Questions tagged [url-shortening]

Transforms an oft-times obscenely long URL into a much shorter, compact version

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Google Sheets Function to get a shortened URL (from Bit.ly or goo.gl etc.)

I have a Google spreadsheet that builds Google Analytics links. I'd like to shorten those links. I tried the Bit.ly example but even their example does not work. How can I do this?
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Anonymize a Google Search URL

If I search Google Images for mountains of madness lovecraft, I get something like this URL: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1019&bih=805&q=mountains+...
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Permanently delete a shortened link from bit.ly

I want to delete a shortened link from bit.ly that was created by me. How can I do that?
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How to avoid Twitter's URL shortening

I want to post an URL in Twitter, but I don't want it to be shortened - the domain is a 3 letter word so it doesn't even make sense to shorten it. However, when I am writing the tweet in the website I ...
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How can I be certain that a URL-shortened link I click isn't going to send me to a dangerous or unwanted site?

When I see a shortened URL, I'm always hesitant to click it because I don't know where the link is going to go. (In the worst case, it may lead to an XSS exploit against a site that I'm logged in to) ...
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Is there any way to preview the URL of a t.co link on Twitter?

They've basically taken over the URL shortening game, but without offering the features the other shorteners do. For instance, http://is.gd allows you to set a setting which will show you the link you'...
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Click statistics with Twitter's t.co URL shortener?

Now that Twitter automatically shortens urls with its t.co service, 3rd party services like bit.ly / j.mp have become somewhat superfluous (for Twitter use). However, bit.ly provides nice click ...
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Google Meet permanent room

When we start a meeting we get a meeting URL like meet.google.com/xxx-yyyy-zzz. Is there a way to get a customized and/or permanent meeting URL? Even "customized" is an optional one, the requirement ...
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