How to use

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is a great tool to shorten URL‟s

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What is an URL?

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URL
Uniform Resource Locator
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or normally known as a web address
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an URL is usually composed of
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a long string of letters,

numbers and symbols
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Bitly shortens those

long URLs
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Let‟s try

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Open your browser

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Go to Bitly‟s website, Type in https://bitly.com

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Hit „Enter‟ on your

keyboard
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Welcome to Bitly‟s website!

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See the blue box at the upper right corner

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That‟s where you‟re going to put the long URL later
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Now, copy the URL you want to shorten

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To copy, click (Ctrl) + (C)
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Go back to Bitly‟s website

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Select by clicking inside the box

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and paste the URL

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To paste, click (Ctrl) + (V)

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and click „Shorten‟

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You now have your shortened link

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Just copy your

Bitly link
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and paste it wherever
you want to use it
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It‟s that simple!

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From an URL this long:
http://www.jomarhilario.com/search?updated-min=2013-01-01T00:00:00%2B08:00&updated-max=2014-0101T00:00:00%2B08:00&max-results=50

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To a Bitly link this short:
http://bit.ly/15DBwhD

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You don‟t need an
account to do this
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But you can do MORE if you have one
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Like you can customize your
Bitly link
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Isn‟t that cool? 

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So let‟s open an

account
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Don‟t worry, it‟s free!

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Let‟s go back from where we left

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Click the blue button on the upper right corner

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You will be redirected to the registration site

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Enter the required data in the boxes provided

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Bitly will ask if you want to save your previously shortened link

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Click the orange button „Import these links‟

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You now have your personal Bitly account

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See that you have your „Bitmark‟ saved already

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A „Bitmark‟ is a shortened link saved in Bitly
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Let‟s customize the way you want your Bitmark to appear

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Click the little blue pencil beside your Bitmark

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And type the name you want for your Bitmark

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When done, hit „Enter‟ in the keyboard

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Congratulations! You have successfully customized your Bitmark

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Bitly is especially helpful
on social media sites
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Like

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Where you can only post
up to 140 characters
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With Bitly, you can

shorten an URL to a few characters
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This way, it looks cleaner
and saves up space
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Let‟s post a comment on

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Click „Copy‟ to copy the Bitmark

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Open your browser

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Type in
https://twitter.com

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Hit “Enter” in the keyboard
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Welcome to Twitter‟s website

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Enter your Twitter username/email and password

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When done click „Sign in‟

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Click the blue button on the upper right portion to post a tweet

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Enter your comment inside the box

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and paste your link, press (Ctrl) + (V) in your keyboard

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But let‟s compare first

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Using the long URL, it would look like this

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But using Bitly, it would look like this

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See the difference?

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It‟s a lot cleaner and easily recognizable

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To finally post this, click “Tweet”

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There‟s your tweet with your Bitly link

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Another cool thing with having an account with Bitly is that
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You can check the stats and analytics of your Bitmarks

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You can check this by clicking the „Stats‟ tab

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This is your stats page

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To sort your links, just click the dropdown menu

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Sort your links by:
date created total clicks alphabetical order
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Your stats page will tell you a lot of things

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“Clicks via your Bitly link”

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tells how many times the individual Bitmarks have been clicked

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“Total Clicks”

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represent the total no. of clicks from ALL the Bitmarks that were saved which direct to that long URL

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“Total Saves”

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represents how many Bitly users have saved that long URL in total

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Bitly also shows you the stats through graphs and pie charts
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The bar graph represents clicks per a certain time period

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You can adjust the time frame by clicking the drop down menu

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Choose from the following time frames:

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The “Referrers” pie graph

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shows where the people found your Bitmark

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The “Locations” pie graph

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shows the country where your Bitmark was clicked from

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Here‟s one trick I learned from the Bitly team…

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If you add a „+‟ to the end of any Bitly link…

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and enter it into your browser,

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the info/stats page for that specific link will appear

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Let‟s try 

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Open your browser

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Paste the Bitly link and add „+‟ at the end

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Hit „Enter‟ in your keyboard

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You will be directed to the Bitmark‟s stat page

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Amazing, right?

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See the graph,

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And lots more!

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Congratulations!

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You‟ve just completed the tutorial on “How to use ”
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Thank you!
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