Social Media Simplified with Zoho Social: Understanding reach and engagement while publishing from Z

Social Media Simplified with Zoho Social: Understanding reach and engagement while publishing from Z



If you've been a user of Zoho Social or any other third-party social media management application, you must have wondered at some point of time if the reach and engagement of your post has been affected in any way because of where you post it from. While apps like Zoho Social are meant to make your job easier, does it have any other impact?

Before going into the topic, let's look at some definitions.

Views: The number of times a visitor has viewed particular content, like watching a video or a Reel.
Reach: The number of users on social media who saw your content.
Engagement: Any interactions received on your social content, such as likes, comments, replies, etc.
Direct-posting: Posting directly from the corresponding social media application.
Third-party posting: Posting to any social media platform from a third-party application.

Studies have been conducted by various platforms to analyze and compare the results of posting from both platforms, and have proved that there is no significant difference on performance of the posts whether you post directly from native applications or from third-party applications. What can have an impact is actually the quality of your content, the time at which you post, consistency and other variables, but not where you post from. Though there have been myths that posting from third-party publishing applications actually affects the reach of post, there has been no supporting evidence to prove it. Facebook initially did restrict the engagement that was being received on posts done from third-party apps, but later on confirmed there were actually a lot more interesting things being shared in the posts published in such a way, and hence provided more control to users over their posts' engagement, no matter where they published from.

The automation that comes with the social media management applications only makes it easier for you by taking care of publishing and scheduling efficiently, giving you enough time to plan ahead and improve your content strategy.
With Social's smart publishing features like SmartQ, you'll also be able to understand what's the best time to post, and what works best for your brand based on past data.
           

CustomQ slots can be added manually, thus giving your social media team an idea to plan posting intervals accordingly.



You'll be able to easily monitor who's talking about your brand. 


You can also study extensive analytics for your posts on different social media platforms.

All this put together in a single dashboard takes care of all your social media management needs at once.

Meanwhile, here are some tips that can help your posts perform well through third-party posting or direct-posting:
  • Curate your content specifically for networks depending on what would be relevant for which type of audience.
  • Analyze and post at the best time—i.e., when you'll receive maximum engagement, and maintain consistency in your schedule.
  • Give more importance to the quality of your content than to the frequency of posting.
  • Pick and choose the right posts to boost on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X to maximize your reach.
  • Add relevant trending hashtags to increase the reach of your post.
Though there can be many strategies to make your content perform better and increase your reach, there is no one plan that suits all. Try out different approaches, and go ahead with what helps you achieve your social media goal.  

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