How to Create Amazing Ads for Facebook and Twitter

On December 14, 2015
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Most of the advice you’ll find about running ads on paid social deals with the technical process behind it: what buttons to push, what levers to pull, and so forth. It’s extremely important to sharpen these technical skills because if you can operate the plane, you can fly it places. However, if your plane looks like crap, no one is going to want to fly with you.

 

The reality is that the actual visual experience of your ad is just as important as your targeting, and if you don’t truly believe that, then you’re in for a rude awakening. Going into the “feed” with dull or bad creative is like going into the Roman coliseum with a nerf gun.

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47 Social Media Facts To Blow Your Mind

On November 13, 2015
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Social media has changed the way we do pretty much everything. I bet some of you can’t even remember a time before social media!

Social media facts

Check out these 47 amazing social media facts – you could even share them with your own networks to demonstrate how knowledgeable you are.

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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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Clean Up Your Conversion Tracking Mess with the New Streamlined Facebook Pixel

On October 27, 2015
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I was recently rummaging through my pile of conversion tracking pixels in Facebook’s Business Manager when I noticed an alert that explicitly stated the ending of individual pixels.

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As someone who is managing multiple lead gen promotions on Facebook, each requiring a unique tracking code, I was pretty excited. The fact is, this is a pretty big deal for anyone using the Facebook Ads platform, ESPECIALLY those using it for remarketing.

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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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Social Advertising Comes to WordStream Advisor!

On October 6, 2015
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WordStream has come a long way since I founded the company back in 2007. We’ve introduced some exciting features and functionality over the years, but I’ve never been as excited about a product launch as I am about this one.

As of today, WordStream Advisor now supports social advertising!

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3 Game-Changing Improvements to Facebook Ads

On September 24, 2015
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Facebook is innovating faster than Trump is gaining traction in the polls. While Trump’s progress is slightly frightening, all these improvements to Facebook advertising are a great thing for marketers looking to expand their reach and interact with people in a more engaging manner.

Facebook ad improvements 

I recently read that as of January 2015, Facebook became larger than the largest country in the world (i.e. China)! With 1.49 billion monthly users, it’s critical to keep up to date with the most game-changing tweaks the platform is making. To keep you up to speed, I’ve laid out the three most thrilling improvements Facebook has made to their advertising platform in the last few weeks, starting with…

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Instagram Opens Up Sponsored Posts to Advertisers

On September 23, 2015
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Instagram boasts over 400 million active monthly users, who post 80 million photos and like 3.5 billion of them every day. It’s a fast-growing social media platform that enables you to efficiently and quickly capture an audience through enticing image ads, video ads or carousel ads.

Recently, Instagram rolled out its advertising platform to select API partners and on Facebook’s self-serve platform, Power Editor. A case study posted on the Instagram website is claiming sponsored posts (AKA ads) resulted in 2.8x higher ad recall than other online advertising.

Instagram sponsored posts top posts

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