Miscellaneous

Bitly

Short and Sweet.

Concise and Precise.

In today’s busy world, these words are applicable more than ever and there’s a website which does just exactly that.  

The company is called Bitly, and it essentially shrinks a long website address. 

What is Bitly you may wonder?

Well it’s a tool that shortens up a website’s Looooong address.

On the world wide web, we use website addresses or “URL’s” to go to particular locations online. Sometimes, the addresses for these websites can become quite lengthy and in order to shorten the address. 

As an example, the address for upcoming technology training sessions are listed online at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/socialclubsimple/events/?ref=page_internal

Now this is a very long URL address. Yikes. 

In order shorten up the address, simply go to Bitly.com, paste in the long address and click on the “shorten” button.  

Then you will receive a shorter address such as https://bit.ly/2VAwYcG. 

Ahh, now that is much better. Short, sweet and oh so neat. 🙂 

  • According to the Bitly company, they shorten, create and share trusted, powerful links for businesses. 

  • People as well as major companies use Bitly including Disney, Amazon, ESPN and NIKE. 

Hows Does Bitly Work?

  1. Go to the Bitly website https://bitly.com/. Copy then paste your long website address into the white text bar. 

  2. Next, click on the navy blue button named “Shorten.” 


3. Lastly, copy the new short Bitly address provided. This short address will be able to be used online and still take anyone to the desired long address. 

Watch the training video to see exactly how to use Bitly!