You might be wondering how certain videos are becoming trending on YouTube within a very short period while certain other videos are struggling to even achieve a simple milestone. The answer is quite simple, YouTube SEO. Many of you might not be much aware of the term, but this is a known practice that has been in effect ever since YouTube has changed into a huge public platform for promoting business and skill marketing. 

SocialPulsar introduces before you the top and efficient YouTube SEO tips that one should follow to achieve mind-blowing results for their videos.

 

Have a focus keyword: Before preparing to upload a video, you should invest a good time searching for the appropriate keyword that you could use for your video. Every search engine work with the same mechanism, they will compare the user’s search term with relevant keywords and display the user what they have asked for. If you want your video to be listed top in that search list, you should require to have a relevant and interactive keyword.

 

Optimize the title: Once you have received your keyword you can use it to optimize your video in diverse ways. One of the best ways is to include the keyword in your title. Your title needed to be attractive and appealing, it should urge the potential audience to click on the video link. You can assure something in your title and your video should fulfill that assurance. 

 

Optimize the description: Besides title optimization, you should also optimize your description. The title is the first impression of your video while descriptions deliver in-depth information related to it. YouTube only displays the first 125 characters of your description, but it is a good idea to write around double if possible. It is also recommended to put the most important keywords toward the beginning of your description.

Three major tips every YouTube video creator should keep in mind while writing description include

 

  • Don’t forget to include your keyword(s)!
  • Make sure that what you’re writing is unique. Don’t just copy and paste some text from your website or elsewhere
  • Include your website URL to direct viewers to your site

 

Hashtags: If you are done with both title and description, the next important thing is the addition of proper hashtags. You can add as many tags relating to your keywords, title, and search terms. There is a Chrome Extension for YouTube called Tube Buddy. Among many other features is keyword rank tracking, and this allows you to find out the search ranking for different tags so you can use the best ones for SEO.

 

Engaging Script: Your video required to have a clear and interactive script. Studies reveal that developers have got only 10 seconds to grab the attention of the user. Studies also show that if your audience isn’t engaged within the first 30 seconds then you have lost 35% of them. Make your audience engaged by delivering a short and entertaining video for their requirement.

 

Keep people Watching: No matter what all techniques you have practiced, if you can’t get people to stick around and watch your videos then you are not an utter failure. The only thing that matters is to hold user with your interactive approach and expand the audience base as large as possible. Work out techniques to make it possible. 

 

Encourage engagement: Any action from the user to your video has to be highly entertained, as it sends a strong signal to the YouTube that this particular content is found engaging, as a result, it will recommend some of your videos as a suggestion. Have a look at those top trending videos on YouTube and you will get an idea.

 

The content and the method of presentation are the two major factor the defines your video. No matter how much you have optimized your video if these two aspects are disappointing then your video is likely to invite disastrous effects on the platform. SocialPulsar provides a comprehensive solution for all your YouTube marketing related queries and concerns. Partner with us to experience exceptional growth for your channel.

Instagram Marketing has been flourishing in our country, there has experienced a growing trend in business development (mostly small scale) using Instagram as the prime source of marketing. It has also been identified that brands are now moving from brand ambassadors to Social Media influencers and advocates as an efficient method to reach their target audience within a short period. Instagram is widely emerging as the best social media platform for personal as well as business growth. 

The most exciting thing to be noticed is that most of the top Instagrammers in India are women. This shows how empowered our women are and how influential and responsible they have become. Here is the list of a few top Instagrammers in India, where most of them are from Bollywood.

 

Virat Kohli: The top in the list is occupied by the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. He is recognized as one of the best batsmen in the world. With a follower base of 58 Million and the authentic engagement of 2.1 Million, Virat can undoubtedly be mentioned as the most influential celebrity cricketer on Instagram.

 

Alia Bhatt: Known as the most gorgeous actress and also the highest-paid actress in the Indian cinema. Alia Bhatt decorates the second position with a follower base of 47 Million with the authentic engagement of 1.7 Million. Her account offers a wonderful visual treat for her passionate followers.

 

Deepika Padukone: Besides being the most followed actress in the country, she occupies 3rd position in the list as her active engagement rate is low. Her Instagram account has achieved a magnificent follower rate of 48Million with 1.5 Million authentic engagements.

 

Shraddha Kapoor: The next actress on the list is Shraddha Kapoor. She is well known for her impressive acting as well as attractive dancing skills. Hitting an admirable rate of 45Million followers, her account encounters an authentic engagement rate of 1.3Million.

 

Narendra Modi: The only politician in the list is our prime minister Narendra Modi. Being an active social media user his profile holds 41Million followers with an authentic engagement rate of 1Million. For a politician, this itself can be considered as a great method for promotion.

 

Jacqueline Fernandez: Known for her selective acting approach, Jacqueline stands unique as an actor. Her Instagram account offers impressive and engaging content for her huge follower base. She owns 41Million followers in her account with 1.1Million authentic engagement.

 

Ranveer Singh: It is only in the 7th position that a Bollywood male actor comes into light. Ranveer Singh is well known for his extraordinary acting as well as attitude. His Instagram account holds a total follower base of 32Million with the authentic engagement of 1.4 Million.

 

Disha Patani: With a mind-blowing follower strength of 35Million she occupied the 8th position in the list. Authentic engagement strength of 1.2Million is a marvelous achievement as far as the total movie industry is concerned.

 

Akshay Kumar: The second male actor in the list is the box office hitmaker, Akshay Kumar. Although his account holds a massive follower strength of 4Million, the total authentic engagement is restricted to only .8Million.

 

Salman Khan: The last name in the list is none other than the macho man of Indian cinema, Salman Khan. Having a giant follower base of 33Million, the account’s authentic engagement is limited to 1Million.

 

Instagram has opened a huge scope for influencer marketing, this has created a significant impact on the development of many brand ideas and concepts. Even giant names in the market started approaching popular influencer accounts for the promotion of their product and services. Despite being seen in brand ad commercials, most of the Instagram celebrities are even utilizing their account to promote those particular brands’ products and services also. It has become a trend and even the followers and enjoying it.

 

Holding a definite position in the industry SocialPulsar has gained sufficient experience to formulate strategies to offer a statistical marketing plan for your brand. Partner with us to experience extensive business benefits for your brand.

In this current time period of the corona outbreak and it’s after effect situation, all the regular routines in the business world have changed. Many of the Digital Marketing Jobs and other related jobs are being interviewed virtually.  In order to overcome the current crisis and to implement a better experience for the future, Different Social media are implementing new features. In this blog, we will discuss the upcoming Virtual interview support introduced by LinkedIn.  They are planning to implement tools that can help us to groom ourselves for an interview and to implement a virtual interviewing platform.

Senior director of product management  Blake Barnes wrote on his blog about the current scenario and he quoted about the tools that they are planning to introduce.

Two new tools introduced by Linked in are

  • Video Introductions
  • AI-Powered feedback

Video Introductions

The best way for a recruiter to get an overview of a candidate and for a candidate to convey his confidence and to get a good impression is the introduction part of the interview. It is an inevitable one. So this new upcoming feature of LinkedIn is a helpful one. By this feature being implemented, the recruiter can ask for an introduction to the candidate, and the candidate can reply to that using recorded video or in written formats. They said that a carefully made response can help you in the interview to stand out before the officials.

Many of the companies demand the soft skill of an employee which is a harder one to assess. So by this feature, the recruiter can analyze the communication style, soft skill, and also his motivation within a small period of time and it will help to shortlist the efficient ones from a larger number.

For a candidate, it will help him to prepare a self-satisfying introduction that may help him to boost his confidence level. The candidate can re-record the video before submitting. So analyzing his positives and negatives and preparing himself to be an efficient one without being under pressure is possible.

AI-Powered Feedback

This feature is to help the candidate to prepare for an interview. It comes under the preparation tools offered by LinkedIn. An important problem faced by the candidates during the interview is the lack of self-confidence during the question-answer section of the interview. To help the candidates to analyze himself on the frequently asked questions of an interview, LinkedIn introduced this feature. We can answer those questions with a recorded video clip and it will be analyzed with the AI-Powered feedback section and feedback will be given to us based on the phrase usages and word fillings that we used during the answering. By this feature, we can improve ourselves to answer perfectly to the frequently asked questions during the interview.

 In this section, we can also refer to the helpful videos of experts that may help us to be a better candidate during the job interview. It is sure that this will be a life-giving feature by LinkedIn for many of the low confident job seekers.

In his blog, Blake Barnes also quoted some important tips for an interview including the importance of building a personal relationship during the interview, making a quiet atmosphere by avoiding distractions and being prepared with the essentials for an interview.

With more than half of the year gone by, any organization should have their social media strategy in place by now. In case you have not been able to manage to formulate the strategies in that direction, it is not too late even today. You can start formulating your social media marketing strategies today and get the most competent social media management agency in Kerala to help you out in your efforts.

What makes for a good social media strategy? It should be concise, clear and measurable in the first place. In addition to this, the goals have to be set with deadlines against the goals and a detailed methodology as to how to achieve these goals should be described. Given below are five action steps that you can take to build your social media strategy this year. 

Step #1: Conduct an audit of previous performance

It is vital to know the effect that your brand has had all along in the previous years. At this point in time, you can measure the metrics of each social channel and what your performance has been in terms of leads generated, traffic to your website and the amount of increase in the conversions.  These results have to align with the goals that have been set. You always have to make sure that every campaign achieves the set goals. 

Step #2: Social media marketing goals should be in place

These goals should also be aligned with your organization’s ultimate goals. They should anyway be directed to increasing brand awareness, driving additional website traffic, generating more leads and increasing sales. The social media audit should contribute to achieving goals that have been set. The goals should be measurable, achievable, time-bound and relevant.

Step #3: Audience personas are important

Any audience consists of different groups. You have to analyze the data to find out more information about the audience: who they are, which social media they hang out in, what content they like and engage with, etc. The next step is to then create an audience persona according to your understanding. These help to understand your audience more clearly. As the next step, you can clearly tailor social media strategies according to your audience preferences.

Step #4: Identify channels and best times to post

The best digital marketing company in Kerala would advise you to identify the correct distribution channels and identify the most suited strategies for these channels. Unlike popular statistics, the knowledge that you gain about your particular audience is more critical in deciding which channel to use and the posting times when it would be most effective.

Step #5: Be informed about your competitors

It is important to be aware of what your competitors are doing on the social media front and which of their campaigns have become a hit and why. Firstly you have to know who your competitors in the niche are. You should be in the know of what content they are producing and how it is faring. All these can be done with social media listening.

Social media takes up a huge piece from our time pie, and if you are someone working on social media then it obviously takes up the whole lot of your time. Posting, sharing, tweeting, linking, the list goes on and on and you just won’t know time flying. So here are some tools that will help you organize your social feeds and schedule them thus saving your time.

HootSuite
This is undoubtedly one of the most popular social media tool now available online.
Hootsuite will help you monitor keywords, manage multiple social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Instagram and WordPress. Also you will be able schedule your posts at any given time. This will also allow you to track key phrases and terms across other user’s posts.
Hootsuite is a paid tool but they also offer free trial. The free trial will allow you to:
– Manage 3 social profiles
– Schedule 30 posts in advance

TweetDeck
TweetDeck is one of the most popular tool used to manage twitter profiles. TweetDeck interfaces with the Twitter API and allows you to send, receive and schedule tweets. You can also re-order the columns, delete them and add new ones from other Twitter accounts using this tool. You can also create columns for specific hashtags, trending topics and scheduled tweets.

Buffer
Buffer is very similar to Hootsuite and has almost all the features that HootSuite. One of the most important feature of Buffer is its ability to easily schedule content while browsing the web with their Chrome extensions. Buffer also has an extra feature of suggesting the perfect moments to post based on follower activity. Similar to HootSuite, Buffer is also a paid tool.
The trial period of Buffer includes the ability to manage three social profiles, schedule up to ten posts, utilize their browser extensions and mobile apps (iOS and android) feature, and create and schedule content using their image creator and GIF/video uploader.

Social Pilot
This social media management tool will allow you to do manage multiple client social media profiles at once and do things such as bulk schedule posts in various queues, collaborate with team members, manage clients, utilize browser extensions, etc. Their free plan includes 3 connected profiles, 10 posts per day, and 30 posts per queue.

RiteTag
RiteTag will help you find new hashtags and track your current hashtags. In addition, this tool also helps you find the best possible hashtags for your text and images. It also has a special hashtag search feature that organizes results so you can see at a single glance which are the hashtags that will help you increase your tweet visibility over time. The results will also show us which related hashtags are less popular compared to others.

Hashtagify
Like other hashtag search tools, this will also help you in finding relevant hashtags. In addition to the data about a hashtag’s popularity over time, you can also see the top influencers using these hashtags and also get details about the hashtag’s reach in different languages and geographic areas.

BuzzSumo
If you are looking at influencer marketing the BuzzSumo is the tool for you. BuzzSumo gives you data regarding the top shared content and the top influencers in any particular field. You can get all type of data analytics using this tool. It also helps you find influencers based on keywords and hashtags.
BuzzSumo is the favourite tool of content marketers. You can get an idea of what type of content is already working well in your niche and also identify the individuals who will be able to boost your content marketing.

So these are the top tools all the social media marketing experts use quite often. The best thing about these tools are very simple and can be learned within few minutes. So if you want to reduce the time you spend on social media feeds and updates start using one of these.

Google announced on 17th January that it will start considering page speed for mobile search. The new update called the Speed Update will start rolling out on July 2018. Google had admitted to pagespeed being one of its ranking factor in 2010 but back then searches were mostly desktop searches. But now mobile searches have raised far and above desktop search.
If you have not yet started optimizing your websites for increased pagespeed don’t worry, we still have more than 4 months for the update to take over. But that doesn’t mean that you should waste time, the earlier you start the better.

As the first step towards optimizing your websites Google recommends the use of PageSpeed report or tools like LightHouse to measure page speed and make improvements.

If your website has Google AMP then this update should not be creating trouble for you, unless your pages are loading slow in spite of the AMP. And for people using a mix of AMP and regular mobile pages, Google will determine the speed based on the page they show in the search results. So in short having AMP will not give you a clean chit, Google is not going to consider the technology you are using, the only thing that matters is the speed of the pages.

Google also says that user intent will be given the top priority, i.e a page that has the most relevant information related to a search query may rank in the results in spite of a slow pagespeed. Now if you are waiting for the update to demote your site and then start working on it, then there are chances that you may not even know that your site has been hit. Google will not alert you when your site, so the only way for you to know is by continuously monitoring your webpage performance and rankings.

Another area where Speed update can bring in changes id your Adwords campaigns. Though Google have not specifically stated it landing page experience is a major factor in determining the quality score. So if the pagespeed of your landing page is low, it may affect your quality score and you may end up paying more that you used to. So if your landing page is slow to load, do not hesitate to correct the issue.

So the easier path would be to audit your website, or even better assign a search engine marketing company to do an audit on your website and understand how it’s pagespeed can be improved. This will help your website to stand strong when the Speed Update rolls out.

Instagram has been rolling out new updates on a regular intervals to bring in more people to them. And the latest addition to this one is the new ‘Type Mode’ feature, the long awaited text only feature. This latest Instagram update enables users to share text-only posts on their Instagram Stories without photos or videos.
Users get to choose from colorful and customizable backgrounds with different text styles. It also has a neon font. You can also use the other recent Instagram update, the GIF stickers. These animated stickers will help you make any photo or video funny, interesting or creative.

Accessing the Type Mode is pretty simple, open the camera in the Instagram app and swipe to “Type,” and write whatever you need to express. Once you have finalised the text and created it tap the button at the bottom of the screen to change the text color, background color, font etc. And if you want more you can also add a background photo by tapping the camera icon on the bottom right.

The new Instagram update has bought in different responses from the users. Many are happy about the update as they can now share their thoughts and feelings without using images or videos.
But there are others who feel that this update was uncalled for. They feel that this update will destroy the essence of Instagram, that is not to have to read anything and just absorb things through photos or videos.

Whatever be the reactions, the feature has already rolled out and whoever approves of this can embrace it with open arms. And the others can ignore it and keep on using photos and videos. And with Instagram being the fast growing medium for social media management service this update will force marketers to build new strategies and techniques to win the market.

And Instagram is not stopping the experiments with new features. According to reports they are testing an option that lets you “regram” public feed posts from other users to your Story. This feature is yet to roll out, so let’s wait and watch.