There is nothing worse than a long link, which someone may consider as spam and won't 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.

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

Pricing (as of November 29th, 2019):

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 November 29th, 2019):

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 November 29th, 2019):

Short.io

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 November 29th, 2019):

Rebrandly

Rebrandly provides four subscription plans: a free plan, a plan for starters, Pro plan, Premium plan and the one for Enterprises.

Free users can create up to 500 links on 1 domain and track up to 5000 clicks. After that, you will be charged depending on how many links you create and track.

Pricing (as of November 29th, 2019):

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 November 29th, 2019):

Feature Comparison (as of November 29th, 2019)

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

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