How To Customize The URL Shortener and Set Tweet Times On Dlvr It

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Now those of you who have been reading Blazing Minds over the years will have seen a review I did about the website dlvr.it, a site for distributing your blog on social networks etc and how you can promote your fellow bloggers to your audience of Tweeters etc, bringing them interesting blog posts that they may not usually see.

One of the things that I found interesting is the way that you can customize the URL shortener that you wish to use, not only can you opt for the “dlvr.it” or “bit.ly” but you can also use third-party shorteners for your Tweets.

As an example I’m going to show you how easy it is to set up one for Su.Pr the Stumbleupon shortener.

Setting Up Your Third Party Shortener

Log in to your dlvr.it account and click on Settings, then on Short Links, this is where you manage your shorteners and add new ones, so let’s get on with adding your Su.Pr shortener.

Click on the green box that says “+ Add Shortener”

dlvr it - Add Shortener

 

In the boxes that I’ve highlighted add the same as above, this will now have you set up to have su.pr as your URL shortener, now when setting up or customizing your feeds you will have the option of using the su.pr shortener.

Scheduling Your Tweets

If you have found that there are certain times of the day when your tweets are responded to more that other times, then you can schedule you tweet with dlvr.it.

When you are adding or editing a “source” you will see the option for scheduling, it’s so easy to do, all you do is set the days and the time frame that you would like these tweets to go out from the source feed.

dlvr it Schedule Tweets

As you can see from the options I’ve set up above, I have set a feed up to go out between 12PM and 11PM Monday to Friday. That’s all there is to it really, simple to update and set up on different feeds.

Of cause you can set your times for days of the week, have different times for the weekend and so on and so forth, so you can have different source feeds going at your set times giving you much more control over when and what you decide to tweet.

Karen Woodham

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Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist of all sorts of interesting and odd things. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based in Rhyl, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles in The Daily Post Newspaper, Inside Flintshire as well as other publications.
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  • Mark

    Cool tutorial. URL shortners are great for cloaking affiliate links because you can set them to nofollow and this keeps you from gettign penalized in the SERPs.

    However, I do not use them for articles. I like all of my keywords in the URL in that case…:)

    Thanks Karen,

    Mark

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      Thanks Mark, this is a great system for posting out your latest post to twitter etc and I use it for that as well as posting out other great bloggers new posts to other social networks and by using the su.pr shortener I have a good view of the stats for the tweet and FB shares etc ;)

  • TrafficColeman

    We love the shortens type of urls because we’re able to use more words if we can have a shorter link tool that have all the functions.

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  • http://www.mywizardads.com/blog/ Theresa

    Thanks Karen! While I missed your first post about Dlvr, I’m happy to have caught this one! Sounds like a definite “check it out.” Anything that makes life online easier is right up my alley.

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      Do let me know what you think after you’ve checked it out, I’d love to know ;)

  • http://www.iblogzone.com DiTesco

    This is sweet Karen. I use Dlvr.it and have been somewhat frustrated about the options it had, because I really like su.pr. Now I know it can be done, I’m off to set it up. Thanks for this tutorial…

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      Glad I could help, would you say that su.pr is your much preferred URL shortener?

      • http://www.iblogzone.com DiTesco

        Yes, su.pr is my preferred URL shortener :) BTW, just changed my settings on dlvr.it.. all systems go, lol

        • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

          Awesome, I’ll be looking out for your upadated tweets etc ;) ;)

  • http://bodynsoil.com/blog/ bodynsoil

    This is very interesting Karen, I have had a few auto tweeters that I have recently discontinued using as I wasn’t happy with them. I will take a look at this system to see if they are move flexible with there offering, I currently use bit.ly and like it, which makes this system a plus.

    • http://blazingminds.co.uk Karen

      I used to use Twitterfeed, but this is so much better ;)

      • http://bodynsoil.com/blog/ bodynsoil

        All these systems keeps evolving and reading your blog is a great way to stay on top of who is who.. Thanks for the updates.