Question from Kevin: For a while now I’ve been using Bitly to shorten my blog post URLs before I post them on Twitter and LinkedIn so I can track the clicks on them.
Yesterday I heard that using a URL shortener can cause a website to rank lower in the search engines.
Is that true? If it is true how can I get all the Bitly links removed from Twitter and LinkedIn?
I’m asking because my blog’s Google rankings took a nosedive a few months back. Do you think Google is penalizing my blog for using Bitly?
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