How To Check The Stats On Any Goo.gl Shortened Link (Including Ones You Don’t Own)

Goo.gl Link Shortener – 
Free Stats At Your Fingertips!

Google offers a free and popular URL shortener, Goo.gl, which gives you the power to see click-through data on any goo.gl shortened link… not just ones that you created. 

While not as deeply integrated in as many third-party services as Bit.ly (which also has trackable stats) is, Goo.gl is a viable choice when you need to shorten and track a URL and retrieve click stats. 

Want to see the stats on that goo.gl URL you just saw scroll by in the twitter stream?

Easy peasy!

Simply copy the URL… for example: http://goo.gl/WPgUS

And paste it into your URL bar…

Add a + sign to the end of it… and hit enter!

http://goo.gl/WPgUS.info

Creating a Goo.gl Shortened Link at: http://goo.gl

Checking The Click Stats on A Goog.gl Shortened URL: http://goo.gl/WPgUS.info

So, while I use BudURL Pro when I am paying for click traffic from solo ads, and while I use Pretty Link Pro for on-site link tracking, this is another viable alternative for free link shortening services. 

Do you use Goo.gl links?

~ Kim ~
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19 Comments on "How To Check The Stats On Any Goo.gl Shortened Link (Including Ones You Don’t Own)"


Guest
2 years 6 months ago

I have used bit.ly links who do this too but it’s great to see it on google links

just FYI.. the post image on the front page is 404

Guest
2 years 6 months ago

Another useful tip Kim. I’ve never even heard of Goo.gl, which is not a big surprise, but it certainly looks like something worth checking out. I use a different url shortner and it’s worked well for me, but then I’m not really active in affiliate marketing and I know that makes a difference. Thanks!

Guest
2 years 6 months ago

Cool! I wonder how accurate this is compared with regular Google analytics. Any idea?

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Sarah Park
2 years 6 months ago

Hi Kim!

Thanks for sharing this tip. Very helpful for me to know if the ads I have are as effective as I believe it should be.

Guest
2 years 6 months ago

I haven’t tried this url shortener and guess will try one soo after your explanation. Thanks for posting.