Sahil spent four years at Branch working as an Engineer and Product Manager. During this time, he put his technical expertise to use creating content for Branch’s blog.
Apr 20, 2017
This blog post was originally published in 2016. You can read one of our newer posts on driving installs from Instagram.
Instagram app install ads are quickly becoming the next Facebook install ads. By leveraging Facebook’s ultra-sophisticated audience targeting, it ultimately means great conversions and engagements for brands on Instagram. When you pair that with deep-linked experiences, you can raise your KPIs to the next level.
When thinking about deep linking your Instagram Install Ads, you must spend time thinking about the display of the actual ad. Instagram is perhaps the most polished and curated place for high-quality photos, and if you’re promoting your content, it must match the same high-quality users have come to expect on the photo-sharing platform. For this post, let’s assume you’re promoting fancy new shoes that you want to bring to the masses, and you want your users to install your app and purchase those shoes.
If the goal is to get people purchasing shoes after installing, we’ll follow these steps:
By selecting Instagram, the same rules apply as selecting Facebook, meaning you can paste a Branch link inside the “Deep Link” field:
And that’s it! Like we mentioned, the most important part is designing an inspiring photo that empowers engagement with your users. Those users will deep link to the content that inspired an action, and make them come back to your app time and time again.