Looking Back

Looking back at the life of this blog, it didn’t get much attention. The attention that it did get was early on and trickled down except from an unexpected visitor (turned follower) towards the present. This lack of attention is definitely because up to this point I have not done any promotion or been very strategic in my posting. This could be resurrected with a few different tactics. Using other social media platforms to promote the content and the blog as a whole could be used. Using my own personal accounts could work to start to build a base of an audience. 1Then in the situation of this blogging project, potentially reach out to others who are doing the same and sharing each others content. While sharing content can be very effective another tacit that I think could grow my audience is to use more relevant words and content for search engine optimization. The content I have posted so far has been pretty specific and not likely to pop up in many situations.

Growing my reach is definitely something that could be worked on. Reach in a simple term is your potential audience. It is how many people see your content and getting your name and content out there. It is so important to reach a larger number of people to try and gain your niche audience. I think starting off with a large audience and then moving down to smaller and smaller categories and niches is strategy that has proved to work well. 2

After growing my reach I think it is important to build visitor loyalty. Visitor loyalty  tells how often someone goes onto a website and from that information goals can be made. This is important to know that your content is reaching an audience that cares and that it will continue to be read or viewed.

The depth of the visit is also something that should be looked into to see how engaging your content is. In a blog, making posts with intriguing titles is a way to do this that attracts the reader. Keeping a reader on your site (blog) for as long as possible is going to keep your site in their mind and bring them back.

After expanding reach I think it is very important to monitor impressions. Personally I know if something is naturally in my feed when using social media it is more likely to catch my eye. Seeing how your content is being viewed is important.

Keeping a low bounce rate is something that should be kept, this can be avoided by having a visually appealing blog with relevant and a interesting content.

When wanting to see results I think it is important to remember that any growth takes time and effort. No one is going to regularly visit a blog without content that is being posted sporadically. The blogs that I visit regularly normally have a few posts I haven’t read which is nice in my eyes because when visiting a sight I think that I like be engaged for a longer period of time than just one post.

The most important part of analytics is numbers from whatever you are looking for. Quantitative results are what I feel matters when dealing with social media growth.

Cheers to reflection and seeing new results!

 

 

Project for Awesome Audience Analysis & Key Messaging

Project for Awesome, an internet based company, audience analysis is tailored to a unique but broad audience. Project for Awesome has a three step process in which it carries out its campaign, so in turn the audience is gained in three steps as well.

The first step is described by Project for Awesome as “community members from around the world make videos about a charity that is particularly meaningful for them. These are uploaded to the organizations website, but also should be shared around the internet and viewed, discussed, commented upon, etc.”. So, when doing an initial analysis one would think this step would be general but when taking a closer look at the typical YouTube demographic it can be narrowed down a bit. When looking at a the top content creators it is typically a millennial who posts on a consistent and frequent videos. While the top 10 include mostly males, the majority of creators are female. The typical content creator is not the only thing that needs consideration, it should also be taken into accounts that are willing and able to post for various charities. So narrowing it down from all members of YouTube to a more sizable and realistic group of people who are more likely to participate is a key element to identifying the audience for the campaign in its first stage.

The second step in the campaign also calls for narrowing the audience but on a different level. The second step is described as “…fundraising. We will have an amazing selection of perks for you to choose from if you want to donate to the Foundation to Decrease World Suck through our Indiegogo campaign“. The audience who will actually donate to the causes in the campaign are most likely going to be the demographics who spend the most amount of time on YouTube. This demographic is millennials with a high concentration of fourteen to seventeen year olds (81.9%). When using the Indiegogo campaign it is so important to have a relatively defined audience when doing the rewards for donations. It is also important to tailor the campaign to those who will give the most. According to  Philanthropy.com “middle-class Americans give a far bigger share of their discretionary income to charities than the rich. Households that earn $50,000 to $75,000 give an average of 7.6 percent of their discretionary income to charity, compared with an average of 4.2 percent for people who make $100,000 or more”.

The third part of the campaign is a growing tacit used in campaigns on the web which is a 48-hour continuous live stream. Finding an audience for this step of the campaign is similar to the second part of the campaign because the campaign is still in search of donations and this time it is not for a reward using Indiegogo.

Although the parts of the campaign all differ identifying an audience for the entire campaign can be done as well. The audience is most likely fourteen to twenty four year olds consuming three or more hours of web content daily with a majority of that time on YouTube. The audience also will hail from an household that earns over $50,000 annually.

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Identifying a key message for this audience can be simplified into finding a strategy to instill the benefits of giving to charity and helping those in need. The overall audience is a group of adolescents and young adults who are seem to be impressionable.The key message that is used by the campaign seems to be emphasizing how big of an impact each donor can have and focuses on reaching individuals.  Expressing how important the causes are and how each and every donation makes a difference is the campaigns approach to reaching their goals. The campaigns results are as shows.