Its Official! Shorter Google Maps URLs Now An Authenticated Feature!

Aug 25, 2011 | 1,321 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has announced that they will be making use of g.co, their internal URL shortner, to let Google Maps users send out short versions of the maps links.

Talking about the advantages of the g.co/maps URL Google's Joshua said, “This means that you can visit a g.co/maps shortcut with confidence, and always know you will end up on a Google Maps page.”

From now on, when you set out to obtaining a link to a Google map with the help of the 'Link' button placed on the upper right-hand corner of the page, it will offer you an option for opting for a rather convenient and shorter link by clicking on the 'Short URL' check box for a location.

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I am quite pleased with this announcement as I was never a huge fan of sending friends and family the long URLs for maps that often used to get cut off in an email.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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