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based on preference data from user reviews. Bitly rates 4.5/5 stars with 307 reviews. By contrast, Hootsuite rates 4.1/5 stars with 2,980 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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4.5 out of 5
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4.1 out of 5
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Market Segments
Bitly
Bitly
Small-Business (59.8% of reviews)
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
Small-Business (60.7% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Bitly
Bitly
$0/month 1 User Seat
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
$129*/month

Bitly vs Hootsuite

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Bitly easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Bitly overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Bitly meets the needs of their business better than Hootsuite.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Bitly is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Bitly over Hootsuite.
Categories
Shared Categories
Bitly
Bitly
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
Bitly and Hootsuite share no categories
Unique Categories
Bitly
Bitly is categorized as URL Shortener and Content Analytics
Pricing
Bitly
Bitly Pricing
Free
$0/month1 User Seat
Customized Solutions
$$ 1 - 1,000+ User Seats
Basic
$1 User Seat
Free Trial
Hootsuite
Hootsuite Pricing
Team
$129*/month
Professional
$49*/ month
Business
$599**/month
Enterprise
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Bitly
Bitly
9.2
Responses: 282
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
8.3
Responses: 2773
Ease of Use
Bitly
Bitly
9.4
Responses: 284
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
8.3
Responses: 2787
Ease of Setup
Bitly
Bitly
9.4
Responses: 104
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
8.3
Responses: 1195
Ease of Admin
Bitly
Bitly
9.1
Responses: 100
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
8.4
Responses: 1194
Quality of Support
Bitly
Bitly
8.4
Responses: 174
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
7.8
Responses: 1971
Ease of Doing Business With
Bitly
Bitly
8.9
Responses: 87
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
8.3
Responses: 1015
Product Direction (% positive)
Bitly
Bitly
7.8
Responses: 281
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
7.3
Responses: 2766
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Bitly and Hootsuite were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Bitly
Bitly
59.8%
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
60.7%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Bitly
Bitly
25.0%
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
27.4%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Bitly
Bitly
15.2%
Hootsuite
Hootsuite
11.9%
Reviewers' Industry
Bitly
Bitly Industry
Marketing and Advertising
16.6%
Computer Software
7.6%
Information Technology and Services
5.6%
Internet
4.7%
Non-Profit Organization Management
3.3%
Other
62.1%
Hootsuite
Hootsuite Industry
Marketing and Advertising
17.7%
Non-Profit Organization Management
5.2%
Higher Education
5.0%
Computer Software
4.9%
Public Relations and Communications
4.5%
Other
62.7%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Bitly
Kristin H.
User in Higher Education

I love that I can use this product in tandem with Google URL Builder to create trackable links that don't take up your entire screen. Plus, Bitly has surprisingly robust analytics for being a free service, and even allows customization of short links so...

Hootsuite
Kristin H.
User in Higher Education

Hootsuite lets you control your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, and more all from one dashboard. You can schedule posts, collaborate with team members by assigning messages to people, and you can run reports of your social media, all for...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Bitly
G
User in Law Practice

Lack of customer help. This made it impossible to use.

Hootsuite
Francis P.
User in Computer Software

It could support more social networks. Also Google+ functionality only allows you to post to a page rather than your profile.

Discussions
Bitly
Bitly Discussions
Is possible to customize our own domains in Bitly without incluiding complements as .club or any other link complements?
3 comments
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Is possible to customize our own domains in Bitly without incluiding complements as .club or any other link complements?
2 comments
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MI
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Hootsuite
Hootsuite Discussions
How can I use Hootsuite in Instagram?
3 comments
Marilyn N.
MN
You cannot control Hootsuite inside of Instagram, but if you go to your Hootsuite dashboard, you can add Instagram as a social media account. This article...Read more
I understand using Hootsuite if I am a business with multiple social platforms, but what if I manage multiple clients with multiple platforms?
2 comments
James W.
JW
The Enterprise version of the product is much better for multiple clients....if the cost it too high, they will let you seat share and split the Enterprise...Read more
How to connect Hootsuite to Facebook business page
2 comments
G2
Hootsuite has deep, rich help pages that often include instructional videos. Adding your Facebook page and other social networks can be found...Read more
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Hootsuite is the world's most widely used social media management platform, designed for organizations to execute social media strategies across multiple social media networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest and YouTube.

Teams can collaborate within a secure environment across all devices and departments to manage social media profiles, engage with customers, and generate revenue. Scaleable content management features allow different business units to coordinate and amplify messaging. Comprehensive analytics capture social data, providing executives with actionable insights for business decisions.

The ROI of social media rests with the people who use it. Empower your people with the best tools, the best intelligence and the best security to effectively harness the social web. Learn more about Hootsuite for your business at hootsuite.com.

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