Have you been using Instagram for social media marketing? Are you running low on tools to use along with this picture-sharing platform? Could you do with a little less work and a little more simplification?
Here are 10 tools to help you entice your audience, manage and grow a presence, and build your business using Instagram.
This tool keeps track of all trending hashtags. With the help of Tagboard, you can search any hashtag you like and find all of the most recent public posts that used that specific hashtag via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus, Vine, and Flickr. You may also favorite, re-tweet, reply, or comment on anything you like directly from Tagboard. The basic plan is free, but for more options you'll have to pay.
As the name suggests, this tools is for measurement—an analytics tool. You can obtain a free report on how effectively you have been engaging with your audience, which photos were most liked, and how well you are performing on Instagram. The free version helps keep track of up to 25,000 followers.
This top Instagram-friendly tool helps you track your followers. If you've followed too many people and you're wondering who your true fans are, you're going to need Crowdfire to sort that out. You can identify inactive followers, those who have unfollowed you, as well as the right people to follow. It will help you determine where your top followers are located and their Instagram habits (people they follow, hashtags they use, etc.)
4. Iconosquare (formerly known as Statigram)
This is an iconic analytics tool used with Instagram. You can use it to measure key metrics related to your Instagram account. For example, you can find out how many likes you received for a photo, average number of likes and comments per photo, your most liked photos, follower growth graph, and more. This tool is being used by thousands of brands, including the likes of Coca-Cola, Ford, Nike, Starbucks, The Gap, etc.
This website has a collection of tools to use with your Instagram account. Currently, it offers a selection of seven tools that have various, differing functions. For example, Snap Widget allows you to display your Instagram posts on your website/blog. With Keepsy, you can create Instagram photo books, custom calendars, and more. All listed tools are free.
This is a mobile-based application you can download from the App Store or Google Play to solve your followership problems. With the help of this app, you can find interesting and follow-worthy people. The app uses a coin system to encourage users to find and follow people as well as promote their account. The app has some features similar to Crowdfire's, such as tracking unfollowers and those users who don't follow you back.
This service will allow you discover new friends and followers, connect with famous people, brands, and influential people, organize your account with albums and alerts, analyze your social impact, and more.
RedCactus offers this tool for creating collages and slideshows. It includes a tool that will allow you to create video slideshows. All you have to do is combine a few photos, adjust the timing, add an audio, choose from transitions, and hit post! It is available at the App Store for free, with some premium options.
Fancy writing inspirational quotes? Here's your tool! Instaquote allows users to create text images, add text to a photo, and share quotes or mere thoughts in beautiful ways. The basic plan will get you six free backgrounds and a variety of fonts. The pro plan ($2.99) will get you a lot more. You can get it from the App Store or Google Play.
10. Post so
This is a tool for managing your Instagram account. You can plan and schedules your pictures, videos, and links at a specified time at any future date. You can also invite your team to manage your social accounts without worrying about sharing passwords or problems with access to all your Instagram accounts. After a free trial, you will be charged $14.95 per month.
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