Powerful Instagram Tools That Will Boost Your Social Media Presence

  • Date: 07 May 2018
  • reading time: 3 Minutes
  • Blogger: Gurby Bulo

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Buffer for Instagram

Buffer is a time saver. With it, you can schedule and publish them on multiple social media platforms. This includes platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. It also provides analytics on your social media campaigns.
With Instagram, you schedule posts on Buffer and then Buffer will send a copy to your caption. Then, open Instagram, fit your caption and let your post go live.
Buffer for free offers 10 free scheduled posts. You can also sign up for their Awesome plan for $ 10 per month for 10 social profiles and 100 scheduled posts.


Hootsuite and Buffer are similar. It can not be post to Instagram on your behalf. Here you can also look at your competition, find the best times to post and grow your engagement on Instagram. By following your competition, you can gain insight into their marketing strategy. Know your audience could give you your posts. Growing presence on Instagram is dependent on how well you engage on this platform.
There is a 30-day free trial for 3 social profiles. Paid options start at $ 9 per month for 10 social profiles to $ 99 per month for 50 social profiles.


Sendible is a social media management software. It can be used to grow your business. It is similar to Buffer and Hootsuite but differs in its focus on agencies and concentration on collaboration.
Sendible uses mobile push notifications in notifying end users when it is time to post your scheduled update on Instagram. It says 'Share on Instagram'. It also allows you to create Instagram posts. It is also integrated with Canva .
Micro package starts at $ 24 per month for 4 social media accounts, which is billed annually. There are higher tier packages available for large teams or agencies.


Later.com is similar to Buffer and Hootsuite. It does not automatically post on your behalf. It is used by bloggers, small businesses and entrepreneurs. It also helps you manage your comments on Instagram.
Later.com has a Free Forever plan for one social profile which will be posted 30 times a month but no videos can be posted. For 5 social profiles paid options starts at $ 9 per month to $ 49 per month for unlimited posts.


Like Hootsuite and Buffer, Tailwind can not post on your behalf to Instagram. However, it makes it easy to schedule in bulk with the drag-and-drop function. It also has notifications on your mobile phone with the post's details. The app is available for iPhone users but not for android. Publishing schedules can be accessed on your desktop instead. It also recommends the optimal time to post. Which means, posts are recommended at times when your audience is ready to engage and interact.

If you are using their Pinterest functionality, Instagram scheduler can be used for up to 30 posts. The Instagram Plus plan, however, is $ 15 per month.

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Hashtagify is more focused on Twit te r hashtags, but the data it generates can also be used for Instagram. Especially, when trending could happen on both networks. The tag clouds it provides help you gain a deeper insight of popular tags. It's table fashion shows the data of the popularity of a hashtag and correlation.
Hashtagify offers a 10-day free trial. To access the hashtag library and labs you have to pay $ 59 per month.


Iconosquare measures follower growth, their location, gains and losses or followers, unfollows and other insights into your Instagram account. I also allow you to manage your Instagram activities. It also helps in tracking your posts' performance as it tracks your comments and likes, including hashtags. Here, you will be able to see your postings being successful in your followers and attracting new ones. It can also be used to reach people.

For one Instagram account or the Plus package, prices start at $ 9 per month excluding hashtag and competitor tracking. Corporate packages are around $ 900 per year which can track up to 5 hashtags and 7 competitors. This includes data export and running or contests.


Hashtags are very important for Instagram. Buffer says that photos with 11+ hashtags get the most interactions. TagsforLikes selects the most popular hashtags from Instagram. They are organized into categories and sub-categories such as family, kids, art, music and more. It is available as an app on iOS and Android.

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  • Blogger: Gurby Bulo
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