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There is nothing worse than a long link, which someone may consider as spam and not to click it. The long URLs may spoil a promotion company due to the length. Today, on the Short.cm blog, we take a closer look at five shortening services that will turn your links into attractive, readable and tiny URLs.

The advantages of using a shortening service:

  1. When sharing long links on social networks, users may consider them as spam, and simply will not click them. If the links contain additional tracking parameters, they look much longer and more confusing. A link shortener will turn your long links into engaging URLs.
  2. Most of the link shorteners allow users to track the success of each link. It helps to understand which content engages best on the specific platforms.
  3. If some social channels have a limited number of characters, shorten links to stay within the limit.

Comparison of the Link Shortening Services

Clkim

Clkim is a perfect link shortener for the individuals. It provides statistics, which include CTR, geolocation, devices, browser, social channels, and OS.

All plans come with a 14-day free trial. The pricing plans include using branded domains and only 1 user seat.

Pricing (as of May 1st, 2019):

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Bitly

Bitly is a platform for shortening links, which is appropriate for large enterprises. It provides the statistics, which displays the success of the short links: click-through rate, social channels, and geographic location.

A free Bitly account offers up to 50 branded links per month, 1000 non-brand links per month. The corporate platform plan allows customers to tag an unlimited number of links and provides all the data and metrics mentioned above. The most expensive plan is best for large enterprises that want to tag and track every link in their marketing campaigns.

Bitly provides users with a free trial (30 days). In the basic plan, users can create 1500 branded links per month, in the company plan – 5 000 per month. If you want to enable the Enterprise plan, contact the Bitly support.

Pricing (as of May 1st, 2019):

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Bl.Ink

Bl.Ink is a link shortening service, which you can use to create branded links that contain relevant words, not just random characters. The service also provides an analytical report that shows clicks by date and time, language, device, and location. Bl.Ink integrates with web analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Adobe, and others.

Bl.Ink provides customers with a free trial (21 days). Bl.Ink offers four subscription plans: a free plan, a plan for individuals and small groups up to 15 users, a plan for groups and enterprises up to 50 users, and a plan for large organizations with more than 50 users.

For example, free users can create up to 1000 links on 1 domain and track up to 1000 clicks. After that, you will be charged depending on how many links you create and track.

Pricing (as of May 1st, 2019):

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Short.cm

Short.cm is a custom corporate link shortener, which is appropriate both for small and large businesses. Short.cm displays the detailed statistics of the short links and a whole domain. You can view such elements as total clicks, unique clicks, date range, click statistics, devices used, top referrers, social referrers, top browsers, and top countries.

Short.cm has the cheapest price plans on the market and the broadest set of features. It provides a 7-day free trial for each paid plan and presents the free, personal, team, and enterprise plans. Free Short.cm users can create 1000 branded links, add up to 3 domains, and track up to 50 000 link clicks.

Pricing (as of May 1st, 2019):

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Buff.ly

Buff.ly is a URL shortener, which is built into Buffer – a social media management tool. With Buff.ly, you can shorten your links, customize them, send to all your social network channels and track the statistics right on the Buffer platform. Buff.ly is a perfect URL shortener for those who use Buffer as a scheduling platform.

Pricing (as of May 1st, 2019):

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Features Comparison (as of May 1st, 2019)

  Clkim Bitly Bl.ink Short.cm Buff.ly
Branded domain 10$ shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener
Customized link 10$ shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener
Editing a destination URL 70$ 29$ shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener
UTM Builder 70$ 99$ 99$ shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener
Team shortcm-url-shortener Enterprise 499$+ 12$ 50$ shortcm-url-shortener
Mobile targeting shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener
Geo-targeting shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener 20$ shortcm-url-shortener
Link Expiration shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener 20$ shortcm-url-shortener
Integrations shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener
SSO shortcm-url-shortener Enterprise 499$+ shortcm-url-shortener 150$ shortcm-url-shortener
Link Export 100$ 99$ shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener
Bulk link shortening shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener shortcm-url-shortener

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


The article is about:

  • The 5 Best URL Shorteners.
  • Pricing of the link shortner.
  • Short.cm pricing.

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