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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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At least for bit.ly, the URL associated with the short link can't be changed. It's a security feature because, otherwise, someone with bad intentions could theoretically take over an account and replace all short URLs with malicious destinations. From Bit.ly FAQ: Can I edit/change my bitly link? What if I email you and ask nicely? bitly links cannot ...


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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 ...


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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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The only way to display a full URL in Twitter is by using a 'fake' dot. This will obviously make the URL non-clickable too, but it's a good method if you want to make sure the URL gets displayed in a recognizable way. BTW, here's such a fake dot: ․


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This is not possible. Twitter API will automatically shorten any URL. Earlier, there was a way to go about disabling the URL wrapping - create a custom twitter app(example: a hosted dabr install) and disable URL shortening at the API settings. But now this option is no longer available


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You can either use the URL http://www.google.com/search?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft&tbm=isch or you could just use a URL shortener, like bit.ly or Google’s own one, goo.gl. Note: tbm=isch means the search will be done in images.


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Doesn't look like Twitter provides any additional services other than URL shortening, but this can change fast. In the meantime, I use the Google shortener goo.gl - great analytics, same as their usual web analytics. It uses your Google ID btw, although you can use it signed out (and give up the analytics)


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It does work, they have just changed the way it is implemented. It now tries to leave URLs as you posted them so that users can easily see where the link is going rather than all links being http://t.co/xxxxx See this help article on Twitters Link Shortening service. Having trouble fitting a link into just 140 characters? With Twitter’s new link-...


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It is provider specific, check the policies of whatever provider you are using. Goo.gl allows you to keep the URLs ye shorten and track usage. Bit.ly does not allow them to change. Tiny URL never expires.


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Rex Swain's HTTP Viewer isn't specifically for unshortening URLs, but is a general purpose tool to view what an HTTP request returns. It can be used to examine what a shortened URL will redirect to. Unfurlr is an experimental service from MailChimp for untangling shortened URLs. Where Does This Link Go is specially​ purposed for this, but doesn't provide as ...


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You can't. We use shortlinks like that internally and the recommendation applies to internal products only (e.g. a page changes the URL, we don't need to update the product and just update the shortlink). For your purposes, you can either use the direct link to the MSDN page or use one of the available URL shortening services.


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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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You should be able to find referencing Tweets by using the Search API: http://search.twitter.com/search.json?q=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2F7ADgb2YI Note that the search API will only return Tweets up to 6-9 days old, so you'll only get recent results using this approach. (An answer by Arne Roomann-Kurrik (@kurrik), Developer Advocate at Twitter, on Twitter ...


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Publicizing While not 'true' publicized - you can goto Goo.gl and view a list of all links that you've shortened - provided you were logged in to your Google account. Sequential It's very hard to answer this - I did a short experiment where I ,posted 4 links back to back and the shortener generated seemingly random links. Having said that, if you ...


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The short form of an AliExpress item is: www.aliexpress.com/item/-/XXXXXXXXXXX.html


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From their website: By entering in a URL in the text field below, we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires. Obviously subject to the service existing indefinitely! By override, do you mean modify the redirection target URL? I can't readily see anywhere that this is stated, although I'm fairly sure it cannot be ...


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Go to https://ads.twitter.com/ and login using your Twitter account. Go to Analytics → Timeline Activity.


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Another recent entry into this market is Gooplus.me Their URLs are of the form http://gooplus.me/yourname. I have no connection with this site.


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While @Sathya reasoned for all 4 states, I'd call it Publicizing. Reasons - If Google has a page such as http://goo.gl/list-all which has all of the URLs that have been generated, then I would consider that to be publicizing the URL. Generate a list of all possible alpha-numeric combination of ~5 digits. That'd be a list of all possibly generated ...


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They shorten long URLs, you have nothing to do about that. To copy the link, just right click it and choose Copy link address - you can right click the textual link, or the preview.


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Since Twitter measures each Tweet's activity including link clicks, a short link needs to be specific to a Tweet. Therefore the same URL can have different short links. Here is an explanation from Twitter: Why does Twitter have its own link shortener? Our link service measures information such as how many times a link has been clicked, which is ...


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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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http://goo.gl/ can do it, and it seems it has more advanced stats. Specifically adding .info to the end of the URL to get some detailed analytics.


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I found one: SnipURL. There's just one small problem: http://snurl.com/277769h?chs=240x150 http://snurl.com/277769h&chs=240x150 If I use a ?, the generated URL comes out as: http://chart.googleapis.com/chart?...&chdl=Sagan%7CCox%7CFeynman?chs=240x150 I need to use the & to start the query string: http://chart.googleapis.com/chart?...&...


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As Amit says, t.co links are not created based upon the target link. This is true of all (I think) URL shorteners. A good example of this is bit.ly, which allows you to create links and tracks their analytics. For instance, if I shorten this page's link to: http://bit.ly/Xk0DDl then I can add a + to the end of the URL and be taken to a page for this link's ...


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Not really, here are three t.co links pointing to the main Stack Overflow website and all of them have different URLs. http://t.co/Ys1GFWI7 http://t.co/BoUuFo3s http://t.co/tdFXxGti


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The url in the form http://images.google.com/images?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft works too. Test: http://images.google.com/images?q=mountains+of+madness+lovecraft Search tools in Google Images correspond to various modifiers, as you can find out by trying them and checking how the link was changed, for example: Color: http://images.google.com/images?...


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As far as I know, there isn't a short url for Videos and News. Instead use the tbm parameter and the corresponding keyword: vid for videos -> https://www.google.com/search?tbm=vid&q=test nws for news -> https://www.google.com/search?tbm=nws&q=test Bonus: bks for books -> https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=test app for apps -> https://...


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