How to Create Social Media Reports

06 December 2023

Building social media reports is the best way to analyze the growth and improvement of your social media strategy. And creating these type of reports are fundamental for this.

What is a Social Media Report?

The main purpose is to improve your daily work by understanding how to measure the impact of social media since you took control.

This report must show the activity that a specific brand or company has on different social networks.

➡️  When should a Social Media Report be delivered? This depends either on the agreement reached with your client or your interests if we’re talking about your own business. Social media reports should be sent monthly so that you and your clients are in the know of what is working and what is not.

➡️  A report on social media is normally delivered at the end of a specific period and depending on that we can identify three types of reports: Weekly, monthly, or annual report.

If you want our opinion, you should tend toward a social media monthly report. However, it’s also important to elaborate an annual report to present to the company so they can see the evolution of their brand during the year.

Why Are Social Media Reports Important?

It might look like a tedious task but a Social Media Report is important for the following reasons:

✅ It gives value to your work. If you don’t monitor your work, you’ll be unable to know whether your social media strategy is working or not.

✅ To allow your clients to see the evolution of their social network accounts.

✅ To show that the obtained results helped to reach the targets outlined by you or the client.

✅ To measure ROI – Return on Investment.

✅ To make changes or repeat actions.

Best Practices for Creating Social Media Reports

Several practices are very important to remember when creating a flawless report. Keep reading!

Define the objectives of social networks 

Your work is not only data collection but interpretation so you can implement the knowledge gained to improve your business or your client’s. These are the most common objectives determined by most brands:

➡️ Engagement or community development: Is your objective to get a high number of shares, likes, and comments following your client’s instructions? Then, this is your goal.

➡️ Branding or attention-seeking: This should be your target if you focus on your brand being recognized.

➡️ Traffic: Choose this objective if you aim to increase the number of visits to your website or blog.

Include key metrics

The next step should be choosing the metrics that matter most to your client or yourself. Reports become busy, overwhelming, and hard to read when every single metric is included. So deciding which ones take precedence is best and then add those to your report.

Choose where to create your social media report

Now your report is starting to take form! There is no specific format to design the template, you can use ExcelPowerPoint, or PDF.

Don’t have time to design a template that gathers up all the information in a visual report? Then you should use tools that can prepare a report in a matter of seconds such as Metricool.

Social Media Reports With Metricool

With Metricool you can create social network reports in a matter of seconds and automatically. Pay attention, I’ll tell you!

The first thing you have to do is connect your social network accounts to Metricool so that the tool collects your data and you have them on a dashboard, so you can consult it whenever you want.

To get a report in social networks you have to click on the tab of Analytics and then click on Generate report.

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On the top right choose the period you want to analyze and download your metrics and in which language you want to download the report with Metricool:

✅ English, Spanish, Català, Deutsch, Italian, Netherlands, Português, Français and Galego.

Check the ‘Brand Summary’ tab to have a complete report of all social networks together for the same brand: number of followers, impressions, interactions, and ads.

Select the sections you want to appear in your new report and the amount of data you need.

✳️ You can change the logo to that of your company or your client and deliver a personalized report.

If you have a Metricool Advanced or Custom account, you can further customize your reports. Change to your liking:

  • The background of the cover of the report
  • The background of the body of the report
  • The sections you want to appear in each social network
  • The colors in which the metrics and graphs are going to go
  • Your company logo

If you want to receive a monthly report with the data you have configured, you can fill in the bottom of the screen of your email and forget to create reports for the rest of the months.

Use Metricools report downloads manager

With Metricool you can manage your reports and keep your reporting organized.

➡️ Metricool saves your last 10 reports and you can download them again in a moment. From this download manager, you can make downloads instantly, with a single click on the format you previously downloaded.

Click on the previous reports section:

You will see a screen with all the reports you have downloaded previously from Metricool.

✔️ Download your last 10 reports when you need them

✔️ You won’t have to wait for it to download. Once you click on download, your report will be collected in the Download Manager history and you will be able to access it when you need it. Just click and go.

Advantages of doing your reports with Metricool

With Metricool you experience many advantages when creating your social media reports. Some key advantages include:

✅  Metricool creates extensive and comprehensive reports manually

✅ It allows you to choose the type of report on social media that you want: weekly, monthly, or annual.

✅ The information is presented in a very visually attractive way and easy to read, your reports will look professional.

✅ You can include or not include any information you want

✅ Adding your/your client’s logo to every page of the report.

✅ Choosing the format that best adapts to your preferences: PDF or PowerPoint.

✅ It will be ready in a few minutes and with no effort.

So, now it’s time to put into practice everything we talked about today and amaze your clients with a striking Social Media Report.

Were you left wanting to know more? Tell us!

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FREE Social Media Reporting Template

To avoid overwhelming your client with large amounts of data, your aim should be to create a simple and clean presentation. You should only include the main information and how you achieved your goals.

We recommend that you use PowerPoint or PDF format to make the information more visual. But by far the best way to present it to your client would be to use our FREE Template. To utilize our professional-looking and easy-to-create template, just click the social media report example below:

Download your free report template now

Metricool Software, S.L. is responsible for processing your data to send you the report template and to send you communications with news and promotions if you check the box for that purpose. You have the right to access, rectify, delete, limit, oppose the processing, and port your data. You can exercise your rights by emailing [email protected]. More information can be found in the Privacy Policy.

So, now it’s time to put into practice everything we talked about today and amaze your clients with a striking Social Media Report.

Were you left wanting to know more? Tell us!

Juan Pablo Juan Pablo , 06 December 2023

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