Next step is to spy on their social media profiles and understand what kind of content they are using in order to promote their services and products. This method can help you stay one step ahead of your competitors. Analyse their social medial advertisements and keep a track on every promotional landing page.
Pro Tip: When you are analysing social media content, write down all the URL’s in the content. Every landing page is different and if the competitors are using various URLs, they are trying to boost specific content. It will be easier for you to create a counter strategy for your social media campaigns. Continue this competition analysis for a minimum of 30 days so that you can understand their strategy better. You can either advertise on that area and develop a counter marketing strategy for your brand, service or products.
Twitter is a very useful and powerful digital platform to drive greater engagement for your products or services. You can also use it as one of your contact points as part of customer service and communications. Also, twitter is the most powerful tool for managing ORM (Online Reputation Management) for your brand.
In order to spy on your competitors through Twitter, you can simply use the feature “Lists” and get information about your competitors. Lists are basically folders which you can create on twitter to keep information according to your needs. You can have multiple lists which you can categorise for ease of use. You can follow the instructions below to create a list.
Pro tip: Conduct a monthly analysis on your list to see what your competitors are doing and what offers they are putting on social media. You can easily understand the strategy and stay one step ahead of them.
For B2B business category, LinkedIn is one of the finest platforms for marketers. It is a business-oriented platform where you can obtain genuine leads for your business. The best part about this platform is that you can spy on your competitor company along with profiles related to your business. You can spy on Managing Directors, Trainers, Marketing consultants and every possible individual who is or might be your competitor or working for a competitor company.
However, the challenge is that you have to do this discreetly so that they will not get any notification of your activities. This is required because LinkedIn is a platform where people get notified when someone views their profile. This is a risky move because your competitors will know that you are spying on them. Let’s follow the simple steps below to conduct a competition analysis on Linkedin without notifying your competitors.
By following this process, you can stalk LinkedIn profiles with the individual knowing. The person who you are stalking will get a notification of an anonymous profile instead of your real profile. These settings can be easily changed back when you are finished conducting competition analysis on LinkedIn.
Facebook is another platform to use for spying on competitors. In order to spy on Facebook, first you need to understand the purpose of a Facebook page. Not every company creates a Facebook page for advertisement purposes. Some businesses use it for improving ORM (Online Reputation Management) or sharing information related to the business instead of promoting individual products or services.
Whatever the purpose is, you can follow these simple steps to spy on competitors using Facebook.
Pro Tip: You can also use an alternative method that is quick and easy! Visit Facebook Ad Library and look for your competitor or advertiser name. You will get all the active campaigns.
Instagram is another popular platform to drive sales as well as engagement. A lot of quality influencers have made Instagram very useful for their business. If you are looking to see the advertisements placed by your competitors and do not have a strategy to beat them, you can follow a few basic steps to spy on their Instagram ads.
In order to spy on a competitor’s Instagram ads, you can follow these simple steps.
We hope these useful tips will help you to spy better on your competitors’ social media platforms in 2020. Keep exploring our Knowledge Graph for more Digital Marketing insights.
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