As we all got the news from google that, the company is discontinuing the popular url shortening service. As per the announcement, new user or anonymous users are now able to create new urls now, and only existing users can create new urls till March 30, 2019. After that the service will be completely shut down. If you visit goo.gl now the following notification can be seen.
Starting March 30, 2018, we will be turning down support for goo.gl URL shortener. From April 13, 2018 only existing users will be able to create short links on the goo.gl console. You will be able to view your analytics data and download your short link information in csv format for up to one year, until March 30, 2019, when we will discontinue goo.gl. Previously created links will continue to redirect to their intended destination. Please see this blog post for more details.
But, no need to worry about that, we found a good alternative for this, the SLink, just visit https://slink.ga and create your links unlimited for free. The service is same as like the google and you can create unlimited links for free. It is fast and you can track the url statistics too with geo-location based data.
You can create short url with out registration and can track the statitics of the url too. If you need more customization and more tracking, you can create a free account with them and you can track all the details. If you need more features like, custom splash screen, API etc, you can opt for Premium service also, but i personally find something interesting.
If you create a free account with them and if you are creating short urls with slink.ga, they will activate free premium account for you. Unlike other free url shorten services, slink.ga redirect your link quickly same like what google does.
After you create a short url, you can track the statistics of that url, by typing a “+” symbol at the end of the url. For example, if you created a new url and the short url is https://slink.ga/SNXYG You can check the statistics by adding a “+” symbol at the end https://slink.ga/SNXYG+
To create your free account go the https://slink.ga. create your first url before creating your free account and if you found it worth, try creating your personalized account.
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