There is no doubt that Instagram is a great site. 400 Million members tell us that they are doing something right. But regardless there still remains some huge frustrations for users when using Instagram. And the need for clever Instagram hacks to help give members the usability they want.
A very cool Instagram Hack
The biggest frustration remains the lack of clickable links. I wrote about this issue a while back in an article about a really cool Instagram Hack entitled How To Add Clickable Links To Instagram. The idea being that you create a second Instagram account that you can use as your clickable link to a profile where information for the site or business that you want to promote is locked with a click through link.
This Instagram Hack really works. The downside is that you still need to get members to click through to your site or opportunity when you get them to the second profile. Plus you may be promoting more than one opportunity or site and to do so you will need an Instagram page for each business or site or to keep swapping and changing the opportunity bio link.
But the good news is there is a very good fix that means that you don’t have to have multiple pages or keep swapping in and out bio links on your profile.
Introducing Link My Photos
Link My Photos is a great site that allows you to add clickable links to images. All the images you add to Instagram appear on your Link My Photos page where you can add links to. There is no need to keep swapping bio link on your Instagram page. You just have to add your Link My Photos page link into your Instagram Bio and when clicked the visitor goes to Link My Photos.
Here is how Link My Photos works
Go to Link My Photos and Sign In with your Instagram Account. There are 3 different accounts you can choose from.
- Free version – Free forever and allows you to have 3 clickable images on your account
- Shutterbug -Unlimited Pictures – 1 Instagram Account $4.99 Per Month
- Papparazzi – Unlimited Images – Up to 5 Instagram Accounts $9.99 Per Month
Just select the option required and you are ready to go.
When you are logged in you can see all your images as in the screen capture below.
When you first log in to your account images show on your Link My Photos page as having no link associated. Simply edit the image and add your destination link and click save. And that is all there is to it. If you type in a text link into your post desription on Instagram then the link is carried over to Link My Photos, with no need to then edit.
Your analytics then show you detailed information about which photos are generating the most interest, and how many of your followers are clicking through to your website.
Tweet This Link My Photos takes your Instagram account and just makes it easier to get clicks and conversions.
It is not really an Instagram Hack it is more of an extension of your account. An addon that adds a more professional spin to your Insta providing both the user and the follower added usability.