Great content is the king of the internet. But by defining it as great means that it is rare. Do not expect to make great content everyday but be ready to take advantage when you do.
Making great content is hard to do and it can be even more difficult depending on your industry. This video started with an amazing story and we put the time into make it a professional productionÂ to create a huge PR coup for a small non-profit. Madison County CASA is a charity that I support and I was recently hired through a grant to create a new website and video for them.
Lets take a look at a breakdown of the stats:
The video did really well initially on its own. The organic reach was great! People were sharing, liking, and commenting organically. The key wasÂ amazing content that gets people emotionally invested.Â In the first 24 hours the organic reach went up to 7,721! What amazing reach for a Facebook page with only 647 fans(before the video was posted). When I felt like the organic reach was starting to come off its highest point, I activated a $25 boost to fans and friends of fans of the CASA page. Â As you can see below, as the organic reach dropped I used the boost to help increase its reach to the community.
The result were 16,838 total reach with 6,753 of those being paid. Thats amazing! The difference: amazing content people wanted to see!Â
Now lets dig into the video statistics. Of that 16,838 people who saw the post there were 7,052Â people who watched the video. 17% of those reached with the post watched some of the video. Now we can see through the audience retention panel that very few made it very far into the video. But the vast majority that made it 45 seconds in, made it to the end of the video. 7.15% of the 7,052Â people who watched it at all is: 504. 504 people watched the entire video!
Now in our context, the video was nearly 6 minutes long. It was a time investment for our audience to watch. This video was designed more for presentations than social media viewing.Â The story was too long to fit into an ideal :30-1:30 video. I feel like the 504 is a great number for completing the video.
We can also learn from the Facebook stats that the average watch time was 42 seconds. I also know that that if they made it 1 minute in, almost all of those watchers made it the rest of the way through the video.
What other measurable things did we get? The page gained 32 new likes and the post had 418 likes in total. 101 on the pages post and 317 on the shares of the original post. This is an impressive number. There were also 63 shares. People loved the content. The content is king!
All of these measurable point to a marketing win for a small nonprofit that just had the chance to get in front of 16,800 people for a very small amount of money!