I personally like Bitly and has served me well over the years for my personal use. Blanq on the other hand is the best Bitly alternative for anybody looking for custom domain integration, branded links, link management, traffic routing and, analytics and a bit more.
Here are the top reasons why Blanq should be your obvious choice for link shortening in 2021.
Cost-effective and better than Bitly
Blanq is about 50% cheaper than Bitly for similar platform functionality. Bitly’s cheapest plan costs $35 compared to Blanq’s $19 per month plan. Blanq’s ‘Plus’ plan is also feature-rich and is more generous with limits.
Bitly’s Basic plan offers just 1 custom domain and 1,500 branded links while on the other hand, we offer 5 custom domains and 5000 branded links in the ‘Plus’ plan.
Easy to use
Every action and interaction is built to save your time. Creating short URLs, adding custom domains, etc are a click away from the dashboard.
Bitly has just 1 regular plan and a custom plan for large enterprises. If you are somewhere in the middle then you are out of luck.
Blanq has 3 paid plans to provide you with the flexibility to choose one. Select a plan based on your consumption. Our most popular plan is the ‘Plus’ plan which is good for starting out.
Flows is a traffic routing feature that lets you create alternative links for the same short URL. For each alternative link, you can add up to 4 different conditions namely: Language, Country, Device and Platform.
The flows are executed if these conditions are met(when the user clicks on your short URL). I have written a detailed post on traffic routing here.
See a complete overview of how your links have been performing for the past 30 days. The insights dashboard aggregates all your click data and presents it with graphs, lists and doughnut charts.
It allows you to make smarter decisions knowing where your customers live, what kind of devices they use, languages they speak and so on.
Blanq support is quick and personal. Email replies are sometimes within minutes of receiving your email.
Bitly only offers basic support for their entry plan.
We will ensure you have the best experience with our application even if it requires us to customize certain components.
Blanq has a near 99.9% uptime which is the industry standard for web applications. This ensures your short links always work.
All your links get a free custom SSL(HTTPS) which make it far safer. Bitly does not provide out of the box SSL security for custom domains.
To sum it up, if you are looking for a reliable and feature-loaded Bitly alternative, look no further. Blanq is cost-effective, highly reliable and is already being used by some of the leading brands like La Vuelta, Movistar and Turbo Kicthen.