Bitly

Bitly

5 / 5 9 reviews


Average Ratings

9 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Bitly
  • bitly.com
  • United States

About Bitly

Create branded links for your marketing campaigns, monitor click through rates, and optimize accordingly all through one platform.


Bitly Features

  • Backlink Management
  • Brand Control
  • Broken Link Discovery
  • Campaign Management
  • Channel Attribution
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Link Analytics
  • Partner Management
  • Ranking Monitoring
  • Retargeting
  • URL Shortener

Bitly Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Easy and painless way to make shortlinks. Especially with the browser extension.

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ridiculously easy to create and track shortlinks. Tracking audience engagement and campaign performance has never been more easy.

Cons: The service is simple, so there's not a lot to dislike about it. Wish there was a way to edit URLs in the free version, but enterprise allows you to have a custom url.

Bitly allows us to post links without long html addresses

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's incredibly easy to use and allows us to post links without long html addresses. Especially helpful on twitter.

Cons: We just use the free version and have no dissatisfaction with the service. I wish many more people used it.

Overall: Free link-shortener!

Capterra-loader

Great URL shortener, we've been using it for years!

Apr 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use. Customization options. Tracking and measurement features. Professionalism. Reliability.

Cons: I think the only area of improvement could be in the tracking and measurement features, as well as the ability to sort/organize links in a better way.

Capterra-loader

Love using our personalized bitly link!

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: - Ease of use
- Can use either the website or extension
- The link can be saved and reused
- Helps with social media character restrictions

Cons: I personally do not have any cons for this service. Works as advertised and have had no issues.

A must for any business

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Bitly now allows you to make custom short url links that make your business look even more professional. I love that I can make a custom url for each product and just from looking at the url you can already tell that it's for our shop and what kind of product the link is for. The short url also helps to keep things short and sweet especially since social media posts that are too wordy tend to get overlooked or skimmed through. Long urls just look messy.

Cons: Bitly has a limited amount of words at times that can be used to customize a url, I'm assuming they are keeping some words for the paid memebership level. Moreover, the url made it Bitly has to be typed just as you put it in Bitly or it won't direct to the link you provided. For example, bitly/baby and bitly/Baby would not direct a user to the same link, captializing letters makes a difference.

Free URL shortener with stats - just what's needed

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Bitly offers excellent shortened URLs with stats, making it a great resource for an online business and for free!

Cons: No way to edit a shortened link with a new website, and if there is a way, it's not easy (user-friendly) to find.

Capterra-loader

Bitly has met all of my needs for customizing shortened URLs

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Bitly provides a robust set of features to users for free. Not only can you create, save and share a library of shortened URLs, but you also get analytics at no additional cost.

Cons: The only frustration I've encountered is that if you've accidentally created a bitly link for an incorrect URL, there's no way to edit the URL and preserve access to the shortened, customized link...you must create a brand new link by first renaming the bad short URL.

Capterra-loader

Say goodbye to long, ugly URLs

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Bitly is a must-use tool for any social media manager. I use Bitly every single day as it's a lifesaver on character-limited platforms like Twitter. I especially love the Google Chrome plugin. In one simple click, I can turn any URL into a Bitly, hit "copy" and I'm done. Plus, if I want to customize it, I can. It couldn't be easier.

Capterra-loader

Simple but useful for what you need

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's my favorite way to shorten links. You can track clicks, including where the clicks come from. I also like that you can make custom bit.ly URLs so even if you don't have a custom one for your domain, you can create a custom tag for the end of the URL.

Cons: The interface could be a little more intuitive. It's weird that you have to click multiple times to shorten a link -- you'd think that would be the biggest button and the easiest thing to do there. It should just be a field that you paste your URL into without clicking "create a bitlink" first.

Overall: Free, easy to use, best way to shorten a URL for social media or any time you need to make a long url easier to remember/paste.