Remember that big ol’ speech I gave about using bitly as a marketing analytics tool? Oops.
Problem with it is that it’s been abused—as have other link-shortening tools. Jerks of all kinds provide a link to cover the offensive trash they want you to click on or arrange for you to become a victim of a computer virus. Legitimate sites are fighting back.
LinkedIn exchanges your link for theirs. Pinterest doesn’t allow customized links, and as of today, neither does Facebook. Can Twitter be far behind?
These are the primary sites where I promote my new releases, giveaways, and sales. I don’t know about Instagram and others, but if they follow suit, bitly won’t be of much use for analytics outside your own newsletter, blog, and website.
So, if you read that first post and considered it a wonderful idea, all I can say is, things change. And things in cyberspace change even faster.
But, since I went through so much trouble to develop bitly links, here’s one for you: I have a new giveaway on my website. Check it out! http://bit.ly/2rl7eoAgiveaways