What are the best resources for creating an Instagram Marketing Strategy?

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    #1AiGrow

    AiGrow

    AiGrow delivers super-targeted Instagram followers and engagement using Ai. Follow, unfollow, like, comment, auto DMs and inbox. Plus always free post scheduler and engagement groups that drive massive likes and comments each time that you post.

    Websites

    $49- Varies by plan

    maziar foroudian
    Written on May 19, 2019
    "Best IG marketing platform I've ever used! Helped me managae several accounts the same time and gain many real followers and interested followers. 5 Starts for sure"
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    #2IG Instant

    IG Instant

    IG Instant is a website online tool to buy likes for the photo-sharing social media platform, Instagram. Pricing plans vary depending on the number of likes, from 100, 500, 1,000, 2,500, 5,000 likes, and so on.

    Online Tools

    $2- Varies by plan

    The Beast storM
    Written on March 21, 2019
    "Because it is really simple and easy to understand."
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    #3Instazood

    Instazood

    Instazood is a website that offers Instagram bots which improves your online engagement without having to do anything. Instazood runs on autopilot and allows you to relax while gaining new followers and likes. 

    Websites

    $9.99- Varies by plan

    David B. Talbert
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Instazood can easily give you the chance to grow your business by giving you real followers. This Bot uses the targets that you set for it to follow the other pages and like and comments on their posts on behalf of your page. The People whose posts have been applied by bot’s activities will check your page and if your posts are acceptable, they will follow you. It has so many features and filters that you can gain followers just by setting up them."
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    #4Bigbangram

    Bigbangram

    BigBangram is an all-in-one auto follower bot and account management tool for Instagram. It allows users to promote their accounts with auto likes, comments, direct messages, and followers in a comfortable and safe way.

    Websites

    $9- varies by plan

    Vasilisa S
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "I work with couple of business accounts and this service fortunately helped me to save a lot of time with marketing strategy solution. Opportunity to automatically interact with target audience and attract customers using Bigbangram is a great gift for SMM manager."
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    #5Ingramer

    Ingramer

    Ingramer is a web service that allows users to have access to automated likes, follow/unfollow, comments, scheduled posting, and more. Users can use Ingramer on any device to manage their Instagram growth.

    Websites

    $22- Varies by plan

    Case Technology
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "A very useful tool for promoting Instagram accounts, there are already many ready-made strategies for promoting an account. I bought this bot from the referral link and ingramer support for free has set me an individual promotion strategy. Recommend"
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    #6Likes and Plays

    Likes and Plays

    Likes and Plays offer social media services to users such as gaining more likes, followers, views, and so on. It supports various social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, and more.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Runeir Jag
    Written on February 11, 2019
    "you can reach our to them by the email on the site to get customized marketing strategy "
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    #7Flaming Social Media

    Flaming Social Media

    Flaming Social Media provides users with services such as gaining Instagram followers and likes, gaining YouTube subscribers and video views, and more. It also provides services for Twitter and Facebook users.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    sdf576cgv ;'gvd'bvh
    Written on February 23, 2019
    "Best website on here"
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    #8ShareSupplier

    ShareSupplier

    ShareSupplier is a website and a tool that helps you get followers, views, likes, comments and more on a variety of social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Pinterest, and many others.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Steven Marshall
    Written on November 14, 2018
    "I know this looks like a typical social media engagement website, but I've chatted a lot with the ShareSupplier team and have found their advice to be really helpful when it comes to ranking my content on Instagram!"
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    #9Social Media Examiner

    Social Media Examiner
    The world’s largest social media marketing resource, Social Media Examiner helps millions of businesses discover how to best use social media to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness and increase sales.

    Websites

    Free

    Austin Guerrero
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This site offers great advice for the new or even an established business when it comes to social media marketing. I used this advice and was able to generate many new clients with the simple advice from the site. Highly recommended!"
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    #10What 20 Studies Say About The Best Times To Post On Social Media

    What 20 Studies Say About The Best Times To Post On Social Media
    This extensive article of CoSchedule Blog explains to you what are the best times to post on social media based on 20 different studies coming from Forbes, HubSpot, Buffer...
    Articles

    Free

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    #11The Best Time to Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

    The Best Time to Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
    HootSuite, the platform for managing social media, has its own blog. This article by Dara Fontein is pretty accurate and it goes straight to the exact keys for taking advantage of the timing. 
    Articles

    Free

    Denise Reynolds
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "Interesting information about timing on social media. I was looking more for resources on creating Marketing strategies. This blog will help, but I will keep looking for something else. "
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    #12Buffer

    Buffer
    Buffer helps automate your social media and content marketing efforts. By proactively growing an audience on these channels and generating content, written and produced by you, more organic traffic you'll be driving to your subscription business. And more traffic means more customers!
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

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    #13[TUTORIAL] How to Design a Social Media Campaign

    [TUTORIAL] How to Design a Social Media Campaign
    The article How to Design a Social Media Campaign by Debbie Hemley for the Social Media Examiner gives you the five core elements you need to build a social media marketing campaign that works.
    Articles

    Free

    Mark Lee
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "My company assigned me to create an Instagram marketing strategy, but I had no idea where to start. This page helped get me going and gave me some good ideas. "
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    #14The Best Times to Post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Other Social Media Sites

    The Best Times to Post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Other Social Media Sites
    This infographic by HubSpot explains to you what are the best times to post on the most relevant social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. 
    Articles

    Free

    Rakesh Subramanium
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "Excellent guide to help people min and max on their social network returns. Website offers a lot of strategy and knowledge that the average person doesn't have or even thinks about."
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    #15Followlike

    Followlike

    Followlike is a tool for promoting your Instagram account. They don't give you meaningless likes and comments, but useful contacts and connections with other people with the same interests than you. 

    Websites

    Free

    katerini200883
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "Interesting resource!"
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    #16Social Media Strategy and Planning Essentials – Strategy and Tactics

    Social Media Strategy and Planning Essentials – Strategy and Tactics

    Social Media Strategy and Planning Essentials – Strategy and Tactics is an article by Smart Insights that gives you some pretty useful information for creating and launching a social media campaign.

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    Free

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    #17[TUTORIAL] How to Crush Social Media Campaign Planning

    [TUTORIAL] How to Crush Social Media Campaign Planning
    How to Crush Social Media Campaign Planning is an article that gives you tips for getting a social media campaign off the ground. It includes free downloadable templates that will help with the planning.
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    #18SARA Agency

    SARA Agency

    SARA Agency is a website offering Instagram services for automated interaction with a user's audience in terms of likes, follows, comments, and even unfollow, along with promotion via hashtags, competitors, and geolocation.

    Websites

    $9.99- Varies by plan

    Larry Kelley
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "The metrics and stats on their dashboard is really comprehensive but simple to understand. As a co-owner of a cosmetics brand I'm also into doing marketing strategies for my social media channels. SARA's dashboard makes it easy for me to do that"
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    #19The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly

    The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly

    The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly is written by David Meerman Scott.

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    #207 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work

    7 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work
    Hootsuite's 7 Social Media Templates to Save You Hours of Work will help you on every leg of your social media journey—from planning and message scheduling, to publishing and results tracking.
    Websites

    Free

    Craig Jones
    Written on July 10, 2017
    "If you're just getting started with social media marketing, this page is great. It will save you a lot of time. "
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    #21 Social Media: How to Skyrocket Your Business Through "Social Media Marketing!"

     Social Media: How to Skyrocket Your Business Through "Social Media Marketing!"
    In this Expanded 2nd Edition of Social Media: How to Skyrocket Your Business Through Social Media Marketing! Master Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, & LinkedIn, you'll be taken through a step-by-step process on how to market your products and services on many popular sites and platforms.
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    Amber Schultz
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "I have an Instagram account that I want to nurture and grow. I got this book thinking it would help me out but it was a complete waste of money. There are only a few pages about Instagram in it and even what's there is so generic and basic a child could have written it. "
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    #22Hublaagram

    Hublaagram

    Hublaagram is a tool for Instagram that you can use completely for free or by using its payment plans. It allows you to get more likes, followers, and comments, acting as an Exchange System. 

    Websites

    $20- varies by plan

    katerini200883
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "You can get free Likes, Comments, and Follows in Instagram :))))))))"
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    #23Simply Measured

    Simply Measured

    Simply Measured offers a free Instagram report that shows highly detailed metrics about your activity and audience. Their website also has a blog with useful information about social media, digital marketing and more.

    Software

    Web

    $99- Varies by plan

    Socorro Martínez
    Written on August 24, 2017
    "I'll admit, the website makes the site look a little sketchy, so I don't know if I'd use it for anything I'm not okay with being snooped through, but it does do what it says and is relatively easy. You get pretty much all the raw data you could want in one fell swoop--just remember that they're getting it too."
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    #24Likegrowers

    Likegrowers

    Likegrowers is a website that offers a service to increase likes and followers on Instagram. It is designed to help musicians, photographers, bloggers, and other small businesses increase their engagement in social media.

    Websites

    $9.99- Varies by plan

    James Anam
    Written on January 11, 2019
    "Step One: Set Your Goals. The first step in creating your Instagram strategy is to set overarching business goals and select metrics to track progress toward them. ... Step Two: Find Your Audience On Instagram. ... Step Three: Optimize Your Profile. ... Step Four: Find Your Voice And Tone. ... Step Five: Develop A Strong Content Strategy."
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    #25InstaView

    InstaView

    InstaView App is the most accurate way to find out who viewed your profile on Instagram. InstaView calculates all your Instagram activity and gets data for each user who has interacted with you recently.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Patricia Stephens
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "I want to start making money off of Instagram, so I checked out InstaView to see if it had any tools to help me. First thing to note is that it's an app, and I don't have an Android phone to use it on. This limits me in that I cannot actually use this service. Even so, the description makes it seem like it wouldn't do much more than provide a baseline of information on number of people that viewed my profile. I probably want to know a lot more than that."
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    #26Iconosquare

    Iconosquare

    Iconosquare provides in-depth analytics of your Instagram account, including the total number of likes received, a history of your most liked photos and the average number of likes. It also allows you to schedule your Instagram posts.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jack Aguilar
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "Great resource to use if you want to market your business or self on Instagram. Easy to read and understand what it is saying, great tool!"
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    #27Socialbakers

    Socialbakers

    Socialbakers is a popular Instagram stats tracker that gives you statistics on your most popular Instagram photos, filters, hashtags, and all of your interactions. It shows your most-liked and most-commented Instagram posts.

    Software

    Web

    $20- Free trial available

    Willie Turner
    Written on July 3, 2017
    "Socialbakers is a good tool to help with managing a marketing strategy on Instagram. It collects all kinds of statistics about my posts, pictures, followers, etc... and puts everything together in an easily digestible format."
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    #28Boostgram

    Boostgram

    Boostgram lets you generate real followers on Instagram through audience targeting, post scheduling, and more. Through this website, users can upload photos from the web and schedule all of their content from the web on Instagram.

    Websites

    Free trial available

    Larry Lawrence
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "I probably should have known what I was getting with a service that has a low number of users like this one. Sure Boostgram is easy to use and has lots of features and tools but they do not appear to really be helping me get more Instagram followers, which kind of defeats the purpose of marketing on Instagram. "
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    #29Union Metrics

    Union Metrics

    Union Metrics offers a free Instagram account checkup to assess how you're doing on the network. It helps you determine the best time to post, which hashtags to use, and what content to post. 

    Websites

    $49- Varies by plan

    Zoe Sheng
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "This tool was useful. It has ok graphs, but they don't make a lot of sense sometimes. This isn't my favorite tool but it does do what it is supposed to do. "
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    #30[TUTORIAL] How To Create A Social Media Strategy (With 3 Steps And A Template)

    [TUTORIAL] How To Create A Social Media Strategy (With 3 Steps And A Template)
    How To Create A Social Media Strategy (With 3 Steps And A Template) is a useful article for digital marketers who want a social media strategy template they can refer to and adjust as they forge ahead toward their desired goals. 
    Articles

    Free

    William Moreno
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "This is the fastest way to get started with Instagram marketing. If you need to come up with a fast strategy and need an easy to use template, this is the page for you."
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    #31Social Media: Strategies to Mastering Your Brand: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat

    Social Media: Strategies to Mastering Your Brand: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat
    Social Media: Strategies to Mastering Your Brand for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat is a book that will help you increase your followers rapidly. It contains everything you need to know about social media marketing.
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    Benjamín Barragán
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "The strategies outlined on this source were very helpful to me in trying to brand my company via social media."
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    #32Propeller Ads

    Propeller Ads
    Propeller Ads is an Internet media company making digital advertising effective and reliable. They always provide you with professional media solutions!
    Websites

    $50- Minimum Payment for PayPal.

    Martha Solís
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Admittedly, this is my first time ever using an ad agency, so I don't know what I'm doing. The site is self-serve so I am attempting to figure out how to place my ads, specifically to social media sites like Instagram. I have only used it a few times and am still working on that aspect. "
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    #33Insta Impressions

    Insta Impressions

    Insta Impressions is a website that offers services to Instagram users such as followers, likes, views, and comments. This tool is designed to help boost an Instagram account.

    Websites

    $1.33- Varies by plan

    silly willy
    Written on May 27, 2019
    "I used them because I wanted their auto-packages, they helped me figure what was the best base strategy and I supplement when needed, has been working out nicely. Using Insta Impressions has helped to get more real people engaging with my content."
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    #34GramDominator

    GramDominator

    GramDominator is an online website tool service which aims to help businesses, enterprises, and brands to efficiently target their markets on Instagram. Users can create and manage campaigns here.

    Online Tools

    $9.95- Varies by plan

    Jyoti Garg
    Written on February 4, 2019
    "GramDominator is the ultimate platform to manage all your Instagram marketing strategies. Market your accounts, Follow / Unfollow users, Upload / Like / Unlike and Comment on photos in a very efficient way. Witness your Followers and likes counts skyrocket without putting any extra efforts."
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    #35Gaininsta

    Gaininsta

    Gaininsta is an Instagram marketing automation tool that allows you to gain followers just by connecting your Instagram account to it. Gaininsta will do all the hard work for you, while you will be able to check the latest conversions and results. 

    Websites

    $25- Varies by plan

    Lisa Wagner
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I was new to instagram and I was also trying to start a jewelry business. My friend recommended Gaininsta to help market my jewelry. I looked at reviews and thought, what the heck it can't hurt, right? It had a 3 day trial so I figure nothing was lost. The app was actually very useful. They help you market your product. I have no idea how to market, and so this was extremely helpful for me. I have used it for 6 months now, and my business is doing 10X better than I ever expected. It is worth the three day trial to see if it will work for you"
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    #36Snoopreport

    Snoopreport

    Snoopreport is a tool that allows you to get useful insights from your Instagram account. You can also track information from your competitor's accounts and figure out their strategy. 

    Websites

    $4.99- Varies by plan

    Eric Gilbert
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "I like this tool because you can see who your real followers are. This also can be great on feedback of content on Instagram. Overall great tool, and I can see this expanding to other uses. "
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    #37Firing Table

    Firing Table

    Firing Table is a paid social media management service website specially catered to Instagram users. The service promises a way organically gain a significant following on Instagram through account management.

    Websites

    $29.95- Varies by plan

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    #38Instagram Advertising in 2017: What You Need to Know

    Instagram Advertising in 2017: What You Need to Know
    This article includes 6 tips from some of the most relevant Digital Marketing experts on how to advertise on Instagram most effectively.
    Websites

    Free

    Carl Porter
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "Instagram advertising is a sometimes difficult resource to learn and utilize. Instagram Advertising in 2017: What You Need to Know really helps me to get my campaign designed and delivered"
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    #39Snaplytics

    Snaplytics

    Snaplytics is a management platform for native Snapchat channels.This tool provides analytics, scheduled publishing, and campaign measurement when working with influencers.

    Websites

    Price upon request. Free trial available

    Samantha Simpson
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "If you are an advertiser or if you are running a marketing campaign focused on Snapchat or Instagram, then here is a resource that will help you measure your analytics. There are other functions, too, like scheduling posts ahead of time and monitoring. You can use it for free for 14 days, and then will have to pay after that. The website instructs you to contact a sales team for pricing."
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    #40Media Amp

    Media Amp

    Media Amp is a website for managing social media accounts. It features automated likes and comments as well as automated following and unfollowing. This site also tracks the account's growth by giving an analysis report every week. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Websites
    Eli Avgi
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "I've tried a bunch of IG growth tools and this is by far my favorite one... I got real followers and a boost in engagement with people who actually make sense, solid 5 stars!!"
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    #41Social Shop

    Social Shop

    Social Shop is an online marketing service to grow your presence in social media sources as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more. They also provide fast delivery, high-quality service with an affordable price.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Jacob Palmer
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This website looks legit. Recommend to try"
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    #42Media Mister

    Media Mister

    Media Mister is a social media marketing platform specialized in providing cost-effective social marketing solutions to small, medium and large scale businesses. Buy followers, Likes, Views, and Subscribers and grow your Network fast and easily.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Vibhore Khan
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Media Mister is the sole reason my Instagram marketing efforts have grown as quickly and easily as it has. The not-so-secret industry secret is that Instagram's algorithm takes into consideration how many followers, likes, views and subscribers your profile has and uses that to broadcast your marketing pieces. Simply put, purchasing followers and likes through Media Mister is the fastest and easiest way to get your marketing strategy up and running."

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Best What are the best resources for creating an Instagram Marketing Strategy
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AiGrowWebsites 302 Paid
2IG InstantOnline Tools 272 Paid
3InstazoodWebsites 239 Paid
4BigbangramWebsites 220 Paid
5IngramerWebsites 217 Paid
6Likes and PlaysWebsites 77 Paid
7Flaming Social MediaWebsites 65 Paid
8ShareSupplierWebsites 53 Paid
9Social Media ExaminerWebsites 31 Free
10What 20 Studies Say About The Best Times To Post On Social MediaArticles 29 Free
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