Use Ow.ly to shorten URLs and make them more manageable. Like most URL shorteners, Ow.ly provides a 301 redirect; a way of communicating with web browsers that a web page has moved to a new location. Ow.ly also hosts the images you upload through your Hootsuite dashboard.
To access your Ow.ly account
- Open the Ow.ly website in your browser.
- Click Sign in with Twitter, in the top-right corner.
- Enter your Twitter credentials, and then click Authorize app.
URLs shortened on Ow.ly's homepage do not produce statistics in order to ensure the privacy of your statistics. Only URLs shortened within the compose message box in the Hootsuite dashboard will produce statistics on link clicks.