Google’s URL Shortening service Goo.gl available to public now.It will be a major competitor to other url shortening services.Goo.gl provides automatic spam detection and as it is from Google we can assure maximum uptime and reliability. Goo.gl also provides analytics on the links like Link History, Traffic, Referrers, countries, browsers, platform etc. This will be an excellent URL shortener for free of cost.
How do I use the Google URL Shortener?
Go to goo.gl and paste the long URL you wish to shorten into the input box at the top of the page. Click “Shorten” and to the right of the box you’ll see a short goo.gl URL that can be copied and pasted anywhere you’d like to share it.
If you’d like to track the analytics of your shortened URL, please sign in to your Google Account before shortening your URL. Your shortened URL will automatically be added to your goo.gl history.
Why use the Google URL Shortener?
People share a lot of links online. This is particularly true as microblogging services such as Twitter and Google Buzz have grown in popularity. With character limits in tweets, status updates, and other modes of short form publishing, a shorter URL leaves more room to say what’s on your mind.