6 Social Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018
- January 29, 2018
- Social Media Marketing
Reaching the audience effectively is very important in any business weather it is established or start up. Social media helps to find the audience that will help in the growth of the business in a positive way. One must find where the audiences live and engage then with the content, which makes it a convenient platform for the business to grow.
Social media is helped by the free social-media tools make it easy to use and maintain an active presence. In this year 2018, the planning needs to be done to increase the social media presence of the business by proper strategy.
There are almost six social-media trends that needs to be prepared to hit the ground running in 2018:
Robust social analytics
All readers want to read the content that is relevant to their needs. People want genuine content, giving information about the brand and not generic information. People get frustrated when content isn’t relevant to their interest. Personalization content for audiences is in trend in content marketing, which includes social media, too. Data of this kind helps marketers to have the insights to craft better and more personalized content for their audiences.
Platform feature overlap means you’ll have to be more selective
The audience reach has increased for Snapchat and Instagram stories and these receive more engagement. The Instagram Stories on everyday basis are more than can be said for Snapchat but Snapchat continues to dominate among members of younger demographics. All kinds of business should take advantage of analytics and reporting features so that they can identify which platforms could offer the best return.
Social listening will give brands an edge to their messaging online
To improve the business through social media one must monitor what the competitor’s mentions and what people are saying. Business person should use it as a metric to compare the performance. Monitoring these social mentions can show what people share the audience like and don’t like. Social listening gives valuable information about competitors’ performance.
Video will only take a stronger place in content strategy
Video content is popular important for brands to grow in a better and faster way. It is seen that videos on Facebook receive higher engagement, as more people are seen commenting on the same. The Facebook’s reporting features help us know how video content performs compared to our other posts. This will be will be critical for brands in 2018 for sure.
Facebook is becoming almost entirely mobile.
It is expected that by 2020 59 percent of U.S. users will access Facebook through mobile exclusively. And it is also said that 80 percent of the company’s ad revenue already comes from mobile ads. Facebook was one of the last social media platforms that wasn’t really designed from the beginning to be on mobile.
Chatbots will make customer service faster and easier.
Business persons now need instant connection and widespread internet access, in the next five minutes. And here Chatbots are in trend as Chatbots give chance to interact quickly with audience in a way that feels personal. 2018 might be the year to test Chatbots for your business. It is observed that social media presents opportunities for marketers to connect with audiences.
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