Short.io Alternative: Linkhero.cc
If you are looking for an alternative to Short.io (formerly known as Short.cm) link shortener, linkhero.cc could be a great option for you. It is a versatile URL shortener that does not only offer link shortening but also bio pages and QR code generation (without any additional costs). In this article, I will briefly compare the main features of these two link shortener services.
- Ability to create short branded URLs
- Free access to the API
- Geo-targeting and link expiration options
- Collaboration tools for teams
- Link export & import
- Ability to create short branded links with custom aliases
- Developer API
- Link analytics and statistics
- Password protection for links
- Possibility of using the user’s own domain
- Link export & import
While short.io provides you with some subdomains of their own for your link redirects, with Linkhero, you can choose from one of these 3 domains:
The .RO domain extension stands for Romania, a country in the European Union.
Both Linkhero and Short.io allow you to use your own custom domain names as well.
What They Have in Common
Both of these two URL shorteners have similar features, like, for example, the numerous integrations (that include, for example, Slack, Zapier, Twitter, and others) or a WordPress plugin that you can install on your own WordPress website. Other features that both of them include are multiple domains or geotargeting.
Link Hero is a more affordable solution than Short.io with its pricing that starts at $12 per month ($9.60/mo if paid annually), while Short.io pricing starts at $19 ($15.83/mo if paid annually). The most advanced plan of Linkhero is $1,200 yearly, while Short.io’s most advanced plan has a cost of $1,490 annually.
While both of these URL shorteners offer mainly similar features, there are certain differences between them. For example, you can use Linkhero.cc for the creation of link-in bio pages and generate QR codes as well. The pricing of both of these services might be a deciding factor too, with Linkhero offering lower prices.
Ultimately, the final decision will be yours. You will have to decide what best suits your needs. Good luck with that!
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