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goo.gl

Hi, my school server doesn't let us use "goo.gl" because it is a security shortcut. Are there any alternate links?

2 Answers

David Ker
David Ker
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Goo.gl is just a URL shortener - it'll take a really long URL and shorten it down to just a few characters, so it's easier to read and pass along. It's more of a convenience than a requirement. If your school is blocking goo.gl, I'm guessing it's also blocking the other big URL shorteners as well (that's what we did when I worked for a school), but you can still give some others a shot: bit.ly, tinyurl.com, or ow.ly. Hope that helps!

Thank you so much!