Media Impressions

Date created: Feb 4, 2021  •   Last updated: Feb 8, 2022

What is Media Impressions?

Media Impressions is the count of the number of times your social media content, such as photos, videos, and stories, are viewed on screen.

Media Impressions Formula

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How to calculate Media Impressions

Your Instagram Business account uploads posts, IGTV videos, and stories. During the week after this content is published, you gather 5,000 Media Impressions on all of the content combined. Your Media Impressions for the content you posted for that week is 5,000.

Start tracking your Media Impressions data

Use Klipfolio PowerMetrics, our free analytics tool, to monitor your data. Choose one of the following available services to start tracking your Media Impressions instantly.

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How to visualize Media Impressions?

Media Impressions is generally segmented by media type, so use a bar chart to easily segment your data. Alternatively, you can use a line chart to observe trend in your impressions over time.

Media Impressions visualization examples

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Line Chart

Here's an example of how to visualize your Media Impressions data in a line chart over time.
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Media Impressions

Bar Chart

Here's an example of how to visualize your Media Impressions data in a bar chart to observe segmented data.
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Line Chart

Here's an example of how to visualize your Media Impressions data in a line chart over time.

More about Media Impressions

Having a business account on social media allows you to gather content performance analytics. A key content performance metric is Media Impressions, which measures the number of times your media is viewed on screen. This is different from Media Reach, which is the count of unique accounts that have viewed your content.

Media Impressions can help you achieve increased brand awareness through social media. Working on increasing your impressions through relevant and trending hashtags, interaction with followers, and strategically timed posts can make a large impact on your success on social media. The more Media Impressions you gather, the higher will be the possibility that Impressions convert to engagement.