Bit.ly linker is a WordPress plugin that will automatically create bit.ly links for each post that you publish. You can specify Google tracking code so that the bit.ly link is automatically tracked in Google Analytics.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
- Download the plugin
- Activate it from the WordPress plugins menu
- In WordPress settings you will see Bitly Linker Settings
- Enter your Bitly username API Key and Analytics data
- Add the Bitly Linker widget to your sidebar
- What is bit.ly linker?
Bit.ly linker is a WordPress plugin that will automatically create bit.ly links for each post that you publish. You can then use that bit.ly link anywhere you want to direct people straight to the specific blog post. Download now!
- Why use bit.ly linker?
Bit.ly linker not only automatically creates bit.ly links from your posts but also adds Google tracking code to the link so that Google Analytics can register the link and you can measure visitor stats from the link
- Analytics and bit.ly.
Google Analytics traditional hasnít dealt with bit.ly links very well, they log them as direct traffic and you have no way of knowing how well (or badly) a particular link is doing. Now with bit.ly linker you can add personalised tracking code to the link so that Analytics will register is differently and you will be able to properly track the success of your links.
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- First stable launch.
- Fixed permalink/non-permalink error. Works with both types of urls now.
- Bit.ly link now available within the admin area once post is published.