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New Data Proves Facebook Ads Lift Search ROI

On December 18, 2015
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Facebook has just released some new research that shows us just how well Facebook ads play with others, like paid and organic search channels, to lift traffic and conversions. As a long time search geek who has just recently gotten really into Facebook ads, this data makes me really happy. So sit back, relax, and let me take you on a magical ride through Facebook’s awesome new data.

 

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You Might Hate It, But AdWords' Smart Goals Are Pretty Cool for Certain Advertisers

On December 15, 2015
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AdWords just unleashed an easier way for the small business to machete its way through the jungle of code typically required to track paid search performance, and it’s called “smart goals.”

google adwords smart goals

This is kinda big news for the less-sophisticated advertiser. But, as expected, there’s no shortage of opinion on it. And spoiler alert: some people think smart goals are dumb...

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What Happens on the Internet in One Minute?

On December 4, 2015
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Consider this: Every minute of every day, staggering amounts of data are being generated as consumers connect to, search for, watch, create, download, and shop for content.

Making sense of what all this data means is critical for the success of your company or brand.

So what are the 3.2 billion people who make up today's global internet population doing online?

Business intelligence startup Domo recently released the third installment of their infographic, with 15 mind-blowing statistics for 2015.

What happens on the Internet in one minute infographic

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The Stupid-Simple Secret Ingredient to Better Engagement on Twitter

On November 19, 2015
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Every day, for hours on end, social media teams across the country — around the world, even — toil away in poorly lit rooms, snacking periodically on stale donuts and swilling hours-old cold coffee, trying to come up with new ways to solve one huge, gaping problem plaguing marketers of all stripes:

No one cares about our social content enough to give it a like, a retweet, a comment, or even a share.

All is not lost. I’ve stumbled upon a stupid-simple way to dramatically increase your social engagement, and it’s actually a lot of fun. Ready for it? It’s emojis!

Emoji for Twitter

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Hacking Twitter Ads: Mastering Twitter’s Secret Quality Adjusted Bids Algorithm

On November 10, 2015
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If you’ve ever read any of my articles on PPC marketing using AdWords, you’ll know that I’m slightly obsessed with a huge fan of their Quality Score algorithm – which, in a nutshell, rewards advertisers who create very engaging ads with much lower costs per click and more prominent ad placement. This makes a ton of sense because obviously Google doesn’t want to annoy their users with low quality ads.

Just this year, Facebook introduced a Quality Score of its own, called Relevance Score, that determines your ad cost and placement on Facebook. But what about Twitter? Does the Twitter ad platform employ a similar algorithm for rewarding the most engaging ads and punishing junk ads?

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Happy Birthday AdWords! Celebrating 15 Years of PPC Success with Google

On October 28, 2015
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Today, Google AdWords turns 15 years old! It’s amazing to me to see how far AdWords has come during the past 15 years.

AdWords 15th Birthday infographic

I was among the first 350 advertisers that started using the AdWords platform back in 2000 (seems so long ago now). One of my personal favorite claims to fame is that I was the very first AdWords advertiser to buy more than $1 million worth of ads!

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Buffer Lost HALF Its Social Media Traffic This Year! But What Does It Mean?

On October 23, 2015
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Buffer, a company I’ve considered one of the leaders in social media with a massive presence (think top 1%, unicorn status) made a shocking announcement this week. 

buffer lost half their social traffic

In a post on the their blog, Buffer author Kevan Lee plainly states, “We as a Buffer marketing team—working on a product that helps people succeed on social media—have yet to figure out how to get things working on Facebook (especially), Twitter, Pinterest, and more.”

Somehow, some way, Buffer has lost nearly half its social referral traffic over the last year.

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