What is Bitly?
As a URL Shorterner service, Bit.ly transforms your long URL link into a short link so you can share or message the link in a nice visual and convenient way. Bitly positions itself as “the easiest and most fun way to save, share and discover links from around the web.”
Why use Bitly?
Which of the following you prefer to put on your Marketing content: https://fascinatingmarketing.wordpress.com/2014/04027/how-bitly-helps-social-media-marketing or this: http://bit.ly/1nR8yE1 Yes, it is much shorter and looks nicer than the former long text slash number mixture. But do you know it’s more than just a shortener?! It also provides a metric for you to measure how many times people click on that link.
How to use it?
Bitly functions like a social site where you can sign up for free and connect to your Facebook or Twitter account . For more tricks and tips, sign up at http://bitly.com and explore.