Up to now we have used several URL shortening services that provided you with no means to track the clicks on the links in your scheduled tweets and DMs.
We have now added bit.ly as a URL shortening option. All you need to do is add your bit.ly login and API key to your TweetLater profile. From that point forward we will shorten all your links using your bit.ly account. We won’t use any of the other URL shortening services.
This means you can track the clicks on all your links in your bit.ly account.
To activate bit.ly on your TweetLater profile, do the following:
- Login to your TweetLater account.
- Click the “Edit details” button in the sidebar on the right.
- Enter your bit.ly login and API key in the appropriate fields.
- Click the Save button.
It’s as easy as that. From that point forward all your links will be shortened using bit.ly.
will also soon include also includes links on tweets created by your Blog Feeds, if you are a TweetLater Professional user. We have not yet now added it to the blog feeds processor.
The same two bit.ly fields are also available on the registration page, for folks who are registering new TweetLater accounts.
If you don’t have a bit.ly account, it’s super easy to register a free account at bit.ly.
If you don’t know where to get your bit.ly API key, login to your bit.ly account and click the “account” link in the top right corner of the page. Your API key is displayed on that page. Your “login” is the username that you use to login to bit.ly.