Step 05 Set up a account

Because Twitter has a 140 character limitation, URL shorteners are used to make long URLs short.

There are many to choose from but I use

Once you sign up for you can see how many people are clicking on your links.

Signing up for is easy.

Go to
Click “Sign Up”
Create a username and NEW (not your Twitter) password for
Click “Sign Up”

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You can now create shortened URLs at the site. Look in the upper right corner to make sure that you are signed in.

I have heard that some people do not like using because the .ly domain is for Libya.
If you agree, you can use’s other URL shortner:

When you are ready -> CLICK HERE!

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