10 ContactInBio alternatives to optimize your Instagram
With their focus on images and video, social media platforms are some of the most effective marketing tools you can use to promote your products and services. What’s especially great about social media is that you can direct users to other offerings through links in your social media bios and posts, increasing engagement and encouraging conversions.
But that’s not the case with Instagram. The platform only allows you to include one link in your bio and prohibits you from putting links in your posts.
Founded in 2017, ContactInBio is a service that helps users make the most of the single link in their bio, but there are a number of other solutions on the market. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common ContactInBio alternatives.
Campsite.bio lets you publish an unlimited number of links on a landing page, but what makes it stand out is that you can use thumbnails from your Instagram feed alongside your links to make them easier to recognize. Other customization options for your landing page include setting colors and themes to match your brand, embedding videos, and creating a custom domain for the page.
If you subscribe to the Pro plan, you can take advantage of integrations such as Facebook Pixel, Google Analytics, Mailchimp, and more. The Pro plan costs $7 per month. There’s also a free plan that gives you access to the basic features of the tool.
The alternative most similar to ContactInBio is Linktree. Like ContactInBio, Linktree lets you create a landing page with multiple links. You can customize that page to match your brand, track the performance of links over time, and accept payments through Square or PayPal.
There are four plans available to choose from: a free plan, a Starter plan for $5, Pro for $9 per month, and Premium for $24 per month.
With Jotform Apps, you can create a customized app that serves as a landing page. With a no-code app builder, you can add forms, image or document upload fields, and widgets that let you add multiple links, videos, image galleries, and more. These capabilities make Jotform Apps a great alternative to ContactInBio, which is included as part of your Jotform account.
Leadpages lets you create customized landing pages for a variety of platforms. It offers a number of templates to choose from and drag-and-drop functionality that makes it easy to brand your landing pages.
What’s especially unique about this tool is that it allows you to perform A/B testing on your designs so you can determine the best design for catching your audience’s attention. There’s also built-in conversion guidance that offers suggestions for optimizing your page design to maximize conversions.
After a 14-day free trial, you can choose from two payment plan options: a Standard plan for $37 per month and a Pro plan for $74 per month (paid annually).
Link in Profile creates a version of your Instagram feed with clickable images. This means when users click on the Link in Profile link in your Instagram bio, they’ll land on your Link in Profile landing page, giving them access to all of your posts with links that redirect them to your content.
Link in Profile does all the work for you. All you have to do is paste the URL you want to direct people to into your Instagram post caption, and it will automatically appear on the landing page. The key differentiator for this tool is that it’s focused on visuals.
Link in Profile offers one plan for $9.99 per month after a 30-day free trial.
Later is a social media marketing platform for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and TikTok. Linkin.bio by Later enables you to build a mini website within your Instagram profile. What’s a little bit different about this one is that you can tag your Instagram posts with links.
Taking it one step further, the tool also allows you to add links to posts on the landing page to make them clickable (you can also link directly to Shopify for purchases). You can highlight important links with buttons, creating a clean look on the landing page. And you can track analytics through Google Analytics or the Later platform, so you can ensure your landing page is optimized for maximum engagement.
Later has five plan options, all of which include access to Linkin.bio. There’s a free plan, and all of the paid plans offer a free trial. The Basics plan comes in at $8 per month, the Starter at $15 per month, the Growth plan at $25 per month, and the Advanced plan at $40 per month.
With Milkshake, users create a mini Instagram landing page from the link in their Instagram bio. It’s a free, mobile-only, user-friendly platform that lets you use cards to create a miniature version of your website that has the look and feel of Instagram Stories.
You can add text, videos, links, images, and more to the cards, and you can customize them to fit your brand. Users then swipe through the cards to see the content.
Milkshake’s key features include the ability to create multiple mini websites for different Instagram accounts from a single dashboard and the ability to track metrics with its built-in analytics capabilities.
Pallyy is a more comprehensive Instagram marketing tool. Similar to other tools, Pallyy enables you to create a custom landing page from your Instagram bio that includes links to other digital assets, such as product pages, blog posts, and other social media networks.
Beyond that, this tool also allows you to schedule posts to Instagram ahead of time. Additionally, you can monitor the performance of your links through analytics to help you optimize them and maximize conversions.
The cost of Pallyy is $15 per month for its premium plan, and it offers a limited free plan. You do have the option of participating in a 14-day free trial to test the tool before committing to the paid plan.
Shorby is another popular ContactInBio alternative. This user-friendly tool makes it possible for you to direct visitors from your Instagram page to different channels in two key ways.
It gives you the ability to create customized micro landing pages that you can include in social media bios to house an unlimited number of links. Those links can direct visitors to any type of content — videos, blogs, websites, and social media platforms.
Shorby also allows you to add links that users can click to open chats with you on various platforms, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and email.
Shorby has three pricing plans: Rocket for $15 per month, Pro for $29 per month, and Agency for $99 per month.
Tap Bio uses what it calls cards, or layout templates, to help you set up a mini website to direct your visitors to other assets via links. The tool offers a number of different cards to choose from, including a profile card to use as your landing page, a links card to display multiple links using buttons, a YouTube card that shows your latest videos, and an Instagram links card to display your Instagram posts with tappable links.
If you use the YouTube or Instagram cards, Tap Bio will automatically pull data from those sources to the cards. Also, the tool integrates with Google Analytics and Facebook tracking pixels to give you access to advanced analytics for tracking and measuring actions taken by visitors.
There’s a free plan and three paid options: the Silver plan for $5 per month, Gold for $12 per month, and Platinum (contact Tap Bio for a price quote).
Depending on the type of business you’re in and how you’re using Instagram, there’s a ContactInBio alternative that can help you increase conversions and drive traffic to your digital content. Let these insights into each tool help you choose the right one for you.
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