Google Open URL Shortener to the Public

Jessica Thornsby

Google URL shortening service gets its own website: official API coming soon!

Google have released their URL shortener to the public! Now, users can shorten and track URLs via the standalone website. Google debuted the service in December, 2009. can offer automatic spam detection and URL-tracking features. For example, users can log into their Google account to view traffic sources, URL history, referrers and visitor profiles for browsers, platforms and countries. Google also plan to release an official API for in the future.

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