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Hi Sherry, you can include full URls in your social posts if you'd like instead of using Ow.ly - alas, you then use more of the precious 140 characters.
Me too! I would like to use uw.ly as a default URL shorterner, not ht.ly! Where can I find this option? It seems to be gone in the preferences menu.
Thanks for removing the frame. I stopped using hootsuite in early 2009 due to framed content, and wasn't aware it had been dropped by default since then. This makes me want to try it again.
to select per social network how we want to use the url options as opposed to being forced to use them or not use them across all of our social networks.
Any chance of turning off owly? I manage posts for many businesses via an rss feed and don't want owly to send them back to my blog through a link. How do I turn that off?
maybe I'm missing something ...but what are you guys talking about there is no opt-out! feature! Hoot is shortening my shortner! I dont see a way to stop that!
Since opting in for the Hit.ly link shortener, I don't have any activity stats within Hootsuite Analytics.
Where can I see all of my account click history or do I need to switch back to Ow.ly as the default link shortener?
Hi, I changed yesterday s shorteners from ht.ly to ow.ly. Since then I have problems to send away tweets that are time bound. "Reason: Could not connect to Twitter". How can you help me solve this problem?
Would you be able to add support for a custom URL shortening service, such as the self-hosted YOURLS? All you really need to do is allow users to store the URL API string for Hoot to ping instead of using say ow.ly or bit.ly.
I haven't seen the custom limk shortener yet, just an opportunity to sign up for more info about the Pro account. Any idea when we will be able to start using the custom shortener?
Is the custom link shortener released officially yet? I can't find anywhere to add it to my account.
Leyla, I too never liked the share bar, yet how can one pass up the opportunity to maximize the impact of each unit of expended effort!
I am surely going ht.ly. I can handle the heavy weight!
It's funny because I never liked the tool bar, or share bar, but now given the option - I prefer it! Go figure.
I think any added chance of having my information shared is worth a shot!
Just signed up for your product and so far I am blown away! I have considered may paid products, but none I've seen compares to this one.
I'll start with the Ht.ly shortener and see how it goes.
How about giving us the full loaded Ht.ly bar option with our own branding excluding the Hootsuite branding for a paid fee?
Also it would be nice to be able to select per social network how we want to use the url options as opposed to being forced to use them or not use them across all of our social networks.
I would love to get more branding control over that bar
I think you got that backwards. You've got everyone trained that ow.ly is an iframed link, to the point where many pass over clicking on it. If you wanted to offer a way for hootsuite users to use your shortener minus the bar, ht.ly was the domain to do it on. A fresh domain offered the opportunity to rebrand the links as iframe-free.
Good luck, bros.
Love the product, but you really need to figure out a way to display the tweets retweeted by the retweet API in either its own column, or as part of the Mentions.
This was welcome news for me. Once again you have demonstrated the ongoing maturation of Hootsuite and that you are going forward and listening to your users creating something for everyone. Well done.
Thanks for the opt-out option. I appreciate HootSuite and all the good things you are doing.Here's to a great year ahead for you.
You can choose in the pull down menu which allows you to shorten links - You'll notice Ow.ly and Ht.ly as choices there. Enjoy and Hoot On!
You're certainly welcome back! If there are any other aspects you don't love about HooSuite - let us know on our Feedback Channel.
I'm having a hard time following you. Could you please clarify what you mean?
Feel free to respond in Portuguese.
Simply paste the link into the message compose box to keep intact - however Twitter will likely shorten anyhow.
Please post on the Help Desk so we can assist you best. http://help.hootsuite.com
HootSuite offers custom URL shortening services through Ow.ly Pro allowing you to choose any custom short address you want.
Great idea, consider contributing this at http://feedback.hootsuite.com - this will allow others to vote the idea up.
We switched to ht.ly after your announcement. How do we see stats on the activity from the social bar?
So far that I can tell, I have to look at individual tweet stats to see User ratings? Is there a way to see an overall view of all tweets: how many Tweets, how many Shares, etc.?