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Posted by: Em Rohrer 2 weeks ago

Love it or hate it, Facebook continues to be a powerhouse for businesses that want to amplify their online presence and engage with existing customers and potential new customers directly.

Being able to use Facebook effectively as a marketing tool relies heavily on understanding how to use Facebook analytics and which metrics you need to track to gauge the success of your social media marketing efforts.

Whether you’re looking to enhance engagement, boost conversions, increase your brand awareness, or accomplish all three, understanding the right metrics to track will empower your business strategy and ensure your efforts are both efficient and impactful.

Want to know which metrics to ignore? Check out our recent blog post about vanity metrics.

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Optimize Your Facebook Marketing Strategy

When it comes to leveraging Facebook to meet your marketing goals and help grow your business, tracking the right metrics is essential. Facebook analytics can feel overwhelming because the site provides you with the ability to track just about everything. However, just because you CAN track everything doesn’t mean you need to.

We’re sharing the top 7 metrics you should keep an eye on to help you decide if your social media marketing efforts are getting the results you want.

1. Engagement

It can be tempting to over-focus on your follower count on Facebook, but that’s not the best indicator of whether the content you’re sharing is reaching your ideal audience. Instead, pay attention to likes, comments, shares, and reactions to your posts. 

High engagement rates are indicators that your content is relevant and is resonating with your audience.

2. Reach

This Facebook metric measures how many people have seen your posts. Understanding the size of both your organic and paid reach can help you gauge the visibility of your content and its potential to attract new customers.

3. Click-Through Rate (CTR)

Your click-through rate is the ratio of users who click on a specific link to the total number of users who view the post.

A high CTR means your content is compelling enough to encourage those who see it to click to read more or take action, such as calling you, visiting your website, or placing an order.

4. Conversion Rate

If you have a specific action that you want your social media audience to take, such as signing up for an e-newsletter, RSVP-ing to an event, scheduling an appointment, or purchasing a product, tracking how many of these conversions are a direct result of your Facebook posts is essential.

How else can you know if your social media marketing efforts are working?

5. Video Views

If you use video content on Facebook, don’t just keep track of how many views your videos receive, pay attention to the duration of the views.

How long are people watching your video? Are they staying to watch the whole thing or do they lose interest after a few seconds?

These types of Facebook analytics can help you understand what topics and types of content keep your audience engaged.

6. Post Frequency & Timing

This is important to track, especially when you’re just starting to share content on Facebook.

Social media marketing is largely about trial and error, so don’t be afraid to try sharing posts at different times, days, and at different frequencies to gather information that will help you optimize your social media strategy.

7. Audience Demographics

By understanding the age, gender, location, interests, and language of your followers, you can help tailor content and Facebook ads to the specific segments of your online audience.

Ready To Make Facebook Work For Your Business?

Each of these Facebook metrics can provide valuable insights into different aspects of your Facebook strategy, from content performance and audience engagement to advertising efficiency and return on investment.

Tracking a combination of these metrics tailored to your specific business goals will help you refine your Facebook strategy and achieve better results.

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