How to use Bitly

I have found the best way for me to share my blog posts is through

After I have created my masterpiece, the first thing I do is go to Bitly to reduce the URL. This takes it

from this:
to this:

The three reasons I reduce it are:
1. It takes up less space in my tweets
2. It looks neat and consistent
3. Bitly keeps track of clicks (how many people have clicked on the shortened link)

How to use Bitly

Copy your link in your blog and then paste it in Bitly where it says Paste a link here

To share your link, click on the Facebook and twitter icons.

Then write a little something in the text box. Tick the twitter and/or facebook boxes and send it on. The new shortened URL is automatically attached to your text.

You can share as often as you like, but you need to amend the text a little each time.

And if you have trouble finding your links, just check in Search your Bitmarks, then Your shared bitmarks



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  1. That’s cool (and easy). Thanks for sharing :)
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

  2. Great post Rachel. I’m sure this will help a lot of bloggers xx

  3. That’s awesome thanks so much for sharing!! :)

  4. What a great concept! Thanks so much for sharing Rachel. xx

  5. Thaks Rachel! Bitly has been driving me insane lately because I can never find my previous post. I didn’t know you could use the search function.

    Great tips!

  6. Hmm… that looks interesting. I will certainly look into it. I have noticed that the Buffer App I use shortens my posts too, I find it handy. Must get better at tweeting things out, have been off my game a bit the last few weeks…. Thanks for the tips!

  7. Thank you – I have certainly been using this thanks to you.

  8. Ahhh, I have been wondering how to do that for a while! Thanks for the share x