15 Reasons Why You Should Use Instagram5:12 PM
As Instagram stands with 400 million monthly users, and over 40 billion photos shared . As much fun as Instagram is for sharing photos, y...
As Instagram stands with 400 million monthly users, and over 40 billion photos shared. As much fun as Instagram is for sharing photos, you can also drive traffic with Instagram.
Here are 15 reasons why we think Instagram rocks our world...
Videos on InstagramWhen video was first launched on Instagram, we thought 'oh, that'll be annoying', but it's not, it's brilliant.
It’s All About PhotosWhy write a long-winded post when you can post a picture? Rather than respond to the question “what are you doing?”, why not post a picture of exactly what you’re doing? Isn’t that so much easier and more informative? Pictures convey so much more to the audience. They convey emotions, ideas, sentiments, thoughts, and reality. These are things that you lose through text. Photos bring your audience into your world so intimately that they actually start to believe they are a part of it.You can also think about photos purely from an interaction standpoint. Think about your Facebook feed. Which posts do you tend to stop and look at more closely? Those with text or those with photos? I know I am all about the photos. Most of the time, I skim text but I stop and look at photos. So if your entire feed is photos, you are capitalizing on this phenomenon of photo domination.
Instagram for BusinessInstagram is a critically important social network. The photo-sharing app is not only important for retailers, restaurants, or travel companies; as one of the most effective brand-building tools available today, Instagram is increasingly important for every kind of business. Use Instagram to establish your brand or as if grow. Start off by doing some research. Use Instagram yourself, before you use it for your brand.
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Breaking NewsWhether it's Kim Kardashian breaking the internet with her derriere or cute celebrity baby announcements, Instagram is THE place to find new exciting news. Remember when Taylor confirmed her relationship with Calvin? Yep - on Instagram.
Show Your PersonalityPeople love to connect with people. Photos are such a great way to portray who you are as a person, or who the people are behind your brand. Spontaneous photos of your employees or personal photos or your life are a strong way to connect with your audience. Is your brand young and funky? Or is it more refined and sophisticated? Either way, your photos can portray this personality quicker and more effectively than any text post ever could.
It’s Marketer FriendlyI don’t think the heads behind Instagram planned to make their services and features cater towards marketers. But they did. It’s almost the opposite of Facebook when you think about how easy it is to get in front of your audience. First of all, there’s no Edgerank. Yes, you actually see every photo of every person you follow (assuming you scroll down far enough or check often enough). So, as a brand, there is no need to worry about which posts will get the most views. They all show up 100% in your audience’s feeds.The launch of the new video functions is also extremely marketer friendly because now, not only can you connect with photos, but you can actually talk to your audience! Or you can show actual footage of your operations. And the best part about it is that the videos play automatically in the feed! Your audience will instantly see your video.
Market for femaleIts a place widely used by females. I guess just after pinterest Instagram stand out. If you have product for female or need to influence female customers you should use instagram. this will help you grow fast.
Stalking (in a harmless way)Whether it's a celebrity or your ex's new girlfriend, there's always someone you get a little obsessed with on Instagram. Just don't like a picture by accident when you're looking at a picture that was uploaded two years ago. Awks.
Ads Are On the HorizonWhile Instagram is still free and more or less user focused, this will inevitably change in the near future. There is plenty of talk within the social media world about Instagram offering ads. I’m assuming this feature will work much like Facebook’s or Twitter’s promoted posts. Whether the post would appear at the top of the feed or within the feed I’m sure is up for discussion. But this option will be available in the future. And I can guarantee you that tons of businesses will be jumping on the Instagram bandwagon when this happens. However, if you are already active on the site and have a strong community of followers, you won’t need to worry about the ads nearly as much. You’ll already have the market share of your audience’s attention.
Track Your AnalyticsOne of the reasons many people shy away from Instagram for business is that they feel they can’t track their activity. While there is no feature within Instagram to do this, there is a site that will do it for you. I am seriously in love with this site and the information it provides. Do a search for Statigram and you’ll find the site that does everything for you! I’m not going to go into much detail here as I will have a future post breaking down the features of this site. But trust me, if you use Instagram for business, bookmark this site to track your data.
Drive Traffic to Your Site
Yes, believe it or not, you can actually drive traffic to your site from Instagram. It may not be as easy as Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google+, or even Facebook for that matter, but it can be done. The advantage those other sites have is that you can post links to your site right in your comments. On Instagram, you can post a link to your site in the comments but it doesn’t post as a hyperlink. Unfortunately, this does make it more difficult – and I hope Instagram changes this in the future.However, you can post your website link in your bio. I recommend you choose this link carefully since it’s the only one you can advertise. Choose the page you most commonly want to direct people to. Then, what I recommend is advertising in your post comments that people visit your website (for more information, to view a blog post, to see more photos, to learn more about a product, etc.) and let them know that the link to your site is in your bio. It is an extra step they have to take, but it works. I know because I have seen results of driving traffic to my blog from Instagram.
It’s For All Types of BusinessesMany people often assume that photos work best for product based businesses. But this isn’t necessarily true. Even if your business is B2B, there are still plenty of opportunities to share photos. And your photos don’t just have to be about “work”. Include photos of your team working, photos of travel destinations when meeting with clients, photos of your office, photos of projects you’re working on, photos of the flowers outside your office. The options really are limitless on Instagram. Have fun with it and make your photos a reflection of that!
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It’s Just Plain Fun!So, even if none of the above reasons were enough to justify joining Instagram, I would recommend it just because it’s fun. It’s honestly one of most fun sites I use. It’s not necessarily the most educational (I turn to Google+, Twitter, or LinkedIn for great content), but sometimes you just want to have fun on social media. For me, this is that site.
If you love Photography then this is the social media you must have. You can't compare this site with no any other social media, just because it has some exclusive features.