you know that people invest their time on LinkedIn?
92% of B2B marketers leverage LinkedIn over other social media platforms because 80% of B2B leads are found here.
So if your post doesn’t receive engagement, then you’re wasting this great marketing opportunity.
But … don’t feel discouraged.
Your post can still reach your target audience with these 5 helpful tips that I’ll share with you.
But before we do that, let’s talk about how you can create great content.
WRITE WITH RELEVANCE AND AUTHORITY
You probably heard the famous line: CONTENT IS KING.
And it has 2 essential ingredients.
Relevance and Authority.
So how can you show these in your content?
You can show:
- Relevance by sharing information that responds to your target audience’s needs when they need it
- Authority by sharing your expertise and providing value consistently
Understand that creating and sharing valuable content helps you gain your readers’:
As a result, you’ll have evergreen content that always stays interesting and useful to them.
And this is the reason why 94% of B2B marketers use LinkedIn to distribute their content for B2B lead generation and sales.
Now that you have great content on your hands, let’s start earning your 1000+ views on LinkedIn easily.
TIP #1: BE THE FIRST RESPONDER OF YOUR POST
If you want people to immediately notice your post, then be the first person to like and comment on it.
You might wonder why.
Because your likes and comments will appear on your 1st-degree connections’ LinkedIn feed.
This will prompt them to stop and read what you’ve posted, increasing your post’s views.
And with the great content you have, you won’t have to worry about the lack of comments.
The more likes, comments, and shares it earns, the more it’ll pop-up in their notifications.
The result? Your post will gain traction on LinkedIn!
I understand that you might feel weird doing it at first. (In fact, most LinkedIn users refrain from doing it.)
But I assure you that this practice is a powerful tactic in increasing your overall engagement.
Think of it this way.
People find it easier to do something if they see others have done it first.
TLDR; It’s all about psychology. A “follow the leader” mentality.
TIP #2: ENGAGE WITH OTHER PEOPLE’S POSTS
Aside from your own posts, you need to engage with other people’s as well.
Doing so creates visibility opportunities for you, widening your audience reach more.
As the social selling expert, Koka Sexton, often said,
Visibility leads to opportunities.
The best way you can do this is by leaving a series of comments on their posts.
But don’t leave just any generic comments like “This is great!” or “Thanks for the tip!”
Write valuable insights and information showing that you understand their content.
They’ll appreciate it more and have a favorable impression of you.
Meaning, they’ll remember you and will want to connect with you.
In fact, I found that the more you engage with other people’s content, the more engagement you’ll receive in return.
So the next time you post content, they’ll pay attention to what you’ve written, comment, and share it with their respective networks.
TIP #3: POST CONTENT MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY
This is the most simple LinkedIn tactic you’ll ever do.
And the biggest (open) secret every LinkedIn user knows.
Posting multiple times a day.
LinkedIn doesn’t limit how many times you post, so you can go wild with this one.
The sky’s the limit here.
And the biggest benefit of this LinkedIn tactic?
Your connections and followers who have just logged in won’t miss out on your content!
Just be sure to schedule your posts to the hours they’re online.
For instance, I post content in the morning between 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and another in the afternoon between 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
I choose these hours because that’s the optimal time when my connections are active on LinkedIn (and it’s just outside of the normal business hours).
But what if you want to post 5 times a day and you only have 2 to 3 pieces content on hand?
Should you create more?
Or you can simply …
TIP #4: DO REPOSTINGS
You can do this in 2 ways.
- Repost the same content but with different copy on the same day
- Repost the same content with the same copy every few days
I’m telling you.
Reposting will be your new best friend.
And you don’t have to worry about spamming your audience with the same content like on Facebook and Twitter.
Because LinkedIn allows this kind of tactic for it helps users reach a potential market on the platform.
TIP #5: CREATE ENGAGEMENT GROUPS
Simply relying on LinkedIn Analytics (and the whole algorithm) won’t get you anywhere.
I think it puts limits on the users’ content engagement to the LinkedIn feed and notifications.
That’s why I suggest that you start creating your own engagement group (multiples of them, if you can).
Like I did.
In my groups, I invited my closest connections in the industry only. And there, I share the links to my new posts on LinkedIn.
(But don’t ever require your group members to engage in all your posts!)
This move guarantees that they will:
- View my valuable content
- Like, comment, and share it
I found that the first hour that the post goes live is the most critical.
If it gets higher engagement activity during the hour, then it gains more visibility throughout the day.
LinkedIn algorithm will then pick up on it, making the post viral across the platform.
Note that you don’t have to limit your groups to LinkedIn.
You can also create them on other social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, and WeChat.
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR POST’S ENGAGEMENT
Social media has changed the game of sales and marketing for all of us.
If you don’t have social proof, then your target prospects will most likely hesitate in buying from you.
Thankfully, we have LinkedIn.
And it’s not just a platform for job seekers and job recruiters.
It’s now also for content creators who want to promote their brands and attract prospects.
AT NO COST.
In short, LinkedIn has given us FREE marketing exposure for the content we want to share on it.
That’s why you need to take advantage of this benefit and maintain your strong online presence through engagements.
STRONG ENGAGEMENT = MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS = HIGH-VALUE MARKETING IMPACT
Here are the ways you can maintain your engagement so you can:
- Have strong visibility on LinkedIn
- Increase your brand awareness
- Reach your target revenue
1. Keep track of your engagement
It’s always a good idea to regularly track your performance stats.
It helps you better understand and analyze which of your posts:
- Have the most engagements and why
- Need revisions to improve engagement in the future
LinkedIn Analytics is one tool you can use to measure its performance.
2. Define your goals
When you clearly know what you’re aiming for, you’ll create a better social media strategy that suits your business.
With it, you’ll know what type of content you want to put on LinkedIn.
For instance, it might be:
- Educating your target audience about who you are and what you do
- For rebranding purposes
- Gathering customer feedback on your product
3. Know your target audience
This is the most critical step in marketing.
You have to know your audience.
Know their likes and dislikes, their pain points. And understand why they’re experiencing it so you can create content that solves their needs.
Otherwise, it’ll be hard for you to get them engaged since you don’t know who you’re talking to.
So set a tone and language that they can resonate with so you can determine:
- Your brand voice
- The type of content you’ll share
4. Keep updated on the current trends
Keeping up with the current trends is one way to attract attention and get engagement.
So always be on the lookout on what current events and industry news your target audience is following.
Then, find ways to relate it to your brand, creating an opportunity for you to have content that they can instantly connect with.
5. Be authentic online
One mistake that most people make in creating content is setting its tone to business formal.
And this turns the readers off.
If you want to get them engaged and read your post until the end, then you should show your true self to them.
Make your content reflect your personality.
Make your readers feel that there’s a real person on the other side that cares for them.
And this tempts them to engage more with you.
In short, GET PERSONAL.
You can do this by:
- Showing photos or videos of the people behind your brand
- Calling them by their first name
- Answering their questions promptly
- Responding to them playfully
When you follow the tips and insights I shared here, you can now increase your engagement stats from zero to thousands.
And the first step you must ensure is writing relevant and authoritative content.
Then make it popular on LinkedIn by:
- Being the first responder of your post
- Engaging with other people’s posts
- Posting content multiple times a day
- Doing reposts
- Creating engagement groups
Of course, it’s not enough to do these things.
You also have to maintain your engagement at peak levels.
So always ensure that you’re:
- Keeping track of your performance stats
- Defining your goals on social media strategy clearly
- Knowing and understanding your target audience
- Updated on the latest news and events
- Showing authenticity online
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