Sep 30, 2020
Raking in 1 billion active monthly users, Instagram isn’t short of any content. And with their introduction of Instagram Reels, there’s even more content to sift through in order to find the perfect regram. To avoid getting overwhelmed, use Instagram’s saving feature to keep track. It will save you from wasting your time trying to remember the account of the image you liked.
Saving on Instagram functions a lot as Pins do on Pinterest. You can save individual posts to your general folder or add them to a collection folder you create yourself. Collection folders allow you to get specific in the type of content you’re searching for and saving! For example, collection names like “UGC,” “Color Palettes,” or “Inspiration” is an easy way to categorize the posts and keep the images from blurring together.
How to Save:
The PLANOLY Discover tool is yet another way you can easily search for content to repost. Using the PLANOLY dashboard users can search for content through the discover tab. The discover tool can search for content in three ways–with a user’s handle, a hashtag, or through our free stock image library. All we ask is that you credit the source and ask for permission before using! This is a simple way for people who are already familiar with PLANOLY to start finding content to repost on their Grid.
Pro-tip: If you search and find content using PLANOLY’s discover tool you can schedule and visibly plan within the app. This eliminates the extra step of having to search on Instagram first.
Regramming is tricky, and even trickier when so much of the content we come across is already a regram. With many brands tapping into reposting and using UGC content, it might be hard to find the content’s original source, but don’t let that stop you from finding it anyway. Keep these three rules in mind when reposting to your Grid: give credit, ask permission, don’t edit. These are the same rules we follow for the PLANOLY Instagram.
User-generated content–UGC for short–is critical for gaining your followers' trust. Not only is it more trustworthy than traditional branded advertising, it’s 76% more trustworthy. That’s a lot! And with The Z and Millennial generations responding more to UGC than other forms of marketing, it’s becoming a must-have for brands. And if you play your UGC cards right, it’ll end in a positive customer review that everyone can see!
User-generated content doesn't just benefit big companies either. Smaller businesses can benefit from incorporating UGC in their feeds also! It’s a free form of advertising for you and it helps create excess content for your social channels. But don’t forget to give credit and ask your followers for permission, and don’t edit.
A lot of UGC comes in the form of an Instagram Story. Instagram Stories are a quick way for users to share themselves wearing, eating, or using your product! Stories your customers tag you in are easy to share to your Story because Instagram automatically asks you if you want to add the Story you’re tagged in to your own Story. But before you share, make sure to ask the customer whose story it is if you can share! Asking for permission helps cover all your bases and avoid any future conflict.
Accounts Successfully Using User-Generated-Content:
In this blog post, we're going to talk about the effectiveness of reposting user-generated content and tips and best practices on regramming content.