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Social metrics are becoming increasingly important for content measurement

Author's avatar By Robert Jones 18 Apr, 2017
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Chart of the day: Content marketers are changing the social metrics they use to judge their content

Social Media Matrics, such as Facebook shares, video shares and retweets on Facebook are becoming increasingly important for measuring content marketing success.

Recent research by Newswhip found that there are some social metrics which are becoming less important, such as Facebook likes and Instagram likes.

The research shows that shares are overall becoming much more important than light-touch interaction, such as "likes". Marketers value shares far higher and measure the success of their content on such metrics as they represent more important engagement and reach.

In the same study, they found that a lack of people resources and financial resources (lack of budget) are the biggest barriers to social content distribution.

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By Robert Jones

Robert Jones is a specialist in CRO, UX Research, insight and digital Marketing. He is CRO Analyst at Enjoy Digital. He has a Psychology Masters of Research, has run large digital marketing campaigns to build research panels and worked in insight roles for Vision Critical, ASDA and WhatUsersDo. He also managed all of Smart Insights member resources and published several guides including "How to conduct Persona Research" as well as contributing over 100 blog posts to the Smart Insights blog. When he isn’t working on marketing campaigns he is most likely eating authentic Italian food or planning his next short trip. You can connect with Robert on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter.

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