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?
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!
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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