Where Does Bitly's Income Come From?


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Where does the income of a "small" site like Bitly comes from when there are no ads or whatsoever involved in their operation?

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asked Mar 24 '12 at 19:27
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Typically a company like bit.ly works hard to build users and people dedicated to their service and then finds opportunities to sell add-ons or supplemental services such as: http://www.bitlyenterprise.com/pricing.html in which they make money from companies and enterprise clients using their data, or using bit.ly services to run their own URL shortener.

I wouldn't necessarily say getting into the URL shortening business would be wise right now. But, if you have a unique angle maybe. Here is a decent post on writing a URL shortener.

http://blog.saush.com/2009/04/13/clone-tinyurl-in-40-lines-of-ruby-code/

answered Mar 25 '12 at 04:00
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Ryan Doom
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