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Now I’ve talked about Tailwind and Tailwind’s hashtag finder for posting to Instagram before. And you’ll know from my previous reviews how much I love and rely on Tailwind for all my scheduling Pinterest and Instagram needs.
I feel like I’ve got Pinterest under my belt now and I’m just starting to get into the Instagram wave. Adding Instagram to your daily social posting is a great way to relay your business vibe and build relationships.
Studies have shown that posting between one and two times per day on Instagram can increase your results substantially. Adding hashtags to those results further increases your chance of exposure to bigger audiences.
More attention = more likes and followers.
And, if you’re lucky enough to have a really popular post with the right hashtags, you could even be in the top findings of the hashtag search for that day!
Luckily, Tailwind has just released some cool new features for Instagram that can seriously level up your game and help you to get you the results that you are looking for.
There are a few reasons that I already love Tailwind for scheduling my Instagram posts:
Instant Uploads to Instagram
With Tailwind’s Instagram scheduler, you can schedule directly to your feed with
Some schedulers require extra time requesting final approval from you before they can actually be sent out. I’m usually at work during the day during my peak times and so I don’t have an opportunity to approve posts when the best time for my readers will be.
I’ve also been in situations where I’ve had these posts scheduled and depending on the procedure, somehow dropped the post before going live and it gets missed. Ugggg. I hate wasted time.
Having the option of instantly uploading at the right time means I don’t have to worry if my post will go out at the right time.
Set it, and forget it.
Best Time Scheduling
Tailwind also has specific time slots that are researched for the best time to be posting to Instagram based on your audience, called SmartSchedule.
This incredible feature will automatically choose the best time to post based on past analytics, saving you the hassle of trying to guess the best time. This is great for getting people to contact you need to when you need to.
Like I said before if I’m at work during the day and I’m not available to be scheduling posts at a specific time, I know that Tailwind has my back.
Regram Photos Using the Desktop Extension
The browser extension, available for all desktops is an amazing feature.
With it, you can easily create and upload photos from anywhere you find them on your browser using the downloadable extension and
PRO TIP: Don’t forget to ask for permission from the author and/or give them credit for the original post to avoid copyright infringements.
View Your 9-Grid Layout in Real Time
Another great feature is the way it allows you to plan out your nine Grid. If you are new to Instagram, one of the first things new viewers will probably see is your 9 grid layout on your home screen. This gives a quick overview of what you are about and what they can expect in the future.
Having a beautiful and well-laid out design will attract more followers, so you will want to make sure that it looks good.
I’ve never been very good with visual layouts and this real-time option makes it easy to see what my grid will look like once all my posts are published.
If you don’t like how they are laid out, you can simply drag and drop them to a different layout that makes more sense.
Like the Pinterest scheduler, Tailwind for Instagram provides detailed analytics so that you can figure out what your top performing posts are and get a snapshot of your Instagram growth quickly.
This makes staying on track with trends easy to do so that you can repeat what is working and remove what isn’t in real time.
And this new feature- Hashtag Finder 2.0, pushes all those features over the top!
Hashtag Finder 2.0
This is the easiest way to boost your Instagram reach by far.
This next feature, and probably the best for me is the hashtag finder. I already struggle to come up with enough engaging content on Instagram and the use of a hashtag finder just makes it that much better. No more guessing or copy and pasting from other sites or my notes.
The new Hashtag Finder 2.0 helps by giving intelligent hashtag recommendations that are unique to every post description you write. You can quickly choose the ones that you want to use based on Tailwind’s recommendations.
You can also quickly remove the ones you don’t need for replacements or if you don’t like any of them, you can refresh the whole lot.
Save Hashtag Groups for Future Posts
Add to that the option to save those list for future use is fantastic. Especially if you’re constantly posting the same type of content. Then you can just add or take away or tweak the list you already have to improve your SEO on Instagram.
Hashtag 2.0 is FREE!
So you still get 100 free Instagram scheduled posts when you sign up for Tailwind but, even if you don’t sign up, you can use the hashtag finder FREE forever!! YESSSS!!
With all these new features that Instagram has and being that it’s the only approved app for posting to both Pinterest and Instagram, I don’t see that I’ll be leaving it anytime soon.
You can also check out my previous posts on scheduling to Tailwind here.