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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?

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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.

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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

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