Video has been on the rise on social media this year. According to Hubspot, 78% of people watch online videos every week and 55% view online videos every day. Posts with video content get far more engagement than plain text posts do, and according to Cisco, online videos will make up more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic by 2020.
But even with video being so popular, you can still spend hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on creating great marketing videos for your company, and still not get the ROI you were expecting. While having high quality video with good content and a strong call to action is important, the way you are posting your videos on social media can also make a big difference in how many of your potential customers actually view them!
So, how do you share your videos on social media? If you’re like a lot of companies getting started in video, you might upload your videos to YouTube (or other video hosting sites like Vimeo) and post the links to your social media pages. While you’ll still get more engagement doing this than if you just wrote a text post, you could be getting even more engagement by uploading your videos directly to each social media site.
Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn each have their own native video hosting platforms. This means you can upload your videos directly to each social media site, rather than sharing from another video hosting site. While this may seem like more work, having to upload your video multiple times instead of just once, uploading your video directly has some benefits over just sharing it from another site.