Individual Accounts Now Used for Bitly Links

May 29, 2015

Recently bit.ly made changes to how their system interacts with Typepad.  We took this opportunity to upgrade the experience for you, our subscribers!

If you weren't already familiar with bit.ly, they are a free service you can use to shorten the length of permalinks when sharing posts around the web. The shorter links will automatically be used when sharing to Twitter and Facebook. You can also use Bitly to track traffic to every post on your blog.

What this change means to you, is that now you can easily integrate your own personal bit.ly account into Typepad, allowing you to view your blog's bit.ly links within your own bit.ly account.  Previously these links were housed within Typepad's own bit.ly account.  This change means that you can see all of your links in one place, including the ones you shared through Typepad.

To use your own bit.ly account, simply go to Settings > Add-Ons and scroll to the bottom of the page.  You'll see a section for bit.ly.  Click on their orange logo and you'll be redirected to their site.  Approve the connection and you're done!

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Now, when you go to Overview and click the bit.ly listed under "Recent Social Media Traffic," the links listed there will allow you to view additional information on their clicks under your own bit.ly account. Just click a link to get more detailed stats.  Any links created previously will still retain their stats.

Don't have a bit.ly account yet?  You can register for free here.

We have more information on this topic in our helpful Knowledge Base.

Have any questions or need help with something?  Assistance is just a click away!

Typepad On Pinterest: Homegrown Hospitality

May 29, 2015

Did you know Typepad is on Pinterest? It's true! We love pinning and repinning great content from Typepad blogs in every genre, and we're always looking for great, inspirational content. Are you on Pinterest? Drop your link in the comments, and don't forget to follow Typepad right here! If you're not on Pinterest yet, check it out - it's a great way to promote your blog and connect with others!

Want some inspiration? Check out our featured pinner, Homegrown Hospitality

Alright Scrapbook folks, this one is for you! Stephanie Ackerman designs rubber stamps and is very involved in the Paper Crafting world. She teaches workshops and online classes specializing in journaling, lettering, fun doodle art and more.

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FOLLOW: Blog | Pinterest

Want to promote your pinterest account on your Typepad blog? Just go to Blogs > Content and add the Pinterest Widget to your Sidebar via the center menu. While you're there, make your blog posts "pinable" by adding the Pin It button to your post footers.

Want even more? Learn how to promote your blog on Pinterest and follow Typepad at www.pinterest.com/typepad.

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