Ever have this happen?
Linktree is down again, or links marked as spam? WHAT?!?!
This is embarrassing and doesn’t seem professional when someone has to DM you to say they can’t get to your site.
It’s time to Break up with Linktree.
Just some of the reasons why:
• NOT on brand. They only have some colors- maybe not YOURS
• Has THEIR logo, NOT Yours
• Uses THEIR URL, NOT Yours
• Not being able to Link YOUR website in your bio
• Not reliable- could go down or be marked as spam at any time
• No Personalization: You can’t add a photo or a little bio at the bottom. you need to add YOUR personality.
• No analytics. Go through your website, see how many people came from IG! • Pro version costs money. You can do the SAME thing FREE!
Instagram has a “one link” rule for your bio, and Linktree is a popular 3rd party app you can use to get around that.
The app creates a Linktree branded landing page for you to add multiple links to, and then you add that Linktree branded link to your Instagram bio.
It seems great in theory, but when it goes down, it can have a hugely negative impact on your marketing.
I can’t justify paying for a service that I can DIY just as easily. And I don’t like having someone else’s logo and name on MY account; ESPECIALLY when they’re not reliable!
What you can do instead:
Create your own landing page! If you already have your own website it’s super simple to create a landing page that function just like Linktree. And you can use your brand’s color palette, custom link, Google Analytics and get all of that traffic directly. For free.
Add new page. (I use WordPress, this is the way You’d do it in WordPress)
Now, create your links just like in Linktree! In the Gutenberg (block) editor or Elementor, you can create simple text links, buttons or custom button images.
Add your photo, logo, brand colors, bio excerpt, etc!
That’s it! So easy.
Now just copy that new URL, and add that to your Instagram bio.
You’ll never have to change your bio link again!!
When you have a new offer, or link to share, just add it to your page.
You can just as easily remove a link when you don’t want it there anymore.
It just takes minutes to eliminate the middle-man and keep your followers on YOUR site! 🙂
Check out mine here: https://sunnytangerine.com/ig-land/
Any questions? Just ask. I’ll do my best to help.