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bit.ly\tinyurl links and seo

7:34 pm on Jul 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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hello all

a question:
if i'm using a link shortener such as bit.ly service on a hardlink such as www.example.com and post the bit.ly link on websites - will my site www.example.com still get backlink seo credit for it?
what kind of referal would i see on analytics? bitly or the site I have posted the link on?

[edited by: engine at 8:39 pm (utc) on July 15, 2009]
[edit reason] please use example.com [/edit]

3:42 am on July 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The shortened bit.ly links (ex: bit.ly/example) are 301 redirects to the actual URL (ex: http://www.example.com) so the page in latter should get credit for the bit.ly link.
7:04 pm on July 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Watch a video of Matt Cutts:
"Are shortened URLs treated differently than other redirects?"
8:53 pm on July 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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suzukik - thats pretty much sums that up... thanks a lot!

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