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What the Bit.ly is that?

What the Bit.ly is that? a URL shortening service with Puffatude!

Love sharing, love social, we love Bit.ly it tracks our sharing for free!

Social Media Marketing, there are so many options at present it is mind boggling all the different online tools and services which you can integrate into your marketing. We know that Twitter has gone exponential and businesses on the whole have been engaging with Social Media – it is a great way to build and maintain customer conversations and relationships, it is also importantly quite a personal conversation as well.

It has in the past been very hard to track your efforts with inserting links into Social Media sites and in Tweets.

Until now, welcome to the URL or Link Shortening service Bit.ly with Free Metrics. Bit.ly let’s create shortened URL’s like this one http://bit.ly/bitly_example and then you can track the results in the Bit.ly dashboard to see how many people are click through the link to the destination and all of it is real-time.

Now when you are tweeting, adding links to your site or LinkedIn, Facebook for example you can, if you create a Bit.ly shortened URL track the result in the Bit.ly dashboard. All for Free. You can learn more about bit.ly here and register with them for free.

About bit.ly

bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes sharing easier. bit.ly can be accessed through our website, bookmarklets and a robust and open API. bit.ly is also integrated into several popular third-party tools such as Tweetdeck. A more full list of third party tools can be found on the bit.ly blog. Unique user-level and aggregate links are created, allowing users to view complete, real-time traffic and referrer data, as well as location and metadata. Tracking stats are available after users shorten their long links with bit.ly by clicking on the “Info+” link on bit.ly, or just adding a “+” sign to the end of any bit.ly link (for example, http://bit.ly/n0og+).