What are the best URL shortener websites?

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    #1Bitly

    Bitly

    Bitly is an extremely useful website if you have a blog, a YouTube channel, an online business... In other words: Bitly is great for sharing links to your site and check how many clicks they are getting. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Alice Lucas
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "I must say Bitly is the one I always use when it comes to shortening links. It's been around for the longest time and what I really like about this is how I am able to track the number of clicks in a certain bitlink that I create. Veryt convenient for my use."
  2. 10

    #2Branch.io

    Branch.io

    Branch.io is an online deep linking platform for mobile attribution. Developed by Branch Metrics, Branch includes services such as deep linking, analytics, mobile app referral, people-based attribution, and integrations.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Tiffany Lee
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "Much like Firebase but this one's simpler. Their deep linking is pretty straightforward and easy to use."
  3. 8

    #3Firebase

    Firebase

    Firebase is an online tool by Google which aims to upscale the services of mobile app developers. Its services include Dynamic links (URL shortener), analytics, app indexing, cloud messaging, hosting, test lab, and so on.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Douglas Webb
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "Man this solution should be top 1! Google is really a pioneer when it comes to innovating concepts such as Firebase. Who wouldhave thought of tailoring a link based on the device a user is curently using? This helped us a lot is testing our links on smartphones or tablets interface."
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    #4Ow.ly

    Ow.ly

    Ow.ly is a service by Hootsuite, a social media management platform, which features shortening links, measuring traffic and showing analytics. Integrated within the Hootsuite dashboard, Ow.ly can be used for free.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Shirley Douglas
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "I use hootsuite to manage the social media accounts of my online shop. I couldn't be more thankful now that it has Owly! That really saves me a lot of characters when linking to my social media accounts promotions."
  2. 6

    #5ClickMeter

    ClickMeter

    ClickMeter is an online tool for shortening website, as well as targeting, monitoring, comparing, and optimizing URLs with the goal of increasing conversion rate. Other features include A/B test rotator and branded domains.

    Online Tools

    $19

    Margaret Kennedy
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "I like how I'm able to view and monitor the URLs I've shortened using clickmeter. It's so intuitive!"
  3. 4

    #6Clkim

    Clkim

    Clkim is a URL shortening online tool platform which allows users to be redirected based on the mobile operating system they are using, and the geography where they are currently in. It also has A/B Testing.

    Books

    $10- Varies by plan

    Alexander Duncan
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "Our company is currently on free trial on Clkim and so far it's generating our desired traffic and results."
  4. 3

    #7Rebrandly

    Rebrandly

    Rebrandly is an online tool for shortening and customizing URLs which features services such as bulk link creation, analytics, API access, browser extension, app integrations, UTM builder, branded domain extras, etc.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Andrea Burke
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "Where can you find a beautiful shortening link service which allows you 1,000 branded links to create for free? I found such generous service here in Rebrandly. Perhaps I can upgrade to Pro when I afford itr."
  5. 2

    #8TinyURL

    TinyURL

    TinyURL is an online URL shortening service powered by TinyURL, LLC. All the users have to do is to input the long URL into the designated box, assign a customizable alias, and click on "Make TinyURL!" button to generate a short link.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Cynthia West
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "This could have been a useful link shortener but instead this is abused and used for phishing and scamming :( I hope they have a way to detect if the link's being shortened is malicious or not."
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    #9Capsulink

    Capsulink

    Capsulink is a website for shortening URLs, customizing domains, and optimizing marketing strategies. It also features SEO-friendly links and status notifications to increase audience engagement. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Xenia Bey
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "It's super easy to use and has a vast variety of advanced features. I prefer to use Capsulink over any other link shortener because it's affordable, yet does the job just as well as more popular link shorteners."

Summary

Best What are the best URL shortener websites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BitlyOnline Tools 18 Free
2Branch.ioOnline Tools 10 Free
3FirebaseOnline Tools 8 Free
4Ow.lyOnline Tools 8 Free
5ClickMeterOnline Tools 6 Paid
6ClkimBooks 4 Paid
7RebrandlyOnline Tools 3 Free
8TinyURLOnline Tools 2 Free
9CapsulinkWebsites 1 Free
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