Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

If I press the link button under a question and then shorten the generated URL using http://bit.ly/, will traffic I generate still count as views for me?

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

The shortened URL works like a link so it sends you to the page. If it would have counted as a view as a normal URL, it will as a shortened URL.

share|improve this answer
    
can I earn the publistes badge if I press the link button on SO? – Benny Feb 16 '11 at 7:50
    
I would believe so. A shortened URL is just doing a HTTP Redirect (or it should be). – Ólafur Waage Feb 16 '11 at 7:53

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .