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20 Questions to Ask on Social Media to Encourage Engagement

20 Questions to Ask on Social Media to Encourage Engagement

questions to ask on social media to increase engagement

20 Questions to Ask on Social Media to Encourage Engagement

20 Questions to Ask on Social Media to Encourage Engagement

All social media platforms operate on similar algorithms.  The more engagement your content gets, the more engagement your content will get.  This is because the social media platform will favour posts with more engagement and show this content in news feeds and searches to more people.  That is why the goal of so many is to increase engagement because in the end it will result in higher reach, more clicks and more customers!  This article will explore 20 Questions that you can ask on social media to encourage engagement on your social posts.

What is engagement on social media?

Engagement is any action that a social media user performs on content.  This includes a like, comment, share, or view.  Also might include watching a video or clicking on a website link.

How is engagement measured on social media?

If you check the analytics or insights you will see statistics that reflect your engagement rates.

You can see from this screenshot below that Twitter actually shows the "engagement rate" as a KPI (key performance indicator) in its analytics dashboard.

engagement rate on Twitter

The rate of engagement that you might be looking for on our social media is going to depend on your audience and your industry.  1.4% is actually pretty low.  But this is a new account so I do not expect it to be higher yet.  You will only want to set your own KPI's after you measure for a few months to see the trends.

How Can I Increase Engagement on Social Media?

Are you looking to increase the engagement on your social media posts?  One strategy you can use to do this is to ask questions to encourage your audience to respond by asking them a question.  I find using questions as part of our content mix really helps to increase engagement, interaction, and can also be a huge source of valuable information.

Remember the more engagement that you get on social media platforms - the more engagement you will get.

This is the magic formula of all of the algorithms.

So what types of questions to ask on social media to increase engagement?

Twitter Question

Here is an example of a question I posed recently on Twitter, that has resulted so far in 39 engagements!

List of Questions that You can Ask on Social Media

Find below a list of questions that you can use on social media to increase engagement.  Remember have fun, be social, be human!

  1. What is one food you could NOT live without?
  2. Coffee or Tea?
  3. Dog or Cats?
  4. What social media platform do you check first in the morning?
  5. If you could retire tomorrow what would you do?
  6. Are you a night owl or an early bird?
  7. Would you rather have 100k Facebook followers or 100k Twitter followers?
  8. What is your all time favourite book?
  9. What is your all time favourite travel destination?
  10. What is one bucket list place you want to visit?
  11. What is your biggest fear?
  12. What are you most thankful for today?
  13. If I gave you $1000 right now what would you spend it on?
  14. When you were a kid - what was your favourite cartoon?
  15. What was your first job?
  16. What is your favourite book?
  17. What are your top five emojis?
  18. What is your most used GIF?
  19. What is the best compliment you ever received?
  20. Fill in the blank:  "I'm inspired by____________"

Accompany your question with attractive images / graphics that are relevant to the question.  Perhaps even share your question as a video?

You can also use questions as a way to get feedback for your business that might be useful now or in the future.  For example you might ask your social media audience "What is your favourite item on our menu" (if you are a restaurant).  The responses you get will be very valuable!

Do you have any questions that you have asked recently on social media that generated a lot of engagement?  Please share in the comments below!

If you are interested in working with me one-on-one to improve your social media strategy please contact me!

 

5 Responses

  1. Kayleigh Zara says:

    I’m definitely a night owl! I also always check my emails first thing alongside twitter – some really great questions x

  2. These are some great ideas! I love engaging with my reader and creating a little community x

    Megan | https://meganelizabethlifestyle.com/

  3. Shelyce Grayson says:

    Wow, great list. I’m going to keep this blog post close to me because thinking of how I can get engagment on social media fills me with paralyzing anxiety. You’ve done all the thinking for me.

  4. These are great ideas! I’d love to have some more engagement

    • sarahclarke says:

      Thanks Jennifer I hope some of these tips help!

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