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Bitly is the most popular shortening service on the market. You can shorten, customize and manage URLs with Bitly.

However, is Bitly worth the cost? Only basic features, which help to save some time, are included in the cheapest price plan. The advanced features require more.

Pricing (as of May 21st, 2019):

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Bitly provides users with a 30-day free trial.
A free price plan allows users to:

  • Customize a slug and link.
  • Use own domain.
  • Edit title tag.
  • Observe statistics.
  • Integrate with social networks.
  • Use Google Chrome extension.

However, each free feature has a note. For example, the statistics are deleted every 30 days. You need to have advanced tech skills to add a custom domain, and you can’t edit an original URL. Link data may be checked by anyone by adding “+” to the end of your bitlink.

There are shortening services that are cheaper than Bitly and have a more extensive set of features.

1. Clkim.

Clkim shortening service has a low price, but not many features. However, Clkim is suitable for basic needs. All plans come with a 14-day free trial.

Pricing (as of May 21st, 2019):

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2. Short.cm.

Short.cm has the best options. The price is the lowest, and the set of features is the most extensive. Short.cm provides all the necessary features for successful brand promotion. The free trial period is 7 days.

Pricing (as of May 21st, 2019):

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3. BL.INK.

BL.INK has rather expensive price plans (but not as expensive as Bitly). It has many features that fit your needs for brand promotion. All plans come with a 20-day free trial.

Pricing (as of May 21st, 2019):

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Compare feature pricing on the Enterprise Plans of the URL Shorteners (as of May 21st, 2019):

  Bl.INK Bitly Short.cm
Branded links 500,000/mo 10,000/mo unlimited
Mobile Deep Links shortcm-url-shortener 499$+ 50$
Mobile Deep Link Reporting shortcm-url-shortener 499$+ 50$
SLA 599$+ 499$+ 150$
Multiple teams shortcm-url-shortener 499$+ 150$
User Management shortcm-url-shortener 499$+ 50$
SSO 599$+ 499$+ 150$
Dedicated IP shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener 180$

Please check the websites for the up-to-date pricing info.


What did you learn?

  • What is Bitly?
  • Cheaper alternatives to Bitly.
  • Which shortening services to choose instead of Bitly?

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