Tired of long website addresses that contain no meaning?
bitly is a utility that allows users to shorten a long URL, share it, and then track the resulting usage. For example, you can shorten this link:
It’s much easier to include the link in an email or Twitter post without it breaking or taking up space. To see how many clicks that link has gotten and explore other info, simply append a plus sign to the end of the url:
By creating a bitly account (highly recommended), you have the ability to also save all of these bitlys that are created into different collections, to share with students and friends.
Making a Simple Bit Link
Go to bitly.com and paste your long web address!
Making a Custom Bit Link
Sign in or create a Bit Link account
Paste your link in the top right corner
Click the customize button, and enter any thing you like that you can remember!
Making Bit Link Bundles
Bit link bundles is a new way of sharing multiple links with a single bit.ly short URL. You can start bundling links right away! Just head over to bit.ly, shorten some links and then hit the “Bundle” button.Every link you add to a bundle will include a rich media preview (courtesy of our friends at embed.ly) and a bit.ly click count, and can be customized with a title and description.