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How to shorten a bit.ly link for beginners

Updated on May 10, 2010

The Bit.ly Website

How to shorten a link using bit.ly

Using a URL shortner like bit.ly will make it easy to send your links to your contacts or followers if you use Social Media. This will be especially useful if the link you would like to send it very long (i.e. http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display- Generation/dp/B0015T963C/ref=amb_link_284609822_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0 DER&pf_rd_s=cente1&pf_rd_r=0MKJ5AE6WF9WT30ZTX9Z&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_ p=1259192122&pf_rd_i=507846). In this short article, we will see how to shorten it into http://bit.ly/ddXqns into 3 steps :

1. Go to the http://bit.ly website

You will see a window like this one:

2. Now enter the link that you would like to shorten

A screen like this one will appear:

3. Now copy the link that appears in the box labeled “Your bit.ly link”

You can now use this “short link” on your Blog, in you emails, Twitter feeds...

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    • Jen's Solitude profile image

      Jen's Solitude 7 years ago from Delaware

      Well I love it when I learn something new. I wondered about bit.ly links, now I understand. Thank you very much for sharing the info.

    • Peter_Thomas profile image

      Peter_Thomas 6 years ago

      Hi, great article. For those who are interested, I have also written about Bit.ly

      Kindest regards,

      Peter.

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