Video Marketing Strategy: Insights and Best Practices

Video Marketing Strategy: Insights and Best Practices


Psssst……. don’t tell anyone else…… but video marketing is kinda a big deal.  

If you don’t have (or plan to have) video in your marketing mix, you are missing out.

Hubspot has released its 2022 Video Marketing Report. Hubspot surveyed over 500 video marketers to identify the latest trends and their future plans. 

This Report is a must-read if you are utilizing video in your marketing.

One of the key sections of the report was the prioritization of video marketing metrics. Or, put another way, what are professional marketers optimizing their video marketing for?

  • Engagement

60% of video marketers agreed that this was their most important metric.

Often we can get captivated by the number of views a video gets, but that only tells a fraction of the story. 

Of far greater importance is how much of your video people consume. 

And this is true whether it is long-form, short-form or even video ads.

Produce video content that grabs and holds people’s attention. 

The 20% that will get you the 80% of your results is the very start of your video. (2-3 seconds short form and 5-10 seconds long form)

Hit them between the eyes and get the meat of what you have to say onto the table early in play.

That way, they will be far more likely to stick around.

  • Conversion

Every video should have a Call To Action. 

Top-of-funnel videos will have a soft call to action (like, subscribe, share). 

Middle-of-funnel videos may ask people to opt-in or initiate contact.

Bottom of funnel videos will ask people to make a purchase.

Whatever your objective, you should have a success metric defined in advance. 

Your conversion rate is the total number of people who viewed the video divided by the number of people who completed the CTA.

  • CTR

Before someone makes it to your CTA, they must first be compelled to engage.

Your thumbnail and title/caption are essential in driving this initial engagement. 

Think of this as the opt-in copy for your lead magnet

You could have the best lead magnet in the world, but if you can’t make a compelling case as to why people should opt-in, no one will ever see it.

On YouTube, you want to target a 4-5% CTR.

  • Follower and Subscriber Growth

These may be described as vanity metrics, but they are important nonetheless.

Pay special attention to the content that leads to follower and subscriber growth.

Analyze your video content. Double down on the content that is bringing engagement, consumption, and driving follower and subscriber growth.

  • Average View Time

The goal of every platform is 

  1. To get users to visit the platform as often as possible
  2. To get users to stay as long as possible every time they visit

Why you may ask? 

Well, simply put, these are the two metrics that enable the platform to show the highest volume of ads, which is how they make money.

As a result, creators who have a high average view time will be rewarded with increased visibility and higher organic reach.

Give the platforms what they want, and they will give you what you want.

8 Pillar Page Examples to Get Inspired By

Pillar Pages are staples for organic SEO growth.

A well-implemented Pillar Page strategy can be a lead generation, and even an evergreen sales funnel gold mine.

Think of a Pillar Page as an extensive high-level signpost page. 

It attracts people to your site and gives them a high-level introduction to a topic. 

The Pillar page then points them to more detailed content on your site that answers specific questions they have. 

Here are 8 Pillar Page examples to inspire you.

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