If you are active on social media, you probably have a growing list of account handles, websites, and links you use to direct traffic to your content. Not all social media platforms allow you to post multiple links in your profiles. Even when they do, the list can be quite difficult to manage. Trying to fit a number of links into your profiles makes it look cluttered, and frequent updates of new content to each profile quickly becomes a chore.
Linktree solves this problem by replacing that long list with a single link to put in your bio. This bio link directs traffic to a platform specifically designed to organize and share all the links you want your target audience to see. Its user interface offers integration with all your favorite apps and websites, and is highly customizable to fit your style.
This makes it simple to promote products, direct traffic to your website and social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, and share news, music, videos, photos, and files with apps like Spotify and YouTube. You can also sell products and services through sites like Etsy and Ebay, request and receive payments with apps like PayPal and Venmo, and even collect visitor information, all on your landing page.
How do you set up your account?
Setting up your page is quite easy. Linktree will walk you through the process by asking you simple questions regarding your preferences. To prove how easy it is, this article will describe the 4 steps below:
Step 1: creating a username and password
Click the “Sign up free” button at the top of the home page. On the next screen, you’ll be asked to choose a username and a password. This is quite straightforward. Just type them into the indicated boxes and Linktree will instantly tell you whether your username is available and your password is secure. That’s it! On to step 2…
Step 2: categorizing your profile
On the next screen, you’ll be asked to enter your name, and then to choose from a list of options regarding how you want your Linktree page to be categorized. For example, if you want to use it to promote your heavy metal rock band, choose “music”. If you want to use it to advertise your up-and-coming consulting business, choose “business”. If you want to use it to share your hobbies and interests, select those options.
Step 3: choosing a plan
Choosing a plan is the trickiest step. There are 4 options, which will be discussed in detail below. Once you’ve chosen your plan, you’ll just have to verify your account by clicking a link sent to your email address. Once you do this, your page will be live and ready to customize to suit your purposes. You can then begin adding your links to your page.
However, if, after reading this article, you’re still not sure which plan to choose, and would like to give the platform a test run, select the “Free” plan for now and see how you like it. You can always upgrade to a paid plan once you find that the platform is working for you and you’re ready to utilize more of its features.
Step 4: personalizing your platform
This step is also very easy. You just need to select what type of link you want to post on your landing page, and Linktree will tailor it to your specifications by asking you a few questions. For example, if you want to add a button that links to your website or a social media account, just paste the link in the link box and write a description in the description box. It’s as simple as that.
You can also customize the color scheme, theme, and design of your page. The finished page will appear as a list of buttons on a nicely decorated background. You don’t have to worry about graphic design, web layout, or anything like that. The platform is already designed, you just need to personalize it.
Which plan should you choose?
There are 4 options for plans, “Free”, “Starter”, “Pro” and “Premium”. The “Free” plan has no monthly fee, but offers the fewest features. The “Premium” plan is the most expensive, but offers the most features. The other two plans are somewhere in between. This section will compare the plans by laying out the differences in cost and discussing the features offered in each option.
There is no charge for the “Free” plan, but the services available are more limited than in any of the paid options. Nonetheless, with the “Free” plan, you’ll enjoy the ability to post unlimited links and embed unlimited apps on your platform. You’ll also be able to collect payments, tips, and donations. In terms of data analytics, you’ll be able to see the number of clicks and views your page has received within the past 28 days. If you submit service or help requests, you can expect a response within 48 hours. The data analytics are more comprehensive, and the response time is significantly faster with the paid plans.
The “Starter” plan costs $5 (US) per month. It includes all the features offered with the “Free” plan, but there are a few improvements and a lot more features. Additional features include more sophisticated links, such as animated buttons to attract attention, and a lot more options for fonts and themes to further customize your page.
More importantly, you’ll have access to analytics regarding who views your page, where they came from, how long they stayed, where they went after visiting your page, and how much revenue you’ve earned from each source. This data will take into account the previous 90 days with this plan, as opposed to 28 days with the “Free” plan. Additionally, your service and help requests will receive a response within 24 hours with this plan, as opposed to 48 hours with the “Free” plan.
The “Pro” plan costs $9 (US) per month. This is the plan Linktree recommends, as it includes all the features offered with the “Free” and “Starter” plans, as well as a lot more analytical and marketing features, for only a few more dollars per month.
For example, your analytical data goes back 365 days with the “Pro” plan, as opposed to 90 days with the “Starter” plan. This data includes email addresses and phone numbers of visitors, and click information regarding your embedded links. You will have access to Google analytics and SEO data, and will be able to integrate your platform page with Zapier, Google sheets, and Mailchimp.
This plan will also give you the option of hiding the Linktree logo and automatically embedding your latest social media posts. Service and help requests will receive a response within 24 hours with this plan, which is the same as with the “Starter” plan.
The “Premium” plan costs $24 (US) per month. It includes all the features offered with the “Free”, “Starter”, and “Pro” plans, as well as other upgrades. For example, with this plan, your response time for service requests will drop from 24 hours to just 4 hours.
The most significant difference between this plan and the others is that you’ll be able to work with a Custom Service Manager on maximizing the efficiency of your platform page. This includes a 30 minute onboarding call. You’ll also be able to offer exclusive content on your page, as well as to export your analytical data, which will go all the way back to the date your page became active, as opposed to just the past 365 days with the “Pro” plan.
Linktree was designed to help minimize the clutter in your online presence. It does so by creating a single link to put in your bio that directs visitors to all your social and professional media, blogs, videos, articles and other online content. It offers creative image templates for custom personalization, sophisticated data collection, analytical, and marketing features, and is able to be integrated with all your favorite apps and websites. Its user interface makes it very easy to set up and use, and the fact that it has a free option makes it hard to justify not trying it out.