When it comes to running a successful business these days–whether you’re an influencer or you’re running a brick-and-mortar store–you need to have a strong online presence. And in 2019, one of the most important social media platforms is Instagram. It’s becoming almost as important as having a Facebook page, just to give you an idea of how important it is. Anyone who’s successful these days is running an Instagram account. But success doesn’t just come from posting constantly and getting creative with captions. If you really want success with Instagram, you need the right tools to boost your presence.
Socialrocketer published its top Instagram tools list, so we are, too. To learn more about these tools, read on.
If you’re serious about success on Instagram, you need to get a lot of followers. Because there’s so much competition, simply using ordinary strategies doesn’t work anymore. You need a service to do this, and that’s where SocialSteeze comes in. According to HackerNoon, SocialSteeze is “a tool that helps you get real followers for Instagram, making it easy to get more followers, grow your Instagram, and in turn, grow your business.”
Sure, you can spend hours researching hashtags if you want. But if you want to focus on running your business, and on perfecting captions instead of wasting time figuring out what hashtags are trending worldwide and your industry, use HashTagsForLikes. Their software detects trending hashtags in your niche so that you don’t have to! Considering that Instagram has over 1 billion monthly active users, you need to use tools like this one to get their attention.
Another great tool for getting Instagram followers is MagicSocial. They do it like this: by targeting your specific audience, helping you reach goals specific to your account, and working with growth experts, they’ll get you real targeted followers in no time. Users under 25 spend over half an hour on Instagram each day, and this is a great way to get them to follow you.
Any strong social media campaign needs to be organized. And when you’re juggling content posted on a variety of platforms, it can be a challenge to release everything all together or at the right time. That’s what’s so great about Hootsuite. This tool makes it easy to schedule your posts (even in advance) and save you time so you can focus on running your business.
If you prefer to post directly from your computer on the phone-based Instagram app, Grum is for you. Especially if you’ve got huge files or text to post that’s a headache to load on your phone, this will significantly cut down the time you spend posting.
If you want to be able to include more than one link in your bio (and let’s be real, who doesn’t?), Linktree is the way to go. Linktree creates a landing page where you can post additional links, which means an easier way for customers to access all aspects of your business, from your shop to your blog. At only $6 a month for the premium version, it’s well worth paying for.
One of the most important aspects of social media strategy is being able to understand how your efforts are working. That’s why Iconosquare, a tool that provides you with measurements of follower growth, location, daily follower gain/loss, unfollows, and more is a gamechanger. Over 60 percent of users log into Instagram daily–and if you want to find out who out of that group is following you, this tool can make a huge difference.
Another great analytics tool is SocialInsider. This tool works slightly differently from the above Iconosquare in that it compares your competitors, which means that you can learn from what they’re doing and how your social media efforts compare to theirs. If you’re new to posting, this can be especially useful in understanding what strategies will work best in your industry.
Getting followers is important, so that’s why SocialGoneViral.com is such a great service. They’ll get you followers, which in turn will get you more likes and shares. Especially if you’re running a new business, this can make all the difference in putting your business on the map.
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This tool is one that actually comes with Instagram, which means that it’s specifically designed for the app. As long as you have an Instagram Business account (which you should if you’re a business, considering that there were 25 million active business profiles on Instagram back in 2017), you can use this tool.
These are some of the best tools that will help you boost your Instagram presence. What other tools have been useful for improving your social media presence in the past?