Learn more about the Google Short URL
February 15, 2022
In modern times, there are a plethora of websites dedicated to shortening links, some free and others paid, some with specific features and some without. Google was one of the first to introduce its URL shortening service, goo.gl, in December 2009. It launched the dedicated website goo.gl in September 2010, which is no longer active and has been replaced by other URL shorteners. Let's take a look at how Google's URL shortening service used to function, and how the more contemporary URL shorteners that we now find online have evolved since then.