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Adding a .info after the URL will give you detailed analytics of the short URL, including: The full URL being pointed to QR Code Number of clicks over various timeframes Visitor information: Referrers Browsers Platforms (Windows, et al.) Country of origin For instance: This question: http://goo.gl/e1kTPw.info For a better example, here's the example link ...


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This little code makes it possible to create shortened URL's, with the use of Google Apps Script and the URL Shortener API. Prerequisites Under resources in the script editor (Tools > Script editor) select the Advanced Google Services and activate the UrlShortener: Then go to the Google Developers Console and select the URL for the API: Enable the API ...


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TinyURL has an API that spits out a text file with the shortened link. If you use the IMPORT DATA function, you can grab the text from that page. You also need to use the CONCATENATE function to string the URL together. The structure of the tinyurl API is http://tinyurl.com/api-create.php?url=YOURLINKHERE IMPORT DATA from that link would obviously not go ...


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With the code below, you're able to insert the analytics information as well. Code var SHORT = "short", INFO = "info", LONG = ' long'; function onOpen() { SpreadsheetApp.getUi() .createMenu("Shorten") .addItem("Create Links !!","createShorts") .addItem("Get analytics !!","getInfo") .addItem("Get long URL", "getLong") .addToUi() } ...


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The normal "switch account" option is not currently available with goo.gl. Here are some workarounds. Either sign out of all Google Accounts, then sign in with the account you want to use OR Open a New Private (Firefox, or Incognito with Chrome browser) Window, then sign in only with the account you wish to use with goo.gl If you are using Internet ...


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GetLinkInfo.com purports to work with "all" URL shorteners. Just drop the link in the field and press "Get Link Info". If found, the site responds with: The title of the target page The description of the target page The shortened URL The effective URL Any redirections External links An assessment of the safety of the site from Google using their Safe ...


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Your suspicion is probably correct: Google bot is following your links shortly after you created the short link. It makes sense. You've just told Google about a genuine link. Google didn't need to spider the rest of the web to find it. Of course, only Google can answer for sure.


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Unfortunately, Google Multi-login doesn't work with all Google applications, as you've discovered. Probably your best option to use goo.gl with multiple accounts is to use multiple browsers or, if your browser supports it, multiple profiles.


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About the Bitly link http://dev.bitly.com/spreadsheets.html You need to replace the A1 cell with the url you'd like to use. It's also quite handy that they provide a way to fetch click count too.


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