How to Add Automatic Google URL Shortener on a Blogger Blog?

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Many of us are looking for automatic Google URL shortener “//goo.gl”. When I was reading many articles and tutorials about URL shortener, I found a solution by Mr MS-Potilas. Using the Google app engine he has created a smart way to use Google URL shortener. As a base, I am taking his code and app engine and presenting a URL shortener which includes URL short by “//goo.gl”, “//mcaf.ee” and “//cli.gs”. MS-Potilas URL shortener is a little different and does not include McAfee and Cligs URL shortener. It is not very tough to use this feature/script with the Blogger platform.

Default Google URL Shortener interface on //goo.gl home page

Google url shortener

Google URL shortener on your Blogger blogs with two other services
Custom Google URL Shortener

Install automatic URL shortener with //goo.gl

1. Blogger Dashboard › Select a blog › Switch to Template tab › Edit HTML › Expand widget templates
2. Now search for <data:post.body>
3. And now paste the following just below this or somewhere near ‘post-footer-line-3’ at right place.

Automatic URL shortener with http://goo.gl

<script type='text/javascript'>
// Shorten Blogger post URLs using urltinyfy javascript API, by MS-potilas 2012
// Updated new shortener by Vinay Prajapati, TechPrevue Labs 2013
//<![CDATA[
function loadscript(filename) {
var scr=document.createElement('script');
scr.setAttribute("type","text/javascript");
scr.setAttribute("src",filename);
document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(scr);
}
var waitElm=null;
function urltinyfyprompt_callback(response) {
if(waitElm) waitElm.style.display="none";
var txt="Short URL";
if(response.title && response.title!="") txt+=' for "'+response.title+'"';
else if(response.longurl && response.longurl!="") txt+=" for "+response.longurl;
if(response.tinyurl && response.tinyurl!="")
prompt(txt+":", response.tinyurl);
else
alert("Could not get short URL, try again later." + ((response.error && response.error != "") ? ("nError: " + response.error) : ""));
}
function shortenUrl(elm, long_url, service) {
waitElm=elm.parentNode.nextSibling;
if(waitElm) waitElm.style.display="inline";
loadscript("http://urltinyfy.appspot.com/"+service+"?unify=1&url="+encodeURIComponent(long_url) + "&callback=urltinyfyprompt_callback");
}
//]]>
</script>
<span class='shorturls'>Short URLs:
<a expr:onclick='&quot;shortenUrl(this, &amp;#39;&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;#39;, &amp;#39;googl&amp;#39;);return false;&quot;' href='javascript:void(0)' title='Click to get short URL'>goo.gl</a>,
<a expr:onclick='&quot;shortenUrl(this, &amp;#39;&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;#39;, &amp;#39;mcafee&amp;#39;);return false;&quot;' href='javascript:void(0)' title='Click to get short URL'>mcaf.ee</a>,
<a expr:onclick='&quot;shortenUrl(this, &amp;#39;&quot; + data:post.url + &quot;&amp;#39;, &amp;#39;cligs&amp;#39;);return false;&quot;' href='javascript:void(0)' title='Click to get short URL'>cli.gs</a>
</span><span style='display:none;'><img border='0' src='data:image/gif;base64,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'/></span><div style='clear:both'/>

4. Save the changes › Done.

How to generate //goo.gl short URL?

Just click on “//goo.gl” or “//mcaf.ee” or “//cli.gs” to generate respective short url for Blogger posts.

Goo.gl, Mcaf.ee, and Cli.gs shortener services are not available anymore.

Conclusion:

Url shortener is the best thing to fight with spam. It is a short and sweet way to distribute long URL over the internet especially on social media. Finally, a nice script is ready to create a short URL from “//goo.gl” that was most awaited by most of us.

17 COMMENTS

  1. Definitely, what a magnificent blog and informative posts, I will bookmark your site.Best Regards!

  2. goo.gl will be shut down very soon…

    Now bit.ly is more popular…

    Could you please also provide that???

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