Top 5 URL Shorteners (2021)

Top 5 URL Shorteners (2021)

Using long links to share your content is boring and discouraging, which is why you need a link shortener. We are aware that there are different link shortening services and selecting the one perfect for you can be time-consuming. This is why this article will cover the top 6 link shorteners.

Note that link shorteners are also the same as URL shorteners. These shortening services not only shorten links but also analyze clicks and track their geographical location.

Note that in this article, we did not include link shorteners that are built into other apps like Ow.ly (Hootsuite) or T.co (Twitter).

Before you proceed to the list, here are some factors you should consider before choosing a link shortener.

Factors to consider before choosing a link shortener.

  1. Team size.
  2. Budget.
  3. Security and privacy
  4. Number of links and clicks you are generating.
  5. Features you want from the platform: These features include link shortening, link management, branded domains, UTM builder, social posting, link retargeting, team dashboard, etc.

Top 5 link shorteners.

  1. Bitly
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Bitly is a powerful and world-class link management service. This link shortener helps businesses shine by transforming their links into a powerful tool for marketers and customer support teams.

Bitly is a great choice for small and large businesses looking to brand and track links for social media, mobile apps, or web services. It has a simple yet comprehensive dashboard that allows you to track total clicks, referral sources, and the location of your visitors.

Bitly allows you to copy, share, edit, redirect, and even create a QR code for your link after shortening it.

Some features of Bitly include

  • Branded links and customization
  • Link management
  • Campaign management
  • Data Analytics
  • QR code

Pricing/plan

  • Free: $0/month
  • Basic: $29/month
  • Premium: $199/month
  • Enterprise: Contact to get a quote

Platform access

  • Mobile app
  • Web browser extension

2. Rebrandly

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Rebrandly is one of the popular link shortening platforms that shortens, brands links, and also gives you the option of sharing them on your preferred social media platform. Rebrandly allows you to perform an analysis on where the shortened links were posted. These places include social media accounts and email marketing campaigns/ads.

Rebrandly also allows you to connect/purchase custom domains, change destination URLs, perform retargeting, and much more.

Some features of Rebrandly include

  • Link management
  • Traffic routing
  • Analytics
  • Domain Name Management
  • Collaboration

Pricing/plan

  • Free: $0/month
  • Starter: $29/month
  • Pro: $69/month
  • Premium: $499/month
  • Enterprise: Contact to get a quote

Platform access

  • Mobile app
  • Web browser extension

3. Cutt.ly

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Like TinyURL, Cutt.ly does not compulsorily need you to have an account to use or to personalize the URL, but you’ll have access to real-time data, such as click-throughs and social network referrals if you create one.

Some features of Cutt.ly include

  • Link management
  • Branded domains
  • Link retargeting/pixel script
  • UTM builder
  • Social posting
  • Password links

Pricing/plan

  • Free: $0/month
  • Single: $25/month
  • Team: $99/month
  • Team enterprise: $149/month

Platform access

  • Mobile app
  • Web browser extension

4. TinyURL

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TinyURL is a quick stop link shortener that allows you shorten links quickly without compulsorily registering or logging in. This means that you cannot track or organize any shortened links you have created. However, if you want a dashboard that allows you analyze your links and perform other services, you can subscribe for the pro or bulk plan.

Some features of TinyURL include

  • Link management
  • Branded link
  • Customized links
  • Campaign monitoring and analysis

Pricing/plan

  • Free: $0/month
  • Pro: $12.99/month
  • Bulk: $129/month

Platform access

  • Web browser

5. ClickMeter

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ClickMeter is a link shortener great for affiliate marketers, advertisers, and enterprise-level companies. ClickMeter is one of the few link shortening platforms that offers conversion tracking.

Click Meter also allows you to monitor broken links, click fraud, latency, and blacklists.

Some features of ClickMeter include

  • Link management
  • Integration with web browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
  • Link analysis
  • Retargeting
  • Collaboration

Pricing/plan

  • Free: No free plan available
  • Medium: $29/month
  • Large: $99/month
  • XLarge: $349/month

Platform access

  • Mobile app
  • Web browser extension

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