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Old 07-Oct-2010
Goo.gl vs. TinyURL: a comparison

Google made Goo.gl open to the public a few days ago. We did an article on How to Use Goo.gl to get you savvy with it. Today, I'm comparing Goo.gl with TinyURL, a URL-shortening service that's been around for a while. I've been using TinyURL for a while now. Do I need to make a switch? I'll compare what I like about them first.

Why I like Goo.gl

Everyone has a Google log-in - something you can't say for Tiny URL. While Tiny URL only asks for 4 things to snap out an account, Google is more convenient.

Information at first glance

While both the services provide you a list of countries clicking, browsers and OS's used, Goo.gl provides this upfront, even mentioning the sites where your hits are coming from in the Top Referrers bar.

Why I like Tiny

Custom URLs

You can't create a Custom URL with Goo.gl.
With Tiny URL, you can.
In the above image, I've taken my article titled 'Beware of the Commonwealth 2010 email Scam', with it's long link and compressed it into Beware of the Commonwealth 2010 email Scam.

Unique URLs and Return Visits

The 'Unique URL + Return visits' aspect has not been explored on Goo.gl

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