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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Now everyone can use the Google URL shortener goo.gl

 Back in December last year Google announced that is was launching its own URL shortening service called goo.gl. At the time it was limited to Google Toolbar and Feedburner, but since then has expanded to work with News, Blogger, Maps, Picasa Web Albums, and Moderator.

The inevitable has finally happened, and Google has now opened up the service for everyone to take advantage of. Goo.gl has its own web page where you can paste in a URL and get a shortened version in return.

The search giant has stated that goo.gl isn’t going to have a ton of features added to it. Instead the focus will be on quality:

With goo.gl, every time you shorten a URL, you know it will work, it will work fast, and it will keep working. You also know that when you click a goo.gl shortened URL, you’re protected against malware, phishing and spam using the same industry-leading technology we use in search and other products.

Goo.gl has automatic spam detection which uses the same tech as Gmail, and Google has stated the speed of the service has doubled over the nine months since it launched.

9 comments:

TheCoolIgloo said...

Goo.gl? It looks silly

Aristo said...

Agreed with TheCoollgloo.

Liv said...

I like old google

AdmiralAngel said...

Why is everything changing for the better?

SimonC said...

seems the same as bit.ly

Home Alone Stoned said...

this will be useful!

Crammarc said...

man they think of everything

Intellectual Relapse said...

cool, didn't even know this existed

Brave Express said...

This is good. Tinyurl and other shortening sites always made me kinda wary.

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