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

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) ...
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How does one find the http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=XXX for an MSDN page?

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

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 ...
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Google Meet permanent room

Update From https://apps.google.com/meet/ A meeting link remains active until the meeting has ended. Meeting links for recurring meetings will stay active for as long as the event repeats. Options ...
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Google Meet permanent room

go to https://bitly.com/ create a free account click on that orange button CREATE select BITLINK paste your meeting URL customize it as you wish (example: bit.ly/lets-meet-now) click on SAVE button
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Short shareable URL for aliexpress item?

The shortest form of an AliExpress item's URL is: aliexpress.com/item/XXXXXXXXXXX.html Notes: This is without making use of any third-party services which may inject affiliate codes. Prior to a ...
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Can't email a link copied from Facebook

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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How to use Twitter's t.co service to shorten a URL

You can PM yourself a link, then copy it. It will look normal, but the link itself is shortened. From https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/url-shortener: Links shared on Twitter, including ...
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Short url for Google News and Google Videos

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 ...
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Anonymize a Google Search URL

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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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How to create multiple shortcuts of files from one folder?

Select all of the files you want to have a shortcut, Then right-click on them, and go to "Send to" Then press on Desktop (create shortcut) If you want to make the shortcuts be made in the ...
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Google Sheets Function to get a shortened URL (from Bit.ly or goo.gl etc.)

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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Short shareable URL for aliexpress item?

It's the shortest possible option. I hope the following steps will be helpful. Go to a product page. In the beginning, you'll see something like https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1pcs-Badges-for-...
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What are some URL shorteners that use GET requests?

There are a couple: http://b54.in/api.php https://is.gd/apishorteningreference.php Just remember that most of these services aren't monetised and tend to disappear, rendering the links useless. Of ...
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Short link of a TechCrunch article

There are a number of share links at the bottom of the article. If you click the one for Twitter, it'll bring you to a pre-filled tweet form, which includes the shortened URL.
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How to avoid Twitter's URL shortening

Original answer: The accepted answer and others are incorrect, or perhaps "no longer correct". See http://www.labnol.org/internet/twitter-auto-converts-links/20771/ Revision in response to downvotes ...
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Sort all my j.mp links by most clicked

Note: j.mp is actually bit.ly You can use the Bitly API (link metrics) to get the number of clicks for each link. I'm pasting here an answer from WebMasters on this topic: (I think this question ...
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