What would become of us digital marketers without our free marketing tools and techniques? They take some of the weight of our shoulders, help us to organize ourselves, to do the best we can with the brands we are managing and generally make our lives a lot easier. In this blog we have talked before about free marketing tools and techniques for Facebook, Twitter and Content, but today let’s talk about another essential social network: Instagram.
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- 1) Crowdfire
Are you trying to grow your follower base on Instagram? If this is the case, this free tool for Instagram has everything you need. You can use its desktop version or the app for iOS or Android.
With Crowdfire, you can easily manage your followers and who you follow with the following options:
- Automatically unfollow users who don’t follow you.
- Copy followers from a different account.
- See a list of your “fans” (users who you don’t follow but they follow you).
- View your new followers and people who unfollowed you.
An amazing tool to measure your Instagram advertising results. You can use it to control your engagement, follower growth, interactions and much more. It is also useful to decide when the best most is to publish. As if this wasn’t enough, it allows you to link various accounts and easily change from one to the other, making it perfect if you manage several accounts.
- 3) Latergram.me
This free Instagram advertising tool lets you program posts for future dates. When the time comes, you will receive a notification asking for your approval to publish. It also allows you to search for and publish content from the internet and add several team members. It is the closest you can get to automating your Instagram account.
- 4) Repost
Do you not feel the lack of a “retweet” button for Instagram content? This tools makes it almost as easy to publish another user’s content on your own account. You can save photos and videos to “repost” them later, search for content and repost with just one click. It even automatically quotes the original author.
- 5) Soldsie
Another great tool for ecommerce accounts that are active in Instagram advertising. Soldsie optimizes your bio link to the maximum and links your photos to content your users want to see. You can also follow conversions and create a “Shopping Basket” that automatically syncs with your Instagram’s product posts.
- 6) SocialRank
A tool to really get to know your users through its 3 main features:
- Identify: with SocialRank you can access all your followers’ profiles.
- Organize: once you have imported all your followers, you can organize them according to different filters.
- Manage: create personalized lists and save them on SocialRank, export them to Twitter, or save them in an CSV format.
Both Facebook and Instagram advertising use the same interface to manage their ads: Facebook Power Editor. So, if your want to get into advertising on Instagram, you will have to learn how to use this tool. Make the most of all of its advanced segmentation features to get directly to the audience you want!
- 8) IconoSquare
This free marketing tool for Instagram is not only extremely useful, it is also brilliantly designed. With IconoSquare you can view all kinds of statistics regarding your account: total number of likes, photos with most likes, average number of likes, total number of comments per photo, follower growth and more, all shown in attractive graphs.
- 9) Canva
Set your inner designer free! Canva is an online design app that lets you create all kinds of images without any specialized experience or knowledge. For Instagrammers, Canva has special effects, icons, frames, filters, stickers and more, so you can create the best images as easily as possible.
- 10) Snapwidget
If you brand has a dazzling Instagram account, don’t leave it behind, and show it everywhere! This tools is a kind of free Instagram widget, designed to insert Instagram images and videos in a kind of photo gallery on webpages and blogs. It only takes minimal configuration to be ready to install, but if you have any problems you can always check out the tutorial that you can find on their home page.
- 11) PicFrame
A photo editing platform full of features and options to share your photos. With PicFrame you can choose a frame with 73 different options, add text and special effects, choose colors and much more, and all of it in HD. This tools is also compatible with Blackberry, Android, iOS and Mac. The best solution to give that extra-professional look to each and every of your pictures.
- 12) Piqora
This tool is designed to make managing your Instagram community as easy as possible. Using it, you can grow your community, manage content, analyze images’ and hashtags’ results and much more.
- 13) Tagboard
A tool for you to safely, easily and quickly manage your Instagram content. You can filter posts by keyword, hashtags and most popular posts, as well as block posts and offensive comments, etc. Its search system lets you find content just seconds after it being published, making it ideal to stay up-to-date.
- 14) Curalate
Another free tool for Instagram advertising, with several very interesting features, especially for brands in the ecommerce sector:
- It helps improve your conversion rate, increase your follower list and attract more traffic to your Instagram account.
- Analytical image system that measures results according to different criteria.
- Monitors the return on investment.
- Publishes posts.
- 15) ScheduGram
Another tool focused on publishing posts, for you to be able to really enjoy your time off, knowing everything is being taken care of. ScheduGram lets you upload and program images and videos through several Instagram account and multiple users. It is without a doubt a great way to save time and efforts for you and your team.