Measuring the Success of Your Business Videos
The metrics businesses should track to gauge the success of their videos
Video marketing is a great way to promote your business and acquire new customers. But how do you know whether a video is effective and bringing in the right attention? Here are the metrics you should be measuring:
Views are the most basic metric for measuring the success of your videos. They represent the number of times that your video has been watched. A high number of views is always encouraging, and this tends to mean that your message is getting out there. However, while views can give you a sense of how many people have been exposed to your message, they don't necessarily indicate engagement or conversion. As such, they shouldn't be the only metric you track.
Engagement metrics measure how people interact with your video. This includes metrics like likes, shares, and comments. Engagement metrics can give you an idea of how well your video is resonating with your audience. A high level of engagement indicates that your video is capturing the attention of your audience and driving conversation. Engagement metrics can also give you insights into what types of content your audience finds most interesting or valuable.
3: Watch time
Watch time measures how much time people spend watching your video. This metric will tell you whether people are sticking around to watch the entire video or dropping off after a few seconds. Watch time is particularly important for longer videos, as it can reveal whether people remain interested in the content for the whole run time, and at what point people stopped watching if they aren't.
4: Click-through rate (CTR)
The click-through rate (CTR) measures how many people click on a link in your video or video description. This metric is used to gauge how effective your video is at driving traffic to your website or landing page. CTR is particularly important for videos that are designed to drive conversions or promote a specific product or service. A high CTR indicates that your video is effectively bringing traffic to your website and encouraging people to take action.
Conversions are the ultimate metric for measuring the success of your video. A conversion occurs when someone takes a desired action, such as making a purchase, filling out a form, or signing up for a newsletter, as a result of watching your video. Unfortunately, tracking conversions can be challenging, as it requires integration with other systems such as your website analytics or CRM. It's well worth doing however, especially as it gives you the best idea of how effective the content your producing is.
Learn from the numbers
Measuring the success of your business videos is essential to ensure that you're getting the most out of your video marketing efforts. By understanding these metrics you can easily identify what video content does well and what is working best for your business.
This way, you can continually optimise and refine your video marketing strategy based on the metrics you track. If you find that your videos aren't generating the engagement or conversions that you had hoped for, it may be time to adjust your messaging, targeting, or video format. Don't be afraid to try something new and see what resonates best with your audience!
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