Showing posts with label Google url shortener. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google url shortener. Show all posts

Create Short URL by Google URL Shortener


Shorten URLs by Google URL Shortener


Shortening URL is a great way to share large URLs. There are many free URL shorteners. Even some shorteners (ie. AdFly) offer revenue to the users. But I simply hate them. Because it bores people. More than two years ago I wrote about Tiny URL. But do you know, Google has a shortener too?! Let's try . . .




Follow the above link and you will get the following view:


Google URL Shortener Service


Now copy and paste your desired URL in the box and hit on the Shorten URL button. Immediately you will get a short URL in the right side. 

Remember, if you are not signed in to your Google account, you have to enter captcha. But if you're signed in, you don't need to type captcha and a list of short URLs create by you will be  kept in your account. You can also view the number of click on those short URLs! 

In the list of short URL, you will get detailed analysis of each URL. How many clicks from where, which browser, which operating system etc. 


For Example:

This is my site's URL - http://www.markspcsolution.com/

This is short URL - goo.gl/H4ydU2

Have you noticed, just 06 characters after goo.gl. Previously it was only 05 characters. Whatever the size of URL, you will get a small URL. 


Suppose, the URL of this post is as below - 


And the short URL of this is here - goo.gl/sK1ylX.. . And it's really short! 


When someone clicks on the short URL, he will be redirected to the main URL within a very short time. When you're sharing a large URL via mobile text, it could be difficult for you to type when the copy paste option is not available. But you can share short URL anytime, anywhere. :)




Note: All goo.gl URLs are public and can be accessed by anyone. 


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How to shorten a long url?


Shorten URL using Tiny URL


Sometimes you may need to provide a web address (or url) to your friend or someone else. If you give it using email then it is easy. Just copy and paste the whole url.

But if you need to send it by Mobile SMS or if you need to write in on a paper then you may need to type it manually or write on a paper. In case of small url it is not very difficult job.

But if the url is too long then it will really a tough job for you. And most importantly there is a chance of mistake. Because often a web address consists of many meaningless letter or symbol. And if you miss a single letter your link will be unusable!

But there is a system to make your long url short. Tiny URL will let you shorten a long url.

For example, type http://munnamark.blogspot.com in the box and click on tiny. Then the short link will be like that http://tiny.cc/7n96bw. And this small link will work perfectly like the original url.

You can also make a custom url. First copy and paste your url in the url box. Then type a custom name that you want after the tiny url. Then click on tiny.


Tiny URL Service


You can also use Google Url Shortener for the same purpose.