Bitly browser tool publish on Twitter frequentlyWhen you are actively marketing in social media by sharing valuable content, speed is often of the essence. You want to be able to share easily, simply, and quickly.

Twitter is great for sharing links to web pages, videos, news items, whitepapers, interesting sites, and more. But going back and forwards to your Twitter channel each time you find an interesting web page or piece of content you want to share can be a real pain.

My suggestion – use bit.ly sidebar bookmarklet. It allows you to send a tweet directly from the webpage you are on. Very handy.

Here’s how to install bit.ly sidebar bookmarklet for Firefox and Safari:

1. Go to bit.ly and register

2. Go to the Sidebar Boomarklet Instruction page

3. Go to the bottom of the page, and drag ‘bit.ly Sidebar’ into your browser toolbar

4. You now see the ‘bit.ly Sidebar’ shortcut in your browser toolbar

5. Now go to the bit.ly website, go your account, choose ‘Settings’

6. Go to ‘Add account’: click Twitter

8. You now go to a Twitter API page

9. Fill in your Twitter username and password

10. Click ‘Allow’.

After this little process, you are all done! You click on the ‘bit.ly Sidebar’ shortcut in your browser tool bar and you can share straight from the web page you are on!

This makes it much easier to share interesting content with your followers. You will end up tweeting more often and more regularly.

Are you on Chrome?

Great! This makes it easier because you can simply use this really easy to use browser extension. When you install it (takes 2 seconds), a little bit.ly icon appears right next to your Chrome address bar.

After that:

1. Go to bit.ly and register

2. In the bit.ly website go your account, choose ‘Settings’

6. Go to ‘Add account’: click Twitter

8. You now go to a Twitter API page

9. Fill in your Twitter username and password

10. Click ‘Allow’.

When your are now on a web page, and you click the little bit.ly icon next to your Chrome address bar, the layer unfolds. Just type your tweet (a shortened link is already in) and hit ‘Share’. You have now tweeted this link out to you Twitter followers! Nice.

PS – are you still on Internet Explorer? My advice: get a different browser!

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