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These 4 Forgotten AdWords Best Practices Still Matter – Here’s Proof

On August 14, 2017
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Now that standard text ads can no longer be created in either AdWords or Bing, it’s time to look at what work lies ahead of us for migrating to expanded text ads.

First, some good news – 95% of search advertisers have at least begun the migration to ETAs. 71% of advertisers have fully migrated to expanded text ads, with an additional 24% still working through their migration, using a mixture of standard text ads and expanded text ads within their account.

expanded text ad adoption stats

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The Big, Easy Guide to Keyword Research for Businesses

On August 9, 2017
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Keyword research sounds like such a daunting task. What’s the point of researching a keyword anyway? Shouldn’t your natural marketing instincts tell you which keywords are most relevant to your business? Not quite…

Without quality keywords, found through effective keyword research, your search marketing campaigns (paid AND organic) will be completely misguided.

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Positive vs. Negative Ads: Which Works Better?

On August 8, 2017
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I am not particularly excitable, and I am by no means sentimental.

I’ve been known to remain even keel amidst, say, a surging comeback from a 28-3 deficit. I can throw out childhood photographs like they were table scraps without batting an eyelash. Commercials depicting the unbreakable bond between man and Clydesdale do not incite even a single tear…

It would appear I am in the minority.

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Email Marketing vs. Social Media Ads for Sales & Promotions

On August 3, 2017
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When it comes to limited-time promotions or the big sale holidays, such as Labor Day (coming up in just a month!) or Black Friday, a business owner’s chief goal is to invest their time and money in platforms that will make the greatest impact.

Many companies rely on email marketing for promotions, while others swear by social media ads. But the truth is that both of these tactics provide uniquely valuable benefits that can help you reach your promotion goals.

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33 CRO & Landing Page Optimization Stats to Fuel Your Strategy

On August 2, 2017
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Let’s talk optimization.

Marketers spend a huge portion of their time planning, implementing, and executing tests, and analyzing the results. We’re always looking to get those target metrics lifted just a little bit more – figuring out the best subject line for a great open rate, the best CTA and creative pairing to get a click through, trying to shave a second off your website load time to get that bounce rate to dip.

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5 Ways to Use Facebook Ads to Take Down Your Competitors

On August 1, 2017
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I’m willing to wager that at least one of Facebook’s 5 million (and counting) advertisers is your direct competitor. Even if Joe’s HVAC or Asics or exceptionallypungentcatnip.org don’t know what the hell they’re doing, they’re siphoning your share of voice.

What exactly does that mean?

If you’re not advertising on Facebook yet, prospects (Newsflash: Facebook has 2 billion users) are already growing familiar with your competitors’ brands. This doesn’t bode well for the bodies circling the top of your sales funnel, but it’s especially concerning when we consider folks with wallets already in hand.

facebook competitor ad strategies 

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The Ridiculously Awesome Guide to Facebook Live

On July 31, 2017
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I can still remember rushing home from high school to watch TRL. For those of you unfamiliar, TRL (Total Request Live) was a live broadcast from MTV studio in Times Square, where the one and only Carson Daly would count down the 10 most popular music videos in the country. I was so impressed by the fact that Carson and his guests were able to appear so calm, cool, and collected on LIVE television!

facebook live guide

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