Combin vs. AiGrow – what’s a better Instagram marketing tool?
In continuing our series looking at Instagram marketing tools from around the web, today we turn to Combin.
According to their website:
Combin is a smart tool for skyrocketing your Instagram marketing. Get genuine followers, likes and comments. Find influencers and new real followers. Communicate and engage easily.
The topics that we are going to talk about is arranged like this:
- Connecting your Instagram account(s)
- Maintenance and Support
Let’s jump into it.
Setup – Combin vs. AiGrow
AiGrow’s setup is really simple. Like any other registration, you need your name, an email and a password. You can go to AiGrow.me and click on the “Free Trial” button. Then, signup using the information needed.
With AiGrow, you don’t need verification via email. Also, AiGrow’s platform is available in three languages: English, Spanish, and French.
That’s all. You are all signed up!
Signing up for Combin is harder. You need to follow these steps:
- Go to combin.com and enter an email address. The email address does not need to be the one from your IG account.
- After entering your email, you need to agree with their policy and then a download starts.
- Combin is a desktop tool and you need to install it on your computer. Combin is available for Windows, Mac OS or Linux and for Windows, it is a 37 MB file.
Connecting your Instagram account(s)
When you are finished with the setup, you want to connect your IG account. To do so, on the dashboard, click on “Add Instagram Account” and enter your username and password. For some accounts, Instagram may send a 6-digit code which AiGrow will ask for.
After connecting, your account will be shown on the dashboard. You can add multiple IG accounts to your AiGrow’s dashboard.
After Installing the desktop app, you need to connect your IG account. Enter your IG username and password.
When you are logged in, you can see your latest posts on the desktop app. Also, you will see your number of Followers and Followings. Note that two-factor authentication is also supported.
AiGrow uses your account to automatically like, follow, unfollow, comment, and DM on real channels in order to drive organic traffic back to your own account. This way, instead of purchasing lots of followers who don’t necessarily fit your target (which is really important if you run a small business or brand), you’re gaining exactly the kinds of new followers you need for your account.
With AiGrow, you can target Instagram users based on:
- Influencer account
- Lists of usernames
Furthermore, you can select a category that you think best fits your business. We’ll use this information to improve your targeting.
Also, you don’t need to worry about engaging with inappropriate or risky accounts as you have complete control over the types of users you interact with. And be sure that AiGrow will never operate any extra actions to your Instagram account without your permission.
AiGrow also automatically unfollows users who you follow but doesn’t follow you back within a certain amount of time to keep your follower/following ratio normal.
AiGrow also gives you the chance to join over 300 engagement groups FOR FREE which you can use to get more likes and comments on every new post you share on Instagram. Engagement groups are groups of people who commit to interacting through likes and comments with every post shared by a group member.
With AiGrow, there are two easy steps to get engagement (likes and comments) from your engagement groups:
- Join any groups which are similar to your Instagram page by navigating to the “Engagement Groups” tab on your AiGrow dashboard and clicking “Join” under any groups you wish to join.
- Use AiGrow’s scheduler (post schedule feature) to post on Instagram.
Schedule your posts
To use AiGrow’s scheduler, simply go to your dashboard on AiGrow and click on “Schedule Posts” tab, drag and drop your post onto the pop-up box (or you can simply upload from your pc), write your caption, add your hashtags, set the date and time and click “Schedule”.
When your post is on Instagram, all the group members will automatically like and/or comment on your new post.
Since the process is 100% organic, all groups are guaranteed to be leechers free, so you can be sure that all your efforts are not wasted.
Features available for AiGrow users:
- Automated likes, comments, follows, unfollows, and DMs
- Ability to change your IG account activities based on likes, comments, follows and unfollows by determining your activity speed.
- Ability to schedule your posts (photos and videos) for days, weeks, and months ahead
- Targeting Instagram users according to hashtags, location, and competitor connection
- Targeting specific users from an excel list
- Free access to over 300 engagement groups
- Customized comments and DMs
- Automated responding to comments
- In-app analytics to make you aware of your IG account stats
- Automatic email notifications in case you face an issue with our service
Combin is a useful tool that can help you work with Instagram on desktop more easily. You will probably have a more ordered IG using Combin. However, there are limitations to it. Let’s first talk about Combin’s features.
Search Posts by hashtag and location using Combin
Using Combin, you can search for posts with a hashtag or location. You can also search for the posts with a hashtag and a location on it. When the search is finished, you can Follow the owners of the Posts or Like the Posts or even Comment on their Posts. This is a useful tool for connecting with other people in your niche box.
Search users using Combin
Using this tool, you can search for a user and see their page. You can then select all their (or individual) posts and Like and Comment on them. This is also a useful tool for engaging with other people. However, it might be a little hard to search for many users.
See your statistics by Combin
You can also find and analyze your Follows, Unfollows, Likes and all other things using Combin. This might help you have a better understanding of your growth. However, all the statistics are calculated based on the Follows and Unfollows of the Combin itself. This means that other activities that have been done directly by the IG app will not be seen here.
Now, let’s show a more specific comparison between the features of the two platforms.
Maintenance and Support
Aigrow has a complete FAQ section. All your questions are probably answered by this section. Also, you can ask your questions via chat and email.
Combin has a good help section. In this section, you can understand how to start with Combin and all your How-To questions will be answered. Also, the FAQ section can answer all your questions about your account.
AiGrow offers a five-day free trial offering the full functionality of the app.
During your trial, there is no limit to the post engagement or new followers you can gain.
Below is AiGrow’s starter price packages for consideration after those five days:
For Combin, you get to a free starter plan. In this starter, you only get a few of the features. However, for a personal account, you get to pay $10 for a month and for a business account $30 per month. You can see the options for each plan in the image below.
Combin can be used to manage your IG page via a desktop app. You can follow, unfollow, Like and Comment with Combin. Also, you can Like, Follow, Comment and Unfollow a group of people at once. This is helpful because it will save time for you. However, the platform lacks some of the basic abilities of a growth tool.
On the other hand, AiGrow is a complete platform with lots of features which can be used to grow your IG page. With AiGrow, you are going to put a little effort and see great results. This is an easy-to-use platform which can be used on any browser.
For $40 a month you will get AiGrow:
- Automatically Like, comment, follow and unfollow Instagram users based on hashtags, location, and/or their connection competitors
- Send, receive and manage auto DMs from your desktop
- Dedicated human support
- Unlimited free post and Story scheduling from your desktop
- Free access to 300+ engagement groups
For $30 a month you will get Combin:
- Manually Like, comment, follow and unfollow Instagram users from desktop based on hashtags, location, and/or their connection to competitors
- 1000 search results for posts
- 1000 search results for users
- Search results refresh ability
- Unlimited in-app actions