Why You Should Ditch Linktree and Make Your Own Custom Instagram Link | Business Tools | Dolly DeLong Photography • Dolly DeLong Photography LLC

March 13, 2020

Why You Should Ditch Linktree and Make Your Own Custom Instagram Link | Business Tools | Dolly DeLong Photography

Why You Should Ditch Linktree and Make Your Own Custom Links for Your Social Media 

Ditch Linktree and create your own social media links for your showit website! by Dolly DeLong Photography Nashville Branding Photographer

 

Have you ever clicked on someone’s “link in bio” and seen a pretty menu of several different options to click through to? Linktree is one of the more popular free options for creating one of these customized IG bio links, but I’m not a fan. Instead of using this problematic service, I learned how to make my own custom page of links, and I’m sharing my process with you today!

 

Why not Linktree?

Here’s the thing, Linktree is incredibly unreliable. If you use the free version, there are only a few colors to choose from, so it’s not customized to your brand. When I tried to use the service, it was constantly breaking or crashing. Certain links would disappear without warning or wouldn’t link to the right place. It was a disaster! 

I don’t recommend using Linktree.

How do I get a custom link page then?

Well, if you use Showit for your website, I’ve got a video showing you exactly how I made mine.

Here’s a step-by-step video that shows you how to make your own custom link page! (below)

(If you don’t use Showit, do some research and see if your platform offers an option for making a link page.)

 

Benefits of a custom link page?

You probably have more than one place you’d like to direct your Instagram audience! Maybe you have a new service you’re promoting, a new blog post, and a lead magnet. Since you only get one link in your IG bio, creating a custom link page will let you advertise all of your offers from one link! 

A custom link page will let you optimize your Instagram traffic and let your content live longer than the feed.

With your own custom link page, you can:

-Control your links

-Use your own custom branding

-Use Google Analytics to accurately track clicks

-Boost your SEO

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In Summary

A custom link page is incredibly helpful for maximizing your reach and helping your audience find the right resources. If you aren’t quite ready to use a custom link page, at the very least make sure your website is linked to your Instagram bio!

Are You Ready to Build More Awareness For Your Business?

Now, if you are at a point in your small business where you are ready for a complete branding session and you need content, not just for an updated profile picture, but you need professional photo content for your social media and website to boost your online presence, I would love to chat with you about capturing and best illustrating the message behind your business through a branding session! If you are not based in Nashville, then I strongly encourage you to find a local photographer who lives in your city who specializes in branding photography who could help elevate your social media presence with images that will match the message behind your business with consistent and professional images. To schedule a branding session with me, please click here.

If you enjoyed reading this article, please share it on Facebook or on Pinterest! I love encouraging other small-business owners and I love connecting with other businesses as I continue to grow my own small business! If you haven’t joined my small-business group yet, please click on the image below to receive a free 37-page e-book (PDF) on how to navigate the waters of social media as a small business owner (seriously, I put so much time and effort in creating this FREE resource to best encourage and help other small business owners and I hope you will check it out)Free Marketing Resource for the New Small Business Owner-Dolly DeLong Photography

Meet your friendly Nashville Branding Photographer! 

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DOLLY DELONG IS A WIFE TO A SUPER CUTE COMPUTER NERD, MAMA TO A LITTLE DROOL MACHINE, AND A FAMILY, ELOPEMENT & BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED OUT OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.  DOLLY IS AN 80S BABY THROUGH AND THROUGH AND LOVES HER 80S PANDORA MUSIC STATION, WHICH SHE DANCES TO ALMOST ALL THE TIME. WHENEVER SHE HAS A SPARE MOMENT, SHE ENJOYS WATCHING TV (I.E. SURVIVOR), SHE EATS WAY TOO MANY SWEETS AND LISTENS TO PODCASTS WHILE RUNNING OR WALKING. TO WORK WITH DOLLY DELONG PHOTOGRAPHY, PLEASE EMAIL HER AT THEDOLLYDELONG@GMAIL.COM OR FILL OUT HER CONTACT FORM HERE.

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