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Google Is Shutting Down Its Goo.gl URL Shortening Service
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03-31-2018, 02:46 PM #1
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Google is replacing its URL shortener service, goo.gl, with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL) as of April 13th. These new smart URLs will let you send people to any location within iOS, Android or web apps. Engadget reports:
You won't be able to create new goo.gl short links after the 13th, but existing users can manage them via the goo.gl console for the next year. After that, all the links will still work, but you won't be able to access the console itself after March 30th, 2019. Google suggests creating FDLs from now on, or using other shortening services like Bitly and noredirectsallowed.
03-31-2018, 02:52 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Great news, we are blocking the vast majority of those shitty link hiders.
Doing our best to make sure we are never sending folks to spyware and virus infested sites, and that's all those link shorteners are good for.
Goolag should should berate their own SEO's for their stupidity. 13.gif


03-31-2018, 03:28 PM #3
Kreeper Griobhtha
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It was probably an experiment that failed.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
03-31-2018, 04:37 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Our algorithms are demoting them.


03-31-2018, 05:15 PM #5
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People moving away from the giants. good.png
03-31-2018, 06:01 PM #6
Meh Member
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(03-31-2018, 03:28 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  It was probably an experiment that failed.

I get the feeling of unprecedented fail for social media.


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