If you currently manage your own Instagram page and you are constantly releasing content to your audience, you will probably tend to want your audience to engage with your content. The only unfortunate part about engaging with content in Instagram is that links are inaccessible in Instagram posts.
What most brands or social media influencers do then is that they inform their audience to often “click on the link in the bio!” The only problem with this is that Instagram only allows you to put one link in your bio at a time. So, if you are releasing blogs every few days, you only can link to one of your blogs and not all of them.
This is where LinkTree comes into play. LinkTree has exploded in popularity over the past year and it offers a tantalizing solution to this one-link-at-a-time issue. Instagram users who create a LinkTree account can link to their LinkTree account in their Instagram bio. Upon clicking this LinkTree link, users will be directed to their LinkTree page where they are able to add multiple links to content they want their audience to engage with.
Take a look at the screenshot below to get a sense of what to expect when clicking on someone’s LinkTree.
As you can see, this social media personality focuses on curating recipes and providing links to those recipes. In doing so, it solves the Instagram problem of only being able to offer one link at a time. Instagram users would just have to use their own personalized LinkTree account as the link in their Instagram bio, to which their audience would click, and be exposed to many different links, such as these recipes.
Another neat feature about LinkTree is that users can also customize how the links appear in their LinkTree. For example, if this LinkTree user creates a new recipe blog entry and wants to put the new link on their LinkTree, they can decide to move it up to the top if they want to. They can also add and remove links as they please to only show links that they want their audience to see.
LinkTree has become a viable solution to this Instagram issue because it is, most importantly, incredibly user friendly! Aside from adding your links and a small thumbnail to go with each link, there really is not a whole lot else to it. There are other functions within LinkTree such as analytics and integrations with other programs, however, if you’re not looking to leverage this, then using it to just display your most important links is the best way to use this tool.
Of course, to take advantage of the other features of LinkTree, other than just using it to post your links, you’ll have to fork out some cash. How much cash? Well, for $6 a month, you can unlock some really neat and helpful features that are really more nice to have than necessary. To check out the full list of differences between the free and paid plan, click here.
If you’ve seen LinkTree and figured this isn’t for you, here are a few other alternatives to offering your Instagram audience links to your most valuable pieces of content.
An alternative to LinkTree is ContactInBio. Instead of just putting your contact information in the bio section of your Instagram page, you can now set up your own ContactInBio link. Much like LinkTree, ContactInBio allows users to leverage their best links that they want their audience to see.
But what makes ContactInBio more unique than LinkTree is its specific ability to be more customizable. For instance, say if you’re running an e-commerce store and you want your future customers to be able to see your products and not just the link. Well, with ContactInBio, you can!
As you can see in the shot below, you can add a few of your hottest items from your e-commerce store. In this grid format, you can proudly show off your best products and make it look like an actual listing, with its thumbnail image, product name, and price.
To customize it even further, ContactInBio also allows users to create their own micro landing page as a way to try and convert prospects into customers. Creating this micro landing page is completely easy to customize and you can ensure that your brand and your brand colors are effectively displayed on this page.
ContactInBio is also a much more diverse tool than LinkTree because it also gives users the opportunity to create an experience that is more than just about the links. Users can also leverage ContactInBio to create lead generation forms, which can be a useful way of turning prospects into customers. Take a look at the screenshot below and you can see that users are able to book an appointment and leave their contact information as a request to find out more information.
ContactInBio also has other great features that are incredibly beneficial for the user. Users can optimize their ContactInBio to show the links to all of their other social media accounts, as well as offering the chance for users to connect with them on messaging apps like Whatsapp or VIber.
Of course, to take advantage of most of these features, you’ll have to opt for the paid plan, but considering the price and limited functionality of LinkTree, paying $7 per month for ContactInBio “Business” plan really seems like a steal. If you work in a team and need multiple users to have access, ContactInBio also offers a $28 per month package that allows up to 5 accounts that can be managed.
Okay, so maybe you’re not looking for such a value and feature rich multi-link provider as ContactInBio. Where do you turn to? Turns out, Lynx just may have what you’re looking for. It functions just as well as LinkTree yet is more simplistic in both design and functionality.
Lynx allows you to add up to 5 different links as part of their free plan. In using the free plan, one can expect their interface to look something similar to both LinkTree and ContactInBio. Take a look below.
While Lynx is another great free multi-link sharing option, it also offers a paid plan as well. Their paid plan also comes with a 7-day free trial to give users an idea of what features they should expect when committing to paying for the paid plan. A paid plan costs $5 per month and with it, users can add unlimited links to their Lynx, theme customization, click tracking analytics, and more.
Another solid option for sharing multiple links on your Instagram is Taplink. You can think of Taplink offering the functionality somewhere in between what LinkTree and ContactInBio offers. Perhaps the biggest kicker in favor of Taplink is that it is the most cost-effective option on this list of LinkTree alternatives.
Much like all of the link programs on this list, Taplink also has a free plan that, expectedly, comes with limited features. However, what’s amazing about Taplink’s free plan is that it offers users unlimited links, which is huge, especially if you have plenty of links to share.
Upgrading to their Pro plan isn’t going to make a massive dent in your wallet either. For only $2 per month, you can also take advantage of being able to use pictures and videos on your Taplink among other neat features.
Here’s an idea of what to expect when using Taplink. On the whole, a very intuitive and similar layout as the other link-sharing platforms, however, with Taplink the buttons can be slightly altered in its appearance.
One of the more frustrating things about posting in Instagram is the inability to include links in your posts! With Link In Profile, it actually doesn’t really have to be this way. In many ways, Link In Profile is very similar to the other link-sharing alternatives to LinkTree, with the exception of one major difference.
Rather than just offering up links for users to click on, their platform mirrors your Instagram feed and by clicking on an image, you’ll be re-directed to the link that is shared from that post. Take a look at this screenshot below.
As you can see, Link In Profile takes your Instagram feed and turns the images into clickable links! As groundbreaking as this link-sharing platform is, you’re going to have to pay for it…literally. There is no free plan for Link In Profile, however they do offer you a 30-day, free trial. After that, you’ll have to decide whether or not you wanna fork out $9.99 per month to continue using the service.
TapBio is another excellent LinkTree alternative, however, it is known to be a bit more on the confusing side for some people. That’s because it allows you to create different cards or boards that you can populate with links. It allows users to swipe between the different boards. This is great for companies or influencers that have different facets of their brand. For example, on one board, they can show off their social media handles, on another board they can show off the products they are selling, and on another board, they can show all of their blog links.
It can be a bit confusing for users especially since they may not be used to seeing different boards containing different links so it may take some time getting used to at first. Once you’ve gotten a handle on it, it should be fairly easy to use. Take a look at the screenshot below to see how by swiping across different boards, you’re able to see different links.
Despite not being the most intuitive link-sharing platform around, it does offer three different pricing plans from free to $12 per month. With the free plan, you get two boards to start with which is not bad seeing how you won’t have to pay for them! You’ll get more boards as you upgrade your account if you choose to do so.
For those who don’t know, Tailwind is another social media scheduling tool, with the only caveat being that it can only post to Pinterest and Instagram. If you’re a business that uses Instagram extensively, you might be interested in using its own link-sharing service, smart.bio.
Smart.bio works exactly the same as the other link-sharing platforms, with the only exception being that it is integrated with your Tailwind account. Smart.bio is particularly useful for users that sell products via e-commerce stores and want to advertise a few of their products on smart.bio.
It should be noted that smart.bio is not its own standalone feature. Rather, you’ll have to sign up for Tailwind’s services, which comes out to $14.99 for a monthly subscription that only allows you to schedule out posts to Instagram (It’s another $14.99 per month if you want to include Pinterest).
While you could opt for a rather limited social media scheduling tool, why not go for something a bit more robust? Uniclix offers users with multiple social media accounts and across the various different social media platforms, to schedule out their posts. So, rather than spending $15 per month to only post on one platform like Tailwind does, you can spend the same $15 and schedule out posts on many social platforms with Uniclix.
That $15 per month actually goes down to $12.50 if you purchase their annual plan. Did we also mention that it comes with a free, 14-day trial? So, if you’re looking for that perfect social media platform to schedule out your social posts on time, don’t sleep on Uniclix. Here is the link to their pricing plans where you can also click to start your 14-day, free trial.
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If you’ve made it this far, congratulations, because we’re about to hit you with our last top recommendation and quite honestly, this one might be the best one of the bunch. Unilinx is a link-sharing platform that is very similar in design to LinkTree, however, this one is completely FREE. Here is how it looks:
As you can see, you can enter your links, like how you would with LinkTree, and you can also rearrange the links so that they appear in the order you want them to. As a bonus, you’ll also be able to preview how this will look by viewing the mobile preview on the right-hand side of the screen.
Another great feature of Unilinx is that they are 100% integrated with their social media scheduling platform, Uniclix. Uniclix offers users with multiple social media accounts and across the various different social media platforms, to schedule out their posts.