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Goo.gl is now open to all

Google have now officially announced that they have opened their goo.gl URL shortener as a public service to all users. Previously, the goo.gl service was only used internally for Google-related links and can be generated only from the Google toolbar or any service from Google. Now that Google has opened up their service, this is yet a new addition to their range of online internet products.

Personally, I believe that this is a testament to the fact that URL shorteners are not going away anytime soon and Google recognises the fact that such a service is needed for users to share links in a more convenient and memorable way. As it is, I did start my own online URL shortener service sometime last year, and it is still going on strong. I probably can tap into the market further with more promotions, now that Google is making aware of the existence of URL shorteners.

30 Comments

  1. Christopher J
    Christopher J July 20, 2012

    I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

  2. Denali
    Denali July 20, 2012

    I have got the google toolbar but cannot delete the list of searches that has been done. I have deleted the browsing history fron IE but everytime I start typing into the google toolbar all the previous things that have been searched for show up. How do I delete this or stop it happening completely?

  3. Splash Log Level 2 Again
    Splash Log Level 2 Again July 20, 2012

    I accidently deleted the Google toolbar off my home screen on my Samsung infuse 4g, does anyone know how to get it back?

  4. BRUTE
    BRUTE July 22, 2012

    i just got a new comp and am trying to download yahoo toolbar but it keeps saying error. is this because i already have another program (google toolbar) running?
    if so, how do i fix it?

  5. toysruslover
    toysruslover July 24, 2012

    I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

  6. Noe R
    Noe R July 25, 2012

    I was searching for something and accidentally clicked on the wrong toolbar, resetting my Google toolbar to default. I use Mozilla Firefox. Now I’ve lost my speed dial which I would very much like to have back. I downloaded and installed it but I don’t know where it is because I cannot find it? Can anyone tell me how to find it and reset it on my Google toolbar, please? Thank you.

  7. Brian
    Brian July 25, 2012

    The Google toolbar that was installed on my computer has disappeared. On the Internet Explorer I clicked “tools” and then clicked “toolbars” and made a checkmark on “Google toolbar”. But it is not showing up. I need help to restore same.

  8. John G
    John G July 27, 2012

    I have a fairly old version of the google toolbar without tabs and I was wondering how to add them in without updating to the latest google toolbar. (Google chrome) Is it possible to add tabs without changing anything else ?

  9. MexicanDude
    MexicanDude July 27, 2012

    I am able to get the standard Google toolbar for Explorer but not for Firefox. Why is this? The Google toolbar has an application for locating specific key words in a text which saves a lot of time while researching. I looked for this application for the Yahoo toolbar but didn’t find it.

  10. Ev dog
    Ev dog August 1, 2012

    Has any one experienced trouble on their machine that they think is related to installing Google Toolbar? Tech support thought it was part of my problem (tons of unwanted files on my comp), but Google Toolbar is so darned convenient.

  11. Marlon P
    Marlon P August 8, 2012

    I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

  12. Gamer959
    Gamer959 August 10, 2012

    The Google Toolbar which was installed on my computer (Browser IE) long ago has now disappeared. It is at present enabled. May, I, please know how to turn on the Toolbar again.

    Thanks

    Regards
    S.Kandiah.

  13. Gamer959
    Gamer959 August 11, 2012

    I can’t remember if i have updated to google toolbar 6, is there some any way of checking?

  14. Sriram R
    Sriram R August 11, 2012

    I followed the directions for downloading and installing Google’s toolbar on the Google site, but it doesn’t show up on my home page. How do I get it to display? Thank you.

  15. Salam
    Salam August 15, 2012

    I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

  16. RichT
    RichT August 16, 2012

    I was searching for something and accidentally clicked on the wrong toolbar, resetting my Google toolbar to default. I use Mozilla Firefox. Now I’ve lost my speed dial which I would very much like to have back. I downloaded and installed it but I don’t know where it is because I cannot find it? Can anyone tell me how to find it and reset it on my Google toolbar, please? Thank you.

  17. sick_mick_101
    sick_mick_101 August 16, 2012

    I’ve had google toolbar for only 30 minutes and its driving me insane. My computer protection thing kept popping up do you want to use this program popups. And then the toolbar keeps stopping me from going to a website and blocking it as a popup even though its not. How do I get rid of it?

  18. llb443
    llb443 September 2, 2012

    My google toolbar just dissappeared in Firefox 11. Is this because it is no longer available or did I do something wrong?

  19. MentallyCryppled
    MentallyCryppled September 3, 2012

    I have a google toolbar and I’m trying to erase the search history. Any suggestions?

  20. John G
    John G September 6, 2012

    I have use yahoo toolbar, but I can’t get rid of the google one, which is right beside it. I don’t want to unistall it, because my kids use it I jus ant it off my screen. I did the customize thing and removed a bunch of clutter, but the google bar wasn’t an option.

  21. Le Pwner
    Le Pwner September 14, 2012

    I started having a problem with the Google toolbar yesterday. I can still use searches but when I type anything I don’t see the search queries. I didn’t disable this feature though, and I checked in my preferences to be sure. Google queries are still supposed to come up but they don’t. Any advice?

  22. Lucas H
    Lucas H September 22, 2012

    So the new google toolbar asked me if I wanted to translate my page to italian and I thought, “Sure this could be fun.”, and now I can’t get it to go back to English permanently. Please help I would greatly appreciate it.

  23. ademuth93
    ademuth93 September 22, 2012

    please help, I got rid of the virus, it is the first time my computer has ever had a virus. And after I got rid of it, my windows start menu changed and it looks like a windows 98, and also my google toolbar and internet bars have changed. what happened, is my computer ok, should i worry?
    sorry guys, it was just my little sister messing with my computer >:S THANKS!

  24. Scott Bull
    Scott Bull October 12, 2012

    I used to have a Google Toolbar on my Internet page. But then we got the laptop files cleaned and it is gone. It is still in my downloads file. It just doesn’t work. If i try to download it again it says an error occured. What do i do?
    I have tried deleting it and installing it again but it still says error. On tools on the internet it says google toolbar is enabled, even when I delete it.

  25. Shay H
    Shay H October 13, 2012

    okay so i downloaded adobe flask player and it came with a an extra google toolbar how do i get rid of it?

  26. Adam
    Adam October 13, 2012

    I have read that there is a compatibility issue with using Google Toolbar with IE8, and I use Google Toolbar. Am I better off going to IE7? The last time I tried to use IE7 several years ago, it locked up my computer. But I am getting notices from some sites that they aren’t going to support using IE6 anymore.

  27. Mr SoLo DoLo
    Mr SoLo DoLo October 21, 2012

    ok…i basicly reset all of my settings. i used to have a google toolbar there, it’s gone, and my favourites column there. i want it back… i downloaded google tooolbar though, i think it should be there. how do i get my favorites back in place?

  28. Larry R
    Larry R October 22, 2012

    I followed the directions for downloading and installing Google’s toolbar on the Google site, but it doesn’t show up on my home page. How do I get it to display? Thank you.

  29. Kaden
    Kaden October 23, 2012

    I hate the new Google toolbar as it sh!t on my computer and I like the old one but every time I download a good vision of the Google toolbar it updates itself when I close internet explorer. How can I stop the update?? TY

  30. Jeracoo L
    Jeracoo L November 5, 2012

    I’ve had google toolbar for only 30 minutes and its driving me insane. My computer protection thing kept popping up do you want to use this program popups. And then the toolbar keeps stopping me from going to a website and blocking it as a popup even though its not. How do I get rid of it?

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