I don’t know about you, but the number of places I can be found on the Internet seems to be growing.
While I don’t do much on all my social media platforms, it can be good to have a presence.
Thankfully, my blog allows me to automatically post on some of them, keeping them active enough but without me putting in more effort (no one has time for all that!)
But this means I have a ton of links to share. That’s where LinkTree comes in.
What is LinkTree?
Linktree is an online tool that allows you to centralise all your links.
This is especially important on platforms like Instagram where the only active link you have is on your bio. This means you have to decide which is the most important link for you to share.
Maybe that’s your blog, or your Facebook or your Amazon page.
This is frustrating, because what if you’re running a giveaway on your Facebook or in your Newsletter but your link leads to your Amazon page?
Linktree allows you to create a “tree” where your links are all stored in one place and then you can share your “LinkTree” link in your bio.
How to set up LinkTree
It takes very little to set up LinkTree. Simply go to their website and sign up. Once you have your account, you can start to add links.
It’s nice and clear. A simple “Add new button/link” option and when you click that you get a section for your title and the URL. Once these are filled it, the yellow part you on the right (see below) turns green.
From the above screenshot, you can see where I’ve put in my website URL and given it the title of Website/Blog.
The small icons you can see are mostly available in the PRO version. These are link leaps, thumbnails, priority, scheduling and analytics.
Once you’;ve added your URLs, you can then drag and drop the sections to reorder the links how you want it.
You also have the option of adding in an avatar image and changing the colour scheme of the background.
Here’s how my Linktree looks:
Once you’ve added your links, you will be given a special URL that connects to your tree. Simply drop this in any place you want such as a profile or email signature.
Above, you can see how the link looks in my Instagram Bio. Now, anyone who clicks that link will be taken to my tree of links and choose the one they want to view.
How much does LinkTree cost?
There are two pricing plans, Free and Pro.
Free is well…free and you get unlimited links which is just fab!
Pro costs $6 a month and gives you a LOT of additional options. Now if you are a business or an influencer, this may be useful to have.
But if you just want a simple place to store all your links in one place to make things easy for your readers/followers, then you don’t really need to go further than Free.
A quick point
There was apparently an issue where Instagram suddenly marked all Linktree links as “spam”.
However, I don’t think that’s the case anymore and I’ve had no problems with people clicking my links via my Linktree URL.
As with anything, there can be positives and negatives.
So far, I’ve not seen any major negatives with using Linktree and since it’s free, I’m happy to give it a go and direct people to find me in all my random places on the net.
Do you use Linktree?