What is it good at?
The shortening, curating and sharing of URLs, something Bitly calls “bitmarks”. Creating an account isn’t necessary, but account users are able to gain stats on their bitmarks and compare these to the total number of clicks and “saves” against a specific URL.
Individuals up to Enterprise Level organisations.
How is it Used?
A variety of ways are provided to gain your shortened URLs e.g. website, browser extensions, mobile web, and numerous third-party tools integrated with Bitly’s open public API.
The links can be shared via social media, Bitly or email with others and if the user has an account, they can view the clicks and saves on each link. The user can also control whether or not “bitmarks” and bundles of “bitmarks” are public and show against their profile, or, private and hidden from view.
What do you get?
Online Support, Enterprise users receive Email Alerts
Ranges from a free to a paid application, contact Bitly for pricing information for Bitly and Bitly Enterprise.*
* (June 2012)
Facebook, Twitter, third-party tools e.g. Buffer