If you haven't noticed the world is slightly obsessed with videos - on youtube, facebook and just about anywhere you look you can find people streaming videos. 75 million people watch video everyday! So, the question is - Have you considered how beneficial videos could be for your business? We have done some research and found videos are important for the growth of your business. Here are some reasons you should add video to your marketing strategy!
1. Video Can Explain Your Message!
Text and image marketing are great, but it can be difficult to get your message across. Think of it as a TV commercial compared to an ad in a magazine. Another thing to keep in mind - viewers retain 95% of the info they watch on video! The average retention for reading text is only 10%!
2. Videos are more Engaging & Encourage Sharing
Videos on Facebook increase engagement by up to 33%. But, studies have shown that keeping the videos up to only 2 minutes get the most engagement. Videos are more likely to be shared on social media platforms too, actually they're 12 times more likely to be shared than text and images combined!
3. Google loves Videos
Embedded videos on your website can increase your traffic by 55%! To optimize your videos for SEO you need to make sure that you have good titles and descriptions otherwise google won't find them.
4. Videos Can Build Trust
Video give your customer a better understanding of your company and your product/service which gives them confidence to buy. 77% of consumers say that videos gave them more confidence to purchase online. Videos also have shown to increase revenue - marketers who use videos experience a growth revenue that is 49% faster than non-video users.
5. It Can Boost Email Marketing
Simply mentioning email in your subject line can increase your email open rate by 19%! Which is big in the email marketing world! The average click rate for email marketing is 15-20% so you are significantly increasing your reach by adding videos links to your emails.
All in all, videos can do wonders for your business. A lot of us shy away from videos because we don't want to be in them or don't know how to do them! If you want to learn more about making videos for your business you can join us at our workshop How to Make Professional Videos with Your SmartPhone on October 8th!
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us!