When shortlisting influencers, it is crucial to consider a combination of quantitative and qualitative data points and analytics to ensure they align with your brand’s goals and target audience. Here are the key factors to consider:

  1. Follower Count:
    • Indicates the influencer’s reach but should not be the sole criterion.
    • To start with you can consider Micro-Influencers: 10K-100K followers.
  2. Engagement Rate:
    • Measures the level of interaction (likes, comments, shares) on their posts relative to their follower count.
    • Higher engagement rates often indicate a more active and dedicated audience.
    • Standard engage could be 4% – 7%
  3. Audience Demographics:
    • Age, gender, location, interests, and other demographic information of the influencer’s followers to ensure alignment with your target audience.
    • Age, Gender, Location: Should match at least 70% of your target audience demographics.
    • Interests and Behaviors: Analyze using tools like Instagram Insights, YouTube Analytics, or third-party tools like HypeAuditor to ensure alignment.
  4. Post Frequency:
    • How often the influencer posts. Consistent posting can maintain audience interest and visibility.
    • Instagram: At least 3-5 posts per week.
    • YouTube: At least 1 video per week.
    • TikTok: At least 4-7 posts per week.
    • Consistency: Regular and consistent posting is key to maintaining audience engagement.
  5. Content Performance Metrics:
    • Average likes, comments, shares, and views per post.
    • Historical data on the performance of posts, particularly those that align with your brand or industry.
    • Look for atleast 1K+ likes, 30+ comments per post.
    • YouTube: Average view count should be 15%-20% of total subscribers.
    • Instagram Stories: 5%-10% of total followers.
  6. Follower Growth Rate:
    • The rate at which the influencer’s following is growing, indicating popularity and trendiness.
    • Monthly Growth Rate: 2% – 5% per month. Higher growth rates indicate rising popularity and trendiness.
  7. Platform-Specific Metrics:
    • Metrics relevant to specific platforms like YouTube (views, watch time) or Instagram (story views, IGTV views).
    • Average views should be at least 10%-15% of the total subscribers.


Qualitative Data Points:

  1. Content Quality:
    • Assess the visual and textual quality of the influencer’s content.
    • Professionalism, creativity, and alignment with your brand’s aesthetics and messaging.
  2. Authenticity:
    • The influencer’s authenticity and how genuinely they connect with their audience.
    • Check for genuine engagement and organic promotion.
  3. Brand Alignment:
    • Whether the influencer’s values, tone, and style align with your brand’s identity.
    • Previous collaborations and the type of brands they’ve worked with.
  4. Content Relevance:
    • The relevance of the influencer’s content to your industry or niche.
    • Ensuring their audience is interested in topics related to your products or services.
  5. Reputation and Credibility:
    • The influencer’s reputation within their community and the broader industry.
    • Check for any past controversies or negative press.
  6. Collaborative Potential:
    • The influencer’s openness to collaborations and their ability to create content in partnership with brands.
    • Past experiences with brands and the success of those campaigns.
  7. Engagement Quality:
    • The quality of comments and interactions, focusing on meaningful engagement rather than generic comments.

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