Image from: Bit.ly
Last week, link shortening service Bitly announced a slew of changes to their service; They launched “bitmarks,” w a way to bookmark links, a brand new iPhone app as well as a completely redesigned site. However, some of Bitly’s users haven’t been thrilled with the site’s update, so The New Web put together a list of 9 alternatives to Bitly to fulfill all of your link shortening needs.
Curious to see which of these alternatives are the most popular, I looked at the unique visitors to each site over the past two years.
You’ll notice that Google’s goo.gl service recieves the most traffic of all of the Bitly alternatives, which is interesting because goo.gl’s features are very similar to Bitly’s – both service offer analytics about shortened links. The second most popular service, tiny.cc, allows users to generate QR codes for each link.
How do you feel about Bitly’s redesign? Do you have another link shortener that is your favorite?
Kendra comes to Compete to work in the Online Marketing department as the social media co-op. Kendra is currently a student at Northeastern studying Communications and Interactive Media. Find Kendra on Twitter @KNBissonnette.