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Bitly Tutorial


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See how to shorten and track your website addresses (URL) click thru ratio for blogs, twitter, facebook, etc by viewing this Bitly Tutorial.

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Bitly Tutorial

  1. 1. Tutorial<br />TechnoTalkFromPapr8tzi<br /><br />
  2. 2.<br />bitly is a utility that allows users to shorten a long URL, share it, and then track the resulting usage. For example, you can turn this link:,+New+York,+NY&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&dirflg=r&date=11%2F12%2F08&time=4:13pm&ttype=dep&noexp=0&noal=0&sort=&sll=40.746175,-73.998395&sspn=0.014468,0.036392&ie=UTF8&z=14<br />Into this link:<br />It's much easier to include the link in an email or Twitter post without it breaking or taking up space. <br />To see how many clicks that link has gotten and explore other info, simply append a plus sign to the end of the url:<br />
  3. 3. Log in<br />Create a bitly account to manage all of your shortened links in one place, ad your facebook, twitter accounts and see all your bitly link stats in a single location.<br />
  4. 4. Shorten your link<br />Type in your URL in the blue box, click shorten<br />
  5. 5. Customize your link<br />You can click Customize to personalize your bitly link and name the link what you want (must be available)<br />
  6. 6. Customize your link<br />Name the shortened customized link what you want (must be available)<br />Click Customize<br />
  7. 7. View your links click through stats<br />Click on Info Page + to see the click through and sourcing stats of that link<br />
  8. 8. View your links stats<br />View of stats is in real time.<br />There is also a QR code generated for each link. You can use in print or online to direct people to scan it with their mobile device to take them to the link as well.<br />
  9. 9. View your links stats<br />As the link is clicked hourly reporting is highlighted on the graph<br />
  10. 10. View your Links Stats<br />You can also look at past 7 days, 14 days, 30 days, and Hour statistics by changing it here.<br />Pie graphs are shown for referring sources and countries.<br />
  11. 11. See Sources of your clicks<br />Referring sources and countries are broken down below the pie graphs<br />
  12. 12. Archives<br />You can access your history and view all or each of your links<br />For more information or help please see<br />