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Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

That's for when you (or other) use the short URL and others click on it.  typically, if you are posting to social media, you would use the short URL (so you don't have the long one cluttering up your update.  You can then separately track how much your social media is driving traffic to your blog posts.  (but only if you use it).

You can create the short url at the top right of the post and then copy and paste it.

Tammy Lankford uses these and she's written a few posts on this topic which you might be able to find on here if you do a search.

Dec 28, 2014 08:38 AM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Tracking.

Aug 28, 2019 10:16 PM
Rainer
279,648
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Learning from other answers.

May 10, 2018 09:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,006
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

For tracking.

Apr 16, 2018 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Let me check other answers....

Jan 02, 2018 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Debbie G nailed this one!

Apr 21, 2017 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Wheeeee.....thanks for asking this question.  And, thanks to Debbie Gartner for an excellent answer!

Jan 27, 2015 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Debbie has already answered the question . I will check out Tammy's post.

Dec 28, 2014 08:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,508,825
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is the same as on Utube, you can use a short link or a longer one. I usually copy the long one. They both work the same.

Dec 28, 2014 05:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,409,242
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

It is the total clicks from where you posted the short link. Examples would be a Facebook or Twitter. 

Dec 28, 2014 03:36 PM
Rainmaker
5,170,790
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Ginger, 

I use them when I am giving someone a quick link.  A

Dec 28, 2014 02:27 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

You did get a good answer from Debbie Gartner . You can generate Short URL for your post by clicking on the link near the bottom of the post header on right.

Dec 28, 2014 02:21 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Here's the post I wrote on the subject a while back.  Thanks for the mention Debbie Gartner 

Dec 28, 2014 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Ginger, regarding short clicks Debbie and Silvia explained it well.

Dec 28, 2014 12:20 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Ginger, Debbie already answered this very well.  I use the short URL a lot when I post to FB or when I sent specific posts to some of my customers.  Let's me see whether people are actually looking at it.

Dec 28, 2014 09:11 AM