Grow your Instagram followers by doing this on your website

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Last week we talked about how to connect your Instagram account to your website and how to use a creative hashtag campaign to step that up a notch, as well! If you missed those blogs or videos, you can see them here: --->

While those are great features to include your website, there's one more way you can grow your Instagram following that's even easier! 

Here's a hint:


Embedding an Instagram post right inside your blog post is a great way to increase your Instagram followers.

People are already reading your blog posts. By giving them a glimpse into your Instagram account right inside the blog post, you'll show them yet another way to be connected to you. Even better, your Instagram post will take them right over to your Instagram feed where they can click that Follow button!

So, here's how to do it:

1. Go to your Instagram page on your desktop.

2. Click on the post you want to Embed

3. On the lower right-hand corner of the post, right next to "Add a Comment," you'll see the three ellipsis dots. Click on those. 

4. Choose Embed

5. Now, you *should* be able to click on "Copy Embed Code." However, full disclosure, this was not working for me. So I manually copied the code (select all using Command A or Ctrl A and then copy).

6. For Squarespace users: Come back to your blog post and choose to insert a new Embed block. Click on the </> to open the code window, paste the text you've just copied, click Set, and then click Apply.  {If you're on another website platform other than Squarespace, find your site's feature to Embed}

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7. You might see the "preview in safe mode" box until you publish your post. That's normal! 

8. You're done! It seems like a lot of steps but once you do it a few times, you'll see it's a quick and easy process! 

Now, your relevant Instagram post is right in the middle of your blog post and viewers can click right on the post to visit your Instagram page! 

Don't forget to share your blog posts over on your social media sites (are you using your social share buttons on every post??). Try it out and send me a link so I can see your posts, too! 

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