Can I see an example?
Sure! Here's a public Google Drive file URL you can play with. Click to insert it into the form above:
Do you track views?
Yes! You are provided multiple versions of your permalink. For each method, we track every time the link is used by anyone.
What else can you do for me?
In addition to a direct link to any file and the ability to display any image on a web page (in an <IMG> tag), you are also provided special codes that you can use to embed supported file types (such as .PDF and even .ZIP) in a fancy file viewer on any web page.
Will an HTML page work?
Yes! You can link to an HTML file that's in your Drive storage just fine. However, keep in mind that any images or other resources referenced on the page must have a full URL (including "http://" and a domain) otherwise a web browser will not know how to load them.
Pro tip: You can create a gdURL for each of those resources if you'd like, so the whole page could be hosted via Google Drive.
How do I find a file's public URL in Google Drive...?
Follow these four simple steps to access a file's public URL in your Google Drive folders:
Right-click on the desired file.
In the pop-up menu hover over Share... and click Share... in the sub-menu.
The Sharing settings form appears.
Click Change... in the Who has access section.
The Visibility options form appears.
Select the Public on the web option and click the Save button.
You are returned to the Sharing settings form.
Copy the Link to share URL to your clipboard and paste it here at gdURL.com. That's it!