URL Shortening Services with Statistics

By now I’ve spend lots of time using Twitter for business and writing about it. While at it I tested numerous short URL services.

Finally I’ve found really good URL shortening services. Short URL tools that offer visitor statistics, campaign tracking, personal accounts, APIs for creating your own tools and SEO friendly links.

These URL shortening services for business Twitter usage and beyond make sense:

  1. bit.ly
  2. cli.gs
  3. xrl.us [Metamark]
  4. tiny.cc
  5. budurl.com
  6. twurl.nl [Tweetburner]
  7. sn.im [Snipurl]

The list is based on my own preferences. bit.ly is the most popular of those based on user numbers as well. OK, now you can track your Twitter visitors. By now not only bit.ly tracks retweets.

Last updated: August 18th, 2010.