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This article was published on November 21, 2010

    How to Track Goo.gl Short URL Analytics

    How to Track Goo.gl Short URL Analytics
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    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    I’m not sure whether this is common knowledge or not, but I didn’t know so there’s bound to be at least a few of you who don’t too.

    Track Goo.gl short URL analytics

    To check analytics (clicks, browser, location, referrers) on a Goo.gl short URL, simply type the short URL into the address field in your browser and enter .info after it.

    So if your short URL is: http://goo.gl/2L1d, then type http://goo.gl/2L1d.info into the field.

    Update: I’ve also been informed that you can simply add a “+” to the end of the URL for an even simpler option. This also works with bit.ly.

    If you’re looking to use Google’s short URL you can visit Goo.gl or there are plenty of unofficial bookmarklets and extensions to try. My personal favorites: this bookmarkletthis Chrome extensionthis Firefox addon and if you’re on Safari, this is an absolute must.

    Goo.gl URL shortener