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SEO and URL Shortners

I am wanting to do tracking on links which I provide on my blog and was looking at something like bit.ly to do this, but I was wondering if this affects SEO due to all of my crosslinks going to the same domain.

Does anyone know if using url shortening linked content affects SEO?

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marked as duplicate by paulmorriss, John Conde May 16 '12 at 11:45

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I think you will find this article interesting:
http://pingler.com/blog/url-shorteners-and-seo/

Looks like the jury is still out on this though. As a user of a website however, I do not trust shortened links (except on Twitter where they are common).

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good point, I'm a bit wary of them as well. Perhaps i should just make it happen with some javascript or something. –  Luke McGregor May 16 '12 at 11:45
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