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Bitly with CoSchedule

Integrating with Bitly allows you to easily shorten, share, manage, and analyze all URLs published through CoSchedule. When enabled, CoSchedule will send links entered into messages off to bit.ly before posting, replacing the link entered initially in the message with the new bit.ly link.

Note: Bitly does not create short links for Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.

Enabling Bitly

1. Click Integrations, then select Bitly.

2. Click Enable.

4. Follow the steps to connect Bitly to Coschedule.

CoSchedule will now publish all URLs with a Bitly short link, which you can track and observe stats in Bitly.

Note: If you have Google Analytics enabled, Bitly may create multiple short links for the same URL. This is because different UTM parameters are added to the base URL to make the overall URL different.

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Disabling Bitly on Individual Social Messages

If Bitly is enabled, click the ellipsis menu at the bottom of any social message and select Disable Bitly. This will keep Bitly enabled in your calendar, but disable it for that individual social message.
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Frequently-Asked Questions

How do I add a new bitly link or change the link CoSchedule uses?

That needs to be done through Bitly. When you have Bitly enabled in your calendar, CoSchedule grabs the link that Bitly gives us based on your settings within your Bitly account.

Do custom branded bit.ly short links work with CoSchedule? 

Yes! If you have custom branded Bitly short links you will need to set the branded Bitlink (in Bitly) as the default link. However, for the message preview, we will show the generic Bitly link, until the message is actually published.

Why can’t I see my custom branded bit.ly shortlink when I preview my message?

Because we don’t have access to your bitly link until your message publishes, when you preview a scheduled message we will show the generic bit.ly link.

What happens if a shortened link is used when bit.ly is enabled?

Usually, the link will return a 404. The best practice is to either disable bit.ly or use a non-shortened link.

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