Linking Instagram to Your Website or Blog

Step 10: Step 10 has a few steps.

You’ll notice that the photos you post on Instagram don't link directly to your website as rich pins on Pinterest do.

The only place where you can add a clickable link on Instagram is in your Profile.

When I started looking for ways to get around this, I found they cost way too much money. e.g. Later’s Linkinbio costs a minimum of $19 a month.

So I devised my own way to get around this irritation and it doesn’t cost me a cent.

Firstly, I realised that the titles of my articles were way too long for anyone to type in and they had all those pesky hyphens between each word. So...

  1. I uploaded the Free Pretty Link Plugin to both my sites.
  2. Just before I load a new article on Instagram (post 3 new images), I create a Pretty Link for the article.
  3. I delete the few letters the pretty link plugin automatically generates and replace them with...
  4. One word, if possible, that encapsulates what the article is about and will be really easy for someone to type in.
  5. Then I go to my Instagram profile and change the existing link (from previous article I posted) to this new link.

The great thing about Pretty Links is that you can customise them and they track how many clicks and unique clicks you have.

Fortunately, shortly after my first month on Instagram, I discovered a great way to add multiple links on Instagram and track how many clicks you get on them.

Linktree is totally FREE, sign up here: https://linktr.ee/

I still create pretty links for my articles. I use both these tools together now and it's a great system.

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wendyg53 Premium
Very cool, and I just followed you on Instagram. :-)
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks Wendy. Glad you enjoyed. Following you back.
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Loes Premium
My phone seems to be too old to be able to connect with Instagram, halfway the sign in the process stops.
Tried to login via FB, same issue
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laurenjean Premium
Oh no, Loes. How frustrating. You can login via your pc as well. Adding pictures is a little trickier via pc but its do-able.
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Loes Premium
I have tried that, but I had a clear moment, I do have a tablet somewhere at the bottom of my drawer, I dusted it off and my daughter just placed the Instagram app on it and it works! But now I have to figure out how to get my website pictures into my gallery to be able to place more on Instagram. I have seen yours now:) Lovely, and I want to make those pictures on Canva too, to make them a bit more interesting.
So I have some work to do:)
First Canva, then uploading to the tablet and place them on Instagram. Pfewww.

update!
I managed to add one picture to Instagram, using canva and my tablet!
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laurenjean Premium
Woohooo! Well done Loes! I'll go check it out now - ooh, stunning pic! Left you a comment.
Gramblr is also a great photo uploader if you want to upload directly from Canva on your PC to Instagram. :)
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Loes Premium
Ok! I like that! Uploading directly from Canva, I am such a klutz with mobile devices
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DarleneB Premium
What terrific training!!! Thank you. I know so little about Instagram but I need to learn. Thanks to your, easy to understand, tutorial, I'm giving it a try.
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laurenjean Premium
Aw, thanks Darlene! So glad you enjoyed it so much and you're inspired to give Instagram a try. :)
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WilliamBH Premium
This is a really great training Lauren .. Cheers, William.
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laurenjean Premium
Thank you so much, William. Appreciate you stopping by and really glad you found it useful.
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XinZhang Premium
Very informative and very detailed! This will be very useful.
Sincerely,
Xin
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laurenjean Premium
Thanks so much Xin. Appreciate the compliment. So glad you found it useful.
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