How to schedule Instagram location, product and user tags from desktop via Sked

Instagram pros realise the importance of being able to tag locations, products and users on their posts.

Sked (formerly Schedugram) has supported tagging in all of its forms – as a tool aiming to help businesses worldwide build a high impact and effective Instagram presence, we have little choice.

Whether it’s acknowledging the original source of the image, the influencer in the photo, where it’s from or products customers could buy – tags are an important way that Instagram accounts see higher reach, engagement and action.

How to schedule with tags in Sked

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First,  you have to enable product and user tagging in your “Billing/Profile” dashboard to start using all tagging within Sked.

How To Tag Instagram Locations, Users, Products - Sked Social

Once you’ve uploaded and edited your post with Sked’s photo editor, you can then enter your caption, first comment, and finally tag users, products and locations.

How To Tag Instagram Locations, Users, Products - Sked Social

 

Click on the relevant icon to start tagging people, products and locations. The interface is pretty simple.

Note: some of our tagging features are still in beta, so you might have to enable them manually first – check which beta features you have enabled by going to the ‘billing/profile settings’ page and enable any that you want to use.

Location tagging: get higher engagement on every post

We’ve found that locations in particular can easily increase your Instagram engagement by up to 30%, so (where relevant) they can be a very effective feature, and location tagging was the #1 most requested feature of Sked.

To tag a location, just start typing the name of the location in the location box when uploading. You’ll see the locations you can tag appear above the box:

How To Tag Instagram Locations, Users, Products - Sked Social

Product tagging: finally a way for customers to easily check out from Instagram posts

Of course, if you’re an eCommerce company and you aren’t using product tags – you’re potentially leaving a lot of sales ‘on the table’.

Product tags show up in the Instagram feed so that your customers can directly click on products and order them from your store. It means no more ‘link in bio’ comments in your captions, and higher conversion rates from Instagram follower to customer. This is what the tags look like (via Shopify):

To set up product tagging, you first need to get the feature enabled by Facebook. Instructions on how to do this (and eligibility criteria) are available on the Instagram help site.

Once it’s enabled, tag the products through Sked when uploading your posts, and you’ll make it thousands of times easier for customers to buy your products.

What are you waiting for? Get with Sked, your all-in-one social media management platform, and see how tagging can help you improve your Instagram reach, engagement and conversion rate.

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Hugh Stephens

Hugh runs Sked Social, and has strong opinions about the future of the social media space.

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