For many people, Bitly is simply an online service for shortening web links (URLs). Bitly is popular with Twitter users where the short links are essential in saving precious characters within tweets. Of course bitly links can be used anywhere to save space. The bitly service however offers a lot more uses than just link shortening. The following features are all available for free on bitly. Should you need there is a premium option, Bitly Enterprise. For a cool $995 a month the Enterprise version lets you manage multiple social media accounts and brand usage.
To get the most out of bitly, before doing anything else be sure to create your free account at bitly.com. This will ensure that your short links will be bookmarked, allowing you to search them and access analytics data. Continue reading