How to Fix Linktree on Instagram
Damnit Instagram you broke my sales funnel!
Linktree stopped working, what am I supposed to do now?!
Linktree disconnected and now Hootsuite stopped working my clients are blowing up my phone!
How do I fix this Linktree on Instagram?
Our messages are blowing up over this latest policy change from Instagram. Apparently, Linktree triggered Instagram's community standards. Linktree is aware and they are working with Instagram to fix it ASAP!! See the tweet below.
This brings us to another issue that is often overlooked by online businesses. This latest very annoying change is just one of many that have happened in the last months.
Here are some other policy changes you might want to consider:
- GDPR Laws
- YouTube Partner Program Demonetization
- Instagram TV
- Shoppable Post in Instagram
- Facebook Ad Manager Retargeting Changes
- Facebook Banning Demographics from Ads Audiences
We know these changes like this are hard on business owners. You didn't open your business to become a social media guru and that is why we are here!
What is Linktree?
Linktree (URL spelled Linktr.ee) is a 3rd part site that let's you use one URL on Instagram. Then you can post a bunch of other links on your linktree profile. Here is how Google put it...
Here are a couple tips to help you get the biggest bang for your buck out of that single IG link.
TIP NUMERO UNO
Create a landing page and build an email list. We are all playing on a playground that we do not own. Yes, using platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Youtube open up your brand to massive exposure but views, like and repost DO NOT PAY THE BILLS.
What is your business going to do if Instagram goes away tomorrow? How will you reach your people? Let this most recent change be a lesson that you need to OWN your audience. Building an email list is a great way to manage platform changes.
TIP NUMERO DOS
Get your own URL and redirect it. If you don't have a URL for your business, today is the day to get one. There are plenty of sites like GoDaddy.com that offer URLs and hosting on the cheap. Depending on the name you choose you can own some cyber real estate for decades on the cheap. I paid less than $50 to purchase my name as a URL for more than 10 years.
The great thing here is that you can redirect your URL to any other site and not have to worry about community standards...(at least for now).
What more great tips like this one? Start with our Facebook Ads Checklist!