We are already in the second half of the year 2021, and the year is coming to an end. In this post, I wanted to give you a quick rundown of how you can keep thriving in 2020 by taking six steps to improve your social media strategy.
It is paramount to update and improve your strategy to reflect the most recent trends and shifts. These notes should keep you on track and up to date with the ever-changing digital environment.
1. Examine your use of social media in the present day.
Consistently consolidating your social media strategy entails examining how you use social media.
Pause for a moment, get an outside perspective, and step away from the situation. The following questions may be asked:
- What are you doing right now on social media?
- Are you always relevant for the purposes of your brand?
- What social media networks are most important to you for driving traffic or transformation?
- What social media platforms are consuming your time?
A few networks may be hard to renounce, although it may seem difficult. Instead of wasting time, energy and maybe money, it is better to focus more on those working and to benefit from their characteristics.
Think about leaving a social media platform if:
A great social media follow-up takes time, but if everything is gone and the network remains stagnant, you may not have a follow-up on it.
You tried everything from A to Z with no success. Sometimes a platform goes down because you post in the wrong format, but if you worked out all the kinks and experimented (and gave it time) with your strategy and nothing changed, it’s time to say “goodbye.”
If you have hired a qualified professional and they are unable to solve the problem, you should not waste your money elsewhere.
You can do something to find out which networks you should spend time on:
- Seek out new places for your audience. This can be done by an inquiry or via social media messages.
- Check to see if your competitors are still active.
- Care for the most successful networks
- Take into account which social media networks align with the content you can produce. YouTube may not be the best option for you if you are unable to create videos, for example.
You must also learn about or think critically about the issue which you want to make a change by looking at how social media is used.
There are always variables to consider when re-branding your accounts, discussing new topics or testing new forms of visual content. Don’t forget to include these in your social media strategy for 2021.
2. Improve the performance of your social media network
What you want to focus on in the next months to consolidate your social media strategy may appear simple: optimize your social media profiles and create an excellent social media biography.
Allow for clear and actual profiles and header images, include keywords in your “over” sections, and ensure bio links are appropriate and functional.
This is a simple and important aspect of social media marketing, but you’d be surprised how often it goes unnoticed.
3. Establish Your Long-Term Goals
It’s time to set some goals for yourself after assessing your current situation and deciding which networks to keep and which to drop.
Spend some time going over your analytics (which you probably already do to determine which social media networks are working).
From there, you can assess your current situation and set goals for where you want to be by the end of the year.
Targets do not have to be complex; for example, “increased posting frequency from three to four times per week” or “increased social media downloads.”
It’s critical to set realistic, attainable goals based on your current situation, as well as some that will push you to succeed.
4. Establish a schedule of content
Starting to find out how your core social media agenda looks like is an important part of developing your company’s social media strategy.
A social media or content timetable helps you maintain consistency and preservation, fills content gaps, and determines what works for your audience and what doesn’t.
It will also prevent you from tearing your hair out while trying to figure out what to post.
Here you can find additional benefits of creating a content schedule: Why should you create a standard schedule of social media? (And How To Do It)
5. Don’t forget about your video’s content.
Making new videos to improve your social media strategy in 2021 is a must.
In 2021, videos, specifically Instagram reels, stories, and IGTV, are being given even more priority. It’s because I don’t know about your story, but Instagram’s stories and reels are easy to see and digest – they’re short and you can just tap them.
You can use these tools to tell a story and dig deeper.
6. Consider keeping and making an analysis of social media performances
To have a solid social media strategy, you need to keep your analytics records.
If you know me from my work career, and you are surprised at how often they are neglected, you will know that I am totally obsessed with analytics.
But more importantly, you want to track your achievements, impressions, and commitments.
These are six easy ways to reinforce your 2021 social media strategy for visibility purposes. I hope you can follow the appropriate course or at least quickly recall important elements that you can easily overlook.