Flockler is the best Tagembed alternative for social media widgets
Are you looking for an alternative to Tagembed?
Here are the top five reasons why companies choose Flockler over Tagembed:
Unlimited widgets and layouts
Change sources any time – without losing the content!
Flockler is using official social media APIs
Unlimited widgets for topic and product pages
1. Unlimited widgets and layouts
👎 Tagembed limits the number of widgets and layouts
With Flockler, marketers like you can create unlimited Social Walls, Grids, Carousels and Slideshows. I’m sure your company has a website, internal tools like Sharepoint, and perhaps digital screens. You might have multiple brands, websites, and apps, too.
Each digital service, and even individual pages, most likely need a custom design layout.
Also, you might want to show, for example, a carousel layout on the homepage and a wall on a subpage.
Ekoi’s webshop is an excellent example of the Instagram carousel on the homepage:
And an inspirational wall for customers to continue browsing social posts after clicking the 'Discover gallery' button:
You don’t want to purchase a social media aggregator that limits the number of layouts.
On Tagembed, a layout is called a widget. To create a new layout for your content, you must add the same content source again. As a result, Tagembed gets relatively expensive for organisations that add many sources and display social media posts in several digital services.
Your company might have multiple geographical areas and languages or slightly different branding for each business vertical. So you end up with quite a few widgets.
Using multiple layouts for UGC and hashtag campaigns is quite cumbersome with Tagembed. Each widget and layout you’ll need to moderate separately. To approve or hide a social media post, you must repeat the action for all widgets. For time-poor marketers, this won’t be an option.
2. Change sources any time – without losing the content!
👎 Tagembed doesn’t allow you to change your sources. You pay more to show old hashtag and event feeds when starting a new campaign.
With Flockler’s subscription plans, you only pay for the sources that update fresh content for you.
If a hashtag campaign or event is over, you don’t typically need Flockler to update fresh content but I’m sure you’d like to keep posts on the website, right?
For example, schools and universities have welcoming days, graduation ceremonies, and sports events where the hashtag campaigns change every year. With Flockler, you can create a separate social wall for every event and year – without additional costs.
One of the significant advantages of Flockler is that you can change the hashtags and other social media sources any time – without losing the content.
With Tagembed, you either pay more or delete the sources and content of previous campaigns and events. As a result, Tagembed gets quite expensive if you have several short-term campaigns or events during the year.
3. Flockler is using official social media APIs
👎 Tagembed violates terms and conditions of social media channels.
To give you an example, Tagembed allows you to auto-publish LinkedIn posts and violates both LinkedIn’s terms and conditions and their explicit clause of NOT creating auto-updating social feeds. A similar method called scraping is used for many channels and content sources – by embedding social media content with Tagembed, you risk your company facing a lawsuit.
At Flockler, we only show content from official APIs of social media channels and other content partners. Where possible, we seek to build a relationship with their developer teams. We work with brands like Metallica, IKEA, Campari, Warner Music, and many more - and they trust us to follow the rules and guidelines, protecting themselves from any legal issues.
4. Unlimited posts
👎 Tagembed limits the amount of posts.
Brands work hard to encourage their customers in mentioning the branded hashtag and their accounts on social media. They might store content from various user-generated content campaigns for years – some companies have been with us for nearly a decade. We keep all your posts saved.
5. Unlimited widgets for topic and product pages
👎 Tagembed doesn’t have tag filtering for feeds such as Instagram account posts.
Imagine you are looking to display your brand’s Instagram account posts on your homepage. Instead of showing the exact same content on a subpage, wouldn’t you prefer to show a filtered feed that matches the topic of that page?
With Flockler, you can create unlimited Walls and other layouts and filter their content by a hashtag. For example, your brand’s Instagram account might mention product names or topics in hashtags and Flockler’s tag filtering makes it easy to show the right content on the right page.
France.fr is one of the many organisations gathering Instagram feeds from multiple companies. First, they gather Instagram posts from tourism and hospitality organisations and then show a filtered feed on the relevant page based on a hashtag.
Learn more about tag-filtered views for a topic and product pages.
How to create a social media widget for any website and digital display
If you’d like to compare Flockler to Tagembed, you can do so without any commitment with Flockler’s 14-day free trial.
Here’s how to create social media widgets for any website and digital service:
- Add social media channels and content sources
- Create unlimited widgets
- Embed social media widgets on websites and digital displays
1. Add social media channels and content sources
Let’s get started by adding social media accounts and hashtags to Flockler.
Navigate to the 'Automated Feeds' tab and create at least one feed gathering content from Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, and any other source.
By default, all your sources show in one place, but you can categorise your content in Sections. This feature is handy if you plan to create several Walls and other widgets or show different combinations of the content depending on the page.
This video shows how to add Instagram hashtag mentions to Flockler:
Check the list of supported social media channels and sources to find details on what content you can mix and display in one place.
2. Create unlimited widgets
Flockler’s significant benefit compared to Tagembed is that you can create unlimited layouts from the sources you’ve gathered in step 1. You can show posts of one or multiple sources with custom widgets and layouts for every page, website, and digital service – without any additional costs.
Go to the 'Display' tab and click the 'Add a new layout' button. Then, choose from four options:
Each layout can be customized: you can change colours, hide elements, enable infinite scrolling, and more. In the advanced part, you can add tags filtering the content and even your custom CSS if needed.
For inspiration on how others show social media widgets, see 9 Instagram wall examples.
3. Embed social media widgets on websites and digital displays
After the first two easy steps, it’s time to embed your social widget on any website and digital service.
After creating any of the layouts, Flockler shows you an embed code:
You can copy and paste Flockler’s embed codes to any website, webshop, and digital service.
Here are step-by-step tutorials for some of the most common website builders and e-commerce platforms: