How to Find the URL of a Website

This minHour teaches you how to find the address of a website on your computer, phone, or tablet. If you're looking for the website of a company, person, product, or organization, you can usually find the URL using a search engine like Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo. If you're already viewing the website of the URL you need, you can copy it from the address bar and paste it anywhere you wish, such as into an email, text message, or another browser tab.


Go to in a web browser.

You can visit Google’s homepage in any web browser on your computer, phone, or tablet, such as Chrome, Edge, or Safari.

  • If you’re already browsing the website you want to find the URL for, skip down to Step 6.
  • Google is the most popular search engine, but there are many alternatives. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on Google (or just prefer to use something different), check out Bing or DuckDuckGo.

Type the name of what you’re looking for into the search bar.

This is the bar at the top of the page. For example, if you’re looking for the URL of Geico, the insurance company, you could type Geico or Geico Insurance.

  • If you’re searching for something with multiple words (such as a first and last name or a longer business name), try placing your search in quotation marks for more precise results. Example: “Robyn Fenty” or “Jersey Shore”.
  • If you’re trying to find a person or business with a common name, it can be helpful to include the location and/or a helpful keyword in your search. Example: Vinnie’s Pizza in Belmar NJ or “Joey Roberts” lawyer New Orleans.

Run your search.

If you’re using a computer, press the or key on your keyboard. If you’re on a phone or tablet, tap the or key. A list of search results will appear.

Review the search results.

The first several search results are usually ads promoted by Google. You’ll see the word “Ad” in bold black letters at the beginning of all advertisements. Scroll past the ads to find the search results.

  • If you’re using a computer, all or part of the website’s URL appears just above the link you click to view the site. For example, if you searched for wikiHow, you’ll see above it.
  • Not all search results are for official websites. For example, if you’re searching for a company, you may see search results for that company’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages, as well as their website. You may also see search results for similar companies and reviews of that company.

Click a link to view the website.

This redirects you to the website.

Find the URL of the website.

The website’s URL is in the address bar, which is usually at the top of your web browser window. This bar may be at the bottom of the window in Chrome on some Androids.

Copy the URL

If you want to paste the URL into a message, post, or another app, you can copy and paste it from the address bar.

  • If you’re using a PC or Mac, click the URL to highlight it, and then press Control + C (PC) or Command + C (Mac) to copy it.
  • On a phone or tablet, tap and hold the URL in the address bar, and then tap Copy when the menu appears.

Paste the URL.

Now that the URL is copied to your clipboard, you can paste it anywhere you wish:

  • If you’re using a PC or Mac, right-click (or press Control as you click on a Mac) the place you’d like to paste the URL, and then click Paste on the menu.
  • On a phone or tablet, tap and hold the place you want to paste the URL, and then tap Paste when it appears on the menu.


  • See How to Search Google for more tips on finding websites.

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