How you can add multiple links to your Instagram profile
Lately, I’ve been trying to step-up my Instagram game – gain more followers and learn as much as I can about it. One of the things that I’ve learned as soon as I started working with Instagram was:
– You can only have one link on your Instagram profile.
Oh well, what can you do, right – I guess we just have to work with that? WROOOONG!
TODAY, I just learned, that there is a way to have multiple links in your Instagram bio. And I am about to implement this for my own profile and document this method, so you can do it for your own Instagram profile as well!
Alright, let’s do this!
How to have multiple links in Instagram bio
So, I heard about this tool that allows you to have multiple links in your Instagram bio, I checked it out, looks awesome, so I’m about to implement it! It doesn’t actually allow you to have multiple links, but it generates a link that leads to a kind of a gateway – an external page where you can post multiple links.
Okay, enough talking, let’s get to work.
Go to https://linktr.ee/ and sign-up for a free plan
So, the tool that we are going to use, is Linktree. It’s free, people, it’s freee! 🙂 (Yes, I really enjoy free and useful tools.)
Click on the SIGN UP WITH INSTAGRAM button. Then just click on login and authorize your Instagram profile:
On the next screen, you will need to select the pricing plan – I went for the free plan since I don’t need features like advanced analytics (there are ways to get around this with custom UTM tags), advanced customization, team access etc.
Select the plan and type in your username and e-mail address. Simple as that.
Set up the links that you want to promote on your Instagram
For the next step, decide which links you want to promote – it can be anything – your social media profiles, blog posts, products, etc. Anything that has a link actually.
I chose following links:
- My website – that’s a no-brainer, a must-have.
- Direct link to my blog – because blog posts are the most important part of my website.
- Direct link to blog posts that I want to promote – this a great way to direct users from your Instagram posts.
For example: you publish a new blog posts, you post an image to Instagram, that says “NEW BLOG POST – link in my bio”. Now you can do that for multiple posts / links, so if someone sees your post later, they can still find the link through this Linktree page.
- Link to sign-up to my free newsletter.
For each link that you want to have, click on the + ADD NEW BUTTON / LINK button and type in the text that you want on the button + paste in the URL. Rearrange them by priority.
This is what I came up with:
Next, click on the SETTINGS tab and select the theme that you want to use – you can see the preview on the right side. I used this theme because it looks the most Instagram-ish:
Copy and paste the link to your Instagram profile
Guess what? THAT’S IT! All that is left to do, is to copy and paste your link from the top right side to your Instagram profile.
Here’s my new Instagram profile:
And here’s what opens when you click on the link:
Mission accomplished! I’m happy with the result, hope you are as well! I think it’s a fantastic way to generate more traffic to your website / other social media profiles from Instagram and it gives you more options for your Instagram posts!
Bonus tip for those that aren’t lazy
As I was implementing this solution I came up with a great idea, that would be an improvement of this method – instead of using Linktree as a gateway page, you can simply create a subpage on your blog, where you post the useful links that you want to promote and link from your Instagram profile to that subpage. That way you have a COMPLETE control of the traffic and analytics. And increase an average session time on your website, which is great for the SEO. I plan on doing this tomorrow and I would advise you to do the same if you find time for it. If I’ll do it, I’ll post the screenshot here. If not, you got every right to call me lazy 🙂
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