Learn how to boost your Instagram account with these 10 tools..
As Google Trends shows us, the volume of searches for the word Instagram has grown significantly in the past two years and its forecast is that the “capital of selfies” network will continue to grow at a significant speed. If you already know how to use Instagram for your business, or you’ve already read our post about ways to drive traffic to your website using Instagram, you should sit back and learn a little bit more with these 10 tools that will help you boost your Instagram account.
Tools to improve your Instagram account
1- Repost: Repost is a mobile application that enables you to navigate through the content of your Instagram account, and republish the content that best interests you, giving credit to the person who uploaded the image. It also gives you the option to “like”, comment or republish an image to your Instagram followers.
2- Iconosquare: Iconosquare is an analytical tool for Instagram, which already counts with more than 8 million registered worldwide users. Is a free app that provides personal statistics related to Instagram, including number of followers, likes, and comments, along with usage statistics You can see the people who connect, the comments, delete and add new followers, etc. Within its statistics, we can see the growth of followers ,view the most recent comments, etc. To access and link it to your Instagram account, you only have to visit their site, and from there let yourself go discovering it little by little.
« Anyone who uses Instagram should be on Iconosquare. Whether you’re an aspiring photographer who wants to see which pics resonate best with your followings, or business of any kind looking to monitor social photo campaigns and initiatives » Mark Holder, Director, Partner Integrations at HootSuite Media Inc.
3- ScheduGram: This is a tool for social media managers who need an easier way to manage Instagram for their clients and brands. It lets you web upload, schedule your uploads and supports multiple accounts. It not only lets you schedule them, but it also contains an editor that lets you tweak, add filters, text, or crop the images before uploading them. The only downside, is that its got a payment subscription, but when you run multiple accounts at the same time, its totally worth it. To manage one account will cost of $13, 5 accounts $40, 10 accounts $60 and 20 accounts for $100.
4- CrowdFire: Formerly known as JustUnfollow, the newly renamed app displays your Instagram followers, unfollowers, inactive users, admirers and more in one shot, and works with Twitter as well. It’s a perfect tool to clean your Instagram account from time to time.
5- Twtrland: This application started in the beginning being a Twitter analysis tool, and recently added Instagram and Facebook. By using this tool you can analyze your competitors in Instagram.
It finds your competitors based on keywords, according to your preferences, and you can analyze the account and see more details. As a final result, it offers some general statistics which are very complete where it analyzes the frequency of publications of your competitors, the number of followers that they have, how many followers they get per post, update, etc.
6- Collec.to: This is one of the most complete web platforms to enjoy your Instagram photos. Formerly Followgram, this tool allows you to manage your online presence in Instagram. It helps you improve the user experience of Instagram with various functions like having photo galleries, show your Instagram photos on Facebook and have a URL with the name of your account so that your users can see your photos of Instagram. Collec.to also enables you to run effective contests and get accurate statistics. To use it all you only have to do is to connect via Instagram and enjoy all its advantages.
7- Ink361: This is a tool that lets you view photos and participate with others in Instagram. When you log on, you directly see recent photos of people that you follow, along with the ability to share them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google. One of its main characteristics is that from Ink361 you can access your personal profile, click to see the number of people who follow you, see the description of their profiles, statistics of followers, and their last five pictures. In addition, you will also see if that user follows you or not.
8- Grid.copygr.am: Better known as Copygram. This is an excellent alternative if you don’t want to use Instagram. It allows you to have multi-accounts, your feed, Instagram search, users, Geo-locations, #hashtags and analog prints. You can browse your images and your followers pictures and it also lets you choose to see them in two formats, either in grid or list, and with options to view them in their original size, follow other users, comment and give ‘likes’.
10- TakeOff: This is an excellent tool and the best thing is that its available both on Android and iOS in its mobile version, and offers hashtags as a suggestion that inspires you in the photos, as well as a timetable recommended to publish your images based on when work best or your users are most active. It’s free but with limitations. Your premium account costs $ 9.99 a month. Conclusion While this is only a small selection of free and low-cost Instagram tools & apps that are available for Instagram users using one or two of them can sure help you look like a professional photographer. What do you think? Which of these tools and apps to boost your Instagram account do you find most interesting? Are you using an Instagram tool that isn’t listed here? Why not leave the name of the app that you’re using in the comments box below. And remember, this all about social media and social media is all about sharing.. Please share this post :-)) and follow us on Twitter for new updates.. @socialmedia04