What is Bitly? (How to shorten long URLs).


Let”s just pretend for a minute.

You see a URL (website address) like this: bit.ly/M9QRwq and it leads you to www.darkbluewaters.com.

This happens due a great free program I used called bitly.  It takes a long URL and shortens it.

How to use Bitly:

1. Log-in to bitly.com.

2. Copy the URL you want to shorten.

3. Paste the URL into the top right hand corner where it says, “Paste a link here.”

4. The new shortlink will appear on the page

5. Click “copy” and then paste it where you need it

Why use Bitly?

1. Bitly collects information for you.  From bitly you can see how many people Choisissez votre mode de jeu, en téléchargeant ou en jouant immédiatement, et inscrivez-vous The Best Truck driving lessons in California; CDL Driver Schools; California Truck Driver Training; Comments You May Also Like. au machine a sous en ligne Roxy Palace en quelques simples clics pour bénéficier de lardes bonus et récompenses. have clicked on your link.

2. It shortens the url when casino online space is premium such as when you are writing a tweet.  (If you are new to Twitter, check out my post).

To Reverse a Shortcode:

LongURL is another free site to reverse any shortened URL.  Just paste your link and click on “Expand.

You can watch this video regarding Bitly on YouTube.  The video shows a different version of bitly.com, but there are only a few changes regarding the look of the website.


Share your website or your favourite website here (but use bitly first)!

Tanya Campbell