If you ever wanted to learn how to create a custom short URL with bit.ly, or any url shortener, then you’ve come to the right place. This is a tutorial by KestalCares which goes over the basics of how to customize your short link in bit.ly.
Bit.ly is a powerful and popular URL shortener that not only lets you shorten your links, but lets you customize them, and track them. Signing up for the website is quick and easy, and gives you a plethora of features that you can enjoy in your marketing strategies. You can use various services and websites to create a custom URL that is shortened, but a custom bit.ly is probably one of your best bets.
WHAT IS A URL SHORTENER:
A URL Shortener is a website or services that shortens your long links into a link redirected from their own domain, which is often easy to remember and/or provides functions and features to help track and customize the redirection.
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These domains are often short which make them great candidates for shortening URL’s, and also providing you with a quick link to remember. The added benefit of something like Bit.ly is that you can customize the name/URL of your bitmarks.
This quick video tutorial goes over the process of what is required to customize and edit your short URL’s in bit.ly so that you can create a custom short URL suitable for your purposes. URL Shorteners have various options and features, some of which allow you to monetize the links so you can earn money every time someone visits.
In the case of Bitly, they do not monetize, but allow full tracking capabilities to their links, as well as public stats pages so that those can be shared amongst interested parties. This can be controlled as you can private your custom short URL’s in bit.ly so that only you can see their statistics.
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Personally speaking, there are various URL shorteners that can provide custom short URL’s, but I prefer bit.ly the most due to its extensive features and stats. Your bitmarks are always safe and you can see when people are clicking on your links the most.
Other popular URL shorteners include Tinyurl, Goo.gl, Su.pr, adf.ly, and more! Each one has their own benefits and features and provides you with a good selection of custom URL features that you can experiment with.
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