How to spy on campaigns of competitors who use URL shorteners

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URL shorteners are such a wonderful thing: they not only make URLs shorter (obviously), but they also give away some juicy details from those who use them when pushing online campaigns. Services like bit.ly, goo.gl, and others, provide publicly-viewable statistics you can often gleen valuable insight from. In this post, I’m going not only dive into some great URL shortener research methods, but I’m also going to show you how to use Google to find some of these links from your competitors! Results will inevitably vary, but the methods should still prove useful, regardless.

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Story added 28. August 2012, content source with full text you can find at link above.