Google URL Shortening Service


Useful URL shortening with stats

Google has a convenient URL-shortener service. Here’s how it works:

1. Select and copy your long URL into your clipboard.

2. Go to goo.gl

3. Paste your URL into the box where the cursor is positioned.

4. Click the Shorten URL button.

5. Copy (Ctrl + C) the already “selected” short URL to your clipboard. (It looks like this: http://goo.gl/tjzuZw)

Google keeps all your long/short URL pairs on display on that page for you to re-use in the future. (It’s public, but you can hide any pair you want.)

-- Roger Knights 02/23/15