The first thing to know is that you must have a business or an influencer account to access TikTok analytics rather than a standard account. Make the switch to a professional account by:
- Tap the Hamburger icon (upper-right)> Settings & Privacy > Manage Account > Switch to a Business Account > Select your business category.
Once you're set, you can navigate to your analytics by:
- Tap the Hamburger (upper-right) > Click Creator Tools > Click Analytics.
Reviewing TikTok Analytics Data
When you navigate your analytics page, you will see three different categories at the top of your screen that you can click into for more data: Overview, Content, and Followers. Like other social analytics platforms, TikTok offers a snapshot of how your content has been performing over a select period and the % increase or decrease since the previous period (shown in blue). This data includes two significant aspects of your channel:
- Video views: Shown in a graphical format, you can easily pick out trends over the last month on your channel regarding how many people watched your videos.
- Profile views: Here, you will see the number of likes, comments, and shares for each video you've posted over a given period.
Additional metrics offered under the Overview tab include:
- Likes: The number of likes your videos received in the selected date range.
- Comments: The number of comments your videos received in the selected date range.
- Shares: The number of shares your videos received in the selected date range.
- Followers: The total number of users that follow your account and how that has changed within the selected date range.
- Content: The number of videos you have shared in the selected date range.
When you scroll down on that same overview page, you'll next see that you can click into your "followers" analytics. Here you'll be able to see:
- How many followers your account has.
- Your follower growth percentage since the previous period you selected.
- Demographic information about your followers, such as gender and location.
- The hours your followers are most active.
- The days your followers are most active.
- The sounds your followers have listened to.
Your analytics page's "content" tab is a great way to see which content you post is getting the most attention. You will see this tab broken up into several subsections showing data from the last seven days, including:
- Video posts: Here, you can see the last nine videos you posted and determine which video had the highest number of views.
- Trending videos: The videos with the fastest growth rate in views over the last week are presented here.
- Video views by section: Here, you can see if people found your video via your profile, someone else's profile, or if you appeared in their feed.
- Video views by region: This helps you understand where your content is resonating geographically.
- Average watch time: We love this metric because it helps show you what's engaging!
- Total playtime: Unlike average watch time per video, your total playtime shows you a cumulative watch time for anyone who has watched your videos.
Monitoring TikTok Hashtags
Metrics surrounding hashtags aren't found in the same place as the metrics discussed above. However, it's still worth analyzing different hashtags in your niche and seeing the number of times a post with a particular hashtag has been viewed. To find this data, use the Search bar to find a hashtag.
Here, you'll be able to see the number of views that hashtag has, the top videos that use the hashtag, and related hashtags. Each section of TikTok analytics provides you with the valuable insight needed to grow your page and influence the right audience. Here are the three main takeaways:
- Know The Ideal Times To Post Content: This is low-hanging fruit. See when (the day and time) your followers are engaging on the platform, and that's when you should aim to post.
- Understand The Videos That People Like The Best: Look at which videos people engage with the most through likes, comments, and watch time. If you find that your funny videos outperform your informative ones, you know what to do! These metrics should help guide your content creation strategy.
- Discover What Is Working With Your Audience Beyond Your Page: Look at the analytics for popular sounds your audience likes and what hashtags they are using, and start incorporating these into your future videos.