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July 28, 2012   Kelsey Jones
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Shortened links in instant messaging, such as those created in sites like bit.ly and goo.gl, can be of great benefit to users of instant messaging. This is because long, complicated links, usually found in e-commerce, document, or content pages, can fill up an instant messaging window and make it confusing and hard to read.

If you have a very long link that you’d like to share via instant messaging, here are some sites that will shorten the link for you. Additionally, creating a profile on these accounts can help you see the link analytics (which helps you see how many people click on the link and other metrics).

Some Available Link Shorteners

  • http://bit.ly
  • http://goo.gl (this is by Google)
  • http://cli.gs

There are several other link shorteners available, as well as the ability to shorten your business name  as part of the link (for example, McDonald’s could have a link shortened that looked like http://Mc.ds/rigte67).

Even though shortening links are an extra step when it comes to communicating with other instant messaging users, it is usually helpful and polite, and those users will appreciate it.

Kelsey Jones

Kelsey Jones

Kelsey is a Search Marketing Specialist, Freelance Writer, and Owner of MoxieDot, an online marketing agency. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and doing yoga.

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