Creating A Successful LinkedIn Company Page: What Are The Benchmarks You Should Look For?

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So you have finally jumped on the LinkedIn bandwagon – that's great!

You've taken the first step to leverage your company content in one of the most important B2B networking platforms. But now, more questions will arise: how do you know if your company posts are performing well?

Although direct interactions such as likes and comments might be an indicator of your content’s success, these numbers only tell one part of the story.

In this article, we share some standard industry benchmarks you can use to measure your LinkedIn company page’s content performance – and we'll also let you in on some of our agency's secrets to make sure you're achieving your LinkedIn goals.

Native content

As mentioned in previous blog posts , LinkedIn tends to promote native content on their feed – that is, content that doesn't take any users away from the platform. Native content includes

  • Slideshow (PDFs)
  • Video
  • Image
  • Polls
  • Live Video
  • LinkedIn Newsletters

But there's another reason to invest time in making native content.

These are the highest performing content types, according to the research conducted.

Slideshow content

They generate 3x more clicks than any other types of content on LinkedIn , as research by social media agency CloudCampaign has shown.

Depending on the number of followers, CTR can go from 3.5% to 8.6%.

Slideshow graphics are a great way to digest a lot of educational content and in an easy way for your audience.

Video content

Video is a great brand driver. However, be aware that CTR metrics differ from images and slideshows to video content: they only count when a user watches a video for more than 3 seconds.

That means the percentage will be lower, but the post will get more attention – a great feature for branding strategies.

Videos is a great way to build brand awareness and generate lasting trust with your audience.

Although there's never a one-size-fits-all solution, it's worth giving videos a try – even as part of a company page strategy.

That's because posting videos can bump up your users' engagement rate: while the average engagement on LinkedIn is 3.16%, videos can reach up to 4.49% (in accounts under 50k followers).

Get more exposure: videos can help you with reach, especially if your company page is still under 5,000 followers, which totals an average of 17.18% views.

Regardless of how many followers your page has, you're looking at average video views of 14.46%. How well are your videos doing?

Check out how video engagement compares to other types of content:

Type of content Average engagement rate***
Video Image Link Native content (PDF slideshows, newsletters
4.49% 3.83% 3.55% 2.82%

**On company page profiles with up to 5,000 followers, according to Social Insider data from January 2021 to April 2022.

The engagement rate will also show you how interesting your content is with your target audience.

Bonus tip: according to a Social Insider report, your number of followers might change what type of content is more likely to have more engagement rate.

For pages between 50-100k followers, images generate the highest engagement levels (up to 4.06%) and, for pages with over 100k followers, native documents are the most engaged content type (4.84%).

The below chart shows the overview for all native content types.

NATIVE CONTENT BENCHMARKS
CONTENT TYPE BENCHMARK
Native content (e.g. PDF slideshows, newsletters) 6.19%
Image 2.26%
Link 2.15%
Video 1.53%

**On company page profiles with up to 5,000 followers, according to Social Insider data from January 2021 to April 2022.

LinkedIn's average click-through rate (CTR) across all types of content is 2.2% (in profiles with up to 5,000 followers) , so including more native content in your LinkedIn strategy might boost your company page.

Page reach: what numbers should you be looking for?

While analysing your LinkedIn page performance (or doing a LinkedIn audit), page reach is always a metric to keep in mind. But what numbers should you be looking for?

That will depend on your page size.

Company page size Average reach**
Less than 5k 5k - 10k 10k - 50k 50k - 100k More than 100k
6.17% 3.02% 2.96% 1.63% 2.41%

**According to Social Insider data from January 2021 to April 2022.

Generally speaking, though, you want your page reach to be above average – that is, over 3.49%.

Is it time to optimize your LinkedIn strategy?

Are any of your numbers below the average benchmarks given above? It might be time to optimise your LinkedIn profile and company page – or finally get that LinkedIn content strategy going.

To find out more about whether LinkedIn is right for you, your team, and your company brand strategy, visit our sales page or book a discovery call with us .

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Yessica
Yessica

Content Lead LinkedIn OM

Yessica is an experienced B2B Marketing Manager with a background in Creative Writing. She is the team’s lead on all LinkedIn Marketing growth and implementation projects for our clients. Locally based in Berlin, she enjoys writing in her spare time and tending to her indoor garden.