Posts tagged with Bitly

Learn to code: make your own Bitly interface in two minutes

In this blog post, you will learn to code your own bitly user interface in just two minutes. (caveat: this depends on how fast you can copy/paste!).

The post contains ten steps to build your own bitly interface, a ready-made example, a simple explanation of how it all works!

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Bit.ly gets into reputation monitoring and search

Thanks to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. information is being collected, aggregated and distributed faster than ever. That's a good thing for a number of reasons, but keeping track of what's taking place on the 'real-time' web can be challenging.

Plenty of companies are trying to do just that. From helping consumers stay on top of the latest news to assisting companies with their online reputations, players in the social media search and monitoring spaces are taking numerous approaches.

But some of the best positioned companies are those that collect the seemingly countless links that are shared every day on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

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What's the half-life of a shared link?

Thanks to the rise of social media, a significant number of marketers spend an increasing amount of time distributing 'links', and trying to encourage individuals to share them.

But what is a shared link really worth?

There are countless ways to try to gauge what a tweet or like is worth, but one of the most interesting comes from bitly, the company whose URL shortener is behind millions of shared links.

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Now playing: your own (free) URL shortener

Thanks in large part to Twitter, URL shorteners, love them or hate them, are almost ubiquitous on the internet today.

When it comes to URL shorteners, Bitly was one of the early pioneers that took advantage of Twitter's growing popularity to position itself smack dab in the center of all of the social line sharing that Twitter is so often used for.

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