Tailwind for Instagram – take the guesswork out of creating the perfect feed
May 4, 2020
You may have heard many bloggers (us included) singing the praises of using Tailwind to schedule pins to Pinterest. But did you know Tailwind also has some great features to help with posting to Instagram as well?
We wrote a blog post a while back about how to use Tailwind to find the right hashtags for Instagram, and now they have unveiled a brand new revamped dashboard with even more features to help you create your best Instagram feed ever.
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Read on to find out why Tailwind for Instagram will be your new best friend!
How Tailwind can help you to create the perfect Instagram feed
Think of Tailwind’s new dashboard as your Instagram smart assistant. By using all of the features and tools mentioned below you will be guided on how to create an amazing Instagram feed with content your followers want to see, at times they are online to see it.
You no longer have to guess what posts will perform well for your audience, which hashtags will get you discovered, or what time to schedule your posts. You can create a week’s worth of quality content in around 15 minutes, and sit back and watch the magic happen.
Note: Before you get started make sure you have an Instagram Business Account rather than a personal account. A business account will allow you to gain deeper insights and the ability to auto-publish.
Personalised Content Plan
Do you find it difficult to keep up a consistent posting schedule on Instagram? Maybe you struggle with what to post? If so, there’s good news! The new Tailwind for Instagram dashboard has built-in content plans, caption suggestions, and post inspiration to give you a helping hand.
In the ‘Create Content Plan’ section tell Tailwind what type of business you have (whether you publish content, sell products, provide a service, or have a physical store) and you will be given ready to use post ideas customised to your business type
The recommended post types will depend on your selected business type – as you can see below Tailwind has suggested that as bloggers we use the inspire, educate, promote post types.
The plans are colour coded meaning you can easily keep track of what to post and when so you can stay consistent. You can also customise the plan to suit your own posting schedule and post types.
Drag and Drop Grid Planner
Once you’ve set your schedule and have started adding draft posts, you’ll be able to see a preview of what your Instagram grid will look like once live.
The 9 grid preview and the drag and drop planner are really useful features to help you visually plan your feed by dragging posts around until it looks exactly how you want it to.
Knowing when is the best time to post on Instagram is difficult and will be different for everyone. However, Tailwind’s SmartSchedule will help you to pick the best times to post based on when your audience is most engaged, meaning you can get more out of every Instagram post.
Hashtag Finder + Hidden Hashtags
As mentioned in a previous post we tried Tailwind’s hashtag finder and had some great results. This tool helps you to find relevant hashtags that will get you discovered by the right followers. You can also save hashtag lists to make posting in future much quicker.
Another great new feature that’s been added recently is the option to automatically publish your hashtag list as the first comment rather than in the caption.
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Most Instagram users struggle to drive traffic to their blog or website from their Instagram feed. Tailwind for Instagram allows you to create your own free branded landing page and send a never-ending stream of traffic from your Instagram bio to your most important content. The Smart.bio feature will auto-update your bio link in the background so you don’t need to do it manually.
Sometimes you might run out of your own imagery, or maybe you just don’t have the right photo to go with your chosen message. With Tailwind’s Unsplash integration you can search their library of free professional stock images and schedule directly to your Instagram feed. With the photo cropping tool you can edit the stock photos as you wish.
With Tailwind for Instagram‘s analytics tools you can easily analyse what’s working across all of your posts and your profile.
You can view a snapshot of your Instagram profile’s most important growth metrics such as followers, likes and comments, as well as pinpointing which top-performing posts have achieved the most likes and comments.
Choose to receive daily, weekly or monthly summary reports of your most important Instagram metrics so you can see what is or isn’t working.
So, what do you think? Doesn’t this sound like the perfect tool to help you to stop guessing what you should be doing on Instagram, as well as saving you a lot of time!
Give it a try for 30 days and let us know what you think.