Integrating Instagram With Other Social Sites
Instagram is a strong platform on its own, but it can become stronger if you integrate it with other social networking sites. Once you connect your Instagram page to other sites, your posts will start showing in those site feeds, increasing your visibility and accessibility. The following are some of the most popular social networking sites, and how they can increase the traffic and productivity of your business:
With more than a billion users, there is no question about the potential of Facebook for business. Most businesses, no matter how small or large, today spend a good chunk of their marketing budget on Facebook advertisements and marketing, and for good reason.
If marketing is about reaching out to your potential customers, then Facebook is an indispensable tool. You can easily link your Instagram page to your Facebook page as long as you are the business’s designated administrator. Just go to the Sharing settings and tap the Facebook button. Connect Instagram to Facebook on your device and authorize the business’s Facebook account.
If you have been logged in on your personal Facebook account then you will need to tap on Logout and unlink account so that you can log in from the company’s account. By default, the device will start posting on your
Facebook timeline and Instagram simultaneously
If you would like to change that option, then tap on Share Photos to and select the pages that you would like the Instagram photos to be posted on. Post your Instagram link in your About Us page on Facebook in order to increase your visibility.
From time to time, also post a status on Facebook prompting your Facebook followers to follow you on Instagram. You can also sync and import Facebook and phone contacts to start following them on Instagram and request them to like you back. Also ask your friends on your personal Facebook page to share your Instagram link as well as photos from time to time.
For your followers on Twitter, share your emotions wrapped up in a photo rather than the limited 140 characters. As far as micro-blogging goes, Twitter is the only name you need to know about, but sometimes the limited amounts of characters do not convey your products or services the way they need to be conveyed, and for times like that, sharing it through Instagram is your most viable option.
Twitter is yet another powerful tool, and with its similar hashtag option, it gives you the freedom to share your image with over 500 million users and around 135,000 daily new users.
Foursquare is a location-based website that allows people to check-in at places and earn points and discounts for doing so. Foursquare brand pages are very popular, and if you already have one then you can make the most of it by integrating it with Instagram too.
All you need to do is choose Add to Your Photo Map when uploading photos and then tap on the Foursquare share button once you choose the location.
These are only a few of the most popular social networking sites that you can link Instagram to including Tumblr and Flickr among many others. Instagram offers a plethora of options to choose from. If there is a site catering to your niche market, check out the sharing options sync it with Instagram.
Embedding Photos and Videos
Instagram also allows users to embed photos and videos directly on a web page. If you have an active blog, you can easily share your photos and videos on the webpage without having to provide links back to your profile. All you need to do is copy the embedding link and place it anywhere you’d like.
Instagram keeps on upgrading and adding new features, making it easier for users to always stay ahead of any of the visual and technical advancements in the industry.
Other Apps That Integrate Well With Instagram
You can also integrate Instagram with other third party apps. There are plenty of applications out there that target Instagram by adding extra filters and tools for pictures and videos.
Using these apps can increase the quality of your photos and videos and lead to a more visually appealing end product.
The following are some of the most popular applications that you can use to get the most out of Instagram:
Hipstamatic is an iPhone application that allows you to take square photos with a vintage film camera appeal. You can choose from a large number of filters to make your images more visually appealing. With over 1.4 million copies sold since 2010, Hipstamatic has a lot to offer Instagram users in terms of image quality. The application presents stimulated lenses, flashes and films to create beautifully processed pictures. With the application landing a third place in the Pictures of the Year International award to Damon Winter, the app has proved its worth as a must- have addition for Instagram. Hipstamatic allows users to share photos directly to Instagram. Simply select the image you wish to share and then tap on the Instagram icon. You can also write a caption, camera and lens details as well as the #hipstamatic hashtag.
Gramgrab is a simple web application that helps you keep track of photo details. By hovering over a photo you can check what filters were used, how many number of likes it has and the time of upload. If you would like more details about the images
that people are uploading, then this app is your answer.
Gramfeed allows you to check photos, like them, share them on Facebook, Pin them on Pinterest, and comment on them from your web browser. So if you donâ€™t have
your phone handy or would like a convenient app with multiple features, then Gramfeed is quite helpful.
As the name suggests, Prinstagram helps you print Instagram photos. The application also enables you to create posters, stickers and mini albums. So if you have been looking for ideas on how to decorate your display window for Christmas, then Prinstagram is worth checking out.
Statigram is a web app that includes a custom Facebook tab, statistics; cover creator as well as Timeline integration. It is a great addition to keep you posted about your Instagram statistics and to create visually appealing covers, along with other great features.
There are plenty of applications to choose from that make Instagram an even smoother and greater experience for your followers and business.
The fact is, businesses small and large are using Instagram to reach out to their customers, and there is no reason why you can’t do the same. Instagram is a powerful tool that helps you connect with your potential consumers in the most visually appealing manner possible.
Instagram may not have started off as a platform for business marketing, but its potential for greater sales and productivity has made it a promising hub nonetheless. Every marketing strategy comes with a unique flavor that expresses the individualistic characteristics of a business.
You cannot expect to strike a chord with your audience without understanding them and their preferences. You need to know what they like and you need to understand how your business can reach out to them in a way that is both effective and profitable. Undoubtedly, Instagram is only set to grow in the foreseeable future. Keep in mind the increasing number of photo-sharing sites available today. There is nothing more effective than a photo that strikes a chord with its audiences and impacts their purchasing decisions.
There are plenty of ways that you can use Instagram for your business, as mentioned in this e-book. But beyond it all, it is important to keep your photos and videos reflective of your business practices. What might be working for one business will not necessarily work for yours if it seems repetitive or careless. You will need to keep your content fresh and unique to build a trusting and reliable relationship with your audiences.
Integrating Instagram into your business strategy is an art that requires careful planning. Be sure to strategize well before taking your potential customers on this visual ride.
If you follow the advice in Instagram Impact it will without a doubt help you and your business to thrive.
Thanks for reading. Here’s to your success!