I’ve been thinking lately about the power of bookmarks in social media marketing.
Bookmarks are a better vanity metric than likes. That’s not to say that likes aren’t important. When I see that more people have saved my content than liked it on Instagram, I feel like I have a deeper connection with them, and that the content was so good that they thought they might need it again one day.
Elon Musk even said that Twitter will roll out a public statement allowing us to analyze bookmark tweets from the tweet details page. These bookmarks will be treated as “quiet likes” and will increase our likes counter.
What if we started analyzing the psychology behind bookmarks instead of just counting likes?
Bookmarks are important for a few reasons:
- They tap into the human need for organization and planning.
- They satisfy the need for self-expression.
- They are a sign of trust and credibility.
- They show users value content and plan to refer back to it.
- Marketers can use this as a sign of engagement.
That’s why I believe bookmarks are a better vanity metric than likes.
Bookmarks better than likes
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🧱BUILDING IN PUBLIC THIS NEWSLETTER
This week, I worked on my newsletter landing page. After a few quick drag-and-drops and copy-and-pastes, I asked the Twitter community for their thoughts. Here are the results:
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