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12|14|2009 03:58 pm EDT

Google Launches URL Shortener

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

Goodle has now launched it’s own URL shortener under the goo.gl domain in the ccTLD of Greenland. The service is not offered as a standalone service at this point, but is instead embedded into Google Toolbar and Feedburner. The new product also automatically checks to detect sites that may be malicious and will warn users.

Official Google Blog: Making URLs shorter for Google Toolbar and FeedBurner.

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John Holland

December 14, 2009 @ 4:16 pm EDT

Wow, Google gaining even more control. Wonder if when it finds a “malicious” affiliate link it will just post one of its own, maybe with Google’s affiliate ID? Or use their suggest function to suggest an alternative destination? Hmmm…

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jp

December 14, 2009 @ 5:30 pm EDT

This URL shortening thing seems to be a fad that I just don’t get. How many of these services are actually needed?

Chris Ronk

December 14, 2009 @ 6:51 pm EDT

why would anybody want to download a toolbar when they can just use a free URL shortening site like tiny.cc?

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December 15, 2009 @ 3:43 am EDT

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ben famous

December 15, 2009 @ 5:38 pm EDT

Sounds like Google is once again taking food out the small peoples mouths….eg…tinyurl….smhe

Patricia Kaehler

December 16, 2009 @ 9:13 am EDT

I always just use TinyURL.com
I don’t download anyone’s TOOLBARS no
matter who they are or what it’s for…
Although I LOVE GOOGLE…
I just don’t download things…

~Patricia – DomainBELL

Guzel Sozler

December 23, 2009 @ 6:09 am EDT

thank you

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