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TikTok Practices You Should Follow In 2021

Posted By Gaurav | 30-Nov--0001 | SMM
Boost TikTok's success with quality videos, vertical format, trending audio, and optimal ratios. E-commerce? Try discounts, captions, and dynamic scenes. Over time, enjoy more reach, impressions, and triumph on TikTok.

4 Best TikTok Practices That Will Improve Your Performance:

1. Video Resolution of at least 720 pixels:

A couple of months back, Instagram also said that it will promote high-quality and colorful videos that are at least 500 pixels. Instagram reels are seen as an alternative to TikTok videos in countries like India where TikTok is been banned. Similarly, TikTok is also suggesting that 83.19% of top trending videos of this platform have a video resolution of 720 pixels or even more. So, try recording videos with high-quality cameras if you want to partner with the TikTok algorithm. 

2. Prefer Vertical Videos and try avoiding Horizontal format:

Panoramic shots and mountain ranges will require a landscape video format, but those videos can be used on other social media platforms like YouTube/Instagram feed. 82.13% of the viral TikTok videos use a vertical aspect. The impact of following this practice is you can have a 40.08% rise in impressions compared to other formats. 

3. Use trending Audio:

Using popular songs, music, or particular audio doesn’t mean that you have to dance or sing to match with the background music. You can use audio in a product launch, unboxing any memorable gifts, meeting your loved ones, a dream dinner/lunch with your loved one, and anything. 93.02% of top-performing videos use audio which resulted in a 16.05% increase in impressions. 

4. 9:16 Aspect Ratio:

Using a 1:1 or 16:9 ratio video will have a space on your screen showcasing the creator more unprofessional. So, use the 9:16 ratio, especially for ads to have the maximum benefit. TikTok reveals that 98.63% of the trending videos use this aspect ratio, which saw a 60.45% increase in impressions. 

Exclusive Tips For E-commerce Brands:

1. Give Raining Discounts And Offers:

Place a promotional code, welcome gifts, freebies on purchases above a certain amount, or a seasonal discount for your products. A piece of awesome news is that only 3.21% of Tiktok’s top-performing videos are with some offers/discounts but those videos saw an increase in impressions by 67.4%. So, provide discounts/offers and stay ahead of your competitors. 

2. Closed Captioning:

Closed Captioning was a new feature introduced back in April 2021. These automatic captions act as a subtitle to your videos and make them accessible to people who have disabilities in hearing. It also enables users to watch your videos with low sound even late at night. So, add automatic captions to your ad videos to have higher impressions. According to 73.22% of the highest-performing videos on the platform, 55.68% have higher impressions. 

3. Include Scene Variations:

Use attractive transitions and multiple scenes in a single video to have higher impressions. Including scene variations can lift your impressions by 40.56%


Implementing all the practices in one go in every video is not possible. It will be hard for creators to plan and shoot videos according to the new algorithm. Slowly and steadily start including these practices and boost your reach and sales via TikTok, one of the leading social media platforms. 

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Gaurav Yadav
SEO expert

Gaurav Yadav is a skilled SEO expert with over 8 years of experience in digital marketing. He specializes in technical SEO, content strategy, and link building, and has a proven track record of driving organic traffic growth for a diverse range of clients. With his expertise in various verticals, he can execute industry-specific SEO strategies for SAAS, BFSI, healthcare, lifestyle, and education.