Shorten Post Permalinks with Bitly
Bitly is a free service you can use to shorten the length of permalinks when sharing posts around the web. The shorter links will automatically be used when sharing to Twitter and Facebook. You can also use Bitly to track traffic to every post on your blog.
Connect to Bitly
From the Blogs menu, select a blog, click the Settings tab, and click Add-Ons. Then, click the Bitly logo to sign in to your Bitly account.
You'll be prompted to sign in to Bitly, if you are not already, and then asked to allow Typepad to access your account. Please note Typepad is asking permission to generate Bitlinks and access your account to display the shortened URLs and statistics within your Typepad account. You can revoke access at any time. You must allow access in order to take advantage of the Bitly integration with your Typepad account.
If you don't already have a Bitly account, sign up for free!
Viewing Bitly Clicks
From the Blog Overview, click the bit.ly link in the Recent Social Media Traffic list.
Posts recently published will be listed with the information:
- Clicks: Number of times the unique Bitly link has been clicked.
- Post Info: Post title and date published.
- Bit.ly Info: Unique Bitly link for the post which directs to the full post permalink.
To view more statistics for each Bitlink, sign in to Bitly.
Share This Post
When sharing is set up to Facebook, Twitter, or Facebook Page, the Bitlink will be used for your post allowing you to track clicks through social media sharing.
Sharing can be set up by adding a Facebook, Twitter, or Facebook Page at Account > Other Accounts. Then, go to Blogs > Settings > Sharing to add a Facebook Page &/or set up automatically sharing for each new post. Learn more.