Linktree is one of the most popular simple landing page makers specified to put multiple links that Instagram (and other social media) don’t have the ability to. But, there are some reasons you might not want to use it, and here are the best Linktree alternatives that are still worth to try.
For those who wonder, Linktree isn’t such a reliable platform to add multiple links to your Instagram bio. While some people might think otherwise, you may also look for some Linktree alternatives that might have advantages that Linktree doesn’t.
- 1 Why Linktree isn’t reliable
- 2 The best solution for your Instagram bio link
- 3 Best Linktree alternatives that still work (2020)
Why Linktree isn’t reliable
Here’s why Linktree isn’t such a good platform to use for your marketing strategy:
Linktree website is reportedly often down
Linktree is one of the most popular “multiple links” services. The increased popularity obviously makes the website more vulnerable to get down sometimes, as well as other alternatives below, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only option.
You see. A popular service like Linktree should’ve performed better and reduce its downtimes on the website. Personally, website performance is important and should be the top priority to take care of, even if that means cost a lot of money (because it’s worth it).
And, some days before this post is written, the website gets down again for a couple of hours to a day (as far as I can remember in my location), which gave me the idea to write this blog post.
Those hours to a single day could’ve converted a lot of Instagram users that visit your profile and your link bio to consumers that buy from you through the call-to-action buttons you made on the platform, which makes your marketing strategy ineffective.
The website is also marked as spam by Instagram
I don’t know and I’m not sure about other social media, but Instagram reportedly marked the website as spam, making the link you share on the bio no longer clickable, or even blocked.
It has been happening since 2018, although according to Wikipedia it has been lifted and Instagram no longer ban them, some people still experience the link to be inaccessible and even Linktree themselves have something to say about it, stating they have no control over the issue.
This may have to do with how Linktree works. You see, they use their own domain (linktr.ee/[your username]) to put the multiple links you want to add. Once the homepage of the website is down or marked as spam, the entire links created by Linktree will also go down or marked as spam.
Some alternatives below use subdomain created based on your own username and stuff, reducing the chance to be marked as spam by Instagram and other social media. Better yet, you may also need to make your own website instead.
It’s obvious: just create your own website, take care of it, and create a simple landing page putting your multiple call-to-action buttons/links. It reduces the chance of being marked as spam because of the obvious reason: you’re the only one who adds your website’s link to the Instagram bio.
And, in case they (Facebook and Instagram) ban your domain or mark it as spam, you can contact Facebook support in the Business Manager, and verify your domain there.
While this solution might not be affordable and easy for everyone, there are some best Linktree alternatives you might want to try.
Best Linktree alternatives that still work (2020)
If you find one of the list often downs, simply tell us on the comment.
ContactInBio is one of the most popular Linktree alternatives. The free feature is enough to put some multiple links to your bio, but don’t get discouraged by how difficult it is to manage your multiple links due to its bad website interface (but don’t worry, your link will still be good enough to see).
The free version of the service is good enough as well. It supports to import your links from Linktree if you want to stop using it, WhatsApp button, contact form, music services, theme selections, link click tracking, and more.
The website works by creating a subdomain based on your username, but this won’t guarantee your link can get away from being marked as spam by Facebook and Instagram. It just reduces the chance.
Campsite is also a good enough alternative. The free version supports unlimited links, changing color and font, track how many people click on your links, adding pictures directly from your Instagram account, single slide carousel, and more.
With $7/month, you can get a custom domain for your own brand, leaving out the hassle and stress of taking care of the server and hosting. You’ll also get priority support, as well as getting a custom subdomain if you want. Includes Google Sheets and MailChimp integration.
Linkkle is a nice and simple alternative, but the free version shows ads, which may distract the visitors that visit your bio link. It supports unlimited links as well. One thing this one offers that others don’t: the analytic feature for free users.
If you want to stop the ads from showing on your bio link, you have to pay $5/month without getting another premium feature other than disabling the ads, which is kinda not so worth the money if you really think about it. However, you may choose it if you want a free built-in analytic and tracking tool.
LYNX provides simple free features: click tracking, standard theme, but only support 5 links. Good thing is that it doesn’t show ads. This is the best alternative if you only want to put five links in your bio.
If you want unlimited links, you would have to pay $5/month. That includes a custom domain name, advanced click tracking, advanced theme customization, and remove the LYNX footer, which shows for free users.
Tap.bio takes to a new level of mini-landing page. Instead of creating only a simple landing page for multiple links, it creates a slider that works like an Instagram story, which is called a “card” in this platform.
For free users, you can only have one more additional card, but that’s enough to add multiple links in unlimited amounts. You can add more cards, like a YouTube video card, by upgrading to its premium account for $5 a month.
About.me may not be specified to be made for Instagram or media social multiple links tool. But it’s worth trying if you want a more professional-looking simple landing page without creating a website.
Swipop Link is a lot simpler Linktree alternative. It allows you to add multiple links without hassle. Simply sign up, choose a username to make the bio link, then add links. You can also choose a different theme as well.
Link in Profile
Link In Profile is generally a landing page maker, but you can use it to add multiple links for your bio. There is also an analytic tool as well, that’s good to make sure how effective your marketing strategy is.
Linkr.in provides you custom URL for the link, Google Analytics integration if you want to track the click or event, a built-in statistic which is great, and more. But, the downside is that it shows ads.
The premium version is cheaper than some alternatives I’ve talked about. It’s about $3/month, which gives you FB Pixel integration, unlimited link, footer removal of the site’s name, and disable ads.
Link.bio gives you unlimited links, random URL, and that’s it. The random URL part might not be a problem if you want to go with a simple, easy to use multiple links tool like this.
The best thing about this tool is that it’s probably the cheapest of all. It costs about $0.99/month for the premium account, which supports custom link, link tracking, schedule link, and more. It also has a lifetime plan for about $9.99.
There are some great Linktree alternatives you can use to maximize your marketing strategy that provides almost the same value or even more than Linktree does. Link.bio is probably the simplest and cheapest.