4 reasons to use goo.gl
In this article I will be sharing some great highlight’s about Googles short url service(http://goo.gl). So what does “goo.gl” do? That’s easy, It let’s you create, inspect, and manage “goo.gl” short url’s pretty cool huh. So what make’s “goo.gl” stand out from all the other short url services, Well that’s simple goo.gl let’s you track you’re url’s activity in a range of way’s.
What this wheel does is it track’s what websites people came from to you’re goo.gl url. If I was browsing a website let’s say example.com and I saw you’re goo.gl url and decide to click it, It would then say in the “referrers” section of you’re url’s analytics “http://example.com (1) 100%”. (1) represents the amount of times someone has came from that website, Then the percentage represents the percentage out of the total Referrers. This is a great feature because you know what websites you’re goo.gl url gets the most click’s from.
This show’s what browsers the clicker(s) used once they have clicked you’re goo.gl url. If I was using safari to browse the web and I clicked you’re goo.gl url, This would add a click to safari which would look like “safari click: 1”.
This will show the country the clicker is located based on there Ip address. If the clicker was located in Britain and they clicked you’re goo.gl url, This would show a click from their country what would look like “United Kingdom (Britain) click: 1”. This is also an amazing feature if you’re goo.gl url is aimed to a specific country.
This will display what platforms(operating system) the clicker(s) are using, If they was using an Apple Macintosh and viewed you’re goo.gl url it would display “Macintosh click: 1” and for Windows “Windows click: 1”.
Goo.gl will also show you the amount of times you’re goo.gl has been visited by the clicker(s) in other word’s a click count, This is displayed on you’re goo.gl analytics page near the top of the page on the left hand side.
That’s why Googles (goo.gl) short url service is one of the best out there and what makes it stand out from other short url services.