How to add links on Instagram stories for business accounts

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How to add links on Instagram stories for business accounts

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Transcript: hey everyone in this video I wanted to show you how to add a link to your Instagram story now this is often called a swipe up link so you swipe up and it will take you to a YouTube page for example or to your website you could use it to sell things or you could use it to get views on different videos and it's taking me some time to get to the point where I can make this video and I'll show you why in a second just make sure you watch the video till the end I'll answer all your questions it's a little bit of a complicated setup mainly because there is an IG TV swipe up link which is nowhere and there is an old-school swipe up link that takes you to a YouTube video or a website or a blog and that's the one I'm gonna focus on in this video if it's your first time here I make easy-to-follow social media tech videos every single day of the week so please consider subscribing so let's go through the process I want to show you how to get this swipe up link so... See more →

Transcript: hey what's up is Andrew welcome to another video in this week's video I'm going to be talking about hmm Instagram so on Instagram you have one place only for people to look at your website so there's only one space that you can put a link of your choice a URL of your choice which you can then direct to your website or your blog or your video channel or maybe another social media platform now the problem with that is you might want to use Instagram to promote multiple things and unfortunately Instagram isn't very link friendly but I'm about to reveal the smartest way around that right after this hey what's up is Andrew helping you create a more delicious life brand and business and in this video I'm going to show you how to have multiple links inside of your Instagram account so what we're going to be using is a special tool called linked in profile so the website is linked in profile comm and I'm going to show you exactly how you can have each post in your Instagram account direct to its own special URL or link which is great for promoting your... See more →

Transcript: how to add swipe our feature to Instagram stories without 10k followers see yeah what's going on guys throw her back with the new video and in this video I'm going to be showing you guys how you can add the swipe up link to your Instagram stories without actually having 10,000 followers it's actually a really cool trick and we're just gonna dive right into I'm gonna hop onto my phone and I'm gonna show you the trick but before I hop on my phone if you guys have not joined the Facebook group yet if you guys didn't know I've got a Facebook group on Facebook where I sure extra additional value related to Instagram we do lives from time to time you guys share your secrets help each other out so if you haven't joined the Facebook up yet the link is down in the description I highly encourage you to join it because it's a great community of people striving towards one goal which is growing and monetizing Instagram all right guys so I'm on an iPhone and a smash you like by the way for the sloth in the background I think it's pretty cool... See more →

Transcript: Hey everyone this is Viren and welcomeback to my youtube channel for another marketing tutorial. In this tutorial I'mgoing to show you how to add more action buttons to your Instagram profile. Likeyou can see I already have an action button called email on my profile.Instagram has allowed us to have three of these buttons so far which was email,call or address. But now you can add more options.Firstly let's make sure that you have a business profile because this option isonly available for business profiles on Instagram. To make a business profile youcan click on the Settings button here right beside edit profile and if youdon't have a business account you will see something like switch to businessaccount here and you will need a Facebook page connected with yourInstagram account to make a business profile. But once you have a businessprofile you'll be able to add these options and to do that you will have togo to edit profile which is right here. Once you're editing the profile you willsee something called contact options under business information, click on that.So currently I can add email id, phone number and address which will startshowing up on my profile. The other... See more →

Transcript: how to add links to Instagram in 2019 is coming up next hey guys this is ankud from the rice computer and in this video we will be learning how to add links to an Instagram profile second adding links to Instagram stories and way to promote a link in Instagram posts to add links to your Instagram go to your home and then click on edit profile after that on the website put your web address and click on save here's the link on your profile now if you want to promote this link in your profile and as you guys know there is no way to add a direct link on your post even if you try to add link it will not work at all so the easiest fix is that you will direct the people to your profiles homepage for example here I am writing to visit my blog posts you can write like this to visit my blog post check the link in the bio of at the rate you are using him when people will click on your username you will be directly redirected to your home where people can see your link now... See more →

Key quotes:

  • "Shortly after the rollout, Insta began allowing users with verified accounts to seamlessly post links within their stories, and since May of 2017 more and more accounts have gotten access to this in-demand feature"
  • "Clickable links within Instagram Stories are now also available to many business profiles (not personal ones) with 10,000 followers or more.* Which means that, for the first time, a high-visibility post can link back to your website, blog, or Namastream product seamlessly and easily"
  • "If you’ve got access to the linking feature, adding a live link to your most recent blog post, your website, or even another social media account is a cinch"
  • "To ensure that viewers are aware of the live embedded link, be sure to include a call-to-action in your story text that directs them to it"
  • "Adding links is a HUGE first step toward connecting your Instagram account to your blog or website"
  • "If you’re demonstrating a series of yoga poses, include a short video and a few stills on Insta, then create a final slide that directs users to your site for full instructions"
  • "But if you really want to leverage your Insta following and increase traffic to your site, tinker around with Instagram Stories links."
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Key quotes:

  • "The trick is, Instagram users can add a link in the description part of the IGTV, which is clickable"
  • "Just don’t be afraid if you can’t add a swipe up to the Instagram Story, here there are some other ways to have a successful business on Instagram: Also, it’s a good thing to have your username linked on someone else’s bio, because it gives your account more visibility and allows their followers to find you"
  • "All you need to do Benefits of using iLink: Even if you don’t have 10K followers or a verified Instagram account to add a link to the Instagram Story, you can still use iLink and add several links in one Link in order to share it on Instagram story or bio"
  • "All in all Since Instagram users can’t add a link to images and videos on their Instagram posts, they should have 10K followers to add a swipe up link to their Story or use services that let you add several links, videos, and music on Instagram bio such as iLink"
  • "Have you ever used the Swipe Up feature or any service that lets you add several links on bio?"
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Key quotes:

  • "For example, the social media savvy fashion brand @valfre (here’s an article that’ll show you how to find the most valuable influencers to do partner with) uses their story highlights to always have a direct shopping link to their latest product release"
  • "If you run a blog and have seen your traffic dwindle or if you’ve never had one but always wanted to tell more stories, highlights is the perfect medium to either send more people to your new blog posts and boost your traffic or even use it as a blog replacement to tell the stories you’d like your audience to see"
  • "Instead of posting about my contest 3 or more times on my account (which I consider annoying and low-quality content), I used the story highlights to let my followers know I was giving away more than 20 pins from my favorite pin makers for free"
  • "For example, the always-excellent-on-Instagram beauty giant, @glossier , uses their story highlights to partner with personalities to a) show people how to use their products and b) cross promote with other social media accounts and grow each other’s audience."
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Key quotes:

  • "The ability to add links inside an Instagram story is a game-changer for companies trying to engage their followers while also driving IG ROI"
  • "Make sure your brand is keeping its audience on its toes with the below 10 creative ways to use the swipe-up function in Instagram Stories"
  • "Essentially, adding a link to any of your Instagram Stories for people to swipe upwards and onto a destination of your choosing is a major marketing opportunity that should not be neglected"
  • "We drummed up ten super creative ways to use the Instagram Stories swipe-up tool to further engage your followers, consequently creating deeper bonds and stronger connections"
  • "There’s something that feels personal about a blog — even if it’s by a business — and that lends your brand extra authenticity brownie points"
  • "While you’re promoting your latest article on your Instagram Stories, be sure to insert the link to it for your followers to swipe up and read it right then and there"
  • "Are you producing an Instagram story to demonstrate an item, or maybe you’re a cosmetic brand that’s giving a tutorial on how to use a specific product? There are countless ways to engage your audience through the link in your Instagram Stories, and there are so many advantages that come with doing so."
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Key quotes:

  • "Stories has been out for a while, and I’m pretty sure it’s the next big growth channel for Instagram marketers (along with live streaming)"
  • "I use Later to save posts that my followers have tagged with my hashtag to my media library"
  • "The media library works across the Later mobile and desktop apps, so I can use the Later app on my phone to save those photos to my phone’s camera roll"
  • "(You can use Later to search for any accounts or hashtags, not just from your own brand hashtags, and save that content to your media library) As most Instagram content is in a 1080 by 1080 pixel square, and stories are vertical 608 pixels wide by 1080 tall, I needed to make a template to convert between these"
  • "The point being that we can use our standard background that we’ve just made on Canva, and just swap out the photos we’ve added to our Later media library to quickly create posts to use in Instagram stories"
  • "As soon as you save the image to your camera roll, Instagram counts it as a photo you’ve taken, so you can use it in your Instagram story for the next 24 hours!"
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