Shorten.REST vs. Clkim
Clickim is a service focused more on making ads, monetizing links, and social media marketing than just shortening them. It is a service that costs you money (a lot of it) to make money. Because of this, there are certain features that are either not included, or not desired, such as:
clkim focuses heavily on link monetization
If you are not interested in turning links into popups and ads, this entire feature is irrelevant.
CLkim PRICES ARE higHEr
Features that come with Shorten.REST free plans, like the UTM builder, can only be accessed starting at Clkim's $70/month plan.
CLKim offers limited pixel integration and api capabilities
Shorten.REST has more Pixels ready to be installed on platforms like Facebook and Pinterest.
clkim has less domains available in their plans
Clikim is designed for marketers to focus on 1 domain, while Shorten.REST allows you to have up to 10.
Shorten.REST vs. Clkim: A Quick Comparison
|Number of Clicks/Month||Unlimited||N/A|
|Number of Branded Links/Month||Unlimited||N/A|
|Number of Custom Domains||1||N/A|
|Operating System Based Link Tracking||Included||N/A|
|Location-Based Link Tracking||Included||N/A|
|Startup vs. Optimize||$95/Month||$70/Month|
|Number of Clicks/Month||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Number of Branded Links/Month||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Number of Custom Domains||3||1|
|Operating System Based Link Tracking||Included||Included|
|Location-Based Link Tracking||Included||Included|
Unlimited number of branded URLs.
UTM builder and unlimited meta tags.
Guaranteed 99.99% uptime for servers.
A free SSL certificate.
Click tracking by referrer, user agent, browser type, operating system, country (several more refined location-based features coming soon).
It comes down to this: Who is a URL shortener made for?
Clkim is designed specifically to give non-developers the ability to make shortened, branded links, and then make money off of them.
Shorten.REST, however, was built by and for busy developers looking for a fast, easy, and relatively inexpensive way to create thousands of unique links for larger companies.
The first URL shorten service with API. I am amazed with the full range of API facilities.
There are many link shorteners on the market but Shorten have gone the extra mile by providing a bunch of extra developer-friendly features – like a Zapier integration and decent click tracking stats.
Works as advertised. URL shortening is something that we expect to be easy to set up, no hassle and that just works. Shorten.REST does that very well. We integrated it in a few hours in our software solution.
Information Technology and Services
We literally set up Shorten.REST in less than an hour, live on functioning on our Esports Management platform.