When you run a social media platform most of the content posted and time schedule followed goes on an experimental basis. At least, this is what happens when you are trying a platform or product for the very first time. After all, such experimentation is complete, and on understanding your audience better, it makes it easier to achieve better recognition on any social media platform. At Urbansoft we have done the same using various platforms and products in the industry, though it was a tedious process, and resources and money spent, we could now confidently say that we have been able to break the code. Listing out just a few of our lessons learned, we have the blog below.
Facebook Posts Run On Audience Likes & Not MONEY:
Most people believe that the more you spend the more you can achieve. Unlike that, Facebook plays fair and your product or service meets better chances not based on the money you spend, but the way you are able to attract your customers to the post. This would include quality of content based on the likings of your target audience. The next aspect would be considering the time at which your target audience is available making it visible for more views.
Equation: Content to Audience Liking = More Views + Likes (Money spent is not of the matter here)
Audience Engagement & Retention:
Have you ever wondered why your videos have not been watched more than 10 seconds? Well, you could either make it or break it within the first 3-7 seconds. If you want to increase your video’s average watch time, you might want to re-think your content strategy. To keep your customer engaged and watching till the end, you will have to optimize the first 3 seconds of your video. This would include tuning into the customer’s interest and conveying your major ideas within those first three seconds followed by repeating the same elaborately in the later part of the video. Makes sense?
Equation: Optimized Content in First 7 Seconds = Increased Watch Time
Have you ever felt connected to a particular video or quote that you have read on a social platform? Yes, it has happened at least once in your lifetime. Well, when this happens most individuals are moved to share the same post or even comment on the same when they see a little of them in the same. Similarly, videos or posts that impart a personal touch to a particular group of people, it moves that particular section of your audience to react or respond to the same. For example, An video on best marketing skills could move a group of marketing individuals in your audience to re-share the content or even start a discussion in your comments section. The strategy used here is to increase your audience engagement.
Equation: Connecting with your audience = Increased Post Engagement
At most times your posts seem to perform well when you have your audience and you’re posting schedules figured out, but, there are times when your current posting strategy might fail temporarily. Yes, when there’s a global event crisis, talk of the town news, or a particular holiday season on; don’t expect your post to function to the optimal. The best way to get around this in that particular hour would be to place an offer in relation to the season in concern or to boost a post about a product price drop or event conducted.
Equation: Altered Audience Attention = Decreased Engagement
Native Vs Non- Native Content:
As per theory, it states that native content works best for platforms when compared to non-native. This could be debatable though when certain firms service companies globally. But, most case scenarios, prove that native content causes increased customer engagement, which is clearly what we are looking for.
These are just a few aspects that we got to consider in our social media routine and management of personal and client-based platforms. If there is more that you’d like to share with us, please feel free to comment below. If you are looking for assistance in maintaining your social media platforms please give us a call.