You can track your links

You can track your links

22.Sep.2021

When you have a link on your site, it can be helpful to know how many people clicked on it and where they came from. Many shorteners let you track this information, which lets you understand which pieces of content perform best on specific platforms.

URL: https://www.matchurl.com

 

Let's look at how to track a link with Google Analytics. To do this, just replace the URL of a link you want to track with your custom Google Analytics tracking code.

For example, if you wanted to track this link:

https://www.matchurl.com

You would change it to this:

 

Now let's look at how to accomplish the same task in Bitly. To do this with Bitly, just put your custom tracking code in the "Additional Services" section of your Bitly account (under "Account"). For example, if you want to use Google Analytics' URL builder, the final part of our link will be like this:

 

https://www.matchurl.com

Just copy that at the end of your link, and your final Bitly URL will look like this:

Now let's look at how to accomplish the same task in Ow. To do this with Ow, just put your custom tracking code in the "Additional Info" section of your Ow account (under "Account").

For example, if you wanted to track this link using Google Analytics' URL builder, the final part of our link will be like this:

https://www.matchurl.com url here>

Just copy that at the end of your link, and your final Ow URL will look like this:

Now let's look at how to accomplish the same task in Tiny. To do this with Tiny, add your custom tracking code to the end of your link. The final part of our link will be like this:

https://www.matchurl.com

Just copy that at the end of your link, and your final Tiny URL will look like this:

Now let's look at how to accomplish the same task in Sniply. To do this with Sniply, add your custom tracking code to the end of your link. For example, if you wanted to track this link using Google Analytics' URL builder, the final part of our link will be like this

https://www.matchurl.com

Just copy that at the end of your link, and your final Sniply URL will look like this:

For more examples, please see our article on tracking analytics.

Some other notes about shortener services:

- If you're using a free shortening service, be sure to read what they're doing with your data. Do they have an opt-out policy? Who might they sell or share their information with? For more information on why a paid account may help in these cases, see this article.

- Many paid shorteners offer some analytics capabilities within their platform without requiring a separate integration from the mentioned provider(s). Some also offer support for multiple providers including Analytics and others. In some cases, their analytics capabilities may be limited due to how shortening works or they might require you to log in on the provider's site to view your analytics. However, these services can be great tools for briefer alternatives if you're looking for one.

- It's important that if you are using a paid service that has its own built-in tracking code or integration with Analytics, social networks or other trackers; please make sure it is not using default settings (which will change depending on the platform used). Also, double check the user permissions of any third party applications installed on your site. For example, while Google Analytics offers many integrations and services (including some shortener services) which do require any manual installations; some platforms like ScorecardResearch and Quantcast, which are used to gather demographic information about visitors for marketing purposes (like age, gender and city) can also be installed without any necessary user permissions; if not set up correctly this could lead to user privacy issues.

For more details on link shorteners and sharing social media analytics with other providers like Google Analytics please see the following article: https://www.matchurl.com-link-shorten...

 

Sniply (allows you to track your link's performance), Bitly (allows you to track your link's performance), Ow.ly (allows you to share links), Tiny (allows you to shorten, track, customize & monetize your links)

You can track your links' analytics. Not available for free accounts. Paid account required. https://www.matchurl.com-link-shorten...

L will look like this:

Now let's look at how to accomplish the same task in Ow. To do this with Ow, just put your custom tracking code in the "Additional Info" section of your Ow account (under "Account"). For example, if you wanted to track this link using Google Analytics' URL builder, the final part of our link will be like this:

https://www.matchurl.com url here>

Just copy that at the end of your link, and your final Ow URL will look like this:

Now let's look at how to accomplish the same task in Bitly. To do this with Bitly, add your custom tracking code to the end of your link. For example, if you wanted to track this link using Google Analytics' URL builder, the final part of our link will be like this:

https://www.matchurl.com url here>

Just copy that at the end of your link, and your final Ow URL will look like this:

For more examples, please see our article on tracking analytics.

Some other notes about shortener services:

- If you're using a free shortening service, be sure to read what they're doing with your data. Do they have an opt-out policy? Who might they sell or share their information with? For more information on why a paid account may help in these cases, see this article.

 

- Many paid shorteners offer some analytics capabilities within their platform without requiring a separate integration from the mentioned provider(s). Some also offer support for multiple providers including Analytics and others. In some cases, their analytics capabilities may be limited due to how shortening works or they might require you to log in on the provider's site to view your analytics. However, these services can be great tools for briefer alternatives if you're looking for one.

- It's important that if you are using a paid service that has its own built-in tracking code or integration with Analytics, social networks or other trackers; please make sure it is not using default settings (which will change depending on the platform used). Also, double check the user permissions of any third party applications installed on your site. For example, while Google Analytics offers many integrations and services (including some shortener services) which do require any manual installations; some platforms like ScorecardResearch and Quantcast, which are used to gather demographic information about visitors for marketing purposes (like age, gender and city) can also be installed without any necessary user permissions; if not set up correctly this could lead to user privacy issues.

For more details on link shorteners and sharing social media analytics with other providers like Google Analytics please see the following article: https://www.matchurl.com-link-shorten...

 

Sniply (allows you to track your link's performance and analytics, which can help you understand which pieces of content perform best on specific platforms), Bitly (allows you to track your link's performance and analytics, which can help you understand which pieces of content perform best on specific platforms), Ow.ly (allows you to share links and analytics, though not free)

L will look like this:

Just copy that at the end of your link, and your final Ow URL will look like this:

For more examples, please see our article on tracking analytics.

Some other notes about shortener services:

- If you're using a free shortening service, be sure to read what they're doing with your data. Do they have an opt-out policy? Who might they sell or share their information with? For more information on why a paid account may help in these cases, see this article.

- Many paid shorteners offer some analytics capabilities within their platform without requiring a separate integration from the mentioned provider(s). Some also offer support for multiple providers including Analytics and others. In some cases, their analytics capabilities may be limited due to how shortening works or they might require you to log in on the provider's site to view your analytics. However, these services can be great tools for briefer alternatives if you're looking for one.

- It's important that if you are using a paid service that has its own built-in tracking code or integration with Analytics, social networks or other trackers; please make sure it is not using default settings (which will change depending on the platform used). Also, double check the user permissions of any third party applications installed on your site. For example, while Google Analytics offers many integrations and services (including some shortener services) which do require any manual installations; some platforms like ScorecardResearch and Quantcast, which are used to gather demographic information about visitors for marketing purposes (like age, gender and city) can also be installed without any necessary user permissions; if not set up correctly this could lead to user privacy issues.

We hope this helps you learn more about link shorteners and analytics! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: Many link shorteners let you track your links' performance and analytics, which can help you understand which pieces of content perform best on specific platforms. Typically, you’ll be able to see the number of people who clicked on the link in a preset amount of time and where most of the clicks are coming from.

 

- Sniply (allows you to track your link's performance and analytics, which can help you understand which pieces of content perform best on specific platforms), Bitly (allows you to track your link's performance and analytics, which can help you understand pieces of content perform best on specific platforms), Ow.ly (allows you to share links and analytics, though not free)

- Some other notes about shortener services: - If you're using a free shortening service, be sure to read what they’re doing with your data. Do they have an opt-out policy? Who might they sell or share their information with? For more information on why a paid account may help in these cases, see this article. - Many paid shorteners offer some analytics capabilities within their platform without requiring a separate integration from the mentioned provider(s). Some also offer support for multiple providers including Analytics and others. In some cases, their analytics capabilities may be limited due to how shortening works or they might require you to log in on the provider's site to view your analytics. However, these services can be great tools for briefer alternatives if you’re looking for one. - It’s important that if you are using a paid service that has its own built-in tracking code or integration with Analytics, social networks or other trackers; please make sure it is not using default settings (which will change depending on the platform used). Also, double check the user permissions of any third party applications installed on your site. For example, while Google Analytics offers many integrations and services (including some shortener services) which do require any manual installations; some platforms like ScorecardResearch and Quantcast, which are used to gather demographic information about visitors for marketing purposes (like age, gender and city) can also be installed without any necessary user permissions; if not set up correctly this could lead to user privacy issues.

We hope this helps you learn more about link shorteners and analytics! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

 

You can track your links' analytics.

 

- Sniply (allows you to track your link's performance and analytics, which can help you understand pieces of content perform best on specific platforms), Bitly (allows you to track your link's performance and analytics, which can help you understand pieces of content perform best on specific platforms), Ow.ly (allows you to share links and analytics, though not free)

- Some other notes about shortener services: - If you're using a free shortening service, be sure to read what they’re doing with your data. Do they have an opt-out policy? Who might they sell or share their information with? For more information on why a paid account may help in these cases, see this article. - Many paid shorteners offer some analytics capabilities within their platform without requiring a separate integration from the mentioned provider(s). Some also offer support for multiple providers including Analytics and others. In some cases, their analytics capabilities may be limited due to how shortening works or they might require you to log in on the provider's site to view your analytics., these services can be

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