All of us Facebook and Twitter buffs are fond of URL shorteners. When you’re working with character limitations or on mobile devices they make sharing links a lot easier than typing in long URLs. I came across a semi-new URL shortener and thought I’d share it with my readers. The website gg.gg is similar to other URL crunchers out there but offers a nice suite of interesting features:
- URL shortening (of course)
- No ads
- Ability to choose a custom shortened URL
- Quick “share” links for Twitter, Facebook, and FriendFeed
- Ability to track visitors
- URL shortener chrome plugin
- Extensions for Opera
In the future, the developers of gg.gg will be offering more advanced hit statistics as well. The added support for QR codes is also an excellent feature that which enhances support for mobile devices. For example, instead of having to type in a link, the user can simply scan the QR with their smart phone and go to the website without having to enter the URL. Being able to track visitors is also a handy feature if you’re trying to see how popular your links are when you don’t have the patience to deal with things like Google Analytics.
Not to mention how easy it is to remember something like “gg.gg”.