Are you a blogger? Or a social media manager? An insta-model? Maybe you’re just someone that likes to share cool things with your friends on social media, and Instagram is your network of choice. STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING and get the FREE “LinkTree” service now. Because with Linktree, you can FINALLY add multiple external links to your Instagram profile!
What is LinkTree?
Linktree is a free service that will change your Instagram status forever. As we all know, Instagram does not allow direct links within photo posts, and the only real opportunity for your followers to click-through to where you want to send them is the single “website” link in your profile.
But aren’t you tired of constantly changing your Instagram profile description every time you want to share a new link with your followers? I know I was. Then I discovered Linktree, and it changed everything. If you want to, go ahead and click through to my Insta profile HERE to see exactly how seamless it is. (Be sure to subscribe when you do!)
What’s the Catch?
As far as I can tell after three months of use, there isn’t one. The use of Linktree’s services are totally free (at least as of the date of this publication!) Although, I have noticed they have a “Linkteee Pro” service currently in Beta mode at the rate of $6/month. Either way, free or no, it WILL make your social media life easier.
Linktree Pro vs Regular — What’s the difference?
- Get a custom bio link (to use in place of your website link on Instagram)
- Allows you to post infinite links to your Linktree feed with custom titles
- Allows you to see how many lifetime clicks a link has had
- You can manually hide [on and off] a link or delete it entirely
- The ability to reorder your links in your feed to your heart’s content
- 9 Pre-made Color-Theme Options for your feed
- Instant-update Visual “Live Feed” of your content
Linktree Pro Beta
From what I can surmise, Linktree Pro allows you to do the following in addition to the free services that Linktree provides.
- You can schedule your links to appear and disappear at specific, set times.
- In addition to seeing how many times a link has been clicked (available on the free service), you can see a daily click breakdown with Linktree Pro
- Ability to customize the color combinations on your feed to fit your brand
- Choose a custom “Button style” for your feed
- Customize your own Linktree Page Name [In place of where your insta handle is on the free version]
- Customize Facebook Pixel ID for enhanced conversion tracking
- Allows you to: Optimize ad delivery, build audiences for website visitors to target, access audience insights, and more! Read more –> here.
- As mentioned, costs $6/month.
Which one do you use?
I’ve been on the free version since I joined, and it fits all of my needs currently! I can see someone with a larger Instagram following really benefiting from the “Pro” service’s offerings, though. I’m just beginning to blog, so spending extra money on refining my Instagram brand or doing heavy analytics on click through hates isn’t in my budget right now.
I should mention, too, that this can be used for sites other than Instagram for showing a clean feed of all of your latest links and their titles to your audience. Linktree is, however, obviously suited best for fixing the Insta-issue many social mavens have with their internal linking.
What’s your process?
Whenever I am about to post an Instagram photo promoting a new blog post, I go to linktr.ee first (through desktop or mobile!) and copy & paste my blog’s link into the program. I also make sure to write out the title for the blog post, or just a title that I want to drive traffic. As an example, though my FabFitFun review post was titled “Why FabFitFun’s Spring 2017 Box is the BEST #Treatyoself gift”, I made my Linktree title just “$10 Off FabFitFun Box!” (which, P.S. if you want that, click –> here.)
From there, I post my Instagram, making sure to mention in the comments “Click the link in my profile for more info” or “Blog link in profile,” etc. Something active for your follows to do that incentivizes them. My profile link I had previous made my Linktree link (here), so it was as simple as that! But what about my actual blog’s link? That I just put in my regular profile description. For now, it’s easy enough to type in to see my website as a whole, but the way my website is organized I would MUCH RATHER send my followers directly to my posts.
Are you writing this post as part of an Affiliate program?
I can honestly say I’m not! Linktree, as far as I can tell, is just now starting to get off the ground, so they don’t have any sort of Affiliate program yet. I also wasn’t paid to write this post. No money incentives, so you know it’s genuine. I truly believe Linktree is a service every beginner blogger should have, and I can’t imagine it would be unhelpful for an expert blogger either! I’ve seen services like Curalate offer similar “click to buy” features that directs you to a new library of image-links after clicking through on your Insta profiles, but that service costs thousands of dollars a month! If I can get essentially the same service for free, why not?
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for Linktree HERE. It’s totally free (unless you want Pro of course), and you’ll love how simple it is to use and how seamless it will make your Instagram marketing strategy.
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