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Visual Content for Real Estate Videos on landing pages increase average page conversion rates by 86%.
This means any information you want to communicate is better communicated in the form of an image Did you hear that Instagram is the fastest-growing social media platform globally, increasing its users by 23 percent in the last six months? One of the most tedious forms of SEO is link building. Fortunately, as new websites and trends pop up, so do opportunities for new ways to build links. Enter Pinterest. Visual content is the next phase of social selling. 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text.
Branding Customers Ranking Reach Demographics Slideshare for Realtors Slideshare presentations rank well on Google and are primarily found via organic search Slideshare is one of the top 150 most visited sites on the internet. There are over 3 billion slide views every month. Slideshare is owned by LinkedIn and there is a close tie up between the two. You can link your Slideshare account with your LinkedIn account so that all your slideshares are shared on LinkedIn automatically. According to ComScore, Slideshare has around five time as much traffic from business owners than Twitter or Facebook. Visual content is social-media-ready and social-media-friendly. It’s easily sharable and easily palatable.
Response Reach Virtual Real Estate Time Cost Clients Relevant Branding Benefit Competition Visual Content MARKETING WHY 34% of Millennials use Instagram daily 20% of US Females use Instagram daily 14.2 Minutes is the avg. visit and user spend 98 minutes on avg per month on Pinterest. Of the 70 million users, 67% are women whoaverage 87 followers 18% of US Males use Instagram daily 60% of consumers are more likely to click on a business whose images appear in search results.
Best Practices: Instagram: Posting pics of Listings Pinterest: using infographics, videos and pics of listings, stats and key programs with links to your website Slideshare: discussing the housing market, programs available Inforgraphics: great for pinterest, using in your blog or newsletter or email campaign What To Avoid: Instagram: Posting pics of Listings that are not high quality Pinterest: KISS. clean and clutter free;using too many infographics, too many videos and too many pics of listings, too many stats and too many key programs Slideshare: Build a series. The shorter the slideshare the better Inforgraphics: Always using on pinterest, in your blog or newsletter or email campaign. Visual Content MARKETING Best Practices 67% of consumers consider clear, detailed images to carry more weight than product information or customer ratings
Why Include Infographics in your Content Marketing Strategy? Compelling and Attractive There is one thing that I have discovered while blogging is that people love facts, figures and statistics. Add some compelling images and graphics and …”voila“, you have addictive content! Viral Capabilties Due to infographics attractiveness the capacity for them to be shared on social networks and become viral is much higher than ordinary text content. Brand Awareness Creating an infographic that is embedded with your logo and brand displayed is a powerful means of creating a greater “Brand Awareness” Increases Traffic An infographic that is linked and compelling by its nature will drive traffic to your website band blog as people “share” and “click” Benefits Search Engine Optimization The viral nature of the infographic medium makes people link to your site and Google will index your website higher due to Google’s “Page Rank” algorithm. This increases the importance that search engines pace on your site. INFOGRAPHICS Businesses who market with infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more than those who don’t.
The Posts with visuals receive 94% more page visits and engagement than those without. Visuals show your products without telling people about them. This allows viewers to make their own decisions without feeling pressure from your business. The Power of ”Pinning” and its influence
Visual Content MARKETING PROCESS Analyze customer needs Facebook’s algorithm: It’s proprietary and it seems like Facebook changes it every day, so I can’t prove this point, but Instagram is Facebook’s baby. Analyze market Short video tours of properties: Society’s attention span is on the decline and unless someone is already in love with a property Reviev and optimize People want to see “behind the scenes”: Real estate is interesting to most people. Measure results Try sharing an image directly from a non-Facebook-owned network verses Instagram and see which one is displayed better and gets more engagement. Analyze competition The network has created downloadable badges to help you link and promote your Web profile Research Instagram’s Photo Maps: You have the option to share photos to your photo map before posting. Implementation You also have the ability to add previously recorded video from your phone. Strategic marketing plan Through the Instagram app, you have the option of also sharing your photo to Facebook (on your profile OR business page).
Visual Content MARKETING TOOLS Visuals are becoming easier and easier to create as photo editing tools become more accessible
Visual Content Funnel Easily-palatable content is the future of content marketing. The internet user wants as much valuable information as possible in as short as time as possible. Infographics, Slideshares, Facebook posts - these are the pieces of content that will be establishing your business as a trusted resource in your field in 2014. Visuals express ideas quickly - in a snapshot. This breaks through the overwhelming clutter of online content.
Instagram: Take of pic of your listing , ask for opinions, share the pic to your Facebook and then run an ad as a promoted post which markets the listing and your website. Instagram Pinterest: Use your listings with links to your website in every pin and #hashtags to be found Pinterest Slideshare: Use as a way to show your inventory and pricing and push it through your Linkedin or LinkedIn Groups that you create. This will help you reach your demographic audience Slideshare Infographics: Use as a newsletter option every other newsletter to deliver the same info but in a creative way to raise your opt-in rate and lower your opt-out rate. Infographics Visual Content MARKETING TIPS
3-5 actions you can take tomorrow to increase visibility, gain clients or generate leads Instagram: sign up for instagram. Link to your facebook page. Start Posting pics of Listings that are high quality with a location hashtag, all the basic details and link to a Landing page or website. Pinterest: KISS. Go “Pin Crazy” for one week on anything real estate associated. Create your categories like: listings, blogs, luxury homes, infographics, videos and sold listings. Schedule time to update weekly or daily to upload information relevant to your audience always linking your website. Slideshare: Think about what programs or information to use and schedule either a biweekly or monthly slideshare to mainly distribute on linkedin. Inforgraphics: Find one of the programs or a designer to do your infographics. Schedule a new one every other week or once a month that you can use on pinterest, in your blog, newsletter or email campaign. Balance and Timing is the key. Visual Content MARKETING Action Steps