URL shorteners are being used on a daily basis, and they do have an overall impact on SEO.
For all those using these shorteners, when link building is being done through social media, it is important to track your own stats, and some url shorteners can even help you out with this task. Let’s take a look at the best URL shortening services for SEO.
This one is direct from Google. Goo.gl’s short URLs are always 301(permanent) redirect, secure, fast, and perfect for SEO. It also provides a great range of stats about the clicker. Google automatically removes spam links from its database, so its building trust from users.
One of the most popular URL shorteners available today. It is the default shortener for many social media tools such as Twitter, for example. While Tiny URL doesn’t provide click stats, it does allow you to customize your URL.
bit.ly, just like tinyURL has been around for a while and is the trusted default for a lot of internet users. It offers a simple one click shortening service with a simple URL tracking feature. This means you can now track Bit.ly shortened URLs by just placing a ‘+’ after the URL. And it also provides URL customization.