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Has anyone used Instagram as an SEO before?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by TopNotchPR, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. TopNotchPR

    TopNotchPR Newbie

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    I am curious: has anyone used Instagram to boost SEO for their websites? If yes, how? Including tips and tricks. I'd love to know.
     
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    Trying to to use IG to boost overall SEO isn't going to be worth the time/effort (sorta depends on niche too), it helps don't get me wrong but, in the end it is only one social signal that is pushing traffic to your website (also, traffic alone doesn't boost SEO) you need a good amount of social signals. From my experience with the influencers I work with twitter is much more effective in this regard because of its indexing and ability to put links in the content.

    Even if your IG WAS pushing a ton of traffic to your site it would only increase your SEO for that specific page, and it would be marginal at best. The problem is the drop off between how many followers engage the IG post and how many actually click the link in the bio (people are MUCH too lazy to type in a URL manually by the way - so putting them in each post is not worth the effort either).

    All that being said, with the amount of effort it goes into trying to boost SEO itself you could have already made $x,xxx or even $xx,xxx with affiliate programs alone if you have an IG with that type of engagement.

    hope that helps...
     
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  3. TopNotchPR

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    Yes, it's helpful, and insightful, too. I appreciate your simplistic use of language to explain what's needed to be done.
     
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    IG can help in improving traffic status but for SEO only its not that helpful. Try using combination of all social sites as a part of the SEO campaign and that should surely help.
     
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    I was thinking about this as well, as the Captions are searchable from google. Throwing a link into the caption won't do squat for Instagram, but might help improve some score with Google...