Starting March 30, 2018, we will be turning down support for goo.gl URL shortener. From April 13, 2018 only existing users will be able to create short links on the goo.gl console. You will be able to view your analytics data and download your short link information in csv format for up to one year, until March 30, 2019, when we will discontinue goo.gl. Previously created links will continue to redirect to their intended destination. Please see this blog post for more details.Here is what https://goo.gl/ looks like now: … [Read more...] about Google goo.gl URL Shortener Shutting Down On March 30, 2019
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Conclusions We were disappointed with these results, but the results aren’t the point. What is important is that we’ve identified a way to reliably measure the conversion rate of our social media efforts in a way that keeps us from having to aggregate data from several places. You may see very different results from your social graph, and I’d like to know if you try this technique. … [Read more...] about How to Coax Social Media Insights from Google Analytics
You have to trust the person because you can’t trust the link. I have concerns about malicious links being hidden in shortened links – got bit by a joke link this week. Not a big deal in this case but could it be a prob? Frustrating that you have to click through usually to figure out what the link is going to. Can’t get a clue from the domain name. I know it is unavoidable, but I do not like not being able to tell what website I am about to visit or, in addition, not seeing the link for memory purposes. I know they are needed for twitter because of space issues, but do not like them when space is not an issue. IE when people post them in blogs or general articles etc. In those cases, use the full URL. I remember sites by seeing the URL’s and when I cannot see them and all is there is the shortened URL, the link becomes meaningless to me. IE I can never remember where I read or saw something if I have not clicked on a link with the site name in it. Maybe just … [Read more...] about Which Shortening Service Should You Use?
Analyzing our server log files allows us to ascertain whether Googlebot has ever visited a certain page on our website. If Googlebot has never visited a certain page, then it cannot have been indexed by Google. I personally tend to use KNIME for this purpose, with the built-in Web Log Reader node, but feel free to use your favorite solution. … [Read more...] about How to check which URLs have been indexed without upsetting Google: A follow-up
Last, but not least, be careful when using anything that pops up or floats, such as opt-in forms, exit-intent coupons, or social sharing buttons. Even the ones that are mobile-optimized can leave a visitor on your website frustrated because they cannot figure out how to close objects overlaying your online store. Their only choice if the close link or X is not obvious and easy to click is to leave your online store altogether. … [Read more...] about Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update Guide for E-commerce