Midrub provides two way to short an URL. The first is the Midrub’s Shortener which shorts the url and allows you to monitoring the clicks and see from where the peoples have clicked on the shorten link.

The second is Google URL Shortener and to use it, you have first to configure it from the config file(please see in the documentation), then enable from admin. If you don’t want to short the urls, just enable Google URL Shortener and don’t configure it.