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    SEO for YouTube Videos -tips to grow your channel

    SEO for YouTube Videos: Tips to Grow Your Channel

    - by ObadeYemi

    SEO for YouTube videos is one  easily accessible arsenal that most marketers are not tapping into at the moment.

    A lot of marketing funds is going into making and promoting videos worldwide, but a lot of people are yet to know how to use these few tricks to make their YouTube videos continue to gain views, get more engagement and grow their YouTube channel with no budget.

    Yeah, SEO for YouTube won’t cost you money!

    Since nothing is free on the Internet, you can send me that part of your marketing budget that learning these SEO for YouTube videos tricks will help you save though. I really do not MIND. Lol!

    SEO for Youtube videos -Youtube statistics

    SEO for Youtube videos -Youtube statistics

    Now, let’s get into it real quick.

    Why Do SEO for YouTube Videos?

    • Rank for keyword in organic search
    • Rank video in YouTube search
    • Rank video for “up next” and “suggested” videos by Youtube algorithm

    Rank for Keyword in Organic Search

    SEO for YouTube could help you rank for certain keywords in organic search. Sometimes, search algorithm consider videos as better answers to search queries. And as such, it ranks videos search results ahead of text (article) for such search queries.

    For keywords that you can create how-to videos or practical tutorials for, please prioritize making video ahead of writing long form articles. This will help you get ahead of existing articles and provide opportunity for higher audience engagement.

    SEO for YouTube videos -ranking for keyword in organic search

    SEO for YouTube videos -ranking for keyword in organic search

     

    Rank Video in YouTube Search

    SEO for YouTube videos can help you rank a video ahead of other old videos. It seems, people ignore this part of YouTube being a search engine.

    I have used the tweaks you are about to learn to rank a newly uploaded video ahead of existing videos on 100% the same topic over and over.

    If you get these SEO for Youtube videos  tweaks right, you can make your new video to rank ahead of a competitor video that already has hundreds of thousands of views.

    That is top secret. Right?

    Trust me, this can get you a peck (if not a kiss) from your cute boss. If your boss aint thou, no need!

    SEO for YouTube videos -ranking video in youtube search

    SEO for YouTube videos -ranking video in youtube search

    This is what happened.

    Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, visited Lagos Nigeria that year. He visited Andela precisely. Andela where Mark visited put up the video first and it was getting all the buzz.

    Then, we uploaded ours, which was not much different from the first video. BUT, alas, SEO for YouTube magic put our video ahead and we were able to share out of Andela’s buzz, probably 24 hours after they had been enjoying the fame that came with Mark’s visit

    You like to pull that sort of stunt too? Read the post to the last full stop and do what you learn.

    Rank Video for “Up next” and “Suggested” Videos

    This one does not need much stories, SEO for YouTube videos can help your video to be suggested to people viewing similar videos as ‘Up next’ or related videos that normally line up on the right side of the currently playing video.

    What mostly influences, based on my experience with optimizing YouTube videos for organic growth, is video tags. If you can get your video tags right, you will get on these spots quite often.

    Up next are the SEO for YouTube video tweaks you have been waiting for.

    Embrace them with the whole of your heart please!

    SEO for YouTube Videos Optimization Checklist

    These are steps you should take to optimize your Youtube videos:

    • Video Keyword Research
    • Video Title Optimization
    • Video Description Optimization
    • Video Tags Optimization
    • Video Caption & Subtitle
    • Catchy Thumbnail
    • End Screen Videos

    Video Keyword Research

    Video keywords for YouTube can be researched using Google Trends, Google Search results among other paid tools. Wanna know how to use any of these tools for video keyword research? Use the comment box to make your request.

    Why Use Video Keyword?

    Both YouTube and Google Search algorithms already identified certain terms as Video Keywords because they have been used to index existing videos.

    Using Video keyword identifies new videos you just uploaded with the existing videos in search engine index and helps them rank higher than videos uploaded without using video keywords.

    Where to Use Video Keywords?

    After researching and selecting video keyword for your YouTube Video, these are the places you should use it:

    • Video Title
    • Video Description
    • Video Tags

    Video Title Optimization

    Do video keyword research to identify keywords that both Google and Youtube already identified with videos. Use video keywords to start your video title by adding more words to make the title more narrative.  

    YouTube video title used too quite long before. But, it has been recently pegged at 100 characters.

    So, you have 100 characters to use video keyword to write curious, exciting, hilarious, ecstatic or whatever type of title that clearly states what the video is about and why it should be viewed.

    Avoid using click bait though. It could hurt growth of your YouTube channel in the long run.

    SEO for YouTube videos -Video Title Optimization

    SEO for YouTube videos -Video Title Optimization

    The two videos with less than 4k views put together rank ahead of an older video with more views by a more popular channel. Why? 

    YouTube video title optimization.  

    INTERESTING READ: Digital Marketing Tools for Small Business in Nigeria

    Video Description Optimization Tips

    • Make your video description at least 250 words.
    • Optimize your video keyword for the same video keywords you used the in Video Title.
    • Include links to your website, social media other channels where you can be found video description.

    Include your Channel subscription link in your video description. Don’t forget. Don’t!

    Video Tags Optimization

    Video Tags  are very critical to other videos that Youtube will show your video beside. Include more keywords (both video keywords and other relevant search terms) in the video tags.

    Video Tags Optimization Tips

    • 8-10 video tags are great; make them short and topical.
    • Lengthy video tags are NO NO.
    • Use similar terms, concepts or popular terms synonymous with the theme/topic idea of your video for tags.
    SEO for YouTube videos -Video tags optimization

    SEO for YouTube videos -Video tags optimization

    Video Caption/Subtitle Optimization

    There are various options for video subtitle, but make sure you subtitle your video so they could rank high in Youtube.

    You could copy and paste video description for subtitle, since most effective tools/techniques for subtitle are paid.

    These are 4 ways to go about YouTube video caption or subtitle.

    Using Catchy Video Thumbnail

    Create custom catchy thumbnail that will briefly explain (hint) the video content with attention-grabbing images and text. The usual temptation is to use one of the 3 suggested clips from your video after uploading it as your thumbnail.

    But, if you truly want your video to attract viewers, use custom thumbnails for every new video you upload on YouTube.

    YouTube End Screen Videos

    Use the End Screen option to add link to other videos or playlists to a new Youtube video.

    You can use any of the End Screen video templates (or customize yours) in order to link more videos on your channel to the one currently playing.

    SEO for YouTube videos -YouTube End Screen Videos

    SEO for YouTube videos -YouTube End Screen Videos

    Trust you have learned new SEO for YouTube videos tweaks that could make your channel rock without popping millions of dollars.

    Hang around for some cool YouTube channel growth, if you found this piece valuable.

    You have other YouTube optimization hacks too? Use the comment section please.

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    Digital Marketing Jobs -skills you need

    Digital Marketing Jobs: 7 Skills You Need in 2018

    - by ObadeYemi

    Digital marketing jobs are not only the new cool, in Nigeria and across the world, but also the magic wand that have been differentiating future-oriented companies from the ones who are stuck with how things have been done since day one.

    It is just natural that new roles are emerging which create digital marketing jobs across different areas of specialization in Tech, Education, Media, even Manufacturing plus Oil & Gas.

    Digital channels have disrupted how businesses get done!

    For you who need job in 2018, maybe you want to start side hustle or your current job now feels boring, digital marketing has enough space for us all.

    Yeah, I left routine debiting and crediting job in Nigeria’s best bank for 7 years in a row in 2016 to do digital marketing full-time. Trust me, it is a once-in-a-lifetime decision and I have no regret so far.

    Demand for Digital Marketing Jobs - stats

    Demand for Digital Marketing Jobs – stats

    BUT BEWARE: there are digital marketing jobs and there are digital marketing jobs!

    In order to prepare you for the best digital marketing jobs, I have highlighted very important skills you need below.

    You must prepare yourself with the right training, knowledge along with some ‘digital technicalities’ to get really good digital marketing jobs.

    Technicalities? Yes dear!

    Search Engine Optimization, Web Analytics and Pay per Click have some jargon you need to romance, if you intend to have a successful relationship with digital marketing. Lol.

    Don’t get scared thou. You can learn as fast as you set your mind to do so.

    Before I offload my arsenal of required skills for interesting digital marketing jobs, the world’s leading training school in digital marketing has some tips that can prepare you for a great career as a digital marketing professional.

    Demand for Digital Marketing Jobs -statistics

    Demand for Digital Marketing Jobs -statistics

    Tips to be successful at digital marketing jobs:

    Be willing to learn: digital marketing field is evolving, evolving fast actually. You must be willing to learn fast, put new things you learn into work for better results, in order to succeed on digital marketing jobs.

    Evolve with trends: much as you need to learn fast as things change, you must evolve as a digital marketing professional. Identify digital marketing blogs, influencers on social media, among other authoritative industry news sources to keep you up to date on your digital marketing job.

    Hook up with like minds: people you work/relate with on your digital marketing job will go a long way to influence how successful you will become. You cannot imagine how much support you can get from a network of fellow vibrant digital marketing professional colleagues, especially when it comes to problem solving.

    Side hustle: above all, digital marketing gives you that life-enriching free space to explore ideas on your own. Grab that uncommon opportunity with both hands by embarking on your own personal projects. You will learn better and increase your confidence level with your side hustle.

    Read up more on 10 Tips on How To Kick-Start Your Digital Marketing Career.

    Digital marketing jobs: what skills do you need?

    Regardless of position, roles or job descriptions you will find for digital marketing jobs, some of the key skills you will need include:

    Digital Marketing jobs statistics 001

    Digital Marketing jobs statistics 001

    1. Email Marketing
    2. Web Analytics
    3. Social Media Marketing
    4. Mobile Marketing
    5. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
    6. Pay per Click advertising
    7. Digital strategy

    Digital marketing jobs: Email Marketing

    Email marketing seems to the easiest job in digital marketing profession but that is not true.

    If you want to be able to plan, execute, measure and reiterate email marketing campaigns that function well as part of an elaborate marketing strategy or as a stand-alone campaign that brings ROI, you must learn how it is done.

    For successful Email Marketing job, you must learn to:

    1. construct and deliver an effective email marketing campaign
    2. capture data of leads/customers
    3. segment/clean subscriber list periodically
    4. design engaging email template that you can tweak and re-use
    5. write effective email copy that is concise and not boring
    6. measure, report outcome of emails and campaigns
    7. split test different aspects of email campaign
    8. identify success metrics and keep an eye on them
    9. choose suitable Email Service Providers (ESP) and software tools
    10. execute intelligent email automation to engage audience

    Digital marketing jobs: Web Analytics

    Web (Data) Analytics helps you know what is working versus what should be thrown out of the window.

    As you will learn to initiate, iterate and integrate in digital marketing, you will appreciate the role of Web Analytics on any forward-thinking marketing team.  

    For successful Web Analytics job, you must learn to:

    1. measure, monitor and optimize digital marketing activities
    2. understand technical insights to build effective reporting structure
    3. use and combine various data analytics tools
    4. interpret data in order to make meaningful business decisions
    5. set up Google Analytics accounts, views and apply permissions at various levels
    6. align data, KPI and business objectives to ensure overall success
    7. develop detailed profile of target audience using location, demographics. interests, etc
    8. understand technical performance and speed of a website
    9. depict level of user engagement and monitor conversions from mere metrics
    10. set relevant goals (mostly for ecommerce), alerts and create custom reports

    Digital marketing jobs: Social Media Marketing

    Social media marketing job is beyond scheduling posts and reporting tweets, comments and page likes at the end of the month. It is for brand advocacy.

    Since a businesses cannot control what people, competitors and influencers say about them online, it is compulsory to put up a human character on all relevant social networks which listen to, participate in conversations related to the businesses.

    For successful Social Media Marketing job, you must learn to:

    1. understand key concepts of social media marketing
    2. master content planning, posting and scheduling
    3. set measurable social media goals, KPIs and targets
    4. choose best social media ad objectives and formats
    5. set up and prepare paid social media marketing campaigns
    6. measure social media success metrics and relate them to business objectives
    7. respond to customers’ enquiries and complaints fast
    8. identify relevant trends, innovative ideas for great conversations
    9. identify suitable communication style for different platforms and campaigns
    10. Identify suitable social media platforms based on business objectives and available resources
    Digital Marketing jobs -social media marketing

    Digital Marketing jobs -social media marketing

    Digital marketing jobs: Mobile Marketing

    Some businesses get as much as 80% of their total traffic, engagement, content consumption from mobile devices. For such  companies, neglecting mobile optimization for every digital marketing activity is suicidal!

    Yes, it is like shooting oneself in the foot with a borrowed gun. You wonder how the borrowed weapon will be returned, right?

    Back to Mobile Marketing.

    It is personalized and mostly permission-based. Mobile Marketing will expose you to tools and outreach techniques that will help you deliver your marketing message to people in their most private zone.

    That is the beauty of mobile marketing, it sneaks into private parts where social media and other channels may be too loud to reach.  

    For successful Mobile Marketing job, you must learn to:

    1. create and deliver effective mobile marketing campaign
    2. capitalise on immediacy, mobility and personalization for campaign success
    3. understand basic components of a mobile-optimized website
    4. understand important attributes of a successful app and how to create one
    5. explore uniqueness of mobile search compared to desktop search
    6. appreciate the role of Google AdWords in mobile search
    7. identify opportunities to convert ‘always on’ target audience
    8. relate with different audiences based on context and their locations
    9. do mobile advertising using SMS, NFC, Bluetooth, QR coding, etc
    10. understand market validation using trials, reviews and iteration

    Digital marketing jobs: Search Engine Optimization

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO) basically helps a business to get found online. It enriches you with know-how required to tweak a website and its content for audience who search for related terms online to find you.

    SEO is technical. SEO is a black box. SEO is what it is.

    I have heard a whole lot of different wrong remarks on how SEO works. But, the truth is that SEO is interesting. It works based on some fundamental principles you must understand and follow.

    For instance, do not skip Technical SEO on any project. Why?

    Noindex tag alone can ruin a campaign worth millions of dollars for you, if not resolved.

    As Search Engine Optimization experts, there will always be few of us compared to multitude of opportunities available as more new businesses storm the Internet thereby creating a more competitive online market in which every business wants to get found by their target audiences.

    For successful Search Engine Optimization job, you must learn to:

    1. understand how search works
    2. do keyword research and select suitable keywords for website
    3. use keyword-based meta-tags throughout website
    4. create, optimize and distribute effective content for content marketing
    5. know how websites are viewed and evaluated by search engine algorithms
    6. use SEO tools to help common search engines find, view and rank websites
    7. do off-page optimization to build relationships/links with other websites
    8. set baseline and know how to measure progress against set SEO target
    9. know key terminology and technical insights necessary to cultivate effective SEO strategy
    10. leverage key SEO techniques to improve website’s organic ranking on search engine results pages

    Digital marketing jobs: Pay per Click Advertising

    Pay per Click advertising is an online advertising model whereby you pay search engines to drive traffic and leads to your website. It helps you rank in search results for keywords you have not earned top organic position for.

    Pay per Click provides quick fixes for getting your business in front of search engine users as they look to know about, buy things or go to places of their interests.  

    For successful Pay per Click Advertising job, you must learn to:

    1. use paid search to effectively drive quality traffic to your website
    2. understand Pay per Click terminologies and technical skills
    3. set up a Google AdWords account and develop an AdWords campaign
    4. do effective keyword research and write good ad copy
    5. set up landing page that converts visitors and leads to paying customers
    6. understand, tweak AdWords account settings and campaign management
    7. use specialised PPC tools for effective campaign that optimizes ad spend
    8. analyze search marketing trend and tailor campaigns accordingly
    9. recognize the features of effective, optimized ads
    10. set and manage budgets for AdWords campaigns and measure results
    Digital Marketing jobs -digital strategy

    Digital Marketing jobs -digital strategy

    Digital marketing jobs: Digital Strategy

    Digital Strategy is required to coordinate all relevant online channels for an overall successful campaign.

    As a Digital Strategist, you are saddled with the responsibility of  integrating SEO, email, Social Media, PPC, Digital Display ad and Mobile marketing in order to achieve the business objectives at hand.  

    Talk of creating digital marketing blueprint or actionable digital plan for all other specialists to follow on your way to delivering great results within reasonable time frame.

    Please note: results and time are critical for a Digital Strategist who knows his/her onions.

    For successful Digital Strategy job, you must learn to:

    1. create a formal digital marketing plan for in-house team or digital agencies
    2. do thorough situation analysis on which strategy will be built
    3. do effective intelligence gathering
    4. measure ongoing success and iterate
    5. define target audience and develop appropriate profile
    6. develop clear, meaningful objectives for the digital marketing plan
    7. set out clearcut action plan to bring the digital marketing strategy to live
    8. set budget for the campaign, follow up with all parties on deliverables
    9. understand how the iterative cycle of monitoring, analysis and adjustment works
    10. lay out coherent project structure that outlines milestones, deliverable and resources

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    social media app stats for digital campaign

    100 Amazing Social Media App Statistics for Digital Campaign in 2018

    - by ObadeYemi

    Social media app advertising has taken the front row in online advertising for few years now. And, that can be blamed on obtainable demographic information or raw data of social network platform users; as I like to call it.

    It won’t be out of place to keep abreast of what each of the major social media apps is up to in terms of statistics (users and demography), so you can fortify your online advertising strategy for 2018 accordingly.

    For short, you are about to find new perspective to online advertising with regards to knowing why you should step up advertising in social media apps in 2018 marketing race.

    You will also be able to identify which social media network you should latch on to immediately after reading this piece.

    What is social media app advertising?

    Social network advertising, also social media targeting, is a group of terms that are used to describe forms of online advertising that focus on social networking services. One of the major benefits of this type of advertising is that advertisers can take advantage of the users’ demographic information and target their ads appropriately. –Wikipedia

    What are types of social media app ads?

    Social media apps ads vary in objectives and formats, depending on the chosen platform per time. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn mostly have similar types of ads, with regards to objectives and formats.

    For instance, some Facebook ad formats include:

    1. Video format
    2. Image format
    3. Collection format
    4. Canvas  format
    5. Carousel format
    6. Slideshow format

    While some Facebook ad types (objectives) include:

    1. Lead generation ads
    2. Offer ads
    3. Post Engagement ads
    4. Event responses ads
    5. Page likes ads

    Now, straight to the 100 amazing social media app statistics to guide your digital campaign in 2018.

    Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California.

    100 Amazing Social Media Apps Statistics -Facebook

    Social media app statistics: Facebook

    1. Facebook has 1.71 billion monthly active users and 1.13 billion daily active users, on average.
    2. Facebook boasts 1.57 billion mobile monthly active users and 1.03 million mobile daily active users, on average.
    3. Facebook Lite, an app designed for the developing world’s slower internet connections, has 100 million monthly active users.
    4. The average Facebook user has 155 friends.
    5. Women have more Facebook friends on average than men.
    6. 39 percent of Facebook users have self-reported as being married, while another 39 percent have self-reported as being single.
    7. 85 percent of Facebook’s daily active users are outside of the U.S and Canada; India, Brazil, and Indonesia have the largest audiences on Facebook behind the U.S.
    8. Facebook accounts for one in every six minutes spent online and one in every five minutes spent on mobile.
    9. People spend more than 20 minutes a day on Facebook.
    10. Facebook Users generate over 4 million likes per minute.

    Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, called “tweets”.

    100 Amazing Social Media Apps Statistics -Twitter

    Social media app statistics: Twitter

    1. Twitter has total of 328 million monthly active users.
    2. Twitter has 100 million daily active users.
    3. 80% of Twitter users are on Mobile devices.
    4. 500 million tweets are sent per day on Twitter.
    5. 24% of all Internet male users use Twitter, whereas 21% of all Internet female users use Twitter.
    6. 79% of Twitter accounts are based outside the United States. There are over 67 million Twitter users in US.
    7. 37% of Twitter users are between ages of 18 and 29, 25% users are 30-49 years old.
    8. 54% of Twitter users earn more than $50,000 a year at least.
    9. The top three countries by user count outside the U.S. are Brazil (27.7 million users),
    10. Japan (25.9 million), and Mexico (23.5 million).

    Instagram is a mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly, or privately to pre-approved followers.

    100 Amazing Social Media Apps Statistics -Instagram

    Social media app statistics: Instagram

    1. Instagram has over 600 million users, 400 million of which are active daily.
    2. Most Instagram users are between 18-29 years old.
    3. There are 16,600,000 Google searches for “instagram” per month.
    4. 51% of Instagram users access the platform daily, and 35% say they look at the platform several times per day.
    5. 95 million photos and videos are shared on Instagram per day.
    6. There are 15 million registered businesses using Instagram business profiles, while 1 million are monthly active advertisers.
    7. 50% of Instagram users follow at least one business. 60% of say that they have learned about a product or service on the platform.
    8. 100 million users use the “stories” feature daily.
    9. Instagram posts with at least one hashtag average 12.6% more engagement than those without.
    10. 32% of Instagram users attended college.

    LinkedIn is a business- and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps.

    100 Amazing Social Media Apps Statistics -Linkedin

    Social media app statistics: LinkedIn

    1. LinkedIn has total of 467 million users, gets 2 new members per second.
    2. LinkedIn has total of 106 million monthly active users.
    3. The total number of LinkedIn Groups stands at 1.5 Million.
    4. There are 57% of male users and 44% female users on LinkedIn.
    5. LinkedIn profiles with professional head-shots get 14 times more profile views.
    6. 80% of B2B leads come from LinkedIn.
    7. 40 million students and recent college graduates are on LinkedIn.
    8. 28% of all Internet male users use LinkedIn, whereas 27% of all Internet female users use LinkedIn.
    9. An average user spends 17 minutes monthly on LinkedIn. While 53 % of LinkedIn users  only spend zero to two hours on the site per week.
    10. 71% of professionals feel that LinkedIn is a credible source for professional content.

    Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide  Web, mainly using images and on a shorter scale, GIFs and videos.

    100 Amazing Social Media Apps Statistics -Pinterest

    Social media app statistics: Pinterest

    1. Pinterest has over 150 million monthly active users, 81% of which are female.
    2. 67% of Pinterest users are under 40 years old.
    3. Millennials (36%) make up the largest age group of Pinterest users, followed by Gen-X (34%).
    4. Pinterest users spend an average of 14.2 minutes per session on the platform.
    5. 80% of users access Pinterest on their mobile app.
    6. Over 50 billion pins have been made on Pinterest, with more than 1 billion boards.
    7. Pins in the fashion category are most popular on Thursday, while Saturday is the most popular day for travel pins.
    8. Recipes make up more than 1.7 billion pins.
    9. 72 percent of millennials use the visual pinboard to connect with the brands they love
    10. 83% of Pinterest users would rather follow a brand than a celebrity

    WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose social media mobile application software developed by Tencent.

    100 Amazing Social Media Apps Statistics -Wechat

    Social media app statistics: WeChat

    1. WeChat has 1.1billion registered accounts
    2. WeChat has 963 million monthly active users, with 768 million active daily.
    3. There are 12 million corporate WeChat accounts.
    4. 65% of WeChat users are born in the 80’s or 90’s.
    5. 639 million WeChat users access the platform from smartphone.
    6. WeChat has 70 million users outside of China.
    7. A WeChat business account must have 100,000 followers before it can advertise.
    8. Chinese adults spend over 40 minutes on WeChat daily on the average.
    9. 83% of WeChat users purchase products online.
    10. 68.6% of Internet users in China, between 16-65, use WeChat.

    Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created  by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at  Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc.

    100 Amazing Social Media Apps Statistics -SnapChat

    Social media app statistics: Snapchat

    1. Snapchat has 173 million users worldwide, with 3 billion Snapchats sent daily.
    2. Snapchat has around 350 Million monthly active users, with 185 Million Daily active users.
    3. Millennials (12-17-year-olds) account for 7 out of every 10 Snapchatters.
    4. 25% of Snapchat Daily Active Users post to their Story daily.
    5. 60% of current Snapchat users are under 25 years.
    6. Average time spent per user each day on Snapchat is about 28 minutes.
    7. Snapchat users interact with Snap ads for over 30 seconds on the average.
    8. 80% of Snapchat users use the app at a restaurant, 66% use it while shopping.
    9. 50% of Snapchat users use the app at gyms, while 49% use it at airports.
    10. 45% of 18-34-year-olds prefer “Snapchat Stories”.

    Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and  discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as  links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members.

    100 Amazing Social Media App Statistics -reddit

    Social media app statistics: Reddit

    1. Reddit has 250 million users, spread across 50,000 communities.
    2. Reddit has users in 217 countries across the world.
    3. 58% Of Reddit Users Are Between The Ages Of 18-29
    4. Reddit records 8 billion page views monthly.
    5. 40% Of Reddit visitors Reach the site through the Reddit app
    6. Average Reddit visit lasts over 13 minutes.
    7. There are 3.368 million redditors, as at February 2016.
    8. 5 million comments are left on Reddit daily.
    9. There are 40 million daily searches on Reddit.
    10. 82 Billion Pages are viewed on Reddit each year

    Badoo is a dating-focused social network, founded in 2006, with headquarters  in Soho, London. It operates in 190 countries and is available in 47  different languages, making it the world’s most widely used dating network to date.

    100 Amazing Social Media Apps Statistics -Badoo

    Social media app statistics: Badoo

    1. Badoo is used in 47 languages across 190 countries.
    2. 400,000 new users sign up on Badoo daily.
    3. Badoo has over 200 million users in total.
    4. There are 60 million monthly active users on Badoo.
    5. Badoo attracts majorly young adults (25-35 years old) worldwide.
    6. More than 560 million Badoo profiles are viewed on a daily basis .
    7. Around 10 million daily matches are done on Badoo daily.
    8. Badoo users sent roughly 350 million message to each other daily.
    9. Brazil is the country with highest number of users on Badoo
    10. Most women on Badoo are from Norway, Iceland and Bosnia, while most men are from Macedonia, Albania and Moldova.

    YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno,  California. It was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad  Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005.

    Social media app statistics: YouTube

    1. YouTube recently reached 1.5 billion monthly active users.
    2. YouTube viewers spend more than an hour a day watching videos on mobile devices.
    3. 25-44 age group watch the most Youtube videos.
    4. YouTube viewers are 62% male while female are 38%.
    5. Over 500 hours of videos are uploaded on YouTube every minute.
    6. People and Blogs YouTube category gets the most (41%) of all uploaded videos.
    7. 1 Billion hours of YouTube videos are watched daily.
    8. 40% of YouTube views come from mobile devices.
    9. Music is the most searched term on YouTube, in year 2017.
    10. 9 of the top 10 historical most viewed YouTube posts are music videos.

     

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    how to start a blog -why start a blog

    How to Start a Blog: Why Small Business Needs Blogging

    - by ObadeYemi

    How to start a blog was thoroughly dealt with in one of my recent posts. But, most of the questions I came across thereafter was why should a businesses invest in blogging.

    Ordinarily, business blog is a marketing asset, just like company social media pages. Making a business owner to accept to start a blog has not that being that ordinary though.

    This is why I decided to follow up the how to start a blog for small business in Nigeria post with this; answer all possible questions regarding what a business will gain from blogging consistently.

    What makes blog different from website?
    A blog is a journal on the internet or your online diary which you frequently update to keep your audience up to date about you or your business. While a website is a collection of web pages or documents which are accessible via the internet.

    Only e-commerce websites and a few transactional websites get frequent updates with fresh content while many other businesses leave their webiste to become mere online brochure.

    Yet, these dormant websites need leads and new businesses from online users. What an irony?

    If your website is optimized for search, your meta tags, image alt text, inbound and internal links are intact, you have a wonderful traffic-generating website. #wehdonesir!

    Let’s flip the script and reason like a prospect for a moment…

    You have a burning issue to solve. You Google and find a website that sells what solves the problem or offers services that can resolve the issue. Clicking through to the website, you find out more about the organization on their website.

    how to start a blog

    how to start a blog

    You take their contact details and plan to reach them later. To be honest, you have an idea of who can solve the problem already but there is so much uncertainty as to how that problem is actually going to be solved.

    What small business blog offers prospects?
    Over time, a blog is supposed to address issues, answer questions common to the industry, support or criticize school of thoughts on matters arising.

    In order to give prospects reasons to contact you immediately, you must have, through your blog posts, identified problem(s), provided perspectives to his situation, proffered solution to his problem and positioned your business to effectively tackle the problem.

    Your company website introduces your business to the world as a problem solver. It is a consistent blog that helps the world start solving their problems even before they get in touch with you.

    Why you need to know how to start a blog?
    Whatever form of value you offer, using blog to explain your processes, share your success stories, take a stranger through how you have solved similar problems is not impossible.

    One thing is certain, every business that has a product to sell has a story to tell.

    Blogging is one effective means of telling your story as a business. When you run promos both online and offline directing prospects to your website, it is a vibrant blog that can make first-time visitors come again after the first encounter.

    What can small business blog about?

    • explain your product design processes
    • answer ‘FAQ’ questions about your product
    • provide interactive guide to how best your product works

    So many milestones can be achieved small business blog. But, please, don’t use it to blow your honorable trumpet. A blog that is too salesy get boring quickly.

    How will blog benefit small business?

    • Conversion
    • Customer satisfaction and retention
    • Brand awareness
    • Direct sales
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    It may interest you to know that your entire buyer’s journey can be summarized into a blog post.

    How to capture buyer’s journey with small business blog?

    Use links within the blog post to direct readers to landing page, product pages or other pages
    where they can take profitable action.

    A blog post could contain text, images, links and a video. While the plain text addresses a particular topic that the blog post is about, you can embed internal links that lead a reader through the conversion process in clickable texts.

    Besides text and links, well-crafted images (with Alt text and descriptive caption) can help buttress your topic.

    Use Images within the blog post to break down seemingly complex process your customers might have complained about in their feedback

    Such instructive blog post can come in handy when your online customer service rep needs a bullet-point to support his/her response to customers’ complaint. Your rep could forward the link or refer the customer to read further.

    Use Video to engage prospects.

    There is practically nothing any business does that video cannot be used to demonstrate. A video can be used to explain an offer, your CEO could address customers using video on your blog post.

    Customers’ experiences can be made into series of short videos. Think of everything you can do to attract and retain customers, a short –less than 15mins max- video will blow your mind in terms of engagement.

    How to a start a blog -business blogging

    How to a start a blog -business blogging

    What are the roles of blogging in marketing?

    This bothers on the content strategy for your blog. Of course, you do not want to wake up
    tomorrow morning a blogger for your business without clear, concrete, sustainable plan for research,
    development, distribution and promotion of your blog.

    As you choose topics, titles prior to blog content development, have at the back of your mind which of your buyer personas that particular blog post is meant for.

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    Also take into consideration, what stage of the purchase funnel the buyer personas are before
    developing the content of your blog post.

    You don’t want to target everybody and you don’t want to address more than a particular topic
    per blog post.

    A blog post could be aimed at attracting strangers to your business, convert new visitors to leads, closing leads to customers or delighting existing customers so they
    become promoters of your business.

    To attract strangers, your blog post should identify and explain a particular problem. To convert a visitor to a lead, you could blog about an offer while you place a call-to-action for that offer or similar offer in a conspicuous place of the web page.

    To close leads into customers, your blog post should position your product or service as the solution to the problem already identified and explained.

    Some copy-writing plus appraisal of your offers is allowed here, but be careful not to over-do it.
    For customer delight, you could blog about how your brand makes life better for customers. You could address after-sale complaints made via such blog posts. Customers’ suggestions could be the center of blog posts like these as well.

    By sincerely putting yourself in your existing customers’ shoes, you definitely will know what to blog about that will promote customer loyalty.

    how to start a blog -what small business can blog about

    how to start a blog -what small business can blog about

    Whose duty should blogging be in my organization?

    Much as everyone in your organization may not be good writers, everyone is eligible to make contribution
    to a successful business blog.

    After you have outlined topics relevant to your purpose, every prospective contributor to your blog content should be guided your blog content mission statement.

    It is advisable to have someone or a team dedicated to developing content, distributing and promoting your business blog.

    This brings some sense of responsibility. Though, content development should not be limited to this person or team. The reason is that the idea some people within your organization will give towards your blog content could be amazing.

    Everyone who interacts with customers, whether in sales, marketing or customer service, should be encouraged to contribute towards your blog. It could be what a customer confide in them or what trend they notice in consumers’ behavior that would trigger your hit blog of all time.

    Everyone can’t blog for your business, but everyone has the potential to make meaningful impact on your blog as a stakeholder.

    Hope you found one or two reasons why you need to learn how to start a blog today.

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