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Metamark Shorten™ Service

Free Short URL redirection service. Make a long URL short with this service.

Please note: Adding new links will be disabled around August 15th. More than a decade of this has been enough and there are plenty good services of this kind around now (and honestly much less need, email-, irc- and what have you clients all support long URLs just fine now). The existing short links will continue to work, most likely at least for several years -- maybe for another decade...

Enter a long url and let us make it short... (see example)
Do Metamark links expire?

Long URL (required)


Custom URL: (?)

(4 to 30 characters)

Privacy code: (?)

User accounts: You can login with your Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo or OpenID account and see statistics for the URLs you've made short. Read latest news.

Terms of use

Metamark was created as a free service to make posting long URLs easier. This service is provided without warranty of any kind. Short URLs used in spam (including email and forum spam) will be disabled.


We have made a few tools for you to make it easier to use Metamark. Let us know if you make another useful tool using the API or otherwise.


Drag one of the following links to your browser toolbar to shorten links fast and easily. (?)

Shorten! (using a new window)

Shorten! (no popup)
(use this if you have all popups blocked)

Other tools

Perl module, emacs command, API documentation (with python, tcl, php and perl examples)

Comments and questions to Ask Bjørn Hansen at
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