as well as location and metadata. Tracking stats are available after users shorten their long links with bit.ly by clicking on the “Info+” link on bit.ly, or just adding a “+” sign to the end of any bit.ly link (for example, http://bit.ly/n0og+).bit.ly is based in New York City, and began as a project at Betaworks.bit.ly works by issuing a “301 redirect”: a technique for making a webpage available under many URLs. When you shorten a link with bit.ly, you are redirecting a click from bit.ly to the destination URL. A 301 redirect is the most efficient and search engine-friendly method for webpage redirection, and is what bit.ly uses. Because bit.ly doesn’t re-use or modify links, we consider our redirects to be permanent.
bit.ly links cannot be edited. They also do not expire and cannot be changed, so they will always redirect to the site for which they were originally created. It’s always a good idea to check that your long URL and/or custom name are correct before creating, sharing, or printing your bit.ly links.
Can viruses get spread through bit.ly links?:While most people use bit.ly for valid reasons, people can abuse the service and spread a virus through a bit.ly link. Rest assured that its team works hard to prevent abuse.
bit.ly basics: Using bookmarklets:The “sidebar” bookmarklet has a slide-out panel from which you can share and see info about the page in question.The “bit.ly” bookmarklet redirects you to the bit.ly homepage, and let’s you include highlighted content with the bit.ly link in a Twitter post.
Using bookmarklets:The “sidebar” bookmarklet has a slide-out panel from which you can share and see info about the page in question.
The “bit.ly” bookmarklet redirects you to the bit.ly homepage, and let’s you include highlighted content with the bit.ly link in a Twitter post.
Each link bit.ly issues is unique and will not be re-used, so you can be confident users will arrive at the correct site.
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