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Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Professionalism: We used to stick very long and unattractive URLs on our social media post but after discovering Bitly it has simply made us look more professional and made people take us more seriously online.
  • Longevity: If you think of the longevity of the links it can be frustrating to know that you're unable to delete them permanently resulting in your audience being able to always access your content using the Bitly link unless you permanently delete or change the original URL.
  • Market research: Being able to recognize the most popular links through Bitly analytics I am able to focus my efforts on creating similar types of content.
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Mego Salbashian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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  • Bitly has had a major negative financial impact on our business due to them not allowing us to redirect our link. Our product labels have broken links on them, which is affecting sales.
  • Bitly has had a negative impact on our customer satisfaction.
  • Bitly has wasted our time and efforts and has not been straightforward with their features.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Helps staff collaborate and share resources.
  • It's easier to memorize a long URL.
  • Added chrome extension for simplicity or installation or accessibility.
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Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • It gave us better and more accurate insights.
  • Some features are free and some others are paid and depends on your needs. It will tell you if it’s worth it or not.
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Nathan Tessler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Our URLs had XML coding within the URL itself, which messed up when we tried to create our own XML code to upload into Bronto. So Bitly allowed us to find a workaround where we could use the Bitly links in our XML code instead of the original URL which would not work.
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Sarah Burek | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 30, 2016

Does size matter?

Score 8 out of 10
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  • Bitly has allowed us to see what posts have a higher engagement and [we have] adjusted our content accordingly.
  • Bilty has also let us share more content quickly on Facebook and Twitter.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 13, 2017

Easy and powerful

Score 10 out of 10
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  • I think it could only have a positive ROI. I can't think of a situation where an individual or company wouldn't get its monies worth.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • TIME SAVER. Although at past jobs, I 've had access to robust analytics platforms - like omniture - they often take significant time, energy and effort to pull and analyze those metrics. Bitly is simple, real time and actionable.
  • Showing referrers is extremely important - so that with one shortened link you can still see where clickers came from - without having to create an individual link per platform.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • It hasn't had a negative impact.
  • Working in editorial, it was difficult to measure the positive impact, since the business and editorial departments were generally separate. But I was able to see the types of stories that had viral spread, and could work to encourage those types of stories.
  • I was able to see what types of tweets or posts/teases would generate clicks, outside of simple SEO that would come with the headline writing.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 25, 2016

Bit.ly = Good data

Score 9 out of 10
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  • It helps us show data around specific campaigns.
  • Displaying which platforms we're seeing the most engagement on allows us to know where to spend more time.
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About Bitly

Bitly (Bit.ly) is one of the most popular link shortening tools. The vendor says it shortens 1 billion links per month. The company is privately held, based in New York City, and was founded in 2008.
Categories:  URL Shorteners

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