Snapchat is one of those social media platforms that we all have but don’t think about leveraging as much as we do TikTok or Instagram, however it is a platform that you do want to consider. You can monetize and grow your following on snapchat just as you can on the other main social media platforms and it may actually be easier to do so. One of the ways of doing this is by increasing your views, but if you aren’t sure how to do this, don’t worry, we can help. Here’s what you need to know.
What Are Views?
When we’re talking about views on snapchat, we’re talking about how many people look at your story, not your private snaps that you send to your mates. Views are the currency on snapchat that will get your content pushed out towards other users, so the more views you have the more chance you get of growing your account.
The first and foremost thing that you need to do is post regularly! Stories disappear after 24 hours, so you want to make sure that your audience has something to look at. If you are at an event, make a brief story about the entire process from getting ready to getting home. This way, your audience can live through you and see the beginning, middle and end. You don’t want so many stories that people get sick of you, but you do want to upload a good volume to keep them entertained and you at the forefront of their mind.
We’ve already briefly touched on this, but to keep your audience engaged you want to make sure that you are creating a linear narrative. Remember, you are showing and telling a story, so you want to provide context for everything you are doing. There is an array of ways you can do this, from talking in videos, using text and taking photos of your surroundings. You want to be showing the beginning, middle and end, this helps the audience to understand the narrative and what is happening. If you upload content that makes little to no sense, your audience will feel out of sync with it and you can lose some of your followers.
Share Your Snapcode
When it comes to social media, you don’t want to use each account in isolation from the other. You want to make sure that they are all integrated and that they mix well together, this means that you share Instagram posts on snapchat stories and you snapchat stories with your code on Instagram and TikTok. Not only will this get you more views, you will pick up followers from other platforms that may not have realised that you had a snapchat account.
Tag Other Users
If you are out with another person that also uses snapchat, make sure that you tag them in what you are doing. This increases the likelihood of them sharing the content you have created, which is exactly what you want. Chances are you and the person you are putting in your content don’t have the same followers, so their followers will go through and view your content once they see someone new in it.
Follow Your Followers Back
One of the best ways to increase your views is actually one of the simplest ones and that’s follow your followers back. Simple right? People love being validated, and you do this by following them back, flicking through their stories and even engaging with the ones you’ve enjoyed, you can expect to see your views drastically increase. People love being validated by others, so get following people back!
Create A Call To Action
If you already have a good follower number on snapchat but are looking increase your views one of the ways you can achieve this is by issuing a call to action. Some of these calls to action can be very contrived and look like people are begging, so why not ask questions? You don’t need to go as far as asking people to view your story, but you can be asking for recommendations. Are you in a new area and don’t know where to get good food? Call out to your followers, they will engage and interact with you and give you suggestions.
Use Geotagging Filters
Snapchat has some of the best filters on any social media platform, no one else has managed to keep up with their development. Likewise, their geotagging filters are also the best on any social media platform. When you are uploading your stories, make sure that you are making the most of them and plastering them all over your content. This way, you’ll appear on the snap map, and you will see your views sore.
When it comes to getting more views on snapchat, there are some pretty good fail safe ways to increase these. From making sure that your stories have a decent narrative and by that we mean a beginning a middle and an end, to working with your friends and tagging them. Snapchat doesn’t get enough credit for what a versatile platform it is, so make sure that you leverage its best features, the snap code and the geotagging filters. This way you can be sure that you are maximising you chance of being viewed.