As Instagram continues to grow in popularity, we’re seeing an ecosystem take shape, much like we’ve seen with other social networks. The numbers are no doubt impressive: more than half a billion monthly active users, more than 300 million daily active users, 4.2 billion likes every day, and more than 95 million photos and videos added to the network every day.
Developers are hard at work creating tools to help users make the most of their accounts – saving them time and money. If you’re ready to improve your Instagram feed, take a look at these.
Schedule Instagrams with ScheduGram
ScheduGram allows you to manage multiple accounts, and upload and schedule posts for each account. If you have a team of people working with you, you can add them to your ScheduGram account to keep track of who is scheduling what for each account.
An added bonus is if you’re using Canva to create Instagram images, there’s a direct integration to make the process simpler and save you time.
Pricing starts at $5/week after a seven-day free trial for an account with up to 10,000 followers. Pricing goes up from there based on the number of accounts you’re managing and the follower count.
You can add and remove accounts freely, with prorated pricing. For businesses that need to manage more than 10 accounts, there’s a bulk discount.
Repost Photos and Videos with Credit to the Original Poster
Creating all original content is not only time consuming, but can make engaging with other users difficult. With the free Repost app, you can easily curate content for your audience, reposting your favorite videos, while automatically giving credit to the original Instagrammer.
If you’d like to use this app to manage multiple accounts, simply pay $4.99 to upgrade to the Pro version. The app works for both Android and iOS devices.
Backup Your Instagram Posts with Instaport
Instaport allows users to backup Instagram posts. You can back up all posts, choose to backup all posts between two dates, or select just one post to backup. This service is free as part of a larger group of Instagram marketing services.
Create Interactive Promotions with Offerpop
With Offerpop, you can use user-generated content to run interactive promotions with your audience. You can create sampling programs and giveaways. You also have the option to reward your loyal customers with exclusive content and rewards.
The platform allows you to easily track performance and export data to your CRM and email. It’s possible to display offers, ads, and branded content within the user-generated content to create content galleries people can shop through, too. Pricing information is not available, as prospects must contact Offerpop to learn more.
Learn More About Your Followers with SocialRank
SocialRank works with both Instagram and Twitter. It allows you to find, organize, and manage your followers on both networks.
The basic plan is free, and allows you to filter and sort your followers, view the full follower profile, and connect multiple accounts.
The premium plan, priced at $49/month adds the ability to export to CSV and PDF, save searches, follow on Twitter, create lists, and send direct message campaigns.
An additional plan, Market Intel, is available for serious marketers, that allows you run any public account so you can see who your competition is following, add people to your team, and more. Pricing information for this plan is not available, as you must contact SocialRank.
Maximize Your Presence with Social Insight Analytics
Social Insight allows you get analytics for your Instagram accounts. Learn more about your follower base, including size, growth, change, loss, and more.
See the best time to post, the average likes per post, average comments per most, the most engaging post types, most engaging filters, and more.
Use the information to adjust your strategy to make sure you’re posting at the best times, and optimize your account for optimal sustainable growth.
Pricing starts at $29/month for a single account, with basic analytics. For more advanced analytics, additional users, and accounts, you’ll pay $79/month. All plans come with a free trial.
Make Your Visual Marketing Pop with Olapic
Olapic, formerly known as Piquora, works with both Pinterest and Instagram to provide recommendations of the images to publish, and allows multiple team members to work together with a calendar.
You can easily launch promotions and track results. Collect the best user-generated content from Instagram to embed on your website as a branded gallery.
Pricing information is not available, as prospects are required to request a demo to learn more about the platform before using it.
Allow Customers to Shop with Instaorders
Selling on Instagram is as easy as finding a platform to use. Instaorders is one of many options. After logging in with your Instagram account, all your photos will be synced to Instaorders where you can add price and product description information.
Customers must enter credit card or PayPal information to shop, but once an order is placed, you’ll get an email. Ship the order, collect your payment, and go. Plus, there are no commission fees for each sale – it’s completely free.
Instagram Ecosystem for Business
And let us not forget Instagram for Business has plenty of tools and information to help you get started. If you’re running Facebook ads, you can also opt to run the ads on Instagram right from within the Facebook Power Editor.
No matter what your end goal with Instagram is, there’s a tool to help you get the job done.