Monday, August 3, 2009

Bit.ly Dominates TinyURL and 213 other Link Shorteners

Bit.ly continues to dominate the link shortener usage on Twitter through July 2009. Bit.ly has doubled the number of links being shared per day on Twitter from 800,000 in June to 1.7M by the end of July. In the same time, TinyURL lost half of their traffic, dropping from 500,000 to under 250,000 links shared per day.

No other link shortener has more than 1/4 of the traffic of the two leaders, and in fact, the next two leaders, is.gd and tr.im lost about 30% of their traffic in the last month.

9 comments:

xeranon said...

With http://daa.li appears a new contestant out of the european Switzerland - best known for high quality Product - give it a try ;)

marifrans said...

Once again another informative post on url shortening sites this is one that if possible copuld it be added to your list please.

http://www.twurlit.com which is hosted on high speed servers hence fast uploading speeds.

Thanks again

Admin @ http://www.twurlit.com

Trade2win said...

This is another one that we use its easy to use as well http://www.scepd.net and its totaly free to use.

Thanks

Darren said...

Can you add http://ne8.org to the list as well?

Blake Embrey said...

Awesome list and extremely useful. Could you please contact me on how you made it. I am on twitter, http://twitter.com/blakeembrey

Also, could you add my URL shortener to the list: http://gi.vc

Thanks a million!

Esemono said...

Please add my shorteners http://ej.uz and http://smurl.lv to the list. Thanks!

Bill Purkins said...

Howdy. I'm Bill Purkins, I own http://OneCent.US, a URL shortener that's NOT on that list of 200 you have. Well, I also own http://urlshorteners.org and we have a list of over 1300, the biggest on the Internet, bar none. Second best I have ever seen had 535 but I can't seem to find them anymore. Most of these clowns gather up 50 or 100 or so, I admit 200 is in the upper 1% percentile, but it's far from ULTIMATE. I am in a battle with bit.ly right now and if you go to Google News and search for "url shortener," you will find that three of the top ten stories are about ME. One URL I do NOT shorten though is THIS one, http://nytimes.com/external/venturebeat/2010/07/21/21venturebeat-bitly-revamps-analytics-dashboard-for-enterp-35816.html as it is just too pretty to look at me being put on the same playing field with bit.ly. We are all OVER the web since our July 4th, 2010 launch and we are a dot US domain, not Libyan or the Northern Marian Islands like the one President Obama uses, or Good Morning America, or USA Today or the American Red Cross or Hillary or This American Life or the American Broadcasting Network and the beat goes on and on. We also donate 90% of our revenue to charities that our users get to select each time they shorten a URL for free and we're making bit.ly and their 3.5 million in funding in 2009 while they charge $995 a month to their "enterprise" customers look like well I won't say it. Our tracking like everything else except our branding product is FREE and 90% of THAT goes to charity too. We started up for 58 bucks and a lot of sweat equity and we answer the phone ourselves and you don't have to press 1 for the politically incorrect privilege of speaking English. Call us and say hey at 631-455-8756 24X7 and let me try to convince you to try us out for a week or two. Peace,
Bill

Bill Purkins said...

Howdy. I'm Bill Purkins, I own http://OneCent.US, a URL shortener that's NOT on that list of 200 you have. Well, I also own http://urlshorteners.org and we have a list of over 1300, the biggest on the Internet, bar none. Second best I have ever seen had 535 but I can't seem to find them anymore. Most of these clowns gather up 50 or 100 or so, I admit 200 is in the upper 1% percentile, but it's far from ULTIMATE. I am in a battle with bit.ly right now and if you go to Google News and search for "url shortener," you will find that three of the top ten stories are about ME. One URL I do NOT shorten though is THIS one, h t t p : / / n y t i m e s . c o m /external/venturebeat/2010/07/21/21venturebeat-bitly-revamps-analytics-dashboard-for-enterp-35816.html as it is just too pretty to look at me being put on the same playing field with bit.ly. We are all OVER the web since our July 4th, 2010 launch and we are a dot US domain, not Libyan or the Northern Marian Islands like the one President Obama uses, or Good Morning America, or USA Today or the American Red Cross or Hillary or This American Life or the American Broadcasting Network and the beat goes on and on. We also donate 90% of our revenue to charities that our users get to select each time they shorten a URL for free and we're making bit.ly and their 3.5 million in funding in 2009 while they charge $995 a month to their "enterprise" customers look like well I won't say it. Our tracking like everything else except our branding product is FREE and 90% of THAT goes to charity too. We started up for 58 bucks and a lot of sweat equity and we answer the phone ourselves and you don't have to press 1 for the politically incorrect privilege of speaking English. Call us and say hey at 631-455-8756 24X7 and let me try to convince you to try us out for a week or two. Peace,
Bill

Mike said...

Hi,,
Can you add http://nut.lu ?

Thanks ;)