Should I Shorten Links?

BML

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My question is primarily about external links that I have on a wordpress-built page. Some links' URLs are quite long- for example, sharing a Google Map. What is the best way to format them: should I use the full original URL, or shorten the URL using a URL shortener such as tinyURL or Bit.ly (I also have some old ones using Google's own now discontinued shortener Goo.gl), or should I use a Wordpress plugin that will allow me to make a custom URL using my own domain - for example, mydomain.com/map which would re-direct to a specific Google map.

Which is the best way to put links on a page? Will it have an effect on google's ranking of the page?
 
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you can shorten external URLs in whatever way you want. Just stay consistent with that and use the same tool for everything.

And for sure WP plugin looks best for that. Easy to use, track, and work with.
 

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