So what is bit.ly?
Bit.ly is an online tool which you can sign up where you can paste a link and find out how many times it was clicked on, from which sites the clicks came from and from where in the world they came from.
How to create a bit.ly link
1. Once you have signed in, click on ‘paste a link here’ on the top right hand corner of the page, and then paste your link in the box that appears
4. You can also create bundles of links, so you can group them together easily e.g. by articles relating to finance, technology, marketing etc.
5. Copy the bit.ly link and paste it wherever you want.
How to check your links
1. When you log in to bit.ly, the home page will show you all the links you have pasted on to the site, with the newest ones at the top. Underneath each link, it tells you how many clicks it had.
Will you be using bit.ly in the future? Let us know if you think it’s a useful tool below....
By Sarah Laughran