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Best URL Shorteners for SMS Marketing

13th September 2012 - Posted by in category Text Message Marketing Advice

Placing a hyperlink within a text message is an easy way to engage and send information to your customers. A hyperlink can direct customers to a mobile website, a survey, an app download, a mobile video, etc. The problem is that most hyperlinks are pretty lengthy and can eat up characters in a text, this is why we suggest using a “URL shortener”, which is a tool that makes long hyperlinks short. 

Autoresponder URL Shortened

 

Below are the top 5 URL Shortening services we recommend for your SMS marketing campaign, and the features that they provide.

TinyURL

TinyURL

  • Track the number of subscribers who click the link (updates every month)
  • Ability to filter results
  • Compatible for iPhone and Android phones

bit.ly logo

Bitly

  • Track the number of subscribers who click the link
  • Compatible for iPhone and Android phones

Google

Google URL Shortener

  • Track the number of subscribers who click the link (updates every 2 hours)
  • Compatible for iPhone and Android phones

lnk.co

Lnk.co

  • Track the number of subscribers who click the link
  • Compatible for iPhone and Android phones

yi.tl

Yi.tl

  • Ability to create Keyword, Title and Tags
  • Compatible with iPhone and Android phones
  • Tracks the number of subscribers who click the link (updates ever 24 hours)

Do you have a favorite URL shortener that you use for your own SMS marketing campaigns? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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