joined:July 2, 2019
born2run (OP) said,
Hi so it seems bitly keeps going down many times. It's a good service but is there any other link shortening service which is as good as bitly and more reliable? Thanks!
In addition to the ones that have already been suggested, there is a relatively new one which I have heard good things about: T2M (t2mio.com)
It allows users to customize the slug. So, instead of a random URL + slug, you can create one that is intuitive. And it provides QR codes, handy for mobile users.
Google have their own service here [goo.gl]
Google terminated that service a while ago (as well as Google Plus).
Unfortunate. I was a happy customer. The service was rock solid and was one of the shortest URLs around: 6 characters plus the 6-character slug that was created. When goo.gl was terminated, bit.ly was one of the most popular services people recommended going to. I am surprised to hear it is flaky.
I happen to like URL shorteners and use one frequently.
Mostly in Twitter, even though they have their own built-in service (t.co.)
But also to create shorter, more intuitive, links.
I have no problem using a third-party service; I have no brand to promote, so basing something on my own URL is irrelevant to my purposes. Anybody with a WordPress blog could use the "Pretty Link" plug-in to serve such a purpose. Or they could try to write their own, or create redirects. But it seems like a lot of work. Perhaps it's worth it for some people. But not for me, so I will continue to use third-party URL shorteners.