Why Should I Use Video Advertising?
- Including video on a landing page can increase conversions by 80%.
- 90% of users say that seeing a video about a product is helpful in the decision process.
The world reportedly watches 1 billion hours of YouTube social video per day. Video is quickly dominating the digital space, as its popularity and presence continue to grow. Video provides a versatile and entertaining way to engage with customers and market your brand, and it is easy to share across numerous platforms.
Video also builds trust:
Trust is everything. Often times, customers are hesitant to purchase online because they fear potentially fraudulent behavior. Effective videos can give customers the confidence to buy online and confidence in your brand as a whole.
Guess who else loves videos? Google.
That’s right — the big guy, Google, loves those videos you post, too. Videos can help increase the time spent by visitors on your site. More time on your site equates to more exposure, which will in turn builds trust in your brand. Not only that, but this signals to Google and other search engines that your site is equipped with relevant content that users want to see. In fact, you are more likely to show up higher in Google’s search results if you have a video embedded on your website.
Mobile and Video go Together
With the majority of traffic coming to most sites from mobile and that number steadily rising, everyone should be looking to the future with a completely mobile-first mindset. 90% of consumers watch videos from a mobile device. Many people like watching videos when they are on the go- and with the convenience of the mobile phone, people can watch videos just about anywhere now. The number of smartphone users continues to rise, and with that, so does the mobile video audience.
Videos are easy to digest.
Videos typically require no major effort on the consumer’s part. The consumer simply needs to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Most people do not want to or have the time to conduct extended research to attain the information they need. People want visuals, and to see action. Video can provide all of the information the customer wants in an engaging, visually-appealing way, without requiring any effort from the consumer.
Get some good video content, and add videos to the main pages on your site.
In order to step foot into the word of video advertising, you will first need — you guessed it — a video. The good news is that video production does not need to be flawless; it is the content of the video that truly matters.
You do not need thousands of dollars and a Hollywood production crew to make a decent video. As long as your video is engaging and the content is relevant, users will keep watching.
As mentioned earlier, customers that land on your site and are exposed to a video, are more likely stay on your site. The longer a customer stays on your site, the more likely they are to engage and ultimately perform some kind of action. Who doesn’t want more customer interactions on their site?
“Assess the requirements, Explore the opportunities and Implement the changes and Succeed – Sky is the limit”.
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