STOP DOING THIS : Reason Why You Shouldn’t Use bit.ly or goo.gl
Yes, a short URL will help you to increase your clicks and visitors to your site.
But, you should stop using it.
keep reading to know why?
if you use bit.ly it means you are leaving the way to your competitor to easily spy on your site.
Copy and paste bit.ly URL in google and enter “+” next at the end of bit.ly shorten URL and press enter where you can find all analytics about your page.
Don’t allow your competitor to spy on your site.
How you can use this (short URL) to spy on your competitor sales?
With this technique, you could find competitor referral traffic. This will help you to get the idea to bring referral traffic for your website.
Also, you can spy on your competitor campaign promotion.
Before proceeding this you should first know either your competitor is utilizing bit.ly short link.
Keep reading to check whether your competitor is utilizing bit.ly short link
How to find whether your competitor is utilizing a bit.ly short link?
It is very simple. Use site searches in google to find it.
For example : site:http://soravjain.com/ intext:goo.gl | intext:bit.ly
Here we have analysed Soravjain.com bit.ly short link.
If someone doesn’t know about site search, this is very simple. Now we asked google to bring bit.ly or goo.gl short link text from the soravjain.com website.
This search brings 22 results.
So now you can analyse each link to get an idea.
To find your competitor contest campaign bit.ly short link you can use below site search
For example : site:http://soravjain.com/ intext:goo.gl | intext:bit.ly Contest “win *”
The above site search will help you get your competitor contest bit.ly short link for analysis. This brings text contains bit.ly or goo.gl along with contest and win from the soravjain.com website.
Keep spying your competitor bit.ly short link and stop using bit.ly on your own post to avoid competitors to spy on your website data.
An alternative for URL shortener :
tiny.ie is the tool that helps you to generate a short URL with Unexposed Data, Unlike Other Providers.
Still, are you using bit.ly or goo.gl short URL on your post? Comment why? We would like to hear your thoughts on this.