7 Things I Still Hate About LinkedIn Ads

On September 13, 2016
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Like a lot of marketers, I find LinkedIn Ads frustrating. The thing is, by making just a few needed improvements, both LinkedIn itself and advertisers could greatly benefit.

For LinkedIn, advertising could be bringing in much more than a meager $181 million in revenues, as it did during the second quarter of 2016. Compare that to the advertising revenues of Google ($19 billion) and Facebook ($6 billion) during the same quarter.

linkedin ads revenue 2016

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Video Marketing Ideas: 9 Ways to Promote Video Content

On August 3, 2016
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Creating a beautiful business video takes talent, time, and resources. Whether you’re producing your video in-house or with an outside team, the process can be expensive and time-consuming. The biggest problem is that after all the blood, sweat, and tears to produce a phenomenal final product, a big piece of the puzzle is often overlooked...the promotion strategy.

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7 Social Media Management Tips to Save Time & Improve Results

On July 25, 2016
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As a millennial (but not one of the whiny ones that baby boomers complain about), I grew up in the age of online friendships and followers, which has exploded into a world of digital living. If I want to find a restaurant, I hop on Yelp. Recipes or clothes? Pinterest. Trying to be an adult? LinkedIn. The best thing about these options is that they have already been vetted by other people! I’m going to trust a Facebook friend who recommends a product 1000x more than a description on the product website.

Social Media Management Tips

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10 Best Social Media Advertising Tips for Content Marketers

On June 30, 2016
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Let's start with the bad news first. It's tougher than ever to get your content noticed.

Changes to Google's search results pages have further obscured content organically, especially on competitive commercial searches. Meanwhile, paid search CPCs are at all-time highs in established markets.

Organic reach in social media? It's pretty much dead. Half of all content gets zero shares, and less than 0.1 percent will be shared more than 1,000 times. And Facebook just announced that you're even less likely to get your content in front of people who aren't related to you. (Sorry.)

 Social media advertising how content marketing doesn't work

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5 Ways to Get Tons of Low-Cost Conversions on Facebook

On April 28, 2016
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Lots of advertisers wonder if Facebook advertising really works. Take a look at these numbers: 85% of new WordStream users are already advertising on Facebook; Facebook ads get 22 billion clicks a year, and those ads reach a total of 1.6 billion active monthly users. It’s clear Facebook is an attractive channel for advertisers—that many users can’t be wrong.

In 2016 it’s a must-have channel for any serious online marketer. I mean, just look at all the data on user growth and revenue at Facebook.

 Facebook conversions average revenue per user

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The Complete Guide to Facebook Video Ads

On April 25, 2016
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If you're one of the 1 billion active users on Facebook, then you’ve likely noticed a recent surge of video content taking over your News Feed. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve found this content shift enhances your Facebook browsing experience in most instances.

More and more marketers are becoming aware of this powerful content format, and are quickly hopping on board the video trend to give their viewers what they want. Even more powerful than providing a resonant brand experience is the fact that videos convert. According to Adobe, shoppers that view videos are 1.81X more likely to purchase than non-video viewers.

complete guide to facebook video advertising

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Facebook Unveils Miss Takes, The Digital Assistant For Drunks

On April 1, 2016
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Ever had a few too may drinks on a Friday night and posted an inappropriate Facebook status update (perhaps on your ex's page) or a bleary-eyed duck-faced selfie from your local ER with a bottle of Tennessee whiskey in hand? Hey, we've all been there.

Facebook has been watching it all. Do you have any idea how many servers they've dedicated just for all the wild pictures and late-night posts drunken people have uploaded in the past 10 years? 

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How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Connection Request

On January 18, 2016
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What are the 11 most boring words in the English language?

“I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”

Aside from using a ridiculously bad LinkedIn profile photo, using the default connection request message is one of the biggest mistakes you can make on LinkedIn. It severely limits the number of LinkedIn connections you’ll be able to make.

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