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Using shortened URLs instead of direct links on media hosting - will this affect site performance?

I'm working on a site project right now and I have a ton of image assets that are hosted on firebase storage - which is effectively a CDN hosting media on SSD's globally. When referencing the media on ...
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Do bitly "Branded short domains" support https?

I have been looking for documentation or examples of bitly branded short domains which use https (ssl / secure links). Have not found anything. Example of a branded short url:
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Huge discrepancies in analytics/traffic data between GAnalytics and BItly?

Forgive me if this isn't the right place for this question; new here and new to web analytics in general. I'm trying to use Google Analytics to get some insight on what's working and what's not in ...
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What does your username and password become when you login using Twitter?

I use a Twitter account to login to at the sign in screen. I've also signed up to use their authentication because I want to use node.js to generate shortened links using the node-bitlyapi ...
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Does app non-approval cause Facebook FQL queries from my URL to have a zero `share_count`, or is that my URLs?

I tried setting up the app (production, because we have no test server) with a test user and used him to share the content. The content was shared on the users' wall, but when I do an fql query on ...
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How will using bitly links affect my page ranking

At present linking to our website using our full domain name and parameters tends to get rather long. The great thing ...
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How can I point wildcard domains to a folder in Apache?

I am developing an app using PHP and deploying it on Apache on the Amazon AWS environment. This app requires to be made available to customers from their own chosen domain name? How can I achieve ...
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Is traffic coming from URL shorteners treated as direct?

Traffic coming form shortened URLs like, do they show up in Google Analytics as direct or do they keep their real referrer? Ex.: if someone types in a link it counts as direct, but if ...
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