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URL shortening service that takes a long URL and makes it very compact

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Can't edit bit.ly destination url

I have Google drive pdf's shared link as the destination link for a bit.ly link. For some reasons I need to update the destination URL and I cannot find any destination link edit option on the ...
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Keeping URL params encoded in a bitly link?

I'm having a frustrating problem with bit.ly. In my webapp, I have a URL param that contains a URL-encoded array value. So basically its param=${encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify(["one","two","three"])...
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Link Windows installer through bit.ly?

I have released a Windows installer as open-source software (it is a well-known software with peer-reviewed article in scientific journal) and wanted to get some download metrics with bit.ly service, ...
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Limiting access to a link in Bitly [duplicate]

I created a link for a test so my students could record their answers on an answer sheet. It was easier than giving them the full URL to the answer sheet. Now that they have taken the test I don't ...
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whatever happened to bit.ly bundles?

Bundles was a feature where you could group a bunch of related links together. Now I hear it has been removed... http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/09/bitly-replaces-bundles-with-tags-to-help-users-...
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How can I rename a tag in Bit.ly?

I create some Tags for our newsletter. Then the newsletter name changed ;-) Can I rename a Bit.ly tag?
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Google Sheets Function to get a shortened URL (from Bit.ly or goo.gl etc.)

I have a Google spreadsheet that builds Google Analytics links. I'd like to shorten those links. I tried the Bit.ly example but even their example does not work. How can I do this?
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How can I publish a word document on the same URL but changing content from time to time? [closed]

I have a very simple thing to do which suddenly became hugely difficult. I need to publish a word document on the same URL but I will change its content from time to time. Solutions I tried so far: ...
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Twitter shortens my already shortened URLs. Will this affect my bitly statistics?

For some time now, I've happily been using bitly with a custom domain to shorten URLs on Twitter, but recently Twitter has decided to start shortening my already shortened URLs. Will this affect my ...
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Sort all my j.mp links by most clicked

Is there any way I can get all of the links associated with my j.mp account and arrange them so that the links with the most clicks are at the top?
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Make bit.ly use my own URL shortening service for pages on my site

I see that bit.ly have integrated with other URL shortening services to allow for custom domains in the short URL version. E.g. When I shorten a URL from an article on TheNextWeb.com it gets ...
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Do customized bit.ly links ever expire?

I'm about to send out "save the date" announcements for my wedding soon, and wanted to include a link to a our wedding page hosted on a popular planning site, theknot.com. The link options they gave ...
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Permanently delete a shortened link from bit.ly

I want to delete a shortened link from bit.ly that was created by me. How can I do that?
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How to avoid URL encoding with bit.ly?

I am using bit.ly linked with my Twitter Account to write tweet directly from their web site. Today I had the need to write an announce that mentions a site name, TF2Maps.net. The problem is that bit....
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Bit.ly doesn't support OpenId, what URL shortener does? [closed]

Question inspired by this tweet: bit.ly still doesn't support OpenID? Any recommendations on a url shortener that does? http://twitter.com/jongalloway/status/17967007628
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How can I be certain that a URL-shortened link I click isn't going to send me to a dangerous or unwanted site?

When I see a shortened URL, I'm always hesitant to click it because I don't know where the link is going to go. (In the worst case, it may lead to an XSS exploit against a site that I'm logged in to) ...
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