URL shortening is a technique on the World Wide Web in which a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) may be made substantially shorter in length and still direct to the required page. This is achieved by using an HTTP Redirect on a domain name that is short, which links to the web page that has a long URL. For example, the URL “http://prophethacker.blogspot.in/2014/04/how-to-block-phone-number-from-calling.html” can be shortened to “http://goo.gl/HByOpI“. This is especially convenient for messaging technologies such as Twitter and Identi.ca which severely limit the number of characters that may be used in a message. Short URLs allow otherwise long web addresses to be referred to in a tweet.
Google URL Shortner
Google has long provided the URL shortening service goo.gl. Users are able to log in to the site, paste a long URL and have it shortened by Google. On top of the URL being share friendly, Google would also provide analytics detailing who is actually clicking on the link.
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Month Before, Google Launch his app for url shortner service.The app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play store here.
There are plenty of options for link shortening, with most social networks doing this on your behalf, but by using Google’s service you’re able to see how effective your posts are. And with the Google URL Shortener app installed on your Android device, you’ll no longer have to wait until you sit down at a computer to shorten or check on a link.
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