Dennis Yu’s 2021 Prediction: The Way forward for Fb

I’ve a prediction.

In 2021, Fb goes to get busted up like Ma Bell (with Instagram and WhatsApp spun off on their very own). The ensuing exodus of sad advertisers will flee into the prepared arms of TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, and good previous search engine optimization.

And the good entrepreneurs will repurpose content material in a couple of intelligent methods we’ll focus on right here.

See, Fb spent $10.5 billion in authorized charges alone in 2019. Nonetheless a fraction of $70 billion in advert income they earned, from which they generated $18.four billion in internet revenue. They appeared invincible.

Till they weren’t.

Unable to handle mounting points with content material moderation, the federal government treats Fb like a writer (The New York Occasions), not a know-how firm that permits social running a blog (WordPress).

In 2021, I predict all of it comes crashing down. Mister “Senator, we run adverts” can not spin Apple as evil and Fb because the protector of small companies. Sheryl Sandberg, Fb’s COO, has devoutly acknowledged they are going to automate as an alternative of hiring extra people to offer assist.

Entrepreneurs will take the content material they’ve made for Fb and repurpose it to all the opposite channels. Seems, short-form vertical video is a standard ingredient, even on YouTube (take a look at the YouTube shorts format).

To check this, I had digital assistants take most of my Fb posts and switch them into weblog posts. Behold, this has generated 7,000 new visits within the final three months with zero additional effort by me.

My weblog now has 1,488 pages.

Inform me—when was the final time you noticed a Fb publish in Google search outcomes?

About as typically as Google search outcomes displaying up within the Fb newsfeed—or as typically because the CEO of Honda drives a Toyota.

HACK #1: Publish Social Media Content material on Your Web site (and Vice Versa)

The worlds of search and social are invisible to one another. So, Hack #1 is to repeat content material from one world and publish it in one other. There are WordPress plug-ins to do that mechanically, however I wish to be picky about web page titles, that are as essential because the article itself.

This isn’t the identical as trend-jacking the highest Reddit tales into Fb or syndicating information content material. 

As a result of that is your content material and since it gained’t set off a replica content material penalty on Google. Keep in mind, something on the internet that’s simply seen to Google isn’t one thing to repeat, and that isn’t restricted to weblog posts and net pages—the engine is sensible sufficient to show most video into textual content (witness YouTube’s computerized captioning).

Take my pal Kaci Madden, a San Diego chiropractor, for instance. She began opening up $100 tabs throughout native eating places. The native TV station posted about it on their Fb web page.

However the TV station additionally posted it to their web site, so this isn’t one thing you need to cross-post. The information station has a Area Rank of 81, whereas she has solely a 32 DR—so guess who would get slapped with a search engine optimization duplicate content material penalty?

HACK #2: Cross-Publish to Twitter, the Web’s Favourite Dumping Floor.

While you publish on most social networks, they allow you to mechanically publish to Twitter on the identical time. Instagram is my favourite on this respect, since I can cross-post to Fb and Twitter concurrently. And I can increase all three of those ensuing posts!

Twitter purists will frown upon this (entrepreneurs damage all the pieces, I do know)—however take a look at the 14,000 tweets on my account…

What number of of them do you assume I truly posted natively on Twitter versus mechanically cross-posting from one other channel?

HACK #three: Flip Video Transcription right into a Weblog Publish

You may transcribe by way of rev.com, otter.ai’s integration with Body, Descript, or no matter instrument is your favourite.

I occur to love Descript as a result of it has a characteristic referred to as Overdub, which lets you edit/add to the audio of a video.

Fb popularized social video (not Snapchat, YouTube, or Instagram). However as a result of they had been too proud and smirked on the authorities regulation, they get regulated in 2021.

Savvy entrepreneurs like us, who don’t need to get caught with all our eggs in a single basket, will repurpose these property into different channels. 

You’ll see extra automation and a continuation of the oversaturated advertising instruments house. However the true winners are of us who produce considerate short-form vertical video and have VAs edit, cross-post, and increase to drive extra gross sales.

And this work goes to be on you, the marketer. Automation isn’t on the level of with the ability to chop up your long-form, 30-minute video (meant for YouTube) into one minute four:three Fb posts, 15 second Instagram tales, quote playing cards on Twitter, or weblog posts in your website. 

Automation can not write your headline or advert copy fairly but. So it’s as much as you to organize for the Fb break up I see coming. And you should use these three hacks to prepare.

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