If you're hoping to increase blog traffic in 2022, investing in a strong Instagram strategy is a great place to start.
Instagram is packed-full of community-building features – and it has a huge audience of over 2B monthly users to tap into. Whatever your niche, there’s an engaged audience waiting for you on Instagram.
Ready to boost your blog traffic? Here are 5 ways to promote your blog on Instagram:
#1: Use a Link in Bio Tool to Create More Traffic-driving Opportunities
On Instagram, you can only have one link in your bio at a time. But that means potentially switching your bio link every time you share new blog content — which, on top of being tedious, limits the number of clicks on previous blog posts. So instead, why not use a tool that gives you the power to share several links at once?
We suggest trying Linktree, Mlkshake, LinkinBio and more.
#2: Include Clear Call-to-actions in Captions, Stories, and Reels
Including your blog content on your link in bio landing page is great, but that's only part of the picture. You have to drive your audience to it. Including a clear call-to-action (CTA) in your feed post captions, Instagram Stories, and Reels, is one of the most simple and effective ways to boost engagement and drive traffic back to your blog.
CTAs can take multiple forms - so don't be afraid to get creative and tap into those traffic-driving opportunities! Verbal call-outs, on-screen text, and enticing caption copy are all tried-and-tested tactics for your strategy.
#3: Share Your Blog Posts on Instagram Stories
Instagram Stories are one of the best tools to drive traffic back to your blog — thanks to a recently rolled out link sticker that’s available to all accounts.
For the best results, make sure you're drawing as much attention as possible to your link sticker. This could be via customized stories templates, or simply by adding some attention-grabbing GIFs. NOTE: If you share a blog link on Instagram Stories, it'll disappear after 24 hours unless you save them as a highlight, which makes them accessible to users looking at your profile 24/7.
#4: Tease Blog Content in the Captions
When you're using Instagram to promote your blog, captions carry extra importance. Think of your captions as a storytelling opportunity to tease your blog content – convince viewers they need to know more.
#5: Prioritize Video and High-impact Visuals
The Instagram algorithm is prioritizing video content more than ever. So with this in mind, it's worth planning promotional content that plays into what the algorithm wants. So even if it's a quick Reel chatting about the content of your latest post (paired with a strong CTA) this will likely deliver better results.
Now you’re ready!
With these tips in your Instagram marketing arsenal, you’ll be able to tap into the platform to boost traffic to your blog. But as you try these tactic out, remember that finding your groove on any social platform, especially when trying something new, can take time.
Keep track of what works best for you — then do more of it. Your blog readership will be booming in no time.