I was wondering: is it possible for other people to find out who created a short goo.gl URL (that I created using my own Google account)? That is, can they trace it back to my Google account?

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From Google's site:

The Google URL Shortener provides the following safeguards to address user privacy concerns:

  • The goo.gl short URLs do not publicly reveal the identity of the user who created that URL mapping.
  • The goo.gl short URL history for a user is accessible only when signed in using that Google Account.
  • The analytics for all goo.gl short URLs are displayed in aggregate.

So, only Google knows who created goo.gl short links.

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