Social media keeps on changing in place of it new and latest social media marketing trends 2019 updates in place of older ones. A lot of people all over the world use social media for various purposes.

As it is the time to say goodbye to 2018 and embrace 2019, to make this new year fantastic for you. We bring ideas and suggestions to know the latest social media marketing trends that we can expect to see in 2019 as the social media marketing updates.

Which is the most used social media platform?

Popular social media site

Facebook is the popular social media platform and is the top sites used for social media marketing by a lot of people all over the world. Here, the user base is enormous after Facebook all other social media sites like YouTube, WhatsApp comes into competition.

However, if we dig deeper into it, we can find 80% of the social media app users are from Generation Z, and then 74% are the millennials. These two are the significant category people who take the help of social media metrics even to make a purchase.

While people using so much social media will lead to increased spam contents. To reduce it and make the social media app user-friendly the primary social media site like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube have started taking necessary actions against it. Earlier, in 2018 Facebook spammed 837 million spam contents in 3 months, on the other hand, Instagram has taken down 5 million violence related graphic content.

Eventually, in the mid of the year, 2018 Instagram announced that it would spam all the fake users and followers to make the platform generic, so, as Facebook promised. As we can see so the social media apps are making sure to remove all the spammed content and fake users it is giving and evident chance to the influences to grow.

According to Google Digital SnapShot, the people preferring the influencers reviews and following them has increased a lot. As the spam content and fake users have decreased the influencers are growing. The millennials following the influencer are increasing day by day. We can expect shortly; they will play a significant role in promoting the brands.

Top social media sites

Statistic of social media trending

Facebook

The world’s largest and loved social networking site is Facebook. Eventually, Facebook is considered to be the top social media marketing site and widely used all over the world. Approximately, there are 2 billion active user’s on Facebook.

Facebook

YouTube

In the digital platform, the public’s favorite video sharing platform is YouTube. People here can upload and view all type of videos that they want. Roughly there are 1.8 billion YouTube users all over the world.

YouTube

WhatsApp

While WhatsApp social media used by a maximum number of people and owned by Facebook. It is famous for sending personal texts to those whose contact you have. Instead, being under Facebook, it works independently. There are 1 billion active user’s in WhatsApp.

WhatsApp

Instagram

Unique social media site Instagram: which contains images and also owned by Facebook. In short, period became very active among people maintaining a 1 billion users record.

Instagram

Twitter

In Twitter people to follow each other people with whom they want to connect and can leave short messages. It has an approximate of 320 million users per month.

Twitter

Reddit

Best place for writers. People can upload their content and blogs. Reddit is a hub of bloggers. It has an approximate 100 million users per month.

LinkedIn

Ultimately, LinkedIn considered as one of the biggest professional online platform available. It has more than 400 million users and is open 20 different languages.

LinkedIn

Pinterest

Nowadays, Pinterest is grabbing all the limelight with the increased number of users.  It has 20 million unique visits every month. It has become a critical player in the social media marketing network and promoting the brands.

Pinterest

How do I promote my social media?

Nowadays, every agency present should find one way, or the other is having a website in digital media. This is not it; even it became very crucial for every company to be visible in digital media including social media.

You can see below some important that are to be considered to promote your social media:

  •  Always be very active in social and always provide your complete details in all the social media sites in which you have a company profile.

Social media trends

  • Social media without being social is useless, interaction is essential, engage with the people.
  • Don’t over promote your brand with a lot of ADs, Keep it less but interactive.
  • Share interactive videos, images, gifs and engage the audiences in your brand.

What are the latest social media marketing trends?

This is the right time as we all are coming to the end of the year, it is the exact time when all the techie’s start searching for the latest and new trends. Today, we mention some of the latest social media marketing trends that are upcoming and will take the digital marketing into another level.

The latest social media marketing trends are:

  1. Restoring customers trust.
  2. Facebook shop on your store.
  3. Six seconds video is old format ad.
  4. E-commerce shopping using Instagram.
  5. Augmented Reality or AR on Instagram.
  6. Facebook: supporting paid ADs.
  7. Increased use of Dark Social.
  8. Live Streaming.

RESTORING CUSTOMERS TRUST

In the year 2018, we have seen a lot of data breaches in which the major one was the Facebook data breach then Google+ user accounts hacked, after which the Quora data breach also took place. Upon all these, the most unexpected one was 50 million Facebook accounts hacked, and 90 million were sent mail to change the password.

It was one of the most controversial data breaches that took place, while the blame is on Cambridge Analytica for infringing some 50 million users data so that they can influence the elections.

All these data breach and misused protection people lost trust in social media platform. To overcome this the significant trend coming this year is:

Social media platforms are striving hard to regain trust and rebuild the brand name among the people. Also, trying to build up a stronger protection guidelines so the further data breach can be stopped.

All the social media sites are busting the Fake users in the platform to promote their brand and gain users. Instagram, Facebook has already taken a necessary step. You can also track down yourself with the tool called SparkToro that will help you in knowing the fake accounts and the fake follower.

Social media trends

(Source: Sparktoro)

Facebook Trust issues

Not just the Facebook data breach, the social media giants were paid for fact-checking on behave of Facebook. It hired the private agency to check the content and remove the accounts, reducing all the fake comments and the users. This action was majorly for President Donald Trump, and the counterfeit users were suspected from Russia spreading hatred against President.

One of the marketing agency hired by Facebook to accomplish this task was snopes.com, they said in the media that.

“Facebook is not taking anything easy, and just making themselves look good and paying the agency.” With this statement, Facebook even gained a lot of criticism and gave people another opportunity to lose trust.

There were three separate information was found to decrease the hatred messages on Facebook. While this idea backstabbed and only minimal results came to limelight, and the third party fact checkers even told that Facebook ignored all the outstanding results which led to minimal effects that impact the work.

According to one of the research expert using Facebook said that:

Trust is something which will be there until someone gives a reason to lose it and Facebook is giving this everytime so, people are losing trust from Facebook.

However, the people who majorly suffered from this data breach is the Europeans. According, to the GDPR or the privacy and policies, act Facebook charged in the court and CEO of Facebook was asked to attend the trials. Due, to this protection breach a lot of people vastly from Europe, left the Facebook platform which is a considerable loss.

FACEBOOK SHOP ON YOUR STORE

If you have a Facebook Business page or community but not the Facebook shop, then it is the high time to have it. People and companies these days are majorly turning towards Social media. Create a Facebook shop for your store to provide the consumers what they want.

However, you can find the plugins for Prestastop, Magento, Shopify that will help you to integrate the store on your Facebook page. It is the best way to convert normal users to customers, by using this you can track the customers, what are they buying, what is there are of interest. Not just this, you can even track where are people are coming from, how they came and where they left. 

While this is the latest trend which you can expect to see in the next year, where you can keep track of your customers and their interests to have smart analytics.

6 SECONDS VIDEO IS OLD FORMAT AD

Gone were those days when companies used to have only content and write up nothing more than that. While these people don’t want to see the old boring text that is when the videos came. The ads shown using the videos are appreciated the more.

People these days turned towards YouTube for business branding; earlier the Video ADs were used to be of 30 seconds. Gradually with time, the 30 seconds ADs became old and boring that when it was recommended to have the 6-second ads. It is the shortest form of the ADs with people stuck to it.

According to one of the leading brands L’Oréal beauty products they have used the best social media marketing strategy to rule the social media platform and they said:

Earlier we used to rely on 30 seconds AD, but now it is good to break and make 50X more Video content than a longer one. Internally, today’s pitch audience is for 2 Seconds Ads and 6 seconds has become the new long format ADs. Each of the videos here would be short and customer-centric.

E-COMMERCE SHOPPING USING INSTAGRAM

This year Instagram came with the latest and new shopping feature. Here, people can look at the products and price on Instagram, they can add to cart and shop later in the original site. Eventually, this trend was quite a big transform. Keeping this thing in mind we can expect that in the coming years there will see a massive transformation and new trends are arriving soon.

In the year 2018, adding the products into the cart till here it was limited.

While in the next year it is likely that Instagram will also introduce the buy option. Here you can directly buy in Instagram instead of visiting the brand site. Then putting soul into branding soon it is going to deliver the goods to doorstep.

Instagram ADs

We can expect that Instagram is turning towards a whole new E-commerce site much more than that of picture sharing and messaging.

AUGMENTED REALITY or AR ON INSTAGRAM

With the successful implementation of the Augmented Reality or AR through the most popular and loved game Pokemon Go! That is People came to know about AR. Slowly this social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat took over the AR and made people go head over heels for the AR pictures.

While coming to Instagram, it already has gained a lot of popularity and people these days are turning more towards Instagram. However, Instagram even allowed the third party users to create the Instagram filters. There are huge plans for future in AR that will be undertaken by the social media platform.

Facebook, is going to introduce the personalized messages to the customers, which will contain the product images that will have AR. Near future, all the brands will be using AR videos to increase the user experience. It may include AR lens which will help the user to virtually try he product. At first used the AR feature in the year 2019 Facebook will be using the AR lens in personalized message to improve user experience.

Google is supporting a lot to the Organic search results than the paid ads, and on the other hand, Facebook is supporting more the Paid Ads.

Yes, you hear it right Facebook is supporting more the ADs that are paid and decreasing the reach of the organic ADs. This may be a disheartening issue for all the brands who have a base on Facebook.

The researches even show that if a page is having likes approximately 500,000 in this only 2% would be the organic ADs. While the other disheartening news is this will increase in the upcoming years. Eventually, lessening the organic reaches maybe till somewhat negligible. 

Facebook ADs

Facebook even claimed that daily Facebook receives a lot of contents in the case of organic ads. For this, they have to become very picky about the materials. Now they have to keep the most relevant content; this is a small trick by which Facebook is transforming the users into Paid customers, and not encouraging the Organic ones.

INCREASED USE OF DARK SOCIAL

The traffic here comes through private connections which include personalized emails, instant messaging from the individual digital media channels. Initially, we can say that users usually copy the texts or the links and send them as customized to the target audience all these things sum up to be a Dark Social.

In the upcoming year, we can expect that:

Dark social activities will dominate the social media platform. While driving a lot of traffic to the website. According to the reports until 2020 90% of the content shared on the social media sites would be from the Dark social. Similarly, the maximum number of click backs to this will be from the desktop. 

If you have a social media account, then be alert with this, and people get most of the time attracted to mobile texts and links to get engagement.

LIVE STREAMING

Social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube have made people crazy about live streaming. This year it was found that the users watch the live streaming five times more than the pre-recorded videos.

As soon as the social media apps introduced and it became a huge hit, most of the top rated brands started incorporating it in their business.  VR or virtual reality is also a big reason for the success of live streaming. Nowadays, the brands and the celebrities try to connect them with the audience using social media apps live streaming. However, this is increasing the urge for the live streaming, and there are a lot of things in live streaming future.

Live streaming

Live streaming is a blessing for e-commerce companies.

Nevertheless in the upcoming year the after display ads and video ads, the e-commerce brands will soon have the live streaming ads. This is based on a single concept that is “see-no-and-buy-now” and will provide the live online shopping experience. Later, on this will become very frequent and important.

The brand will then showcase the live ads with the brand ambassadors and the trusted experts. Not just the experts, it is even expected that in future the live streaming will change the idea of customer service.

E-commerce companies mostly will start using the live streaming platform in various social media apps and will try to solve their problems using the QA sessions. By, doing this the audience will get an immediate reply and that too live. Similar to the voice calls customer service, chat service, and email services similarly in future live streaming customer services will become popular.

Key Takeaways

As we mentioned in the article, these are the most important trends that we expect to see in the upcoming year. The latest trends are enormous and should incorporate in the brand tactics as soon as it gets released because of time and tide waits for none.

Even if you miss to get some updates as soon as it arrives, stay tuned to our blog because we publish every new trend as soon as it releases and every tactic in the technological arena. If you have any difficulty regarding the trends and tactics related to digital marketing.

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Varshita Muddana
Varshita Muddana

Having a keen interest in writing from college days. I have been writing articles, blogs about various aspects. Presently working with Softscripts Solution Pvt. Ltd. as a content writer. Diving deep into the on-going technology and writing about it is what I do!