TOP 6 QUESTIONS ABOUT LINKING YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
Friday Oct 22nd, 2021
Brands love working with Instagram Creators like you to get amazing content and exposure to your fans. As with any form of advertising, brands want to understand the value of this effort and they use post metrics to determine that. Connecting your Instagram account is the easiest way -- for you and for us -- to help brands see your value and the value of influencer marketing.
1. WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
By connecting your Instagram account to ApexDrop, we can pull specific post data without you having to copy and paste the post and send it to us. In the past, we asked Creators to submit links and screenshots to us. We know that’s a pain. Now, when you connect your IG account, we can pull that information on our own, saving time for you.
2. WHAT INFORMATION DOES APEXDROP GET?
When you connect your Instagram account, ApexDrop will have access to your ApexDrop post insights. We collect the post insights from all collab participants and share in summary form with the brand. We also share highest performing posts and insights with the brand so they can see the standout posts.
Brands love to see how many unique people saw your post or story (i.e., reach) and the number of likes and comments on your post or story (i.e., engagement). Tracking these metrics helps them understand the impact of your post and justify additional spending on this form of advertising.
3. WILL APEXDROP GET LOGIN ACCESS TO MY ACCOUNT OR SELL MY INFORMATION?
No and no! We’re so glad you asked. We take your privacy seriously. It’s in our best interest to keep your account information secure. We don’t want or need your login credentials. We do not sell your account information.
4. IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR CONNECTING?
While there is no deadline for connecting, you will not be able to join collabs unless your account is connected.
5. WHAT IF I CONNECT THE WRONG ACCOUNT?
If you have multiple Instagram accounts, be sure to connect the right one. If you have already connected the wrong account, try this:
Log out of Instagram in your browser (e.g., Chrome, Safari)
Log out of Facebook in your browser
Open the ApexDrop app and delete your Instagram data
Open the ApexDrop app and connect your Instagram account.
If Instagram gives you the option to “Log in with Facebook” do not choose this option. Instead, login in with your Instagram username and password.
6. IS APEXDROP APPROVED BY INSTAGRAM?
Yes. Instagram officially reviewed and approved ApexDrop. ApexDrop uses the official Instagram login system. The login form in ApexDrop is the exact same login form you use when you are in your Instagram app. All third-party apps and websites must use the official Instagram login system if they want to be approved by Instagram.
Tori Steiner is the Creator Community Manager at ApexDrop and the owner of the popular Instagram account called @lifewithcollies. With over 51,000 followers, Tori has experienced the challenges and benefits of growing an IG account. Have a question you’d like Tori to address in a future article? Reach out to her at Tori@apexdrop.com or on her LinkedIn.