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Bitly makes your links shorter and better, allowing marketing professionals to track the performance of clicks and metrics of their links.
With Bybrand, Bitly can shorten every URL you link to your
Don’t forget to read the section: URL with your own personalized domain.
Activating the integration
Find Bitly’s integration and click Connect.
You’ll receive the details of the integration and what you’ll be able to do inside your email signature once it is active.
Go to the Manage tab to activate the integration in your account.
Once clicking on the Sign in with: Bitly, you’ll be redirected to the authorization website to allow Bybrand to shorten URLs for you and send the links to your control panel.
This is the page with an active integration:
Done, the integration is ready for use, but, before you start using it, please read about personalized domains.
Your own personalized domain
Branded Short Domain (BSD) Read more about BSD in Bitly’s website
If you’d like to avoid your message going through the anti-spam filters, create a domain, which can also be a subdomain.
See our example with:
It’s important that you have your own personalized domain, different from the shortened URLs that you send your social media accounts or paste on websites. The shortened link in your signature is sent through emails, and the main domains that shorten URLs don’t have a good relationship with anti-spam filters.
In many cases, spammers or hackers use shortened
Knowing that, you should avoid messages with:
bit.ly bit.do ow.ly goo.gl x.co rebrand.ly tinyurl.com t.co
Follow up the updated list of abused URLs: http://www.surbl.org/tld
So, it’s best to have a personalized domain in your URLs, not the generic bit.ly one.
Shortening links in your email signature
Activating the integration was easy, and it is even easier to shorten your URLs directly in the email signatures editor.
When editing a signature and adding a link, you’ll see the
After doing that, all shortened links will be found in Bitly’s panel.
Soon, we’ll have:
- Adding personalized tags on shortened links;
- View metrics;
Watch a quick video showing how to shorten URLs in an email signature with Bitly.
It is done! If you have any questions or problems with the integration, please get in touch with our support team.