List of URL Shorteners

Updated: 07/17/18

This is a list of all active URL Shorteners that offer link tracking and analytics services that will help you with analyzing and reporting on your traffic generation and marketing efforts.

Basic shortening services and social media shorteners are excluded.

Rebrandly - a branded URL shortener with advanced features at an unbeatable price. Free.

ClickMeter -  an advanced URL shortener for heavy traffic enterprise marketers and affiliate marketers.

Bitly - A basic URL shortener for free, with expensive yet powerful tools in their paid version.

Clkim - A URL shortener and tracking company with advanced features and reasonable pricing tiers.

YOURLS - A free and open-source DIY URL shortener for developers that want an owned solution. - A simple URL shortener, that offers a branded domain and advanced features under a paid plan. - A URL shortener with great built in UTM building features.

TerminusApp - A UTM URl builder to replace your spreadsheets. - Specializing in branded short links.

CampaignTrackly - A URL builder and link campaign tracking platform. - Hootsuite's own URL shortener that can be packaged with their social media marketing platform for advanced analytics. - An advanced social sharing platform. - Advanced analytics and deep link for mobile app developers.

SmartURL - A music friendly URL shortener with options for mobile and deep linking. - Allows multiple custom domains and has advanced tracking. - Has all advanced tracking and analytics features. - Link monetization and shortening platform. - Great for content creators and email list building.

CoinURL-  A link monetization and shortening. - Ad network link monetization and shortening.

Pretty Link Pro - a WordPress plugin for link cloaking and redirection.


Please feel free to nominate your URL shortener in the comments below if you feel it is good enough to be on this list.

This article is about:

  • Best URL shorteners
  • Finding the right URL shortener
  • Understanding the URL shortener landscape

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  • 1
    Nicholas Hawthorne runs on YOURLS and offers free analytics. It's certainly no Rebrandly, but it gets a +1 for the convenience of not requiring signup and login.

  • 1

    We have released an new URL Shortener

    It have integrated mass Shrinker and much more great tools.

    Please check it out!

  • 0

    We launched a link shortener with many functions, such as targeting (geo, device, language), ab test, link preview, various restrictions on clicking on the link and much more. Please try and give feedback :) 

  • 0
    Mike Lins

    In my opinion SPRW.XYZ is the best Free URL Shortener can password protect your url.

    Edited by Mike Lins
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