Instagram Curation
Discover how to display your customer photos from Instagram on your website
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Written by Beth
Updated over a week ago

Instagram Curation is part of our Visual Marketing feature suite which is available starting on our Premium Plan.


Instagram is one of the largest hubs for user generated content, and we're excited to now be connected to them. With our Instagram Curation feature, you can discover new photos from your customers and display them to prospective site visitors. 

With our additional visual features such as the Photo Carousel and Photo Gallery, you can display both your review + Instagram photos on all areas of your website. 

Accessing Instagram Curation

  1. Login to your TrustSpot account

  2. Click on the Social Sharing Tab

  3. Click on Instagram Curation

Note: You must first connect your Instagram Page to TrustSpot. For more information on establishing a connection, click here.

Searching for Photos

TrustSpot allows you to search by hashtag only. Simply enter in the hashtag into the search bar, then click "Search".

It can take a little bit for the photos to populate, but once they do, all the photos matching your hashtag will appear in the search results area.

Each result will have the following information:

  • Instagram Photo 

  • Date Photo Uploaded

  • Photo Caption

  • Hashtags

Moderating Photos

There are various interactions that can be performed on the page including: 

  • Publish:   Publishes the photo to your account

  • Favorite:  Pushes the photo to the top of your review widget + gallery/carousel

  • Reject:  The photo is placed into the Rejected tab and is not published on your site

  • Tagged Products: This is where you can tag a product within your store to tie to the photo pulled from Instagram. When visitors click on a photo on your site, they will see a great-looking overlay with the product information, and encourage them to make a purchase. 

  • Hashtags:  Instagram-based photo tags that are pulled so you can see how they related to the content. We pull a max of 10 hashtags per photo. 

Note: In order for photos to be published in your Photo Carousel / Gallery, at least 1 product must be tagged.

Content Tabs

Various tabs within the Instagram Curation feature help you better curate your content. 

  • New:  Search for new photos from this tab

  • Published:  All photos marked as published will be displayed here

  • Favorites:  All photos marked as your favorite will be displayed here. When a photo is marked as your favorite, it is displayed in front of all other photos on your review widget & and other visual marketing display tools.

  • Rejected:  All photos marked as rejected will go here. Rejected photos are ones that you longer want to see in search results, versus an unpublished photo is one you do not want to display on your site - that you previously had displayed there. 

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