Links from Goo.gl is considered as Internal or External

I am confused with a query, i.e., if I use a link from my own site to place it on homepage but after shortening that link using goo.gl or bit.ly, is it considered as internal or external link from my site ? Actually, the destination Url is internal but it has to go through goo.gl/xxxxxx which would be an external link! In simple what search engines crawlers consider it internal or external??

If you go through a shortener that’s going to be external. As far as I know, anyway. You’re hitting an outside URL, magic is happening, then you’re being redirected to your internal URL - from that external one.

Just out of interest, why would you do this? Why use the shortening service?

I tend to be suspicious of links where I can’t see the destination, and I would be suspicious of a site which concealed the URL in this way. Maybe that’s just me.

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Yeah, I’m not sure why you’d do this instead of internal links. I can totally see the use of shorteners for things like social media posts or the like… but /shrug not for internal site links.

Actually I use these links to monitor the number of clicks I get on that specific post. I do this thing only with affiliated posts to track the performance as url shortening services provides the data and number of visit counts to that particular post.

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