Goo.gl is now open to all

Posted on Saturday, October 2nd 2010 6:08 am by menj in Internet

Google have now officially announced that they have opened their goo.gl URL shortener as a public service to all users. Previously, the goo.gl service was only used internally for Google-related links and can be generated only from the Google toolbar or any service from Google. Now that Google has opened up their service, this is yet a new addition to their range of online internet products.

Personally, I believe that this is a testament to the fact that URL shorteners are not going away anytime soon and Google recognises the fact that such a service is needed for users to share links in a more convenient and memorable way. As it is, I did start my own online URL shortener service sometime last year, and it is still going on strong. I probably can tap into the market further with more promotions, now that Google is making aware of the existence of URL shorteners.

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    • Christopher J says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 5:52 am

      I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

    • Denali says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      I have got the google toolbar but cannot delete the list of searches that has been done. I have deleted the browsing history fron IE but everytime I start typing into the google toolbar all the previous things that have been searched for show up. How do I delete this or stop it happening completely?

    • Splash Log Level 2 Again says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      I accidently deleted the Google toolbar off my home screen on my Samsung infuse 4g, does anyone know how to get it back?

    • BRUTE says:

      July 22nd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      i just got a new comp and am trying to download yahoo toolbar but it keeps saying error. is this because i already have another program (google toolbar) running?
      if so, how do i fix it?

    • toysruslover says:

      July 24th, 2012 at 10:36 am

      I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

    • Noe R says:

      July 25th, 2012 at 8:53 am

      I was searching for something and accidentally clicked on the wrong toolbar, resetting my Google toolbar to default. I use Mozilla Firefox. Now I’ve lost my speed dial which I would very much like to have back. I downloaded and installed it but I don’t know where it is because I cannot find it? Can anyone tell me how to find it and reset it on my Google toolbar, please? Thank you.

    • Brian says:

      July 25th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      The Google toolbar that was installed on my computer has disappeared. On the Internet Explorer I clicked “tools” and then clicked “toolbars” and made a checkmark on “Google toolbar”. But it is not showing up. I need help to restore same.

    • John G says:

      July 27th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      I have a fairly old version of the google toolbar without tabs and I was wondering how to add them in without updating to the latest google toolbar. (Google chrome) Is it possible to add tabs without changing anything else ?

    • MexicanDude says:

      July 27th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      I am able to get the standard Google toolbar for Explorer but not for Firefox. Why is this? The Google toolbar has an application for locating specific key words in a text which saves a lot of time while researching. I looked for this application for the Yahoo toolbar but didn’t find it.

    • Ev dog says:

      August 1st, 2012 at 3:04 am

      Has any one experienced trouble on their machine that they think is related to installing Google Toolbar? Tech support thought it was part of my problem (tons of unwanted files on my comp), but Google Toolbar is so darned convenient.

    • Marlon P says:

      August 8th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

    • Gamer959 says:

      August 10th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      The Google Toolbar which was installed on my computer (Browser IE) long ago has now disappeared. It is at present enabled. May, I, please know how to turn on the Toolbar again.

      Thanks

      Regards
      S.Kandiah.

    • Gamer959 says:

      August 11th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      I can’t remember if i have updated to google toolbar 6, is there some any way of checking?

    • Sriram R says:

      August 11th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      I followed the directions for downloading and installing Google’s toolbar on the Google site, but it doesn’t show up on my home page. How do I get it to display? Thank you.

    • Salam says:

      August 15th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

    • RichT says:

      August 16th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      I was searching for something and accidentally clicked on the wrong toolbar, resetting my Google toolbar to default. I use Mozilla Firefox. Now I’ve lost my speed dial which I would very much like to have back. I downloaded and installed it but I don’t know where it is because I cannot find it? Can anyone tell me how to find it and reset it on my Google toolbar, please? Thank you.

    • sick_mick_101 says:

      August 16th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      I’ve had google toolbar for only 30 minutes and its driving me insane. My computer protection thing kept popping up do you want to use this program popups. And then the toolbar keeps stopping me from going to a website and blocking it as a popup even though its not. How do I get rid of it?

    • llb443 says:

      September 2nd, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      My google toolbar just dissappeared in Firefox 11. Is this because it is no longer available or did I do something wrong?

    • MentallyCryppled says:

      September 3rd, 2012 at 7:37 am

      I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

    • John G says:

      September 6th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      I have use yahoo toolbar, but I can’t get rid of the google one, which is right beside it. I don’t want to unistall it, because my kids use it I jus ant it off my screen. I did the customize thing and removed a bunch of clutter, but the google bar wasn’t an option.

    • Le Pwner says:

      September 14th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      I started having a problem with the Google toolbar yesterday. I can still use searches but when I type anything I don’t see the search queries. I didn’t disable this feature though, and I checked in my preferences to be sure. Google queries are still supposed to come up but they don’t. Any advice?

    • Lucas H says:

      September 22nd, 2012 at 10:06 am

      So the new google toolbar asked me if I wanted to translate my page to italian and I thought, “Sure this could be fun.”, and now I can’t get it to go back to English permanently. Please help I would greatly appreciate it.

    • ademuth93 says:

      September 22nd, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      please help, I got rid of the virus, it is the first time my computer has ever had a virus. And after I got rid of it, my windows start menu changed and it looks like a windows 98, and also my google toolbar and internet bars have changed. what happened, is my computer ok, should i worry?
      sorry guys, it was just my little sister messing with my computer >:S THANKS!

    • Scott Bull says:

      October 12th, 2012 at 3:53 am

      I used to have a Google Toolbar on my Internet page. But then we got the laptop files cleaned and it is gone. It is still in my downloads file. It just doesn’t work. If i try to download it again it says an error occured. What do i do?
      I have tried deleting it and installing it again but it still says error. On tools on the internet it says google toolbar is enabled, even when I delete it.

    • Shay H says:

      October 13th, 2012 at 5:12 am

      okay so i downloaded adobe flask player and it came with a an extra google toolbar how do i get rid of it?

    • Adam says:

      October 13th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      I have read that there is a compatibility issue with using Google Toolbar with IE8, and I use Google Toolbar. Am I better off going to IE7? The last time I tried to use IE7 several years ago, it locked up my computer. But I am getting notices from some sites that they aren’t going to support using IE6 anymore.

    • Mr SoLo DoLo says:

      October 21st, 2012 at 3:52 am

      ok…i basicly reset all of my settings. i used to have a google toolbar there, it’s gone, and my favourites column there. i want it back… i downloaded google tooolbar though, i think it should be there. how do i get my favorites back in place?

    • Larry R says:

      October 22nd, 2012 at 6:29 am

      I followed the directions for downloading and installing Google’s toolbar on the Google site, but it doesn’t show up on my home page. How do I get it to display? Thank you.

    • Kaden says:

      October 23rd, 2012 at 8:22 am

      I hate the new Google toolbar as it sh!t on my computer and I like the old one but every time I download a good vision of the Google toolbar it updates itself when I close internet explorer. How can I stop the update?? TY

    • Jeracoo L says:

      November 5th, 2012 at 2:40 am

      I’ve had google toolbar for only 30 minutes and its driving me insane. My computer protection thing kept popping up do you want to use this program popups. And then the toolbar keeps stopping me from going to a website and blocking it as a popup even though its not. How do I get rid of it?

    • supernerd567 says:

      November 24th, 2012 at 10:36 am

      Social networks and dating sites do not work in India. I am 28 and girls of my age do not come to dating sites in this country. Frankly dating sites are not popular. So what shall I do if every day I wish to spend 1 hour searching for my soulmate? Where can I find the lady of my dreams? What should I do? Indian culture is not very open and people do not tend to fall in love. So please suggest some ideas.

    • superdork says:

      November 26th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      What is the Hard Rock Battle of the Bands Competition?

    • Myles says:

      November 26th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      since christians are not included in the mosque and synagogue.. also abraham is the father of the christian faith? are we allowed to visit the mosque or synagogue of Abraham? which place is the most accesible?

    • friendly 4 says:

      November 26th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      It tells me to download a file but i cant find it on the internet anywhere. can I get an link please? Thanks a lot.

    • Michael C says:

      November 28th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      I am doing a speech on my future career (RN)! the speech will be for only 5 minutes!
      Please I need your help? also i need simple outline:) any help will be appreciated thanks!

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