Hi All,

I haven't been using bitly link shorteners and just used one sometime earlier today. I am wondering, how do you guys keep track of all the shortened links in an excel spreadsheet? Or is it necessary?

Thanks for your advise in advance.

Regards,
Richard

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LouiseBT Premium Plus
Hi Richard

My preference is Pretty Links for two reasons:

1. it keeps my site URL visible in the link
2. all the shortened links are saved on the dashboard of my website, no need to save it anywhere else.

Hope this helps you.
Blessings
Louise

PS Having said that, I also have an excel spreadsheet of all my blog posts with their respective links. That is more for me to keep track of everything I write. It is also handy for when I am writing an article and need access to a link for another article. I can access it without going out of the article I am busy with. Same with social media posts.
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OCH3943 Premium
Hi Louise, thanks. I have pretty links too. How do you shorten the URL slug (permalink?) that is after your domain name?

I tried sharing my blog post on twitter and the number of character is limited. So that was why I used bitly instead of pretty link.
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LouiseBT Premium Plus
Hi again
Sorry, I am without a laptop at the moment (coffee spilt on on the keyboard killed the motherboard 🤦‍♀️) and I left the office earlier yesterday to meet a house / petsitting client for a gig last night.

Here are links to training that may help you. I learned how to use pretty links through the first training below given by Lynnehuy: This one may help you to edit the number of characters: Blessings
Louise
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bothewebguy Premium
I don't like bit.ly myself. I have seen so many spammers use that service. Personally, I see those links and run. Like AbieAJ said, pretty links is a better alternative - all the stats are there in yur dashboard. I would recommend dropping some of the resource hungry scripts on pretty links and just simply use the click tracking.
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OCH3943 Premium
Frankly speaking, I don't like it too... but I was sharing my blog post in twitter so bitly links are shorter than pretty links.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You can in their dashboard if you want, it gives some stats as how many and geolocations. However why use Bitly when you can use Pretty Links.

You may view below resource

https://support.bitly.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024372212-Can-I-integrate-Bitly-with-Google-Sheets-
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Bitly states:

Why should I add this to Google Sheets?
If you're managing shared links in Google Sheets, Advanced URL Shortener makes it easy to shorten the links and view their click metrics directly in the spreadsheet. You can shorten one link at a time with the free version and need to upgrade for bulk updating.
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OCH3943 Premium
Thanks Abie!
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OCH3943 Premium
Hi Abie, thanks. I have pretty links too.

I tried sharing my blog post on twitter and the number of character is limited. So that was why I used bitly (shorter link) instead of pretty link (better looking). Seems to be a trade-off...
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Great thanks for the clarification.

And so very welcome.
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