First a little terminology lesson. “Bitly” is the name of the company. They call their shortened links “bitlinks” and the first part of the shortened link is “bit.ly”.
Bitly is a link management platform that lets you harness the power of your links by shortening, sharing, managing and analyzing links to your content. Billions of links are created every year by our millions of users, from individuals to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Do bitly links expire? Bitly links never expire. If you use a custom domain to shorten your links they will continue to work as long as your DNS is still pointing at Bitly. While you can hide links and their analytics from the analytics view, the data will remain in Bitly.
How to create links with Bitly
- Log in to your Bitly account.
- Click Create. …
- If you have a paid subscription, you will have the option to select a custom domain to brand your link. …
- Paste the long URL into the Paste Long URL box, this will auto-generate a shortened link.
- Click Create.
- The next screen allows you to edit your link.