Instagram, AWeber and Facebook are three of the most popular social media platforms today. But they don’t always play well together. That’s because while Instagram is fantastic at capturing and keeping your attention, Facebook’s goal is to get you to engage with the content they show you. With that in mind, the questions is: How can you integrate these three platforms so that you can get the most out of them? Let’s dive into that.
The Importance Of Having A Profile On All Three Platforms
One of the best parts of Instagram is that it’s incredibly easy to set up a profile. You just need to fill out a few simple fields and you’re good to go. From there, you can start engaging with other users by commenting on their photos or sharing your own. You can also follow and connect with brands and businesses on the platform, which is a great way to learn about new products and developments first hand.
On the other hand, Facebook is much more formal and has a whole lot more hidden rules and restrictions. You have to be approved for a Facebook account before you can start using the platform. And when you do get approved, you have to keep making status updates and avoid some of the more niche topics (like politics and religion). If you’re worried about how to act on Facebook, then you can take a look at the top profiles on the platform and see how they’re balancing between being “real” and maintaining the “perfect” image that the platform demands.
Finally, AWeber is an email marketing platform that was originally designed for small businesses. However, you can use it to send emails to anyone with a Gmail or Yahoo account. If you want to get serious about growing your email list, then AWeber is a great place to start.
Instagram vs. Facebook Vs. AWeber
If you’ve been following our blog posts for any length of time, then you know that we’re huge fans of Instagram. We think that it’s the best platform for photographers looking to showcase their work and connect with customers. As a matter of fact, if you head over to our Instagram account right now, you’ll see that we’ve got three posts showing off the sights from the London Bridge area. We also use the platform to share our travel adventures, fashion tips and tricks, and lots of other content.
As for Facebook, we use it in a variety of ways. Sometimes we’ll pop in to share a fun fact or joke, other times we’ll use it as a tool to build a community. We’ve also used it to launch new products and collect feedback from our audience. And, of course, we use it to promote our own projects and businesses.
As a general rule, we try to avoid using AWeber for marketing purposes. That’s because while the platform is fantastic for growing an email list, it was originally designed to help small businesses connect with customers. So, if you want to use it for marketing, then you’re better off sticking with the big three platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter).
How To Integrate Instagram And Facebook Using Social Plugins
Instagram and Facebook have done a lot to make it easy for businesses to connect with customers and audiences. Not only do they offer numerous tools and features to make that happen, but they allow you to connect with third-party services to get more out of the platform. For example, if you have an eCommerce store, then you can integrate Shopify’s store builder feature into your Facebook page so that your visitors can easily browse your products while on the platform.
As for Twitter, it’s incredibly easy to set up a profile on the platform. All you need is a simple profile pic and a few other required fields. You can then develop your bio and start looking for other users to follow. We’ve found that while Twitter is great for engaging with visitors and growing our own audiences, it doesn’t necessarily work well for promoting products and ventures. That’s because while you can easily find the kinds of users that you want to follow on the platform, your target audience might not be as engaged as you are in what you’re posting on Twitter.
The Importance Of Getting E-commerce Integrated On Instagram
Once you’ve got your Instagram and Facebook accounts set up, the next step is to get your e-commerce store integrated. Doing this is simple. Just log into your Shopify account and click on the Apps button in the upper right corner of the menu bar. From here, you can click on the Discover button to see all of the Shopify apps available for download. You can then select Instagram and click on Install to get the app.
Once the app is installed, you can click on the link that Facebook sent you to confirm your e-mail address. From there, you can connect your Shopify account to Facebook and start taking advantage of the platform.
Instagram’s e-commerce integration is fantastic because it makes it simple for visitors to discover and shop from your store, all in one place. Not only that, but you can also provide them with fast, convenient shipping. If you sell your own designs or photography, then you can easily showcase them on the platform in an effort to attract potential customers. And if you want to keep things simple, then you can use one of the many Instagram shopping apps that can be found in the App Store or Google Play to make it easier for customers to shop your products.
The Importance Of Having A Professional-looking Instagram Profile
Instagram is filled with celebrities and people who are much more famous than we are. As a matter of fact, we’re often amazed at how many people thought we were the ones who registered that awesome Instagram account with the sunset on the Atlantic Ocean. While it’s flattering that people want to be associated with our work, it can also be a little overwhelming to see all of the famous faces on the platform.
If you don’t want to become famous yourself (or at least, if you don’t want to be known as the guy who posted that picture of him eating a salad with a dog on it) then you can follow some simple steps to make your Instagram look more professional.
Firstly, make sure that your profile photo is representative of your brand. If you’re not sure what to upload, then take a look at some of your favorite fashion magazines or celebrities’ Instagram accounts and see what they’re using. Having a professional-looking Instagram profile will make you look more credible to potential customers.
Next, fill out your About section. This is where you can put in the details about your business, including your website if you have one. Make sure to include plenty of relevant details about your products or services, as well as any unique selling points that you might have. Throwing in a couple of hashtags should also help your Instagram post get discovered more easily.
Instagram’s recent algorithm changes have made it much harder to get your content seen by the right audience. As a result, a lot of us are having a harder time gaining traction on the platform as compared to years past. That being said, don’t be discouraged! Just keep at it, build up a following, and eventually, you’ll see your content go viral.
How Can You Integrate Instagram, Facebook And AWeber Using Automation?
While developing our own Instagram, Facebook, and AWeber accounts, we decided that it would be a good idea to integrate the platforms using automated methods. That’s because while we love being able to get all of our content out there as soon as we hit “publish,” it’s not always realistic to expect that we’ll be able to engage with our audience on all of the major platforms. That’s why we use automation to share our content to the right audience, on the right platform, at the right time.
Instagram’s automation feature makes it easy to share posts to Facebook and Twitter, as well as to our individual Instagram accounts. All you need to do is type in the name of one of your social media accounts or websites, along with a couple of hashtags, in the automated share dialog that appears when you hover over the Instagram icon at the top of your screen.
To automate our Facebook posts, all we need is a little help from another platform. Fortunately, Automation’s integrations with Facebook make it incredibly easy to pull content from our Instagram account and post it to Facebook. Just log into your Automation account and click on the “+” signs next to the Facebook icon to see all of the available accounts that you can connect to.