Short URLs Now Official Option in Google Maps

Aug 24, 2011 • 8:30 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Google Places LogoGoogle announced that will be using their official internal URL shortener,, for allowing Google Maps users to send out short links to maps.

Personally, I always hated the really long URLs I had to send to clients and friends to find my office and my home. In fact, I hated it so much, I simply made redirect to the long URL of my office location on Google Maps.

Also, Google did have a Labs product that had short URLs but that went away and is now replaced by an option for all users to use. Here is what it looks like:

Google Maps URL Shorterner

It even works on Place pages, here is a link to my company's place page: Heck, if you have time and like our work, drop us a review. Hate us, no need to leave a review. ;-)

In any event, I am very happy Google added this because there is nothing worse than sending a long URL in an email that gets cut off.

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08/24/2011 12:47 pm


EIM Media

08/24/2011 12:57 pm

 Nice.. at last google accepting short URL's

Nyagoslav Zhekov

08/25/2011 11:51 am

A very valuable addition by Google in my opinion. However, there are only about 1.7 million possible combinations as it seems, so I think Google will have to think of some improvement soon...

Andrew Whyman

08/26/2011 01:32 pm

All they have to do is add another digit/letter to the end. They can go up to 604 million possible combinations just by adding a 5th digit/letter, and 2.1 billion with a 6th. It still keeps it stupidly short even despite that. They could also prune un-used URL's too if they wanted.


09/17/2012 05:47 am

Looking something like this and helpful. Thanks.

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