You can include shortened URLs in your social posts # matchurl

You can include shortened URLs in your social posts # matchurl


You can include shortened URLs in your social posts.

Here are some popular link shorteners:


You can use bitly to shorten long URLs with up to 23 characters, or you can use its own custom domain name.  To shorten a URL using bitly, visit the site and paste the URL into the field at the top of the page, then press Enter on your keyboard to generate a new shortened URL.  The new link will show up in same field next to your original URL.  From there, you can copy the new URL in its entirety if you need to include it in a post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or elsewhere.


Alternatively, use link shorteners like (25 characters) and TinyURL (27 characters) to shorten URLs with fewer than 28 characters; this will allow you to fit at least one hashtag in your tweet without sacrificing much space for the link.

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Notes:   ✅ Add relevant background information that supports your article; don't just copy what you read verbatim ✅ For impact, be sure to first include your article title and byline ✅ If you need to limit the number of words in an article, use a link shortener like bitly to save characters ✅ When writing titles and headings, try using Google's headline analyzer ( of which will help identify wordy titles and suggest improvements to boost click-through rate (CTR) and search engine performance (SERP). 

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11/28/2018 12:21:36 AM - Google's headline analyzer says... This title is too long! It has 75 characters (420 max allowed). Try shortening it or use a custom domain name. 11/27/2018 1:22:44 PM - How To Get The Most Out Of Your LinkedIn Profile Headline With a Little Character Count Magic Trick says... Reply Delete _____________________________________________ I love the idea of this article and how it gives a simple solution to keeping hashtags in postings with character limits! The only criticism I have is that the article is still long. I got lost in all of the explanations and examples about what a headline analyzer is, why you need one, how to use it, etc. I would focus more on Twitter character limits and just summarize the rest with bullet points. It would be easier to follow even if it were slightly shorter! Reply Delete

Hello Lise! Thank you for your feedback - I agree that this might have been my longest article yet! Because Google's Headline Analyzer (GHSA) was new to me when I wrote this, I shared about half of what GHSA had to say about each title option, which got really lengthy... So thank you for pointing out how many words there are - definitely something I will consider for future articles! I'm open to your suggestions, too - what would you like to read about next? Reply Delete

I really enjoyed the article. However, knowing that Google's Headline Analyzer was helpful in finding my most attention-grabbing headline. I also liked reading about the the suggested titles and the reasons why they're effective. Thank you for this great post! Reply Delete

Your article is very useful and informative still there are some issues with grammar and punctuation which can be corrected by an editor but apart from that it is a good read. Keep sharing more information on social media marketing. Reply Delete

Yes this blog does have its share of grammatical errors...but thank you so much for pointing them out so I can learn and improve! As for an editor - do you know one? If so, I'd love to hear more about them and see if we can work together. Who knows, maybe this article could be our first collaboration :) Delete

I really like this article as it focuses on the key element of utilizing character counts to your social media advantage. Great read thanks! Reply Delete

Thanks for sharing such a helpful information with us..Really appreciated your blog post..Great work ..keep it up!!! Reply Delete

This article was very helpful and gave me ideas of how to keep my tweets under 140 characters. Keep writing these kinds of articles...they help out a lot! Reply Delete

It's good to hear that my article helped - thank you! Twitter posts are definitely my favorite posts to write :) Delete

Great article! I've actually been doing this for my Facebook post with some success. Now that you mention it, I think I'll try the same method on LinkedIn.. Reply Delete

You're welcome - thank you so much for reading and commenting! It's great to hear that sharing just one tip proved helpful :) Delete

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