Evaluate Each Solution's Features

Evaluate Each Solution's Features

13.Sep.2021

So you have decided to use a link shortener to track clicks on links in your website or perhaps share them with the world. The first step in deciding on the best link shortener is to evaluate the functionality available with each option.  

Then, you'll need to determine which features are necessary to your business. There are many link shorteners that offer a free solution. You can find some basic, free link shorteners such as

bit.ly and goo.gl , but they will not offer all of the features you might need. Beyond that, there are paid solutions such as TINYURL, which offers more functionality at a cost; and then there is Google URLs for Business for those who work directly with Google AdWords or Analytics accounts. Ultimately, your decision should be based on how well each option meets your business needs.

Here's a list of benefits and limitations of popular link shorteners:

 

Goo.gl: Free; worldwide shortenings; limits to 50 shortened links per day; easy integration via api key; real-time stats available in analytics; sub-domain option; content restriction option through password protection.

Limitations: No subfolders, groups, or tagging; no mobile apps available to shorten links.

 

TINYURL: Paid; worldwide shortenings; 100 options for custom link name (e.g., www.website.com/page=8); easy integration via api key; real-time stats available in google analytics; sub-domain option; content restriction option through password protection .

Limitations: Only has 15 characters for customizable link name (e.g., www.website.com/page=8) ; no mobile apps available to shorten links; only one domain allowed with free account status

Bitly: Free and paid; worldwide shortenings; unlimited links per day; easy integration via api key; real-time stats available in google analytics and bitly account; sub-domain option; content restriction option through password protection.

Limitations: No mobile apps available to shorten links (only web-based shortener); only one domain allowed with free account status (for up to 200 custom short urls)

Google URLs: Paid service for business Google users -- limits vary based on paid level of service; worldwide shortenings for Google users who need it, e.g., if you advertise Google products or have a Google Analytics account linked to your website

Limitations: Unlimited number of shortened links possible but only when used by a user with a linked Google Analytics account; only one domain allowed with free account status (for up to 100 shortened urls)

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Title: Evaluate Each Solution's Features

Once you've decided on a link shortener, the next step is to determine what features it offers and how well those fit your business needs. Consider each option's ease of use, cost, available features and workflow integration as you compare different solutions.

You'll find some basic, free link shorteners such as bit.ly and googl , but they will not offer all of the features you might need. Beyond that, there are paid solutions such as TINYURL, which offers more functionality at a cost; and then there is Google URLs for Business for those who work directly with Google Ad Words or Analytics accounts. Ultimately, your decision should be based on how well each option meets your business needs.

Here's a list of benefits and limitations of popular link shorteners:

Goo.gl: Free; worldwide shortenings; limits to 50 shortened links per day; easy integration via api key; real-time stats available in analytics; sub-domain option; content restriction option through password protection.

Limitations: No subfolders, groups, or tagging; no mobile apps available to shorten links.

TINYURL: Paid; worldwide shortenings; 100 options for custom link name (e.g., www.website.com/page=8); easy integration via api key; real-time stats available in google analytics; sub-domain option; content restriction option through password protection .

Limitations: Only has 15 characters for customizable link name (e.g., www.website.com/page=8 ) ; no mobile apps available to shorten links; only one domain allowed with free account status

Bitly: Free and paid; worldwide shortenings; unlimited links per day; easy integration via api key; real-time stats available in google analytics and bitly account; sub-domain option; content restriction option through password protection.

Limitations: No mobile apps available to shorten links (only web-based shortener); only one domain allowed with free account status (for up to 200 custom short urls)

Google URLs: Paid service for business Google users -- limits vary based on paid level of service; worldwide shortenings for Google users who need it, e.g., if you advertise Google products or have a Google Analytics account linked to your website

Limitations: Unlimited number of shortened links possible but only when used by a user with a linked Google Analytics account; only one domain allowed with free account status (for up to 100 shortened urls)

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Google URLs: Paid service for business Google users -- limits vary based on paid level of service; worldwide shortenings for Google users who need it, e.g., if you advertise Google products or have a Google Analytics account linked to your website

Limitations: Unlimited number of shortened links possible but only when used by a user with a linked Google Analytics account; only one domain allowed with free account status (for up to 100 shortened urls)

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