Hi guys, hope you are all doing well. Today I am going to introduce an app. The key feature of this app is UL shortening. Do you know what is URL shortening? It’s very simple. Before saying that let me introduce the name of this platform. It is Bitly. This is one of the most used ink shortener platforms. You can able to use and manage bitly very easily from both mobile phone and computer.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Bitly is a URL shortening platform. You can access bitly with both their website and mobile app. I will provide their link below this article. What bitly do is shorten a long link into a very short link. All you have to do is just paste the long URL or link in bitly and shorten the URL. I will show you how to do that.
#1 How to shorten a URL
If you are using bitly for shortening a URL, it’s super easy and so fast. Just go through the below steps. First of all, I will give you a brief on how to shorten a URL using the bitly website.
- open Bitly
- Register with your Google account or mail
- Then click on create
- Copy the long URL here and click on create
That’s it. Now you can be to see the shortened URL in the dashboard
#2 Dashboard Management
In your bitly dashboard, you can able to see every detail related to all the shortened URLs they also include all the shortened URLs, total clicks on the URLs, Mention the country of the people who click on the URL, top referer, top location e.t.c.
In short, we can say that you can able to see in the dashboard every single piece of data of every URL that you shortened.
Now let’s have a look at how to shorten the URL in the mobile app
#3 How to shorten the URL in a mobile app
It is super easy. First of all, log in with your Google account or mail. Then click on the + icon. Then copy the long URL and click on create. Done. Now you can able to share the link with others. This is how you can able to shorten URLs using the mobile app.
Now we have used the free version of bitly. Bitly also provides paid versions. It includes several attractive features. You can also check it. But if you only need the free version, don’t worry. The free version is lifetime accessible;e. Your user uses it.
If you are a social media influencer and you got an image and a link to a product to promote. So after getting these you may share these on social media apps like Instagram and Facebook. You can able to add links to Instagram stories now. So you will add the link to the story that you are going to share. SO you will use also put the link and the image together on your story.
Now let’s think of a social media app user. You open Instagram normally and check the latest stories. At that time you will see the story uploaded by the influencer. The image is awesome. So you will check the link. At that time you understand that the link is very long. The majority of people will skip this at this point. Because people always like short things. Imagine that your name contains ten words. It is really difficult to pronounce your name. But if your name is a single word it is very easy to pronounce your name. t will also help many people to remember your name very easily.
Now we can check another example/ You have a blog. After creating a blog post you will share the link of the same blog you created to WhatsApp groups and your friends. When they see the link they will feel like the URL is too long. So it will prevent them from clicking your link. But if you use a short URL it will give you a positive mind in the viewers and they may click on your link. So now you want to short a long URL. It is very simple. All you have too is copy the long URL in this app and generate the new short URL.
This shortened URL will be live on the internet until you delete it from your dashboard. You can also able to improve your future blog post with the help of bitly. I will tell you how to do that. Once you shorten the long URL of your post and share it on social media apps, many people will click on it.
If you visit your bitly dashboard after some time you can able to see the overall details of the same link. You can able to understand the country of the people who click on your link. So by understanding it you can create blog posts with the topics that will attract them.
So that’s all about the bitly URL shortening platform