Customize a shortened #matchurl

Customize a shortened #matchurl

13.Sep.2021

To use Bit.ly, you simply have to create an account, install the bookmarklet or browser extension, and start shortening links.

 

I typically use the shortcut “bit” for all of my shortened links, regardless of what they link to. I can then go back later and name this specific bit.ly URL if I want to track it or share it with someone else.

 

For example, below is a list of some musings I had on Google+ earlier this week:

 

https://bit.ly/1r61c0Y - Uploaded & shared article from Techcrunch about Samsung's new phone concepts - Shows Google's new logo in action

- Interesting, but I can't find Apple's official statement about this... - Shows a cool, glitchy video from disney

- Article from The Atlantic about how Google Glass could save - Video of cats sitting on Roombas is adorbs

Shortened links are very useful for sharing information with friends and family because they're difficult to guess and allow you to track clicks by adding a + to the end of them (e.g.,

 

The ides is that users need to know how to use Bit.ly and why they would want to use it in the first place (to shorten links). It's important to note that this article should be used as a reference for future writers; we don't want what we write here to be copied verbatim, but instead provide a basis of knowledge so other people can write their own articles on this topic. I also didn't include any screenshots or images because they're not needed for this particular article. Some screenshots could be added if you wanted, but try not to rely too much on them because there is usually only one way you can take a screenshot and they often aren't as descriptive as words can be.

 

Customize a shortened bit.ly link

To use Bit.ly, you simply have to create an account, install the bookmarklet or browser extension, and start shortening links. I typically use the shortcut “bit” for all of my shortened links, regardless of what they link to. I can then go back later and name this specific bit.ly URL if I want to track it or share it with someone else. For example, below is a list of some musings I had on Google+ earlier this week:

"This is a shortened bitlby url that I created from a Facebook post." -

"This is a shortened bitlby url that I created from a Facebook post. Here are some cool thoughts I had the other day." -

"Looks like Samsung's latest phone concepts look pretty slick! I wonder what they'll be able to do with them." -

"Shows Google's new logo in action. Looks better than ever!" -

"Interesting, but I can't find Apple's official statement about this..." -

"Shows a cool, glitchy video from Disney." -

"Article from The Atlantic about how Google Glass could save lives." -

"Video of cats sitting on Roombas is adorbs!" Shortened links are very useful for sharing information with friends and family because they're difficult to guess and allow you to track clicks by adding a + to the end of them (e.g., https://bit.ly/1r61c0Y+). I typically use this tactic when I've written an article that's relevant to my personal interests or professional work but don't want it shared across the web without giving credit back to me. Also, because Bit.ly shortens them for you, you aren't exposing your long/complex website URL to people who might want to hack you or take advantage of it. They also don’t allow you to access the underlying link, meaning the possibility of someone taking your shortened bit.ly URL and directing it somewhere else is very low because they’re not set up to work that way. In terms of downsides, some [unlikely] users have been known [rarely] [for a very short period of time] [very infrequently] [under strange circumstances] [depending on the person] [etc.] to have trouble copying a shortened link from Bit.ly because it includes a + at the end (e.g., In those cases, users either have to manually type out the entire URL or cut and paste it into a browser. Generally, though, I think using bit.ly is a great way to simplify shortened URLs on the web.

 

Apple's official statement about this... - Shows a cool, glitchy video from disney

- Article from The Atlantic about how Google Glass could save - Video of cats sitting on Roombas is adorbs

Shortened links are very useful for sharing information with friends and family because they're difficult to guess and allow you to track clicks by adding a + to the end of them (e.g., I typically use this tactic when I've written an article that's relevant to my personal interests or professional work but don't want it shared across the web without giving credit back to me. Also, because Bit.ly shortens them for you, you aren't exposing your long/complex website URL to people who might want to hack you or take advantage of it. They also don’t allow you to access the underlying link, meaning the possibility of someone taking your shortened bit.ly URL and directing it somewhere else is very low because they’re not set up to work that way. In terms of downsides, some [unlikely] users have been known [rarely] [for a very short period of time] [very infrequently] [under strange circumstances] [depending on the person] [etc.] to have trouble copying a shortened link from Bit.ly because it includes a + at the end (e.g., In those cases, users either have to manually type out the entire URL or cut and paste it into a browser. Generally, though, I think using bit.ly is a great way to simplify shortened URLs on the web."

 

Bit.ly can be used for many things like social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook), blogging platforms (WordPress) and sharing links on Google+. To use Bit.ly, first create an account if you don't already have one. Then, when you want to shorten a link, paste in the website's URL and name your shortened link. You can access it anytime you want by going back to the Bit.ly dashboard where your link is located. One thing I love about Bit.ly is the ability to name shortened links because it allows us to turn long URLs into small ones that are easier for readers (and ourselves) to remember. Also, because Bit.ly shortens them for you, you aren't exposing your long/complex website URL to people who might want to hack you or take advantage of it which saves time and energy when sending out information . They also don’t allow you to access the underlying link, meaning the of someone taking your shortened

 

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