RESOURCES & LINKS:
Jumpshot – Jumpshot.com
InfluencerDB – InfluencerDB.com
The first trend I have for you, video reach will dramatically drop.
Everyone has figured out that video is an amazing form to connect with people, which is why everyone’s doing it. So the solution, multicast, right? Even though everyone’s doing video, that’s fine, you can’t do much about that, but what you can do is create more videos my focusing on just creating one video that works for all platforms.
So when you’re doing the videos and you go live, you’ll also notice that you’ll get more engagement, and because you’re live, they want to push it out, compete with the TV channels, right? Facebook even has contracts with some of the sports networks, same with like the YouTubes of the world.
So what they’re doing is when you go live, because they want to compete with television, they’re going to push it out to all your subscribers, everyone on their platform, and if you engage with them, you’ll get way more reach, and then when you release recorded videos that aren’t live, you’ll notice that they’ll get more love and more spread because you’ve been doing live videos at least once a month.
Trend number two, bite-sized educational interactive content is rising really fast. So, if you look at things like infographics, infographics are a really long visual where you just keep scrolling and scrolling and scrolling, and it ends up breaking down what that subject is all about.
A good example of this is my Instagram page. You’ll notice that I have pictures that’ll teach you how to do things like get more traffic on YouTube or Instagram, and you just keep swiping right, and in each image, I give you a one sentence overview of what you can do to maximize your traffic.
And that example that I’m using on Instagram, works extremely well. It works so well that each of those images get roughly 50% shares.
The third trend I have for you, search traffic will decrease dramatically on mobile.
On mobile devices these days, there’s more search snippets that are appearing and appearing. This is going to cause your mobile traffic to decrease.
So what I want you to do is use structured markup on your site, which will help you get the rich snippets, which will help you get more voice search traffic, which will help combat the decreasing mobile organic traffic.
The fourth trend, Google will keep doing a consolidation in different markets. So, right now, Google is going head-to-head with Amazon. There’s now a Buy Now on Google button. You can buy without even going to the e-commerce site.
Google’s going to be testing out more of these things to keep people on Google and making a purchase. Well don’t think of this as a bad thing; you could actually adapt to Google’s changes and generate more sales and traffic and leads.
For example, with some of the programs that they’re testing out, you can actually even generate a lead on Google without driving people back to your site. Let’s say you’re in the mortgage industry.
You can actually generate a lead on Google. The same goes with buying on Google with e-commerce stores.
You can sell your products directly on Google without people having to go to your website, which can also increase your revenue as well. Now, this is important because according to Jumpshot, 49% of all searches performed on Google result in no click.
Trend five, influencer marketing budgets will decrease.
Right now, social engagement is continually going down. According to analytics firm, InfluencerDB, it was revealed that influencer engagement rates are nearing all time lows.
So the way you want to combat this is, don’t pay influencers as much money, but find more and more influencers, and go after quantity. This will help you still generate good sales from influencer marketing.
The sixth trend, social media stories won’t be as popular and as easy to win on. See, everyone’s doing stories these days. People even unfollow stories they don’t care to engage with.
Trend number seven, shoppable experiences will get more and more adaptive.
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