot of Google search results with friends, colleagues or family, can come in very handy as you don’t have to run the Google search query and then copy the url, shorten it and then share it.

Congratulations A R Rahman

I was so excited to see AR Rahman, the muscial genius hailing from my hometown in India – Chennai, win the Golden Globe last night for his score in the movie Slumdog Millionaire! In fact, he became the first Indian to win a Golden Globe award and it is very fitting that he received it.

The movie itself bagged 4 Golden Globe Awards! If you haven’t watched it, it is a must see.

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10 Responses to “Shorten Those Google Search URLs”

  1. Jim@Kenilworth Pest Control January 12, 2009 at 1:06 pm # looks awesome, its new to me, and i think i could use it in many situations. thanks.

  2. Andy@mlmemailleads January 13, 2009 at 12:16 am #

    Thank you for the tip on shortening the URL, I can see this could be an advantage. I am also happy to finally see India getting its due when it comes to creativity. There is literally 1000′s of years of history that the west has discounted. I hope to see more recognition of your country’s accomplishments.

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  3. Caroline@debit card loans January 13, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    Looks good, some shortening services have started adding an intermediary page which I think removes the usefulness of short redirect URL’s.

  4. Steve@trade show guru January 13, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    hey K,
    Leave it to google to find yet another way to grow their brand!
    I’ve added Slumdog Millionaire to my Netflix queue.
    ~ Steve, aka the Netflix-through-thick-and-thin-never-left-for-Blockbuster :) trade show booths guru

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  5. Computer Guides For Beginners January 14, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    I believe all of us cannot get enough of the url shortening services, though many might just be exploited by the ill-intentioned to be linked to malicious websites for unknowing end-users.

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  6. Singapore Money Sense January 14, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    I suppose I’m still sticking to the trusty old tinyurl, though my every own firewall by default blocks access to the page itself and I have to personally configure for it to work on my computer.

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  7. Atniz January 16, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    No, I haven’t watch the movie yet. I’m a fan of A R Rahman too from his first tamil movie song. Then he left to Hindi, now Hollywood.

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  8. Oliver@Free Wii January 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Ooo, didn’t know that you could do things like this, it looks quite interesting, but I don’t know if shortening search URLs for Google would do any help for me, but I guess it would help a lot for some people, and maybe even me in the future at some point!

    Thanks a lot :)

  9. JR @ Cheap Laptop Computers January 20, 2009 at 6:00 am #

    Thanks K for the resource, I use Tiny myself, but I do not shorten url’s that often.


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