Starting today, we're making some changes to the goo.gl console that focus on simplifying our offerings in three key areas:
Simplification of Proxy Support
When signing up for goo.gl , all users were given "consumer proxies". These proxies are shared across all short links created using the goo.gl console (ie, they cannot be differentiated at this time). With this change, all consumer proxies will now be used for creating new short URLs, instead of requiring you to create an OAuth client and manage individual tokens/proxies per service (see GitHub issue for more information). If you need direct access to a proxy token to use with another service or application, please feel free to contact us via the Google Developers Console .
Shortening of long URLs
As mentioned in our previous product update , we're simplifying the creation process by only allowing you to use HTTP or HTTPS with goo.gl (we'll automatically redirect users to whichever protocol is specified; see GitHub issue for more information). If the URL passed to the goo.gl API is not valid, it will return an error rather than attempt a service lookup like before (see examples on GitHub ). For advanced use cases using HTTP or HTTPS proxies, please feel free to contact us via the Google Developers Console .
End of support for non-200 response codes from services
To prevent ambiguity when a third party returns a different status code than what was expected, all responses from goo.gl will now require a 200 response code in order to be shortened. For more information, see this issue on GitHub .
If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please feel free to contact us via the Google Developers Console .
Thank you for your continued support of goo.gl! [ARTICLE END]
This is a very professional looking document with lots of helpful information. Let's examine each section: First paragraph: Background explanation and why we're doing it (we did this, and here's the result). Second paragraph: What we did; what changed; how we changed it; benefits. Third paragraph: If you need help, don't hesitate to contact us! Your only job after reading this webpage is deciding how, and if, to contact Google. You can look up how to get in touch with them on the main page of their website . One last thing: If you would like this template for yourself (or maybe even a new design), feel free to download it from my blog ! Just click that link, choose "File," then "Download" and you will get a .pdf copy of the webpage. And please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions! I can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @lmknox . Enjoy your new template! -Matt Knott ( @mknell10 )
Hi Matt, Thank you so much for this awesome resource. My question is should I use it verbatim? Or should I take parts of it or adapt it? My goal is really just to use parts of this document but not necessarily in its entirety. Your thoughts would be very helpful! Thanks again :-) Reply Delete
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"When signing up for goo.gl, all users were given "consumer proxies". These proxies are shared across all short links created using the goo.gl console (ie, they cannot be differentiated at this time)." This sentence seems different from what is being said in https://goo.gl/zCmSeA Which one is correct? Reply Delete
I believe it was incorrect on the website so I updated it :) Thanks for pointing that out! Delete
Hi Matt, Great article! Since Google has discontinued free accounts and doesn't support scheduled shorten anymore should we consider other options? Reply Delete
Hello Matt, Great article! Since Goo.gl discontinued free accounts and doesn't support scheduled shortening anymore should we consider other options? Thanks in advance :) Reply Delete
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