Goo.gl URL Shortener from Google Released, See how to use it

Google has released its own URL shortening service as goo.gl. Currently Google’s short URL service is available from Google Toolbar and Feedburner. Here is the excerpt from Google’s release note,

 

First, we think people who use the Google Toolbar and FeedBurner will benefit from a shortener that is easily accessible — making it faster and easier to share, post and email links. Second, we’ve built this on Google’s global infrastructure to offer the following benefits:

  • Stability: Google’s scalable, multi-datacenter infrastructure provides great uptime and a reliable service to our users.
  • Security: As we do with web search, shortened URLs are automatically checked to detect sites that may be malicious and warn users when the short URL resolves to such sites.
  • Speed: At Google we like fast products and we’ve worked hard to ensure this service is quick. We’ll continue to iterate and improve the speed of Google Url Shortener.

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Screenshot of goo.gl site

google-short-url

Currently Google is not offering any direct link creation option from goo.gl site. It is available thru Google Toolbar and Feedburner, and if things goes really good then Google may expand this option in future.

Access the Google’s Blog post about this release from the URL attached below:

http://goo.gl/l6MS

How to use goo.gl Service

If you want to try goo.gl on your computer then install the Google Toolbar on Internet Explorer or Firefox from this link. Get the share button on Toolbar and add twitter in that share web page list. Now open a webpage of Google’s blog network and then share that page thru twitter link. On twitter update status windows, you can see the shorted URL wit goo.gl. Here is the screenshot of goo.gl ready to be shared from my ID (@clickonf5):

goo.gl in Action

goo-gl-in-action You can access Internet Techies below mentioned URL with goo.gl as below:

Post Title: Use Multiple Mouse on Single Computer and Work Together

Original URL: http://www.clickonf5.org/software/use-multiple-mouse-single-computer-work-together/6147

Goo.gl URL: http://goo.gl/71mu

You can try these URLs for your blog pages or sharing interesting posts from other sites. Share your thoughts about this new service thru comments section.

Related: How To Check Original URL Of A Short URL For Security Reasons

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

6 Comments

  1. Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats

    December 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    it is nice to see that the internet giants were into URL trimming which ensures the up time and correct redirection

  2. Gus @gussvendsen

    December 18, 2009 at 2:41 am

    Great article! I referenced it in a post I wrote which describes another way you can start using goo.gl. You can actually install the goo.gl extension in Chrome. Here’s how: goo.gl/fb/9BMN

    Thanks!

  3. Marco

    December 19, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Here, y0u can create a short link of Goo.gl online:

    http://geekgen.it/google-url-shortener

    is gratis, and have API, for your site ;)

  4. Sanjeev Mishra

    December 20, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks Marco for sharing this link. You have a very nice site and this third party short URL service thru goo.gl.

  5. Gojeg

    January 2, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I’m big fan of Google.. :P Really impressive development..

  6. z2gt user

    February 5, 2010 at 3:50 am

    hi it seems this website conceals your original referrer what do you think

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