Adding your own “Link in Bio” on your website is the EASIEST WAY to drive more blog traffic and get your monthly views up. You’re basically creating your own “LinkTree” page, but on your own website. I had this is on my “to do list” for over a year, but the task felt SO DAUNTING I never got around to it. And let’s face it, I didn’t make it a priority and it was always on the backburner as not urgent. LinkTree worked, it just wasn’t benefiting my website.
I encourage you to make adding your own Link In Bio urgent! I’ve had over 4,000 views on my LinkTree page before I converted, and wouldn’t it have been nice to have all those views on my website, annadanigelis.com, instead of linktree?
The great news is, creating your own link in bio ended up being SUPER EASY and took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
Benefits of having your Own Landing Page for “Link in Bio” on Instagram
- Increase blog traffic (even if they are trying to go to an external link, like @liketoknow.it, you still get the traffic to your blog!)
- Design with your own branding (colors and fonts)
- It’s free! No need to pay for an upgraded version for analytics
So let’s get straight to the instructions you can add a link in bio for your Instagram page that directs traffic to YOUR BLOG. Here’s mine as a example and something you will have for yourself at the end of this tutorial:
How to Create your own “Link In Bio” On your Website / Blog on WordPress
Step 1: Create a New Page
- Go into your WordPress dashboard –> Pages –> Add New
- Make the Title whatever you want, I used “Instagram Links”, however I changed my URL to be shorter and just say “Links”
- This is the URL that will appear in your Instagram Bio, mine is: www.annadanigelis.com/links
Step 2: Create “Buttons” for the Links
- To create the buttons, you need to use a design platform. I use Canva, and if you use Canva too, you already know its the sh*t!! If you don’t – here’s my quick sell on it: Canva is my favorite and an absolute essential tool for everything blogging. It’s how I make collages (How to Guide on Making Collages and removing white backgrounds here), my media kit, logos, Instagram story templates, and so much more! The best part is – CANVA IS FREE! There is a paid version, but to create these buttons, you only need the free version. And, Canva is WAY EASIER than photoshop. I didn’t even have to learn photoshop and I can do everything I need in Canva. So to continue with this tutorial make sure to sign up with Canva!
- Okay, so you’re in your Canva account. Now what. Go to “Create Design” and choose custom dimensions. The dimensions you need for the optimal button size for viewing on mobile devices is: 800 x 100 px. This will make it the same size as LinkTree buttons.
- Next, choose your background color and font for the button (match with what’s on your website so you stay on brand). Create a textbox and add whatever text you want to appear in 1 of your buttons. Once you have one button done, you can download, change the text, download, change the text, download, and repeat until you have all the buttons created that you need.
- For examples of all the buttons I created, you can click here for the most “up to date” version, or you can see the screenshot below for reference. I have all my channels where you can follow me (youtube, tiktok, pinterest), shop Instagram, LikeToKnow.it, and links to sections of my blog such as – blogging tips, fashion, travel guides, Nashville.
Step 3: Add the Buttons to Your Blog Page you just Created
- You know that page you created back in step 1? Go to it. Click “Add Media” and upload all your images (in the order you want them to appear) and add them to your blog page.
- Note: Click enter in between each image to add a space so they clearly look like individual “buttons” like this:
Step 4: Add the URL / hyperlink to each button
- Click on one of your buttons and a little box should show up. Click on the pencil, which is the edit button:
- Under the display settings section, there is a “Link To” section. Click on the drop down arrow and select “Custom URL” then the URL field should show up below. If this is your first time adding a link, the Link To is probably defaulted to something else and the URL isn’t visible until you change the Link To field.
- Repeat steps / process for each button!
- For my “Recent Blog Post” button – I update that URL on this page each time.
Step 5: Save the page and Add the Link to your Instagram Bio!
- That’s it!! I told you, not as hard as it looks. Give yourself 20 minutes and you’ll have your own link in bio landing page on your OWN website, therefore driving more traffic! Woohoo! Again, if you need any ideas on what links to include, you can use mine for reference.
Let me know if you need any help or have any questions – just comment here or DM me on Instagram!
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