Top 5 URL Shortening Services Market Share

Micro-blogging services like Twitter have boosted URL shortening services. There are a number of them out there that will let you shorten an annoyingly lengthy URL. Well, Idea is catchy, simple and very helpful. But, Can you believe these simple services are worth millions?

As per TechCrunch, the most widely used URL Shortening service, TinyURL could as well be worth $46 Millions. Bit.ly is not far behind at $8 Millions.

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Here is the list of top 5 URL Shortening services along with the market share.

  1. tinyURL
  2. bit.ly
  3. ff.im
  4. is.gd
  5. twurl.nl

Source: TechCrunch

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6 comments

  1. Hobosic says:

    open-tube.com – da best. Keep it going!
    Thank you
    Hobosic

  2. Close K says:

    http://z.pe claims that they now own more than 1% market-share. Can anyone confirm that?

  3. David Fox says:

    I can guarantee that z.pe doesn’t have 1% market share. They’re currently giving out 3-character identifiers, and they have a 62-character encoding scheme (0-9, a-z, A-Z). So they are somewhere between 3844 and 238328 urls shortened so far.

    Is.gd, with 4%, has shortened over 8 million. Just do the math – z.pe is nowhere near 1/4 of that.

  4. OpenTube says:

    We agree with David Fox. Thanks for the justification and the math!

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