Introducing link insights!

Have you ever wanted to know more about the life of the links you save on bitly? For example, are you the first person to save this link? Was the link popular in the past? Is anyone else clicking this link right now?

You can now learn more about the “life” of any link you save, with key insights about the link that are displayed the second you save it. Key insights include being the first to save a link, or saving a link that was popular today or in the past.

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Getting ready to share the blog post you just published? If you’re the first person to save that link on bitly we’ll now let you know. Help others find the link by sharing your shortlink to Facebook or Twitter straight from bitly.

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If you pride yourself on finding great current content across the web, you may notice that many of the links you save will be popular right now. This means the link has experienced a very high click rate recently, higher than about 90% of newly saved links that are currently receiving traffic.

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You can also see the historical click data for links that were very popular in the past. Maybe a link you just discovered saw hundreds of clicks two months ago. Take this opportunity to bring the link back to life and share it once again.  

We hope that these insights help you learn more about the links you save across the web, and we’d love to hear your feedback. Reach out to community [at] bitly.com to let us know what you think, or leave a comment below.