Who likes short shorts? Google do.

G.co is a new URL shortener that Google will use to link to Google products and websites. You may already be familiar with goo.gl which is another URL shortener that the search engine giant owns. However, unlike the new g.co, you can use goo.gl to shorten any URL.

Gary Briggs, Google VP of Consumer Marketing, stated on the company’s blog;

“We’ll only use g.co to send you to webpages that are owned by Google, and only we can create g.co shortcuts,” “That means you can visit a g.co shortcut confident you will always end up at a page for a Google product or service.”

If you are on the lookout for a URL shortening service then here are some of the most popular:

  • Ow.ly – “Shorten urls, share files and track visits.”
  • Bit.ly – “Offers URL redirection service with real-time link tracking and custom URL’s.”
  • Goo.gl – “Google URL Shortener at goo.gl is used by Google products to create short URLs that can be easily shared, tweeted, or emailed to friends.”
  • Is.gd – “A URL shortener that’s fast, ethical and easy to use. Our features include custom shortened URLs and detailed statistics.”
  • Su.pr – “Discover your web with StumbleUpon. It’s the best way to discover the things you like on the web.”
  • TinyURL – “Free URL redirection service. Turns a long URL into a much shorter one.”
  • Twurl – ” Make any URL small! Put your URL here. Add an OPTIONAL custom tag here. Then click this.”
  • SnipURL – “Take the ugly long URLs all over the web and snip them into a snipurl that is short, snippy, secure, memorable, and easy to share.”
  • Cli.gs – “Cligs tracks the traffic going through your links. Not just that, Cligs has unique tracking and redirection features that give you the best insight.”

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