As we know the Mountain View company Google provides a lot of services for various purposes, and one such service is its shortlink service (goo.gl). With this, we can able to shortlink our website’s URL or any kind of URL which really comes handy to share with your friends or on social media networks.
But the company is now shutting down the service, and new users will not able to use the service from April 13 and the existing users can able to use the service until April 30, 2018. After that Google will not provide the URL shortener service, so, at this point of time in this article, I will tell you the best alternatives for the Google’s URL shortener service.
Here are the best alternatives
Well, after I got the mail from Google about the shutting down of the URL shortener service. Then I migrated to the Bitly and I found that it is more beautiful and powerful service then the Google’s. You can create shortlink by pasting a link into the text box on the homepage of the Bitly website.
But if you need something more, then create a free account and it will allow you to customize your shortlink, track click rates and much more. However, there are some limitations as well, as in a free account you can create only 500 branded links and 10,000 non-branded links per month. But if you need more than that, then you can purchase a plan from the website and they will provide you more in-depth reports as well.
In this tool, you can not only create short URL’s, but you can also and some money. Yes, you have read correctly! The service provider lets you shorten URL’s and earn money with them through advertisements. The uses who click on the short link will see an advertisement before getting redirected to the targeted website.
This tool is offered by the popular social networking management platform Hootsuite, and it is available for free of cost. To start, you need to create a Hootsuite account and it will provide you the services like URL shortening, traffic measurement, and much more.
This is yet another great alternative to the goo.gl, it is simple and powerful and you can use this tool with or without an account on bit.do. You just need to paste the URL into the textbox and click on the shorten button, it also allows you to customize the link. It also provides you the real-time statistics of your link such as clicks from which countries you are getting and more.
This is yet another simple link shortener service, which you can use without any paid membership, as it provides free plans. You just need to paste the link (which you want to shorten) into the textbox and the tool will do the rest, it also allows you to customize the shorten link.
So, guys, these are the best alternative to the Google URL shortening service. Start using any of the above mentioned services according to your device before Google shutting down the URL shortener service. And if you think that I have missed any major service provider then do let us know in the comments section below!