5 Best URL Shortener Services For Social Media and In-bio links

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Services like Twitter have initiated the concept of URL shorteners and nowadays, we keep hearing about new URL shortening services. I have been using many of them, and many of them work great.

Especially, when you are sharing anything on Twitter, it’s better to use any of the below-mentioned URL Shortener Websites, so that your tweet will be less than 280 characters and can be retweetable by others. Most of the popular websites and web services are coming up with custom shorteners. For example:

  • Google URL shortening link is Goo.gl.

1. Linktree

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Linktree is a popular service that allows you to add multiple links within one link. Your URL would look something like linktr.ee/denharsh. What you would like most about Linktr.ee service is, they have a working mobile app, which let you add, remove or customize link while you are on the move.

Linktr.ee offers free and paid plans, and depending upon your business and marketing goal, you could pick a suitable plan.

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2. Bit.ly

Bitly url shortner
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Bit.ly is one of the best URL compressor tools.  It quickly lets you shorten any URL and since this service is online for many years, you can rely on it. Once you share those shortened link, bit.ly provides you data such as:

  • Number of clicks
  • Referrers
  • Locations with country breakdown

Bit.ly offers a free and premium plan. The free plan is good enough for casual usage and for business purposes, you can upgrade to Bitly enterprise. In this, you will get the following benefits:

  • Unlimited custom-branded links
  • Export analytics beyond a 30-day range
  • Centralized campaign performance reports
  • Route users by device type, app presence, and location
  • Scale with API integrations and multiple user seats

Though I don’t recommend using Bit.ly for those who are into affiliate marketing According to Bit.ly FAQ, they add affiliate cookies into the URL shortened by free users. So you might miss out on the commission for shortened affiliate link via Bit.ly.

3. Rebrandly

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The complete branded link management solution.

Rebrandly is a URL shortener for creators who love to maintain their branding game. Here you will connect with your domain name, and you can create branded links. I was surprised to discover that the free plan offers you to create up to 500 branded links and let you add five custom domain names.

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Another outstanding feature of the Rebrandly URL link shortener is the ability to send users to specific landing pages based on their location, device, or other factors. For example, with a single link, you can redirect users to a different page if they are browsing from an Android device and to a separate page if they are browsing on an iPhone.

4. Shorte.st

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This one is for those who are looking for a URL shortener that also pays them. In 2022, Shorte.st is one of the most popular money-making URL shorteners out there.

They also have a mass shrinker which let you shrink 20 Urls in one go.

If you are a WordPress blogger, you can also utilize their WordPress plugin to make money.

5. GoDaddy URL Shortener

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This one is exclusive for GoDaddy users & if you are one of those 14 million users who have a domain or hosting with GoDaddy, you should be able to access the Godaddy URL shrinker. This shrinker lets you create shortened URLs with two different domain extensions including x.co.

I’m an existing Godaddy user & I love using it once in a while. The reason being, GoDaddy is a trusted brand & I don’t have to worry about the dead link or cookie stuffing kind of thing. You can follow this tutorial to learn how to use this feature of GoDaddy.

GoDaddy Custom domain link Shortener
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Another great feature of Godaddy URL Shortener is; you can create branded URL shortener & this feature is completely free.

Tip: Buy a domain for $2 from Godaddy www.Godaddy.com (Use Coupon: CJC99COM)

Those were the 5 sites I suggest you use for shortening your URLs. Which site do you use? Which site is your favorite? Do comment.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

27 thoughts on “5 Best URL Shortener Services For Social Media and In-bio links”

  1. j gross

    just tried creating a “goo.gl” address and had the entry flagged. very unimpressed. how picky are they? will go back to tiny.url

  2. Raman Yadav

    Hii Harsh thanks for sharing url shortening sites information. You have cleared each and every bit in details that has helped me to know more about this topic clearly. I also check your article on make money, you have shared really good information To know more about this topic i surfed many sites including moneyconnexion, myinfostake, saftrricks etc. But you have explained really good, keep it up. I just enjoy your each and every article. 🙂

  3. divyang patel

    Yes, Goo.gl and Bit.ly are one of the best tools amongst the competition
    And are my favorites

  4. Melanie

    I have been using bit.ly for about 10 weeks and have been very satisfied with the services. However, in the last week, my total click numbers have been reversing downward? It’s not corresponding with my other analytics so I believe the problem is with the service. I am still awaiting a response from them but does anyone know how this could happen?

  5. Duder

    Does facebook like it when you use link shortener for facebook ads? Back in 2010 they were banning people from using bit.ly in their ads.

  6. Nick

    Being Honest I Use dig.gy (diggy)because It Gives more advance Geo and hits Tracking without Signup.!!

  7. Arbaz

    Can we earn from goo.gl url if yes then how we can earn?

  8. Jayesh Pednekar

    + 1 for goo.gl as always.

  9. Pranay Khatri

    Altough great list. my personally favorites are goo.gl and bit.ly.. I have inspired by bit.ly website and developed my own URL shortener website. Anyways Thanks for the useful post 🙂

  10. Seenu

    I heard about the first four url’s but I didn’t here the last one. However we need to use branded shortening url service’s other wise if we use the services which may close at any time then our links get broken.

  11. Rakesh @ Wizard Journal

    i also use su.pr and t.co

  12. shyam jos

    currently Goo.gl and Bit.ly are my favorites

  13. Vincent Chow

    I would be extra cautious when I see goo.gl links, spammers have been abusing it for quite some time. I’d use bit.ly on most occasion, for it’s one of the most popular shortener, and definitely looks more genuine than a goo.gl link.

    1. Anoop Sudhakaran

      I agree with you that bit.ly looks more genuine , because of the fact that it has been around for quite a long time and goo.gl is fairly new and many dont know about it.

  14. Anand Kumar

    I am not one who likes to see adf.ly on any site- including mine also.

    It will irritate visitors.

    1. Marcel Bijl

      i am not a adfly fan also,

      But it is good for out bounding links in your blog ( they come in free and they leave paying 😉 )

      And adfly has the light mode, only showing a banner on the top of the page.
      This pays a lot less but is also more user friendly.

  15. Jan Firsching

    I use su.pr with the StumbleUpon Connection. So you shorten your URLs and also get some traffic back from StumbleUpon

  16. Tinh

    Great collection but I am stick to bit.ly with great and advanced features 🙂

  17. Amandeep

    All above mentioned sites are really useful , but goo.gl gives excellent service & support. so i will recomment goo.gl to shorten your url for your blog

  18. Usman@FirstHosting

    goo.gl is best because very easy interference and easy way to track how many people clicked and visited your site.

    and even it gives seo juice to your link as well, so I think its perfect.

  19. Anoop Sudhakaran

    goo.gl is the best and beats all its competitors…

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