With Repost App, Instagram users can quickly share someone else’s photo while giving credit to the original poster. Because Instagram hasn’t (and likely won’t) open their API up to anybody, you have to paste the original caption into Instgram from the Repost App.
Like with Twitter, you can’t see who you follow on Instagram who doesn’t follow you. In fact, Insta is worse because you can’t see that information even when you click into a profile, whereas Twitter tells you if a user follows you back. This app tells you who you follow that doesn’t follow you back and vice versa, new followers and anyone who has blocked you. There are more insights available in the paid version, but you get the basics in the free mobile app download.
For when you’re on a desktop and not on your mobile device, Icon Square is an awesome tool to look at your Instagram analytics. For free, you get a very detailed breakdown of your Instagram presence—followers gained and lost in comparison to posted media, your follower growth, like and comment history, engagement stats and plenty more. It can even prove to be a useful tool for brand managers to print and report to higher ups growth in social marketing.
4: Instagram Insights
If you’ve set up your Instagram business account, you have access to free analytics through the Instagram app.
Instagram Insights provides basic stats for assessing your Instagram marketing efforts. Find out more about your followers, when they’re on Instagram, and what your top posts are. This information willhelp you choose content more likely to resonate with your audience.
On the downside, you have to navigate the app a bit to see all of these stats. It would be nice if Instagram would let you view this data on desktop or download your results.
Ali Salman is an online marketing strategist who have worked with Coca-Cola, Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito, KIA, Honda and other Fortune 500 companies. Ali Salman now heads Rapid Boost Marketing - Canada's fastest growing search marketing agency. RBM clients include Fortune 500's and medium size businesses across North America. Ali as RBM CMO leads his team in building and managing quality, high-performing and cost-effective interactive campaigns and programs for our company's customers and partners. In his career, he has significantly improved campaign performance for large brands such as Government of Alberta, Liberal Party, Workopolis, Cathay Pacific, as well as medium to large retailers and high-tech B2B-enterprise niches.
Ali and his team develop online promotional concepts that spark viral growth through search and social media for RBM clients, devising strategies that use search engines and more to reach key demographic segments in the ways they're most likely to be receptive. Ali Salman also oversees corporate marketing initiatives for Rapid Boost Marketing, including strategic communications counsel, public and analyst relations and client education programming.