Fun fact, did you know that over 100 million Americans are using TikTok every day? As a percentage, that’s 37.3% of the country or more than one in three people! 64.4% of users are between the ages of 20-49 with 11% above the age of 50.
TikTok is a relatively newer social media platform that has taken over the video content space. TikTok videos originally had a 15 second time limit on them. It’s been increased over the years to 1 minute, and finally 3 minutes most recently. TikTok organic videos are looped and are usually watched on the never-ending “For You” page that automatically chooses what content gets shown based on how the user interacts with the app. If the user watches a video to the end or likes it, the app is more likely to show that user more content that is similar.
Android owners can upload videos that are up to 72 MB while iPhone owners have the luxury of a 287.6 MB upload ceiling. Looks like another reason to buy Apple!
TikTok also has a built-in video editor where you can add text, captions, graphics, and soundtracks! The coolest part has to be the soundtrack features in TikTok as posts that use specific music become searchable by that sound track. More about that later.
So how do we reach our target audience and what’s the best way to do it on TikTok social media organically?
We’ll go over how to find trending organic marketing content, some TikTok organic marketing strategies, and some best practices for structuring the organic video content. Let’s figure ALL of this out so that we can include TikTok social media organic marketing content into our overall marketing mix and social media video marketing strategy.
- There’s a bunch of different TikTok types to choose from and try out.
- You can find topics, ideas, and TikTok video content in plenty of places including the “Discover” section and the “Inspiration” section.
- Increase your engagement and reach by having a few video editing tricks that make the video more fast-paced and looped.
- Create an overall social media marketing strategy to get the BEST results.
- If you can’t or don’t want to handle your own social media platforms and video content creation, feel free to hire a digital advertising agency that can manage everything for you so you can go back to focusing on running the business you love.
What Are Some Different Types Of TikToks?
Duet is a neat feature that lets you create side by side videos with content that’s already posted to TikTok. Not all videos are available for Duet and the TikTok app will let you know by having the Duet icon greyed out and unclickable in those situations. You can make your videos unavailable for this feature under your Privacy & Safety settings. You can also limit single videos so they can’t be used in Duet by going under the single video settings by tapping on the 3 dots on the video, going to the privacy settings, and change the “Allow Duet” setting to off.
Duets are usually reaction videos or repurposed clips that are used to complete conversations. The Duet feature can be used by tapping “Share”, and then tapping “Duet” on the menu that pops up. Duets can be searched manually with “duet @[original poster name]” as there’s not currently a way to search for the category in its entirety.
The “Stitch” function allows people to repurpose up to 5 seconds of content that is already posted on TikTok. The main difference between stitch and duet is stitch allows people to put the repurposed video inside the timeline of the new video where duet splits and shares the screen between the repurposed and new video content.
The most popular use for Stitch is to create funny and unique endings for content that’s already posted. Adding a funny alternate ending or plot twist can generate a lot of views and is a great way of increasing the reach of your organic marketing videos. The stitch function can be found right next to Duet. It can be found by tapping “Share” then “Stitch” on the menu that pops up. Not all videos are shareable for Stitch and TikTok will let you know that Stitch is not available for the video by having it greyed out and untappable. You can make your videos unavailable for this feature under your Privacy & Safety settings.
Soundtrack Syncing is another very popular type of TikTok organic marketing content. This is done by having the soundtrack already loaded up, playing it over the phone speakers, then syncing video with the chosen soundtrack. Some things people like to sync up include: lips, dance moves, and objects/events. The audio clip could be a trending song, an audio clip from someone speaking, or audio of something else completely. The only limitation is your imagination!
A great example of soundtrack syncing would be the Menulog TikTok campaign where a Snoop Dog song was used for a dance challenge! Menulog included a hashtag for their campaign (#DeliveryDance) and offered up delivery for a whole year for the prize winner. TikTokers were volunteering user generated content in the hopes of winning the prize. Their engagement went through the roof with this absolute banger of an idea!
What Is TikTok Live?
TikTok Live is a great place that people can livestream on. The requirements are pretty straightforward. You gotta be 16 years old to start livestreaming, and 18 years old to accept gifts on live streams. Whether you’re a musician, Walmart, or a human lizard, TikTok Live is a great place to livestream content to attract viewers and get more awareness around your personal or company brand.
A good example of this is how Walmart launched a TikTok Live shopping experience where they live streamed Walmart Fashion for an hour with TikTok influencers. The idea behind the project was to have the clothing influencers wear shoppable clothing that’s available through Walmart with just a tap of the “Shop Now” button. It’s currently huge in Asia and is expected to take off in the US. This could be huge for ecommerce as TikTok gains more attention and becomes used more for marketing efforts like the one Walmart launched.
There are also other platforms that are trying out this partnership with ecommerce brands with Facebook, Amazon, and Google launching their own livestream & shop social media commerce.
How Do I Add A Website Link In My TikTok Bio?
Adding a link in the bio of your profile is a great way to send traffic there through your TikTok channel! Follow these quick steps to get started.
- Change your profile to a business profile.
- This can be done by clicking on the 3 lines symbol in the top right hand corner of your phone screen.
- Next, click on “Manage Account.”
- After that, click on “Switch to Business Account.”
- Click Next and choose a category
- A pop-up bubble should appear, go ahead and click “Edit Profile.”
- Finally, there will be a field in “Edit Profile” to add a website.
- Go ahead and type in the website you want the link to point to.
- Voila! Your TikTok is now pointing to your website!
You can even take this a step further by making a Beacons webpage, then linking to Beacons through the TikTok Linkin.bio. It’s an app aimed at creators so they can easily set up and start profiting from their content.
Social media content creators can take donations, sell merch, do affiliate marketing, and much more! The website building is very straightforward, too. Everything is made up of gummy blocks that can be rearranged and edited easily. Creators can even embed TikTok videos next to the products that they’re promoting! If you’re an influencer or really into affiliate marketing, this is definitely the link in bio tool you should be using to make the most bang for your buck!
Finding Your Target Audience & Content On TikTok
How do I find my target audience on TikTok? Finding your target audience on TikTok is very similar to finding them in other places such as for other social media platforms or your blog. Who are your customers and what do they like? What are they talking about? Start off with interesting topics that your clients, customers, or viewers would find interesting and go from there.
You can make these topics into “buckets” and expand it even further to get even more ideas. Another way is to take those same topics and find out what questions are trending, then answer them. This satisfies the “I want to know” search that your audience is looking for. An easy way to find some questions to answer is by searching suggested queries websites. All you need to do is insert a topic and it should automagically make a list of the top questions related to the topic.
If you’re still struggling with organic marketing inspiration, that’s okay! TikTok has an “Inspiration” section where you can browse some successful brands to see what they’re doing and how they operate. You can also go to the #trending page to see what kind of content is making it to the top. If you’re on desktop, you can scroll down and see the top hashtags, searches, and soundtracks being used under the “Discover” section.
Now that we have our content ideas, let’s get cooking!
How Should I Structure My TikTok Social Media Video Content?
How should I structure my TikTok social media video content to be as engaging as possible? The best way to structure an organic marketing TikTok video is to start with the end, then have the start of the video next, and then finally have the meat or body of the video. This will allow your video to loop smoothly and seamlessly. If you do it right, it should take the viewer a minute to realize that it’s looped. It’ll also add an interesting hook to your video if you do it right.
There are a few tricks that you can keep up your sleeve to increase your audience watch time and reach. The first trick is to use trending songs in your videos. You can find these in the “Discover” section as we discussed earlier. When TikTokers look up the song, your video will also show under it.
Another neat trick to keep in your pocket that increases user engagement on the videos is to try and speed up your videos to make them more fast-paced and exciting. You can do this by cutting out the spaces between your phrases in the video, using camera tricks like zooming in, and having dynamic text that moves or changes throughout the video. Add some awesome upbeat music in the background for extra points!
What Are Some Organic Marketing TikTok Strategies?
Now that we’ve covered the basics and some cool tactics for engagement, let’s talk about organic social media marketing strategy. There’s a bunch of different ways to approach this depending on what your goals and objectives are. Make sure that everything you do has purpose behind it. One framework that you can use is the S.M.A.R.T. Framework. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Smart, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. If you’d like to learn more about this framework, feel free to follow the link. There’ll be another one at the bottom of this article too if you want to check it out afterwards.
Here we’ll cover a few to get you started and you can decide which strategies are appropriate for you and your business. Luckily TikTok also has case studies about these strategies so we can get an idea of what they consider an “A-level” winning marketing strategy is.
The first tactic you can add to your TikTok social media marketing strategy tool belt is to use affiliate marketing mixed with a unique hashtag and TikTok challenge. You can find influencers for free on the TikTok Creator Marketplace. Whatever you do, please please please make sure the influencers you choose align with your brand and that their audience will be receptive to the promotion. This will get you the most bang for your buck and see that your audience grow a lot faster. If you wanna check out a case study about a brand that did exactly this, check out this TikTok article about a makeup brand that was really successful with this strategy.
Hashtag Strategy In TikTok Social Media Organic Marketing
Another tactic that might pique your interest for your TikTok marketing strategy is to use hashtags to rank higher in search results. You’re gonna have to do some research for this one, so let’s look at some quick ways to sort this out. You can use an online hashtag generator to help you with ideas. You can use a website like tiktokhashtags to get the creative juices flowing. After you’ve got a list, you can start typing in hashtags to TikTok. There should be a list that drops down and shows you how popular that hashtag is. You can make a list of these hashtags for later reference.
Next step is to start doing some competitor analysis. Look at some of the most popular individuals or companies whom you would consider your direct and indirect competitors. Start making a list of their most used hashtags as this will help you get a better idea of which hashtags are getting the most interaction. The lesser used hashtags will also help you increase your reach as it’s a lot harder to rank under the popular hashtags when you’re just starting out.
Now that the research is done, it’s time to start choosing your hashtags! A good rule of thumb is to stick with six hashtags. Two viral hashtags, two trending hashtags, and 2 video-specific tags that are less common. This is an ever-changing platform with trends coming and going in a blink of an eye. Make sure you’re double-checking these hashtags every week to make sure they’re still trending and ranking well. This research is important to your overall social media organic marketing strategy and will most likely affect what kind of content you make on TikTok.
Why To Hire A Social Media Marketing & Video Marketing Agency
Some companies aren’t sure how to approach social media marketing, content marketing, and video marketing. That’s totally fine! Leave it to the experts to handle these projects so you can go back to running the company you love, or counting money on the beach in Antigua. This way you’re not having to keep up with modern trends, learning new platforms, and creating gripping video content. When you want to hire a firm for video marketing, I know VisCap Media is a specialist in this field and will be your first call! We know how to increase user engagement with scroll-stopping video marketing content!
Anyways, all of these things have learning curves to them and it’s sometimes better to step away and let the professionals handle the project. They can create social media marketing calendars, high-quality/high-converting video content, and a winning marketing strategy for your company.
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To make a long story short, TikTok is a newer social media platform that is taking over the social media video content industry. It will take plenty of time, energy, trial, and error before you finally hit the nail on the head.
The best way to grow your organic marketing content is to follow TikTok’s guides, post content that your target audience wants to see, make the video content as engaging as possible, and have plenty of patience.
Your marketing efforts will be most effective if you decide to partner with a specialized video marketing agency such as VisCap Media. We’re experts in social media video advertising, branded videos, and much more! Come visit us on the web and contact us today so we can help you with your video assets for your paid social media marketing campaigns today!
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