When it comes to marketing and the digital landscape, web and SEO (search engine optimization) may be the hardest for the average person to grasp. Social media and television are relatively easy to understand at a base level: creators make content, audiences are shown content, and audiences consume it if the content speaks to them, whether on a deep or superficial level. Despite the complexity, the same can be said for website marketing. Whether you’re a business owner, a marketing strategist, or just curious, let’s break it down in the most basic terms.
Especially in the last ten years of the Internet, video content has blown up across all of social media. From dedicated video-only platforms like YouTube and TikTok, to more photo-centric ones like Instagram, video has proven to attract and maintain audience attention. As many of these platforms shift to being primarily vertical video content, you may find yourself, your business, or your social managers struggling to adapt. Best practices for video content on social media used to be relatively similar, but have since dramatically changed from platform to platform. If you’re feeling lost, let AdVentures Media Solutions show you the way to optimize your content!
Especially on Instagram, hashtagging and mentioning is a great way to connect people with brands, products, accounts, and communities. Creating a physical link on your social accounts will help create a link in the minds of your consumers, and keep you on their mind longer. Especially on Instagram, using tags, mentions, and hashtags is a great way to boost engagement and spread your content. However no social platform is the same, and these tools may leave professionals confused on how to use them effectively, or how to use them at all. Using mentions and hashtags in your social strategy is a must.
Just like us, the social media accounts for your business can hit a rough patch. Especially on Facebook, your performance and engagement can go from great to not so great. It’s not always easy to pick up on either. There’s a chance that performance drops in a period of a day or two, but more often than not, a slow downward trend will take weeks to notice. You may be quick to blame the algorithm or your audience, but we have just as much to do with posting as the platform itself. If your Facebook is seeing fatigue, it’s likely that your social media managers are as well. Sit down, form a plan, and beat posting fatigue as soon as possible!