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How about SM2 for Instagram?
« on: January 10, 2017, 08:38:24 AM »
Just got an email for a new product that looks like it does the same type of thing for Instagram that SM2 does for Pinterest.

Seems like Instagram is going gangbusters too. Is there any plans to provide a tool like SM2 for Instagram as well?

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Re: How about SM2 for Instagram?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 11:38:27 AM »
Instagram (at least as of now, as far as I'm aware) does not allow you to link to your site anywhere but in the user profile. Very little traffic opportunity there.

So yeah, lots of opportunities to build an account, and for branding etc., but for direct traffic? Not nearly as effective from what I can see.

Jon

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Re: How about SM2 for Instagram?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 12:00:55 PM »
Oh...I haven't even used Instagram. I just saw the software someone was promoting. Not much value (for this kind of thing) if you can't link the images.

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Re: How about SM2 for Instagram?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 05:53:14 AM »
Jon,

I know this would be way on the back burner...if ever, but I thought I would post this link for future reference. It tells how to use another Instagram account to put a link on your Instagram posts. Doing this would mean the user would actually have to click two links to get to your real like (which I know would greatly reduce click-thru rates)...but, like I said...just for future reference...

http://infobunny.com/how-to-add-clickable-links-on-instagram

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Re: How about SM2 for Instagram?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2017, 06:00:50 PM »
I've also looked at Instagram and put it on the back burner for now. Traffic from Pinterest has been good and (fingers crossed) not been banned yet.  Why confuse things?

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Re: How about SM2 for Instagram?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2017, 06:31:22 PM »
I've also looked at Instagram and put it on the back burner for now. Traffic from Pinterest has been good and (fingers crossed) not been banned yet.  Why confuse things?


I don't think it is about "confusing things"....it is about having a plan "B"....Instagram is getting rave reviews for traffic, interaction and conversions, it would make commercial sense to explore the opportunities ;)

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Re: How about SM2 for Instagram?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 05:24:26 PM »
I don't think it is about "confusing things"....it is about having a plan "B"....Instagram is getting rave reviews for traffic, interaction and conversions, it would make commercial sense to explore the opportunities ;)
I don't disagree Kevin.  I've been around long enough to know that nothing lasts forever in IM, sooner or later Pinterest will fail us, although I'm hoping for a LONG run out of it.  Instagram is another thing to learn which I don't have time for at the moment  The problem with only having your site link in the user profile is one I need to get my head around.  Although I have seen the 'trick' with adding the clickable links so that makes it more worthwhile.