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Free Social Media Feeds For Your Website

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all enable small and large businesses alike to connect with their customers in a more personal and direct way. However, not all of your customers are aware of your social media presence.

They might not know that you post pictures of events or customers using your product on Instagram.

So why not show off your best content by embedding your social media feeds directly to your website? Since you can do this for free, it's a no-brainer.

In this example from Dover Saddlery, we see customer-submitted images from Facebook and Instagram right on their website home page. Customers are encouraged to join in the fun by posting with branded hashtags.

This allows a seamless connection between social media and your site, leading to even more organic traffic. Your website fans will engage with your content, and follow you, growing your audience across all your favorite platforms.

In this post, we shall explore free social media feeds and third-party tools you can use to build your brand and remain in touch with your customers.

Curator.io is an easy-to-customize aggregator that lets you pull from over a dozen sources. If you'd like to give Curator.io's free forever plan a spin

4 free social media feeds for your website

Social media networks are free to use. This means that when you use a free tool like Curator.io to embed the social media feed in your site, you don't have to pay any one-time or monthly fees to implement this.

Here are some examples of free social media feeds.

Facebook feed

free social media feed for Facebook

In this example USA Track & Field shares their Facebook posts right on their website.

Facebook is a great place for potential customers to find information about your business. Feeds stream posts (including video and photos) from your Facebook business page on to your site. This means that all the visitors to your site get to see your activity on Facebook without having to leave your website or search for it.

Instagram feed

free social media feed for Instagram posts

Check out this example from TimberTech, a company which embeds their Instagram posts straight in their site.

Most Instagram apps are 100% flexible. This means that you have the option of having your Instagram feed cover your entire page. Another great feature is a pop up with all the detailed information of each image such as caption, comments, likes, and hashtags. This feature brings the look and feels of Instagram to your website and can help drive sales.

Twitter feed

Free social media feed for Twitter posts

To keep city residents on top of the latest news, the City of Riverside embeds their tweets in their website.

Twitter is a great way to connect with your audience. You can even gain a few more followers by embedding your Twitter feed to your website.

With a Twitter feed, you do not have to worry about the blue color not matching your brands color scheme.  You can customize the app to look just as you want it to. You can also customize the layout styling and borders. What is more, the app has an even more impressive feature that allows you to add your own JS and CSS.

Pinterest feed

Free social media feeds for Pinterest

Blogger Leonie Hanne makes the most of her social media content by embedding her pins.

Other than images and recipes, there is a ton of curated content on Pinterest. You can quickly gather valuable information such as inspirational quotes, images, and other exciting content by following thought leaders in your area.

If you don't have a media-rich site, embedding your Pinterest feed is a really smart and easy way to add images.

Free social media feed apps

So now that we've seen plenty of examples, it's time to look at our options for embedding social media content for free.

These are the top choices:

Curator.io

Curator allows you to specify content sources such as Instagram tags and Twitter usernames. It then aggregates this content into a feed that you can embed on your website.

The best things about Curator.io when comparing it to other social media aggregators are...

  • No visible Curator.io branding dominating your feed even when using their free plan (just a small link at the bottom)
  • Over a dozen sources to choose from
  • Gives you the most amount of feeds and sources on the free plan

Curator allows you to embed the feeds directly as HTML which you just copy and past. This gives you total control over the appearance of your feed and allowing you to customize so it with your business's branding.

Curator supports several social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Google+, Tumblr, Vine, and RSS.

All you have to do to set it up is:

  1. Select the source you want to pull from (such as an Instagram account or hashtag)
  2. Choose how you want to approve posts, whether automatically approve all or individually approve the ones you want to display
  3. Choose the look and style of your feed
  4. Copy the HTML code where you want it in your site (website section, side bar, etc.)

Curator.io is an easy-to-customize aggregator that lets you pull from over a dozen sources. If you'd like to give Curator.io's free forever plan a spin

While embedding the above social feeds is a no-brainer using Curator.io, you may also consider these other options, though they don't provide as elegant and attractive feeds as the examples above.

Social Media Stream

This app is a good choice for you if you would like to aggregate all your social feeds into one. With Social Media Stream, you can display all your networks in one neat and organized widget. The app allows you to add your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr blog, and Youtube channel or playlist.

Adding the feed is as simple as adding your profile URL. You can also customize the colors layout and design to suit your brand.

Easy Content

In our content driven and overloaded world, it pays to make it easier for your visitors to access your content. Easy Content, just like its name suggests, helps you do just that.  It allows you to add content to your website effortlessly. The content appears in the form of a list that your visitors can browse through.

You can decide on how you want the app to appear on your website. You can also decide on what content you want to display on your site. Easy Content gives you room to cater to all your audiences’ interests by allowing you to select from multiple subjects or even create some of your own.

My Reviews

Most people read several reviews of a business before they transact with them.  In fact, 90% of people read reviews before engaging with a business. When people hear about your business, they will search for as many reviews as possible and read them before they buy from you. Having star-based reviews embedded can increase conversions by 17% or more.

My Reviews helps you to add any valuable reviews about your website from Google or Facebook. Your readers are able to access all the information they need on your site without having to leave.

Keeping your audience on your site not only gives them valuable information about your brand, but it also keeps them engaged on your site, which leads to further interaction. Offering your business's reviews on your website is a sign of transparency, and it helps in increasing trust. After all, if you're not hiding your reviews, you're not hiding anything else.

Consider using this feed in additional to other free social media feeds to give visitors even more information about your brand in one place.

Benefits of using free social media feeds on your website

Social media feeds aren't difficult to implement. Plus, with all the free tools available, there's no reason not to at least try them to see how your site's visitors react. In most cases, you'll find they're a welcome addition and make your site a one-stop shop for everything related to your brand.

Some of the top benefits include:

  • They help increase brand awareness and generate leads.
  • They help boost your rankings on Google search by showing that you are continually updating your site. This is just one of many proven ways to boost your rank for free.
  • Keeps visitors on your website and increase engagement levels.
  • Encourages people to follow you.
  • Saves you time adding new content to your site.
  • Collects all your social media profiles in one place to help you monitor content.
  • It increases your content reach.
  • Helps you connect with customers by featuring their content.

As you can see, the benefits have the potential to help you grow your brand with minimal effort.

Tips to improve the style and results

Social media feeds are meant to get people to click on your website by creating buzz around your business. Therefore, just embedding the free feeds we have discussed in this post on your website is not enough. You have to ensure that your audience actually engages your content. Here are several tips to help you get more engagement with your social media feeds:

  • Keep relevant content that will interest your audience. Consistently add fresh content to social media and consider bringing in content from relevant brands and influencers too.
  • Hashtag all your content with your business name to makes it easier to find. Make sure the hashtag is unique to your business.
  • Share interesting ideas with your customers and ask for their feedback. Customers love to be included. Get them talking and you'll extend your reach.
  • Include a call to action in your content to encourage people to share it. People love to share content they enjoy. If you're sharing great content with them, encourage them to share it with others.

Curator.io is an easy-to-customize aggregator that lets you pull from over a dozen sources. If you'd like to give Curator.io's free forever plan a spin