The video discusses why social media strategies don't get engagement and provides seven reasons for this. The first reason is that content isn't optimized for each platform. Different strategies work on different platforms, so it's important to adapt and post content that resonates with each platform's audience. The second reason is that content calendars need to be updated. Posting one to two times a day on every platform is ideal to increase visibility. The third reason is not using a cross-channel approach. Being active on multiple platforms increases the chances of reaching a larger audience. The fourth reason is not adding a call to action in posts. Including a clear and compelling call to action drives users to take the next step. The fifth reason is relying too much on text-based posts. Users prefer images and videos, so incorporating visual content is important. The sixth reason is posting at the wrong time. Finding the most effective posting times based on the target audience's location is crucial. The seventh reason is lacking customer service. Engaging with customers through meaningful comments and responding to DMs is essential to building a strong social media presence.
- Why your social media strategy doesn't get any engagement.
There are 4.59 billion users on social media
according to Statista.
So, why isn't your strategy getting any engagement?
Every brand, organization,
and person out there has a profile.
But even though just about everyone and their mother
is familiar with social media,
they don't usually have the right mindset
when it comes to driving growth.
One of the most common issues that I see all the time
is that businesses using social media,
are using it without a real plan.
Just hoping that their posts will somehow catch fire.
And stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
That doesn't work.
Social media isn't a roulette table.
It's a game of strategy, planned mindfully.
Post with intention.
So let's dive into seven reasons
why your social media presence isn't driving any engagement.
Reason number one, your content isn't optimized.
Not every strategy works on every platform.
What might work on Twitter,
might not work on Facebook.
Here's an example.
Carousel ads can drive up to 10x more traffic
than the standard sponsored post on Facebook or Instagram.
And, they can also promote a 72% higher click-through rate.
It's not just with carousels.
It can be with a lot of different strategies.
In essence, what you have to do,
is adapt your content to each platform.
For example, on LinkedIn,
we find that we get the most amount of followers
and engagement when we create content
that's on LinkedIn,
without a link going back to our website.
Or with Instagram,
we found that creating live video works extremely well.
Because users on Instagram find that live video
is more valuable than reading a blog post.
So in essence, you got to see what works
for each and every single platform.
Adapt your strategy,
and then, post content for each of those platforms.
TikTok, it's obvious what works there.
LinkedIn, as I mentioned,
they want content that just keeps people on LinkedIn.
Even videos work very well.
Instagram, going live more often works really well.
With Twitter, try doing tweet storms.
With YouTube, they want engaging long videos
that not just keep people watching that video,
but also keeps them on YouTube
watching the next video, the next video after that.
And even the next video after that.
Even if those videos aren't yours.
we found that videos over five minutes long
perform better than shorter-form videos.
Reason number two,
your content calendar needs an update.
According to Sprout Social Index,
74% of consumers think just one to two posts a day
is ideal for brands.
But here's what's funny.
A lot of brands are posting one, two, three times a week.
Not even a day, a week.
At minimum, you need to be posting daily
on every single platform that you're on.
Because the way these algorithms work,
no matter how often you post,
all your followers are never going to see your content.
Only a portion of them are.
But, if you post multiple times a day.
And I recommend at least once, if not twice,
more than three or four times,
starts getting a little overboard for most people,
unless your content is amazing.
But if you post at least once or twice,
there's a good chance that a large chunk
of your followers will at least see your content.
And a good content calendar will help you with this.
Reason number three,
you're not using a cross-channel approach.
The average social user is active on
six different platforms a day,
and spends 2.5 hours a day, engaging on social media.
So the more they're online,
the more they should see your brand.
But, if you're advertising on just one social channel,
or just posting content on one social channel,
chances are, they're not going to see your content.
But if you're on all of them,
the main ones, you will do well.
And it's funny,
because you always see a lot of new social channels
like whether it's the Club House,
or something else like TikTok,
although TikTok's really not new any more.
Club House isn't.
But you're always going to get a new social channel
that's coming up.
Yes, you can be an early adopter.
And you can count that as one of the social platforms
that you're going to be on.
But what I really mean when I say you need
to choose six platforms to be on,
you need to choose six popular platforms
that your ideal customers are on.
And if that's a TikTok or Club House, that's great.
But wait for them to just be
a little bit more popular, before you jump onboard.
That way, you're not wasting your time posting
on social networks that don't really have that many users.
you're not adding a call to action.
The average click-through rate on social ads is only 1.3%.
Because most brands don't prioritize having
a sensational call to action in their posts.
Something that actually drives users
to complete that next step.
Like, "Like my page," or "Subscribe here,"
or "Subscribe to my book."
Or, "Like this video," or "Heart this image."
These are all examples of building off of
the type of content that you're actually promoting.
That you think will engage the most
when it comes to your call to action
with the ideal customer.
So for example,
if I had a marketing video like this,
I would tell you,
"Hey, if you're struggling with
"each of these social media tips,
"you should check out my ad agency, NPDigital,
"where we help companies like yours
"figure out social media, scale it up,
"and generate an ROI."
Which is true.
But, do you see how I'm relating it?
My CTA wouldn't just be like,
"Hey, if you need help with your SEO,
"go check out my ad agency NPDigital."
Sure, we offer SEO services,
but this video's on social media.
So not only do you need to have a call to action,
but it needs to be related to that video,
or post, or image.
Reason five, your posts are all text.
You know what people love to look at?
In fact, 68% of social media users
prefer images to text-based posts.
And it's not just images.
Why not use videos?
You know, they say a picture says a 1,000 words.
I say a video says 10,000 words.
A video not only can really nail down the point
that you're trying to describe.
But, it can create some actionable points
that the listener,
or the watcher can take,
and go implement in their business,
or their life, or whatever they're doing
to get more value.
And if they're getting more value,
then what do you think they're going to do?
They're going to share it,
they're going to like it.
They're going to really engage.
you're posting at the wrong time.
According to Hootsuite analysis of over 30,000 social posts,
the most effective time to post is at 10 a.m.
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Now, that may not be the right time
to post for your business.
But, it's a good place to start.
You can always tweak your approach from there.
Now keep in mind when I'm talking about this time,
if you're in India,
and your customer base is in India,
you'd want to post 10 a.m. during your own time zone.
But on the flip side,
if you're in Los Angeles,
and all your customers are in the United States,
you may want to try 10 a.m. pacific time,
10 a.m. central time, 10 a.m. eastern standard time,
to figure out what works best for people
within the United States.
Reason seven, your customer service approach is lacking.
Are you answering your customer's DMs?
Are you responding with meaningful comments?
Poor customer service is the primary reason
consumers unfollow brands on social media.
And it's not just about saying,
"Hey, I want to help you because
"I want you to buy my product or service."
You want to help people because you care.
You want to genuinely help them get the results.
And the only way you really end up doing that is
by taking the extra step,
and just really helping people out,
whether they can afford your service or product, or not.
You do this because you care.
Now, if you enjoyed this video,
like it, share it, tell other people about it.
If you need help with your social media marketing,
check out my ad agency, NP Digital.
We were voted agency of the year.
If you also have any questions,
leave a comment below, I'm here to help.
Social media has become an integral part of our lives, with billions of users actively engaging on various platforms. However, many businesses struggle to drive engagement despite their efforts. One common issue is the lack of a solid plan. Simply hoping that your posts will catch fire is not a viable strategy.
To effectively drive engagement, it is important to optimize your content for each platform. Different strategies work on different platforms, and understanding these nuances can make a significant difference. For example, carousel ads tend to perform better on Facebook and Instagram, while live videos work well on Instagram. Tailoring your content to each platform is crucial.
Consistency is key when it comes to posting on social media. According to the Sprout Social Index, posting one to two times a day is considered ideal for brands. However, many businesses fail to meet this minimum requirement. By posting frequently, you increase the chances of your content being seen by a larger portion of your followers.
Another important aspect is utilizing a cross-channel approach. Today's social media users are active on multiple platforms, spending a significant amount of time engaging with content. By diversifying your presence across different platforms, you increase the likelihood of reaching your target audience. However, it is essential to choose platforms that align with your ideal customers' preferences.
Incorporating a strong call to action (CTA) is crucial in driving engagement. Many brands overlook this aspect and fail to provide clear guidance to their audience. A compelling CTA can motivate users to take the next step, whether it's subscribing, liking, or sharing your content. Remember to align your CTA with the specific content you are promoting.
Visual content is highly preferred by social media users. Images and videos are more engaging and can convey messages more effectively than text-based posts. Utilize these mediums to capture attention and increase user engagement. Remember, a video can communicate more information and create actionable takeaways for your audience.
Timing is also essential in maximizing engagement. According to Hootsuite, the most effective time to post on social media is around 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. However, it's important to consider your specific audience and experiment to find the best posting times that resonate with them.
Lastly, customer service plays a vital role in driving engagement. Poor customer service can lead to unfollows and dissatisfaction with your brand. It is important to be responsive and provide meaningful interactions with your audience. Show genuine care and go the extra mile to help customers, regardless of whether they can afford your products or services.
To sum it up, driving engagement on social media requires a well-thought-out strategy. By optimizing your content, posting consistently, utilizing multiple platforms, including CTAs, incorporating visual content, posting at strategic times, and prioritizing customer service, you can significantly increase engagement and build a loyal following.
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