Content Engagement

Date created: Jan 15, 2019  •   Last updated: Sep 21, 2021

What is Content Engagement?

For content and social media marketers, Content Engagement may be one of the most important ways to know what is working and how to improve your craft. Content Engagement measures all engagements resulting from content generated in a social media account including shares, likes, comments, and re-tweets. These metrics are considered the most important when looking at the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns and overall strategy

Formula

ƒ Count(Likes) + Count(Comments) + Count(Shares) + Count(Clicks) + Count(Reach)

How to calculate

Your Facebook business page receives a total of 10,000 likes, 500 shares and 500 comments on posts, and reaches 15,000 people across all posts. This means that your Content Engagement totals to 26,000.

Content Engagement

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What is a good Content Engagement benchmark?

The engagement rate is 0.08% across industries on Facebook, according to RivalIQ's 2021 benchmark study.

Facebook Engagement Rate by Industry

Facebook Engagement Rate by Industry

Rival IQ, Feb 2021
Twitter Engagement Rate by Industry

Twitter Engagement Rate by Industry

Rival IQ, Feb 2021
Instagram Engagement Rate by Industry

Instagram Engagement Rate by Industry

Rival IQ, Feb 2021
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More about this metric

Content Engagement can help you understand the effectiveness of your campaigns by measuring your audience's level of engagement with your content. Users tend to engage more with content the more you connect with them, so the key to increased Content Engagement is relevant and high quality content.

While high levels of engagement is a good sign, remember to tie it in with your marketing objectives. Monitor your Click-Through Rate along with Content Engagement and Engagement Rate to understand how well your efforts on social media are converting to purchases, sign-ups, downloads, website visits, and other actions crucial to your business.

You can review and compare your performance over time, using line graphs to show the number of likes, comments, shares, and clicks your page is generating each month. This can help you determine which posts are the most engaging and what content is most interesting to your audience. When a user engages with your posts, their network will see your content and help increase your brand’s awareness. As with most metrics, the results you get from measuring Content Engagement will be a combination of both how good your content is, and how much of a fit it is for the audience you are attracting.

Engagement on social media platforms, which is generally higher in the funnel, measures a much larger audience. The most common Content Engagement triggers are Likes, re-tweets, shares, reach, and clicks. Social media platforms are optimized for quick and easy engagement, but it's important to weigh a share or comment higher than a like because it generally requires more effort and thought.

Content Engagement Frequently Asked Questions

How do I increase my content engagement?

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One of the best ways to increase engagement is by creating meaningful content that offers value to your audience. For example, focus on how your product will make the user feel, rather than just broadcasting product features. This will allow users to associate positive emotion with your product, therefore increasing engagement.

What's the best data visualization for Content Engagement?

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This depends on what you want to learn from your content metrics. If you want to measure engagement over time, use a line graph to show your progress. If you want to measure specific campaign performance, use bar graphs or pivot tables.

I have a lot of Facebook data. How can I track content engagement easily?

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Free analytics tools, such as PowerMetrics, often fetch the right data for you. This eliminates the need for guesswork or calculations. In fact, PowerMetrics connects to your Facebook account and instantly creates a content engagement data visualization for you with just a few clicks.

Recommended resources related to Content Engagement

A well written article by Nels Gilbertson-Urtel on Content Engagement