We are to help you make Bitly work for your blog and harnessing its power. Here at Dash Kitten we aim to bring you simple tech tips to start you off with confidence and, today, we introduce Bitly [Click to biggify the images and arrow back to shrinky them.]

Make Bitly work For Your Blog
What Bitly looks like with a couple of web pages up and running

Bitly is one site that we like a lot; and anyone who is an online seller, a blogger, or simply online to socialise, should have it firmly on their must use list. Bitly is a site that shrinks links efficiently and quickly. It makes a long unmanageable link of gobbledegook into something sweet and simple to share.

Make Bitly work For Your Blog
Our Hawaii Feral Cat post not long after it went live.

The Nitty Gritty – Make Bitly Work For Your Blog

  1. You can log on using Twitter – that’s how we do it, or via email.
  2. Bitly also tracks the number of clicks that your link captures. You can see how effective a tweet, or Facebook post is driving people to your rescue appeal, jewellery page, or publicity for an event. Check out some sample figures for our Hawaii cats at risk post, see the number of clicks achieved over a set period.
  3. Bitly lets us can work out the optimum (best) posting time as you get more practised at scheduling.
  4. Bitly also makes us all look smarter -:-) No long ugly links using up valuable Tweet Real Estate.
  5. You are demonstrating your skill with social media – less a newbie more like a pro!
  6. Bitly can help a rescue, group or online seller share complex information by linking to a page where the information IS – removing the need to struggle to condense information into a tweet or Facebook post.
The Power of Bitly.
Geographical spread of clicks on Bitly.

Bitly has its privacy policy clearly visible on the web site, and is quick, clean and easy to use. We recommend it for your daily shrinky linkage, see how the powr of Bitly. can work for you! Have you used Bitly. yet? 

Silver Kitten
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5 Comments

  1. The Swiss Cats

    August 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    We use bit.ly, but not as often as we should ! That’s a great tool, thank you for reminding it to us !
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  2. Summer

    August 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Bitly is pretty great, and Sparkle and my human never did use it enough! Maybe I should change that.
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  3. Sometimes Cats Herd You

    August 30, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Nice summary of bit.ly! We don’t use it as often as we should, because the metrics it offers are really helpful. Thanks for the reminder.
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  4. Brian

    August 30, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Dang, I keep forgetting thos one and i could use some help looking amarter!
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  5. The Island Cats

    August 30, 2014 at 11:35 am

    We’ve never heard of Bitly. Thanks for telling us about it!
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