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How To Add Clickable Links on Instagram

how to add clickable links on instagram

One of the limitations of marketing on Instagram is the absence of clickable links in posts. You are allowed to add one clickable link to your bio page along with 150 character description but you cannot add clickable links into Instagram posts and unfortunately  i can’t change that, but i can show you a great Instagram trick and work around that is the next best thing to clickable links on Instagram.

Before i show you how this Instagram clickable links trick works, it is good to note a few other things that will help your click through rate to your site or opportunity.

3 Instagram Tips To Get Followers To Click Your Profile Link

  1. Make sure that you add your opportunity or site link to your bio page as well as a 150 character description. If you are a blogger a very good strategy would be to use a customised Bitly link that you can swap in and out as your site updates with new content to highlight the changes, you can also then take advantage of Bitly’s analytics tools to track how your doing.
  2. Add a text hyperlink to your images. Simply edit your pics and add a link to the pic in text form that viewers can then copy into the address bar
  3. Refer your Instagram followers to your bio/profile link with a call to action like, “for more information on this opportunity click the link on our bio” 

How To Add Clickable Links On Instagram – A Very Cool Instagram Trick To Get More Clicks To Your Site Or Opportunity

To add clickable links on Instagram you need create a second Instagram account under a new email. Think of this new account as a capture page or a splash page. 

The username you use for the second account becomes the clickable link because usernames are clickable 😉

Here is an example of how it works

I am currently promoting The8App and so have created a second Instagram Account with the username @HowTo8App. On this page, I have added some information about The8App with a link to my Getting To Know The8App page on HowTo8App

Usernames on Instagram posts are clickable so when I make a post on my main Dexterroona Instagram account to promote The8App all I have to do is write a call to action and add the second profile username into the post and it is a clickable link to the second account

dexterroona-instagram-post-to-promote-the8app-with-clickable-link-to-the-howto8app-page

Take a look at the screen capture above. I have created a graphic about how all social media users have helped build a Trillion Dollar Social Media industry that only a few companies benefit from.And how the members of these sites should be rewarded for the content that they produce. Then in the post text, I have added a call to action to join us on The8App. Then added the second profile username (the clickable Instagram link) that clicks through to the HowTo8App Instagram page. tHIS then links through to my HowTo8App site where you can find out everything you need to know about the incredible 8App as shown in the screen capture below.

 

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So that is how you make clickable links on Instagram.

Let me know what you think you can share and comment below 😉

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36 Responses

  1. Lesly Federici
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    Hi Dexter,
    Great to be visiting you .. I am so behind with all this stuff .. instagram, Periscope… and more .. working on catching up though.. thank you for the how-to! You always provide GREAT info …
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  2. Monna Ellithorpe
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    Hi Dexter,
    Interesting information. I’ve kind of let my Instagram account go. Thanks for sharing what you have learned from working with Instagram.
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  3. Dr. Erica Goodstone
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    Hi Dexter,

    Your explanation and images are amazing. You make it look so simple. I plan to save your post and attempt to create what you are showing here – after I finish my current launch for my 30 Day Love Challenge which is taking all my time.

    Like the others, I have not paid too much attention to Instagram but I know how valuable it can be. There seem to be just too many things to focus on at the same time.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica
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  4. Emi
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    Hi Dexter,
    Great tip for Instagram users! Always make it easy for your visitors right 🙂

    Thank you for sharing!
    Emi
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  5. Mary Sloane
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    Well Dexter you as always shock me with your ingenuity.

    I’m still trying to figure h out how to use Instgram at all but this is very powerful info.

    You alway shave that leading edge

    Thanks for sharing

    To your success

    Mary
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    • Dexter Roona
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      it baffles me why big sites block certain actions that are needed but then again they are successful so who am i to say anything? but i do cause this info is useful for those who struggle and don’t have the luxury of a big following and so big numbers behind them
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  6. William O'Toole
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    Well well… I never knew this! How very interesting.. I might have to try this… How often can you post to other’s without it seeming like spam ? 10 posts an hour?

    William
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  7. Detlev Artelt
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    great advice – I just created @eoa_fair with a link to this great online event

  8. Link My Photos
    | Reply

    Dexter, that’s a super-creative workaround for linking your Instagram photos! We created https://linkmy.photos for just this reason. Our customers were tired of constantly swapping out their link in bio, so we created a profile link destination for all their linkable Instagram photos. It’s free to use for your 3 most recent photos, and there are paid plans for unlimited photos. You’ll never change your link in bio website again. Hope it helps!

    • Lisa
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      Hi Link My Photos. I was so excited to see your app but I can’t get it to work?
      I signed up
      Linked the photo
      Changed my profile to your link
      I go to my IG app and try to click on the photo and it doesn’t take me to the website.
      There is no place to get help on your site that I see. Can you help?
      If this works, I’ll be upgrading!!!

    • Dexter Roona
      | Reply

      Sounds interesting, do you have a demo of how it works, or if you want to give me an upgrade I can write a review for you.
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      • Link My Photos
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        Hi Dexter! We’re super excited that you’re interested in trying out Link My Photos. There’s a demo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZOdP531NQ4&t=4s

        Once you sign up for the Free Forever plan, please send an email to hello@linkmy.photos and we’ll upgrade your plan 🙂

        • Dexter Roona
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          ok so i made a page, the only issue i have is that by swapping the link in my profile to my Link My Photos page i then lose the link to my site, is it possible to swap it and then to be able to then add it on the Link My Photos page…. this is an interesting idea you have here because as members join and link in its helping the domain get rank…. the problem of getting members to click the bio link still exists though. Gonna send you an email now for the upgrade and i will do an article about it
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          • Link My Photos
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            Hi Dexter. Great question! Yes, you can add your main website link to your Link My Photos page. Go to your “Account Settings” from the top right menu of your Link My Photos dashboard. Your main website link will appear alongside your profile description, just like on Instagram’s profile page.

            And yes, getting people to click on your link in bio is an issue, which is why I love your username hack. There’s also a location hack where you can tag your location as “Link in bio”. The combination of both should result in very high conversion rates.

          • Dexter Roona
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            can you talk me through the location hack? i haven’t come across that
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  9. Digital Guru
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    Thanks so much for this priceless info on Instagram. This is really great. I’ll give it a try now.
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  10. terry ajayi
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    Basically, your site is doing very well. Glad to see you on here answering questions. I mean exactly how I type my question in google and ofcourse dexteroona is popular on tsu, with your yellow starry logo that’s sticks in the memory. Don’t know if we are friends yet on facebook. I am terry ajayi

  11. Maaike
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    Hi Dexter, tnx so much for your very usefull info. I have another question for you, I hope you have an answer to. I have a new website and ofcourse I want to put the link in my bio of instagram, the trouble is the basic link http://www.missspring.nl does not work, it only loads halve and says the loading failed. I have now placed another link to our collections, but I want them to visit my homepage first.
    Have you heard of this problem before? I tried to change the link in safari, but it does not work.
    Hope to hear from you.

  12. Renard Moreau
    | Reply

    [ Smiles ] Hmm. I am not on Instagram as yet.

    I am considering it to help boost my blog.

    • Dexter Roona
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      You should have an Insta and you should definitely have The8App

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    • Dexter Roona
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      Have you joined us on The8App yet. You don’t have this problem there.

  14. truck wrecker
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    Hiya! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site
    mobile friendly? My web site looks weird when browsing from my apple iphone.
    I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able
    to fix this issue. If you have any recommendations, please share.
    Many thanks!
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    • Dexter Roona
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      there are both themes and plugins that do this… most themes have it built in now, your looking for themes marked as responsive.

  15. Kelvin
    | Reply

    This is a great solution! Another option is Linkify.Bio for your IG profile. It’s also free and provides a quick, nice, mobile-friendly page.

    • Dexter Roona
      | Reply

      How does it work?

      • Kelvin
        | Reply

        Sign up quickly (and free) using your IG or Twitter at and it will pre-fill most of your information! From there you be directed to an admin page where your add all of your important links you to show your followers. Copy the single URL at the top of the page and add it to your IG/Twitter bio link and you’re done! Thanks for asking!

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