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, g.co, 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 rustybrick.com/map 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: http://g.co/maps/du4h. 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.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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