URL Shortener for Sharing Website
You can shorten URLs to make them easier to share on social network using the URL shortener tools. URL shortening is a technique on the that makes a web address substantially shorter in length and still direct to the required page. This is achieved by using an HTTP Redirect on a domain name that is short, which links to the web page that has a long URL.
Google URL Shortener Tool
Google has its own URL shortener tool that allows user to easily convert any long web address to a short version and generates a QR Code for mobile scan. To create a Google's visit the Google URL shortener site at goo.gl. If you aren’t signed in to your Google account, click the Sign in button in the top right corner or else you have to fill a Captcha to prove you're not a robot. Write or paste your URL in the Paste your long URL here box. Click Shorten URL and it will give you a shorter URL.
goo.gl allows you to track, in real-time, the clicks and referrers on any shortened URL - a perfect tool to help you understand what appeals to your audience and to help you optimize your social, email, and other click-through campaigns. You can see how many people have clicked on your URL by visiting goo.gl. For more detailed information about the URL’s use, including the countries, browsers, and platforms that accessed it, add .info to the end of your short URL.
Quick Google URL Shortener for Chrome
Goo.gl url shortener is an Chrome browser extension which allows you to shorten the current website URL with the Google URL Shortener service http://goo.gl/ with a click of a button. While browsing on Chrome, whenever you want to shorten a website URL and share it on social media, simply click on the goo.gl URL shortener extension button, and it will generate a shorten URL of that website address and copy it to your clipboard. You can also click the “QR Code” option to get the QR code image and scan it with your mobile phone to open the URL on your device.
The extension also provice quick share option to various social network and online bookmarking service including, Facebook, Twitte, Google+, Tumblr, Reddit, Delicious, Evernote, Pocket etc. You can set custom keyboard shortcuts to trigger these URL sharing options. Goo.gl URL Shortener for Chrome uses Official goo.gl API support with OAuth, so even if you are not logged-in, you can create a short goo.gl url but it will not add to your URL shorten history.
Google URL Shortener for Firefox
goo.gl lite is a simple extension to let you use Goo.gl, Google's URL shortener. Clicking the Goo.gl button or a right-click entry will generate a goo.gl URL and copy it to your clipboard. It fully supports the goo.gl OAuth 2 API, so by default it will ask you to connect your Google account.
To use it logged out, simply change the "Connect to my Google account" preference in Tools->Add-ons. After installation, right-click your Firefox toolbar, click "Customize...", and drag the Goo.gl button to your preferred position. Clicking it will make a goo.gl URL and copy it to your clipboard.