gShift vs. Short.io

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
gShift
Score 7.2 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
gShift is the flagship cloud-based search engine optimization platform from the Canadian company gShift Labs headquartered in Barrie, Ontario, launched in 2009 to simplify and "demystify" organic SEO. Billed as a comprehensive and integrated suite of tools, gShift offers keyword analysis across multiple and international (including Baidu) search engines, backlink checking and insights, content-level analytics and reporting, mobile discoverability and local search analysis, and some more rarely…
$199
Short.io
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Short.io (formerly Short.cm) is a custom domain URL shortener used to create, customize, and share short branded links. The vendor boasts advanced features like country/region/mobile targeting; set up UTM-tags, link expiration/cloaking; apply API for developers; free email and online support. Users can manage short links with colleagues by using the Team option. The integrations with Google Analytics, GTM, Segment, Zapier, and Facebook Pixel are also available.N/A
Pricing
gShiftShort.io
Editions & Modules
kontextURLs
$199
Influencer Marketing module
$299
Brand Professional
$325
Agency Professional
$999
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
gShiftShort.io
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSEO Platform pricing is based on the number of keywords per month. kontextURL pricing is based on the number of clicks registered per month. Influencer Marketing module pricing is based on the number of influencers and/or rosters managed.
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Features
gShiftShort.io
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
gShift
8.6
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Short.io
-
Ratings
Keyword analysis10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Backlink management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page grader9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Site recommendations8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
gShift
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Short.io
-
Ratings
Local SEO10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Social SEO9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile SEO4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global SEO10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
gShift
6.0
2 Ratings
34% below category average
Short.io
-
Ratings
Multi-domain support5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
gShiftShort.io
Small Businesses
Nozzle
Nozzle
Score 9.9 out of 10
Branch
Branch
Score 7.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.3 out of 10
Branch
Branch
Score 7.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Score 8.6 out of 10

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User Ratings
gShiftShort.io
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.5
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
gShiftShort.io
Likelihood to Recommend
gShift Labs
gShift's pace of development is pretty amazing and they are very responsive to enhancement requests and other feedback on their solutions. gShift is well-suited for an agency environment where multiple clients need the basics in keyword rankings and website analytics and PPC reporting integration. gShift is less suited for a large organizations with multiple properties or web presences that are all integrated but require silos for reporting purposes or any type of parent-child reporting relationship that necessitates reporting at the property level as well as summarized reporting for all properties.
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Short.io
Short.cm is best suited where you need to type something with a character limit and you can't afford to add long links. Instead, you can shorten the link using Short.cm and paste it into the messaging app. Example: Twitter has a character limit for tweets. Short.cm is less appropriate for apps like Gmail, Slack, etc that have an inbuilt hyperlinking mechanism making Short.cm's usage is very minimal. (My personal experience).
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Pros
gShift Labs
  • Bringing most of your applications to one platform.
  • Managing Gmail Accounts.
  • Bringing all your communication channels to one spot.
  • Easy setup and account integration.
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Short.io
  • Link Shortening.
  • UTM Tracking.
  • Link Organizing.
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Cons
gShift Labs
  • Minor bugs and defects are an ongoing issue - for example, PDF export capability for custom dashboards seems to be down frequently. While these type of defects are always resolved in 1-2 weeks, the fact that some of them keep reoccurring is an ongoing frustration.
  • Custom Dashboard functionality is limited to pre-set defaults as far as what data points or "beacons" as gShift calls them, that you could pull.
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Short.io
  • I would like to be able to hover over the short URL to show the original URL when the original is too big.
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Alternatives Considered
gShift Labs
They are very different tools can't compare them.
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Short.io
Short.io is much more versatile compared to Bitly, in addition to having the option to change the language to Spanish, Short.io has better accessibility, and more options to provide people looking for a page that provides them with information as vital as the clicks on the links, being the strongest reason to choose short that has Spanish language and is easier to use.
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Return on Investment
gShift Labs
  • We have been able to identify other keyword ranking opportunities and increase our on-site conversion rate.
  • gShift has helped us prioritize content and discover content that is over-performing, and better optimize that content and use it for remarketing purposes.
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Short.io
  • Increased click conversion (for links in sms) by 6%.
  • Helps us stay within character limits for sms and avoid filtering by carrier.
  • Increased website traffic (from new users responding to mail solicitations) by around 10%.
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ScreenShots

gShift Screenshots

Screenshot of Web Presence Overview Dashboard - collection of data beacons to help focus on analytics, keyword and content performance trends, competitive visibility trends, keyword discovery, content discovery and competitor discovery.Screenshot of An agency level beacon designed to highlight keyword/content, analytics and domain-specific trends across multiple web presences.Screenshot of Keyword Dashboard - a collection of beacons designed to provide keyword visibility and discovery insights.Screenshot of Content Engagement Dashboard - Customizable kurl  dashboard designed to provide insight on content performance.Screenshot of Content Conversion Dashboard - Customizable kurl dashboard designed to provide insight into performance, optimization and ROI of content campaigns.Screenshot of Site Audit Recommendations - prioritized list of website issues based on technical SEO best practices.

Short.io Screenshots

Screenshot of The Link ListScreenshot of The Link Edit WindowScreenshot of Short.cm for TeamsScreenshot of Detailed Statistics