Posts Tagged ‘Bitly’

bitly vs goo.gl

Bitly vs. Goo.gl

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/05/bitly-vs-googl.html

Bitly – Pros & Cons
Pro – If you create a free Bitly.com account you can customize your shortened URLs so that they spell words or at least have initials and numbers that are related to an event.

Con –  A few years ago Bitly removed the option to create QR codes while also shortening URLs. So if you need a QR code to go with your shortened URL, you might want to try Goo.gl.

Goo.gl – Pros & Cons
Pro – Goo.gl is available in your Google Account. You can create shortened URLs and QR codes at the same time in Goo.gl.

Con – Goo.gl doesn’t let you customize the shortened URL that is generated for you. You’re stuck with the randomly generated characters that are given to you.

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more on link shorteners in this IMS blog
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=link+shortener

5 Browser Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

5 Browser Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-social-media-browser-extensions/

#1: Engage on Instagram from Your Browser
third-party Instagram extension for Chrome. This extension allows you to engage on Instagram without going to your phone or to the Instragram.com website.

#2: Add GIFs to Social Media Updates
Giphy’s extension

#3: Customize Saved Links
Bitly
extension and bookmarklet

#4: Schedule Content for Publishing
Buffer as one of the apps to integrate with Zapier

#5: Analyze Twitter Profiles
Riffle impressive list of integrations—15 platforms in
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