If you're active on Facebook and have recently browsed through the newsfeed, you're definitely familiar with Facebook retargeting but might not even be aware of it! Marketers are currently reaching users in a strategic fashion by using Facebook to retarget visitors who've been to their site. The result is a low cost per acquisition and a high ROI for businesses. Let's walk through a scenario of this native form of advertising to give you a better idea about how it works.
Anthony Nichols is a paid media analyst for Ethology and works directly with both client and account teams on all items related to paid search, display media, and retargeting. He has four years experience working with national brands like AAA, Culligan, and American Signature Inc. When Google call tracking first came out, Ethology was selected as a beta tester which means they've been using it for several months now. We decided to talk with Anthony about their experience to learn more about the lessons they've learned.
Your value proposition is probably one of the most important pieces in the conversion puzzle. If you don’t believe me, think about it this way… Online shoppers have literally thousands of websites they can choose from when shopping online. It can become difficult for them to decide where to make a purchase. They’re often looking for that definitive reason why they should choose you over the competition.
You may think your PPC ad copy has to do all the heavy lifting. After all, it needs to stand out from among competing ads, grab the prospect’s attention, and get that coveted click. That’s an awful lot of work for a few simple lines of text!
Let’s be honest here…it’s an essential pain in the butt. I’m talking about keyword research. If you’re doing search engine marketing, you can’t gloss over it. Those keywords form the foundation of your PPC and SEO campaigns. Pick the wrong keywords, and you’re not gonna have much success. There are plenty of keyword research tools a search engine marketer can choose from. There’s the free Google Keyword Planner that’s included in the AdWords interface.
We’re pleased to announce that on Thursday, December 4, we’ll be doing a webinar on competitive PPC intelligence with the great folks over at KISSmetrics. In the webinar, Jamie Smith, our VP of Growth, will discuss how, with the right tools and a simple process, competitive PPC monitoring gives you a nearly unfair advantage over your competition.
Whether you’re just starting to consider driving traffic using pay-per-click or you’ve been involved in PPC for several years but still want to save money, taking a closer look at the payment models available can help you decide which works best for your specific needs. Every payment model has its own pros and cons, and knowing the differences can help you figure out how to plan your budget and plan your success accordingly.
With all of the buzz floating around regarding Google’s algorithm updates and the huge number of sites getting penalized, many webmasters, SEO’s, and marketers are concerned that their website could be next on Google’s hit list. Yes, trying to decipher which SEO strategies are worth implementing and which should be avoided with a 10-foot pole can sometimes be challenging, but if you're performing SEO correctly by abiding by Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and only performing honest white-hat SEO strategies, there's no need to worry about any future Google updates.
I’m sure you’ve seen them somewhere around the web. Whether it’s the one used by Dropbox to fuel their growth from 0 to 100 million users, or any of the other thousands of videos used around the internet to explain SaaS companies and digital products. They’re everywhere. But what you may not know is how effective they are and what makes them so effective.
It’s a well-known fact that the click through rate (CTR) for PPC ads is a big factor when it comes to quality score optimization because CTR is a key measurement Google uses to evaluate the continuity between keywords and ads. Basically, it speaks to how many people are actually listening to your offer versus how many are totally ignoring you.