Does anybody use Instgram for traffic ??

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Hello Warriors ,

we all know about instagram , and how fast you can get followers

I have been testing it not for too long , to see if I get any traffic

I got only 2 clicks .


I am wondering if anyone is using instgram to get traffic ??
and is it really that good ??

Thanks for sharing
#instgram #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Never heard of it.

    You might want to ask in the review section.
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    • Profile picture of the author nadal619
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Never heard of it.

      You might want to ask in the review section.
      I am sorry i did not explain , Instagram is a photo app on the iphone and androids , basically you share your photo and if people like your photo , they will like it or they can follow you as well.

      in the bio section you can write about your self and place your website
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Sounds like a lot of work for not much unless you're a photographer.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    You can use it for traffic if your sharing your photos on social media sites, mainly Facebook. You will need to build a following before seeing any traffic from the photos. An example would be if you were in the make money niche you would show lifestyle photos or screenshots. Fitness - You would show progress shots, food shots, etc to get people enticed with a call to action text above or under the photos.
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  • Profile picture of the author seotothecore
    what if you took already highly popular photos, watermarked them with your brand, and re-uploaded them again? people have been doing this to youtube videos for years.... different concept, new medium
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    I get 90% of all my web traffic from mobile devices these days, Instagram is good if you have Adsense on a page.
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    • Profile picture of the author dillon5
      ive never done this personally but there are alot of people in the forum that i know have been using instagram with much success. Don't know if that helps but that's just what ive seen
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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Originally Posted by dillon5 View Post

        ive never done this personally but there are alot of people in the forum that i know have been using instagram with much success. Don't know if that helps but that's just what ive seen
        You mean a lot of people claiming they have.
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    instagram. Whats that? Heard first time
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  • Profile picture of the author goguy
    I've not used Instagram but I've heard many people say that they do get good traffic, maybe I'll also try it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author IulianP
    I get about 500 people clicking my link on instagram daily but is not that easy to monetize it.
    Most of it is not targeted traffic and there was one guy who was selling a wso where you basically ''cheat'' people to click your link and then have adsense ads on the page they will see.
    Many got their adsense account banned using that method- I was one of them so...
    I also tried with some CPA offers but is always hard to monetize that kind of traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author celine2888
      Originally Posted by IulianP View Post

      I get about 500 people clicking my link on instagram daily but is not that easy to monetize it.
      Most of it is not targeted traffic and there was one guy who was selling a wso where you basically ''cheat'' people to click your link and then have adsense ads on the page they will see.
      Many got their adsense account banned using that method- I was one of them so...
      I also tried with some CPA offers but is always hard to monetize that kind of traffic.
      Instagram need mass of account if you want to have a good result on cpa. Thats all i think about instagram
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  • Profile picture of the author jborjaperez
    I'm an avid instagrammer.

    I haven't once clicked on a link in a comment or anywhere.

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  • Profile picture of the author TaylorLu
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    Yes, you can use Instagram for traffic and you may be surprised of how useful it is!!
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    I've seen lots of threads regarding Instagram and how it can be used to drive traffic or build a list, but I haven't tried it myself yet nor have I signed up for an account. LOL

    But let me guess, since Instagram is more about photography, does it work best for online/offline businesses that have something to do with photography, too? What do you think?
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    • Profile picture of the author nadal619
      Originally Posted by contentwriting360 View Post

      I've seen lots of threads regarding Instagram and how it can be used to drive traffic or build a list, but I haven't tried it myself yet nor have I signed up for an account. LOL

      But let me guess, since Instagram is more about photography, does it work best for online/offline businesses that have something to do with photography, too? What do you think?
      Now most of the famous offline markets have Instagram account ,
      even singers .

      I think it is the next big thing , and it will drive a lot of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockong
    Actually, you'd be greatly surprised about how much traffic you can get from Instagram. Its users are a lot more active than Twitter (true story, look it up). However, it's clearly not smart to do it via your mobile phone. You'll need a bot and plenty of accounts to automate your tasks
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    • Profile picture of the author nadal619
      Originally Posted by rockong View Post

      Actually, you'd be greatly surprised about how much traffic you can get from Instagram. Its users are a lot more active than Twitter (true story, look it up). However, it's clearly not smart to do it via your mobile phone. You'll need a bot and plenty of accounts to automate your tasks
      I totally agree with you , thats why I was testing it.
      I saw one WSO , about Instagram and it manages different accounts , it also auto follow ppl , auto comment , it looks cool.
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      • Profile picture of the author rockong
        Originally Posted by nadal619 View Post

        I totally agree with you , thats why I was testing it.
        I saw one WSO , about Instagram and it manages different accounts , it also auto follow ppl , auto comment , it looks cool.
        Yeah, look at my sig if you're interested in an instagram bot to automate all of your instagram marketing tasks
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    Instgram is good. But you need to consider others option as well to get more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author soulglazed
    For certain niches, it won't be good but for some, it can be great. All you have to do is remember that it's a PICTURE based site so if your website has a lot of potential in that category then you're good to go. You don't need to be a photographer or anything, just have a site where pictures have potential.

    Say you have a website selling kitchen products. You could make an Instgram and post pictures of food you make, your kitchen, your accessories, anything with a KITCHEN theme. There will of course be people with similar pages you could follow them, find out who follows them, etc and then just link to your site in different places.

    Another good thing is that it's beyond popular right now. I have a Tumblr with about 2,500 followers and I've seen TONS of people post their Instagram page and photos. A lot of social networks are a good gateway to getting more Instagram followers it seems, saves a bit of work if you're smart about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    I sell a lot of services for Instagram (pic likes/followers)..... very hot right now
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    Instagram is kinda like Pinterest, it can drive traffic and even some sales but its very time consuming. Time is money...right?
    I prefer to stick with Search Marketing. Place my ad, where people are searching for my product/service. Of course have a converting offer, landing page, sales funnel and call to action. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author peteJ
    Really any source with lots people is going to be able to bring traffic to your site.

    The key thing you need to look at is who is using instagram. Now, I'm not farmiliar with who is the main audience, but if you want to market to them you need to pick something that is going to interest that demograph.
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  • Profile picture of the author ponyboy
    A lot of my friends use instagram to generate insane amount of people to their blogs. It's like twitter on a whole different level. In any case, some things that I've learned whenever they tell me about instagram or their followers

    1) Make sure ur pictures are of fantastic quality. Never ever upload something that's blur or overexposed
    2) Take pictures of something that will generate interest. Depends on your niche area, you probably want ever photo to be pointing towards your niche or related fields
    3) Be extremely nice to all your followers! After all, they are the ones who make or break you
    4) Consistent updates will help to push your followers up a notch
    5) It takes time to build up sone following. Its not overnight that u get a few thousand followers. Be patient and you will get there

    Hope this helps!!
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  • Profile picture of the author nextthelemann
    Guys instagram has been driving tons of traffic for me, and I have made a pretty good amount of money off of it so far! Secret is to use a bot to automate all of your tasks, if your looking for a good bot just pm me and Ill share my secret.
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    • Profile picture of the author Komsat
      Same as stated above. On a day fully committed to traffic generation and lead capture I can get about 800 uniques, now keep in mind this is ridiculously COLD and un-targeted traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author bosspulsa
    I'm not try it yet... may be next time after read your thread... Thank You for your ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Monroe
    I used to, way back when it first came out. Not so much anymore, it's basically a spam fest with all the related mobile marketing courses that came out recently.

    Still if you wanna make a quick buck, I recommend using it along with CPA offers. Other than that, I have no experience driving traffic to sites or offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author sniger
    never heard of using it instagram for traffic. I'll have to look into it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Patrick
    A lot of people who use instagram are not the type of people who are going to be scrolling down and clicking on a link to your website/products. I'd still give it a real go though, just in case it actually starts bringing in legitimate income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Campbell
    I haven't tried anything with instagram, but been looking into Pinterest on one of the more photo heavy niches I am in. The key to either of them is going to be lots of visitors and lots of photo content that can engage the user. I think this traffic in general is going to have a high bounce rate and low conversions so it is going to have to be a lot of traffic to bring in good monetization, but that's why we test, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author denimdragon
    I'm currently testing instagram to build my offline biz. Just started a couple of days ago though. Looks promising
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  • Profile picture of the author senkcity
    When it comes down to it, its better to have as many sources of traffic as possible. It takes basically time to have an account and its free, so its worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    I've tried to gain traffic through Instagram but found it a waste of time really.. The photos on there are from a lot of people just posting photos really - nothing I can see that benefited me when I was on it.
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  • I think instagram will go on the path of twitter ... might not mean much now but its growing fast and marketers are using it for traffic more and more each day ...

    It is a bit of spam fest right now but they will clean it up and im sure there are multiple ppl building plateforms to monetize using instagram traffic.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dustin Blevins
    Does anyone know the average demographics of instagram? If you are trying to target people 28-30+ would Instagram even be worth it?
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  • Profile picture of the author getranked
    I get loads of traffic on instagram daily by watermarking images
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    If you have a website and not Instagram then your missing out on tons and tons of free traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jackson Tan
    hmmm.. for traffic.. I been thinking about it but has not really done it.. kinda abstract with IM market..
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  • Profile picture of the author Inspired, Inc.
    yes, I am using it and its cool... and i think photographers and art studios will get benefited from this site more...
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  • Profile picture of the author clairejoannah
    I get amazing traffic to my amazon site, the key is to think long term and build a good following, too many people are quick to spam and not make a single cent
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