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Moz Partners With Bitly For Click Tracking And Link Data Moz Partners With Bitly For Click Tracking And Link Data

Bitly announced today that it will provide click tracking technology and inbound link data to Moz to help users better understand who is linking to websites and how relevant those links are. The data will use number and frequency of …

Bitly Makes Saving and Shortening Links Easier Bitly Makes Saving and Shortening Links Easier

Bitly wants you to know they’ve been listening to your comments and concerns. Yesterday, they announced they will be making some changes and that it will now be quicker to save and shorten links. In fact, it takes place in …

Bitly Redesign Angers Users Bitly Redesign Angers Users

URL-shortening platform Bitly launched a redesign yesterday, sporting all sorts of new features. Bitly users can now: – Easily save, share and discover links — they’re called bitmarks, like bookmarks. – Instantly search your saved bitmarks. – Curate groups of …

Bitly Launches Redesign Bitly Launches Redesign

It was recently reported that URL shortening platform bitly has just raised $20 million in a round of funding, roughly double it garnered last time around. Bitly had been the default URL shortener on Twitter since 2009, replacing TinyURL, until …

Study Claims 61% of URL Shorteners Are Dead Study Claims 61% of URL Shorteners Are Dead
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A study by new URL shortener yi.tl claims that out of the 1002 different URL shorteners created in the past decade, 614 of them no longer exist. The company cites spam as the main reason for sites closing, though I’m …

Bitly Raises $20 Million Bitly Raises $20 Million

URL shortening platform bitly has just raised $20 million in a round of funding, roughly double it garnered last time around. Bitly had been the default URL shortener on Twitter since 2009, replacing TinyURL, until Twitter introduced its own shortener …

Bitly’s Take On Social Search Bitly’s Take On Social Search
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Social search is an interesting animal, mostly because there are so many different approaches. There’s realtime search, like we’ve seen from Google+ and Topsy in the last week. There’s Google’s social search, which simply sprinkles social results throughout its web …

Twitterfeed Acquired by Bitly Twitterfeed Acquired by Bitly
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Bitly, once Twitter’s favorite URL shortening service before Twitter decided to go with its own service, announced that it has acquired Twitterfeed. Twitterfeed allows bloggers to “feed their blogs to Twitter,” Facebook and other services. Two weeks ago, Twitterfeed announced …

Who Owns Your Content?
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Have you ever wondered what would happen to your content on third-party sites if those sites ceased to exist? You may own your content on them as it stands now, but what if they went away? 

Would you be ok if your tweets or your status updates disappeared? Discuss here.

Bit.ly Teams Up with Yfrog on Image Sharing
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Update: The YFrog and bit.ly partnership is now live. A YFrog spokesperson says that with Apple announcement that iPod nanos will now come equipped with video cameras – this opens a new, inexpensive way for people to capture video and then post it to Twitter.

Bit.ly Shortens URL Shorteners
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URL-shortening service bit.ly, the favorite of Twitter, has introduced a new URL-shortening service, or an extension of the original one rather. The new one is j.mp, which as you can see by looking at it resides at a domain with very few characters.

That is exactly the reason bit.ly has introduced it. The company says that for some people, "every character counts," and that is certainly true in the Twitter age, where a maximum of 140 characters is allowed per tweet.