Alfred App Extension for shortening links with Google analytics campaign tracking and bit.ly pro

This is a simple script I use to consistently embed Google Analytics campaign tracking code within bit.ly short urls. The approach is similar to my Klout user score look-up: it uses Alfred App Powerpack extensions (and Growl)

The GA tracking code lets us know how our overall “direct social” efforts are performing and shows with sources (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) are performing best.

(I’ve stored my bitly.API_KEY and bitty.API_LOGIN in the bitly library in my python path. Get a copy of the library here.)

#!/usr/bin/python

import sys
import bitly

if len(sys.argv) < 2:
	sys.exit(2)
if len(sys.argv) == 3:
	if sys.argv[2] == 'facebook':
		short_url = bitly.shorten(sys.argv[1]+"?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sm-direct")
	elif sys.argv[2] == 'linkedin':
		short_url = bitly.shorten(sys.argv[1]+"?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sm-direct")
	elif sys.argv[2] == 'twitter':
		short_url = bitly.shorten(sys.argv[1]+"?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sm-direct")
else:
	short_url = bitly.shorten(sys.argv[1]+"?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sm-direct")

sys.stdout.write(short_url)
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