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Published: January 18, 2017

4 Tips to Boost Your Content Marketing Strategy With Video Content

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Also called inbound marketing, content marketing gives businesses a way to attract customers who are already seeking solutions that the company’s services or products can offer. Businesses use text, graphics, and of course, videos to attract attention and increase interest. Since video consumes the bulk of internet usage, it’s only sensible to consider offering the kind of content that potential customers are likely to favor. Video content marketing offers all of the advantages of text and graphics, so that it can both show and communicate an idea or tell an engaging story.

In particular, video marketing has received a lot of attention lately because of its effectiveness and popularity with internet users, and here are the reasons for that:

  • Better conversion rates. According to Hubspot, adding a video to a sales page can boost conversion rates by as much as 80 percent.1
  • More social shares. Additionally, over 90 percent of mobile device users say they share videos with other people.
  • Increased internet traffic. According to YouTube, video consumption on this site has just about doubled each year.

4 Exciting Ways to Benefit From Video Content Marketing

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Could your company’s marketing offer you a better ROI if you added video content?2 Consider some tested ways to utilize videos in order to increase website traffic, bring in more leads, and close more deals:

1. Use video to improve SEO

Major search engines have begun to reward quality content, lower bounce rates, and higher CTRs. These are all benefits that videos on your website can provide. In addition, YouTube, the video site that Google owns, ranks only behind Google in the number of searches that its own search engine handles. Videos that rank well on YouTube also tend to rank very well in Google. It might help to produce shorter videos for social networks and YouTube, and then to include longer and more in-depth content on the company’s website.

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2. Incorporate videos into newsletters and other online correspondence

Videos don’t just enjoy a higher CTR when they are found in searches; they also boost the performance of emails and other online messages.3 Consider adding videos to your newsletter, promotional emails, and even text messages. Make sure the subject line of the message highlights the value of the video inside. If the content delivers that value, your ROI from subscribers should skyrocket.

3. Use videos to enhance sales promos

If you intend to offer a promotional sale in order to boost revenues, it only makes sense to make your content marketing of that promotional effort as effective as possible. Why does video improve conversions? It helps increase the amount of time that visitors stay on a page and reduces bounce rates. This gives you more time to communicate your marketing message. At the same time, videos offer an effective way to communicate very well in a short amount of time.

4. Make videos to improve customer service

Do online customers have trouble with your order process or frequent questions about the best ways to use your products? You can offer videos to help overcome these potential problems that can disrupt a sales funnel. This content can help enhance your customer service without forcing you or your team to spend more time answering emails or fielding phone calls. Helpful content can help you close more sales and turn new customers into repeat customers.

It’s The Time to Benefit From Video Content Marketing

Perhaps video is so effective because it combines words and graphics in a way that internet users find engaging. It appeals to both audio and visual learners. Whatever the reason, this kind of content has been proven to help generate more website visits and keep those visitors engaged longer. While your marketing strategy may also make use of text and pictures, you shouldn’t overlook the power of effective marketing with videos. Successful marketers will test out a mix of different types of content to find the perfect blend for their own campaigns.

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