In the current technological world we live in, a video can go viral in a matter of minutes if not seconds. But what baffles many people is how do they go viral in the first place?
Firstly lets look at the trends in 2016 so far with regard to online videos. Consumers watching behaviour has changed dramatically with people now willing to watch longer videos on their TVs, hand held devices and phones. So the perception that videos need to be quick and short is slowly changing! Mobile videos are also on the rise as well as viewing videos through hand held devices such as ipads and tablets and this is primarily down to the increase in the size of the screens on these devices.
Younger consumers are also pushing expansion in the the online marketing world. However, as more and more older people join social media networks, the number of older people watching traditional media such as television has dropped. This shows that companies can target a wide ranging audience through online videos.
The perfect example of how on line videos can be successful would be the Old Spice online video! Old Spice is a brand and product which many of us would recognise. However, we would generally associate it with an older generation. In the hopes of accessing a younger audience Old Spice had to undergo a serious re branding and change up in their marketing techniques and what they came up with proved to be extremely successful!
The campaign went viral and sales increased dramatically all thanks to a simple online video!
Now you’re probably wondering how can i make my video viral. Well wonder no more as i have some tips that will (hopefully) make your video viral! The most common tip would be to target as many forms of online media you can find and from Facebook and Twitter to Youtube and Reddit the options are endless. Also aim to upload your video at the start of the week as many people will be accessing social media at work and its the perfect time to hit your target market.
Google Analytics is a service provided by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. It was launched in 2005 and since then the service has become the most widely used web analytics service on the internet.
Now that the technical definition is out of the way, here is what Google Analytics can really do for you and your business!
One of the services main appealing factors is the fact that its completely free of charge. Even though its a free service, Google Analytics provides a highly competitive service when it is compared to other fee paying tools. In some instances, Google Analytics can offer even more functionalities than other similar tools.
Businesses are able to see what keywords people are using when searching for their websites. This will enable them to increase their SEO rating. By understanding how visitors access and use your site, you can determine where visitors bounce back off your site or how you can satisfy them to ensure you are reaching the highest potential number of return visitors.
Google Analytics can also help you to determine if you are reaching your target market or if you are targeting the wrong market altogether. It allows you to identify what consumers are visiting your sites through information such as age, gender and user locations. This would allow you to optimize your market campaigns as you can be sure you are targeting the correct audience for your website.
Web content is a vital means of driving visitor traffic for your website. Without content, visitors would become disinterested as there would be fewer options for visitors to browse through. Analysing your content performance is vital so that you can identify which posts get the most social engagement and you can pinpoint which topics lead to sales.
Google Analytics will also allow you to determine how long visitors are staying on your site. If the site visit time is relatively short then visitors may not be seeing what they are looking for. By analysing how long they remain on the site before leaving you should determine how you can make your site more user friendly and accessible.
These tips will enable you and your site to excel and gain the attention it deserves all through the use of Google Analytics!