All else equal, does using the link shortener device result in higher click-through rates?

- Is it safe to assume that those that use regularly, and self-link more often, generally show a drop in clicks as a result?

- While those that self-link only occasionally and use, do not (due to 'discovery' element)?

Of course all of this depend on the level of curiousity/engagement of the potential clicker.

Anxious to hear some feedback.