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

However, is Bitly worth to be paid so much money? The cheapest Bitly price plan costs 900$ per month. Only basic features, which slightly help to save time, are included in the cheapest price plan. The advanced features cost more.

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

  • 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. You can’t edit an original URL. Link data may be checked by anyone just with adding “+” to the end of your bitlink.

There are shortening services, which 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 good for basic needs. All plans come with a 14-day free trial.

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2. Short.cm.

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

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3. BL.INK.

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

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What did you learn?

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

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