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Social Media Reporting

Social media has become an integral part of any successful marketing strategy. Whether you’re using it to engage with your audience via Instagram, find new employees on LinkedIn, or in some cases, run your entire business on Facebook, it has become a vital aspect of growing your business. However, simply having a social media presence is not enough anymore. To stand out on social media, businesses must track and analyze their performance through comprehensive reporting. What isn’t measured, can’t be improved. At Foremost Media, we’ve been optimizing our reporting so our clients know exactly what we’re doing to improve and optimize their social media campaigns.

Understanding Social Media Analytics


Social media analytics refers to the process of gathering and analyzing data from your social media channels to stay informed about what’s working and what isn’t and to adjust your strategy accordingly. By tracking various metrics such as engagement, views, likes, followers, and click-through rates, you can gain valuable insights into your audience and the effectiveness of your content.

Types of Social Media Reports

Performance Reports: These reports provide an overview of key metrics like followers, likes, comments, and shares, helping you understand the overall health of your social media presence. We use SocialPilot as our primary source to pull data. However, tools like Hootsuite, Hubspot, and even free resources like Facebook’s analytics can offer incredible insights into your campaigns and your audience.

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Traffic Source Reports: Using tools like Google Analytics, SEMRush, or Hubspot, you can analyze the traffic coming from social media to your website, identifying which platforms drive the most valuable visitors. With the exception of Instagram, we can also add UTM links to posts to see which specific posts are gaining the most traffic to your website and repeat this process in the future.

Competitor Analysis Reports: Comparing your social media performance with that of your competitors can help you identify areas for improvement and stay ahead of the curve. Tools like Hootsuite offer a competitor analysis to see local competition and holistic industry competition to view how you compare and where your niche separates you the most. This can be done for free by choosing a handful of competitors in your area and in your industry and keeping an eye on their analytics. Make sure to see who they’re following and who’s following them as that might be a good indicator of who your company should follow and who you should be targeting.

What You Can Learn from Social Media Reporting

Audience Insights: Social media reporting provides valuable information about your audience's demographics, preferences, and behavior, allowing you to tailor your content and messaging accordingly. There may be times where you have a specific product or service that you think is intended for your original target audience, but then a new community takes hold of this and becomes brand ambassadors. Keeping that in mind allows us to monitor social channels and be a part of the discussion in unexpected ways and keeps us at the forefront of a niche.

Content Performance: By analyzing which types of content resonate most with your audience, you can optimize your content strategy for maximum engagement and impact. Sometimes a post falls flat. If you’re not measuring it and you’re only posting content that you assume will do well, you’ll be stuck and quickly plateau. Social monitoring and staying on top of relevant trends will allow you to grow in a way that feels organic and makes you a part of the community you’re trying to foster. 

Optimal Posting Times: In B2B industries, we almost consistently see that 5:00 PM is when audiences are most active. So we like to post at 4:45 so we can capture that audience right away. Discovering the best times to post on each platform ensures that your content reaches your audience when they are most active and receptive. It’s a trend now that social media is showing less branded content, which means we have to be incredibly precise on when we post, otherwise the content will be thrown into the ether for no one to view.

Data Graph

ROI Measurement: How do you measure ROI with social media? Using tools like Google Analytics, LinkTree, UTMs, or Facebook analytics, you can attribute direct link clicks to your website. However, we get fantastic top of mind awareness with social media. Social media reporting enables you to evaluate the return on investment for your campaigns, helping you allocate your resources effectively. If you have any questions about reporting social media for ROI, feel free to reach out to us and we can walk you through how to effectively measure and communicate the return on investment for your social media campaigns.

Why Social Media Reporting is Important

  • Data-Driven Decisions: By basing your decisions on actual data, rather than assumptions, you can optimize your social media strategy for better results.
  • Strategy Refinement: Regular reporting allows you to continuously improve your strategy, making adjustments in real time based on what works and what doesn't.
  • Resource Allocation: With insights from social media reporting, you can allocate your resources to the most effective channels and content types, maximizing your impact.
  • Accountability: Tracking progress towards your social media goals and objectives keeps your team accountable and motivated.


Visualizing Success with Social Media Reporting

At Foremost Media, we believe that seeing is understanding. That's why we incorporate visual reports into our social media reporting services, providing you with clear, visual insights into how your content is performing. A snippet of what that looks like in the report is below. Each month, our reports feature snapshots of various posts alongside key metrics like likes, comments, shares, and views. This visual layout isn’t just about numbers; it’s about connecting you directly with the impact of your social media efforts.

Social Media Reporting Screen Shot

Why Visual Reports Matter:

Immediate Insights: Visual reports allow you to quickly grasp which posts are resonating with your audience without sifting through rows of data. This immediate insight makes it easier to understand what's working and what's not.

Enhanced Decision-Making: With each post's performance visually displayed, you can make informed decisions more efficiently. Understanding trends at a glance helps you tailor your future content strategies to better meet the preferences of your audience.

Engaging Presentations: Visual data isn’t just for internal use; it’s also a powerful tool for presentations. Showing real examples of successful posts and their engagement statistics makes it easier for stakeholders to see the value and impact of your social media strategies.

Inspiration for Future Content: Seeing your most successful posts can spark ideas for future campaigns. It helps identify themes or styles that engage your audience, encouraging a more creative and effective approach to content creation.

Our Commitment to You:

At Foremost Media, we're dedicated to making social media analytics accessible and actionable. Our visual reporting is designed to empower your team, providing you with the tools you need to craft a more effective and engaging social media presence. Whether you’re planning your next campaign or refining your current strategies, our visual reports are here to guide you every step of the way.


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Best Practices for Social Media Reporting

Set clear goals and KPIs for your social media activities to measure success effectively. We’re not going to sugar coat it, growing a social media isn’t easy and going viral isn’t as common as people think. However, if you commit even 15 minutes a day in engaging with your audience, growth is going to come a lot easier. A realistic goal for your social media is to try to get 1.5% - 3% engagement per month (likes + comments + shares + link clicks / views), and grow your audience by 10-20 followers per month.

Regularly review and analyze reports to identify trends, insights, and areas for improvement.

Use visual aids like charts and graphs to make data more understandable and engaging.

Tailor your reports to the needs of different stakeholders, such as the marketing team or executives, to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Social media reporting is a crucial component of any successful social media strategy. By leveraging the power of data and analytics, businesses can make informed decisions, refine their approach, and ultimately achieve their marketing goals. At Foremost Media, we understand the importance of social media reporting and use tools like Social Pilot to provide our clients with valuable insights and actionable recommendations.

Is your business struggling to make sense of your social media efforts? Many companies post on social media without a clear strategy, simply because they feel it's necessary. But without a data-driven approach, it's impossible to know whether your efforts are paying off. By having a team of experts with over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, we can help you feel more comfortable trying to navigate through Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, and any other social media where you want your brand to be present. 

Our team can help you develop a comprehensive social media plan, complete with a content calendar and key performance indicators (KPIs) tailored to your unique business goals. We'll work with you to set up regular reporting and analysis, so you can track your progress and refine your strategy over time.

Don't let your social media efforts go to waste. Contact us today to learn how we can help you grow your social media and stay in front of your audience no matter what part of the customer journey they’re on.

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