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How to be a Queen of Instagram in 7 easy steps you never heard before

(by Ana & Jelena)

If you want to become the Lord of Instagram (and by that – an overall Lord of the Universe), that is a twisted goal. And we are not here to help you with that. So, this story isn’t for you.

On the other hand, if you are interested in improving your feed, or you want to lay your hands on the perks not many people know, you are welcome. Enjoy this post, because today we are going to share with you something that you have probably never heard before! 😉

1. A custom made location

Statistics have shown that Instagram posts with a location have 50 percent higher engagement. And how cool it is to have one of your own 🙂 For branding, this is excellent. This way your employees and fans have the opportunity to use your location. So more people will see your brand.

In the good old days, it was quite easy to create your own location. But now it is no longer possible to make one through Instagram. You see, Mr. Zuckerberg bought Instagram, and the process is still a piece of cake, just you have to do it through your Facebook app.

Here goes the mini tutorial 😉

  • Click on a Facebook app on your cell phone, go to Check In, and check if you allowed Facebook to see your location (Settings > Privacy > Location Services)
  • Insert the name of the location you are searching for, and then click “add” button
  • Add any preferences you want to your location and then add a category. Try to put your work into a more general framework, so that Facebook allows it. Also, Facebook will not let you add a location if you are not in a very location at that moment.
  • Facebook will then take you back to Status. If you want your location to work on Instagram, you must post at least one thing on Facebook with the new made location (don’t worry, if you don’t want anyone to see that post, you can make it private by clicking “Only me” option).

If it doesn’t pop-ups it means you didn’t use it enough or you are not close to a location. Sometimes it takes up to 24 hours for your location to be visible on Instagram. Just be patient. Another good news – location also can be added to Instagram Stories. 😉instagram trikovi

2. How to pin your Instagram post on Pinterest?

For all Pinterest lovers out there, you will be happy to know that you can pin your Instagram posts directly on Pinterest! If you don’t like Pinterest, you should know that this is a great way to lure more people to your Instagram. Which will increase organic traffic to your posts!

Here goes the mini tutorial 😉

  • You have to copy a post’s link to share it. You will do that by going on your post via computer and simply copy the link. If you want to take a link via Instagram, click (…) in the right corner of a post and select “Copy Link Share URL”.
  • Open Pinterest and go to a + sign to add a pin.
  • Copy link.
  • Select a picture and add text.
  • Voila! Add a pin to a board. Tip: make a new one for Instagram posts only. 🙂

Pro Tip: Pin your Instagram post to particular boards, to increase the number of repins and therefore increase the traffic on your post. You can also add a location to make sure your post is seen in the search. 😉

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3. Embed Instagram posts to a website or blog

You can pin your posts on Pinterest,  but you can also embed your posts on a web page or a blog. That way you will increase their visibility. This can bring you more followers, likes, and comments. Plus it gives the audience on your website the opportunity to connect with your content.

Here goes the mini tutorial 😉

If you want to add your whole Instagram feed on a blog or a website, there is a special plugin for that (ask your programmer). If your wish is to put a picture right into the text, you just have to copy URL address (like in the previous tutorial).

P.S. This all works only if your Instagram posts are public.

And here is the picture 😉

 

4. How to pre-design your feed?

There are many applications that can help. We will talk about one, that you can download and use for free. It is called Preview. The alternatives are many (EX. Later, Un Um), but every one of them works pretty much the same.

Mini tutorial 😉

After you download it, pick photos from a gallery. Get them in particular order.

Below, you can see one example of the feed. You should know that all the photos can easily be moved up and down. Also, you can edit or add filters if necessary. This app gives you the opportunity to pre-design a text, too. And, when your post goes on Publish, the text goes with it.

This is just an illustration as you can see. You can also load your current feed, to see how it will all fit. 😉

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5. Scheduling posts

Instagram has finally allowed third-party involvement when it comes to scheduling. And you can schedule your posts with apps such as Preview or Later.

Mini tutorial 😉

Select a pic on Preview, add text, and schedule post. Simple as that.

 

6. How to create spacing on Instagram?

Did you notice, the tricks to creating a space in the description, no longer works? Instagram has removed the option which allows you to create spacing. Still, you can add a new line, but… without the extra space. However, there is an alternative.

Mini tutorial 😉

  • Open Notes app or Word Doc on your phone
  • Write a description with extra space between the lines
  • Copy description and just paste it in your caption

7. How to center your Insta biography + create spacing?

If you ever wondered how some people manage to center their bio and make everything look top notch, you are just about to find out. 🙂

How, you wonder? Easy squeezy! And here is the mini tutorial 😉

  • To center your bio as you want it to be, all you have to do is to copy this space between the pointers. Without them, of course.

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  • Enter your Instagram profile via computer (you can do it via cell or an app, but the desktop version is way easier). Go to “Edit your Profile”
  • Do the spacing in each row, and voila! If they are not perfect you can always add (or delete one) where needed.

It is important to remember that you have a limit of 160 characters for your bio. So a centered layout may not be the best option for you. If the number of characters matches a center layout, just go for it!

If you want to add a space between the lines, you have to type “Return” in your bio on a desktop version of Instagram. It is not possible to on mobile. Option No. 2 is to write the bio in the Notes app on your phone, and then copy and paste it on Instagram.
IMG_8025We hope you liked our tricks and that you learned something new today. Which will help you to conquer the world of Instagram.

This text is written by Jelena Rasic, social media specialist and Ana Gord, writer and author of Ana Gord blog. If you liked the text, you can follow Jelena’s Instagram HERE, and Ana’s HERE. Also, there’s a Facebook page, so like it to stay tuned. Of course, share and comment on how you liked our tips. 😉

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