Time to get Snapchat Certified: What to expect from Snap Focus

Snapchat is a social media platform on the rise. A favorite for the younger generation, Snapchat reached 90% of all 13-24-year-olds and 75% of all 13-34-year-olds in the US last year. These trends are only growing as more and more teens abandon Facebook and head to Snapchat to stay in touch with friends during the COVID-19 era. Active Snapchatters open the app an average of 30 times per dayWith such a large and engaged audience at our fingertips, now is a time to start advertising on Snapchat. 

Get a head start on Snapchat advertising with “Snap Focus”, Snapchat’s brand new six-course certification program, which offers the opportunity for advertisers and agencies to master the intricacies of Snapchat Ads Manager and stay on top of everything Snapchat advertising has to offer. It’s also free, and according to Snapchat’s June 15th press release, “Whether your focus is on media Continue reading

Is it Time to Hire a (new) PPC Agency?

Considering changing your PPC agency? Whether due to a change of personnel, issues with management, performance declines, or difficulties, the change should be considered with care. This article will be looking at factors used to determine the red-flags that arise with agencies, hiring an agency versus in-house approach, and whether to hire a specialty or full-service agency. Let’s get started:

First to consider: pay structures. There are four typical pay structures for your paid advertising strategy: 
 
* Flat monthly rate, 
* Percentage of monthly ad spend 
* Performance-based pricing or 
* Hybrid approach 
 
These pay structures have both benefits or limitations, depending on what your PPC optimization budget requires. Using a hybrid approach may prove to produce better results than one strategy alone. 

Advertising Management  
 
Your company has been working with a PPC agency for a while, but the company is now scaling and its goals are changing. It Continue reading

Take Advantage of Facebook Search Ads

Facebook began rolling out a new feature to its search engine in late October 2019 – Search placements. Meaning that your Facebook ad can now show up in results from the search box. This development caters to advertisers by making the search box tailored to reach customers.  
 
What are Facebook search ads? 
 
Facebook search ads are a new form of advertising allowed on their platform. This previously tested feature is set to change campaign management of Facebook ads, and provide a new place to advertise. This could be music to the ears of marketers, all members of an ad agency, and internet-based businesses. The advertisements that normally show up on the sidebars and in the news feed, will also be added to search bar results. 
 
This option was originally tested in 2013, to find new ways to allow marketers to reach clients as ad space became scarce. The idea was to allow businesses to … Continue reading

Google Algorithm Updates: Expertise – Authority – Trustworthiness Matter

Ranking high in search engine results is about more than just keywords. You’ll get better digital marketing results when you keep abreast of the constantly changing landscape of SEO. That’s how you can stay at the top of the search rankings – or at least not get blindsided by the Google Algorithm. As anyone who’s ever tried to stay up to date with Google’s constantly evolving algorithm and adjust their marketing efforts accordingly can tell you, it isn’t easy. 

Here is everything you need to know to understand the context and a few tips that can simplify your path to improving your SEO results. 

 Quality content is more important than ever 

Google released its 160-page Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines in late 2015. A quick read through the guidelines tells us that Google ranks quality content among the top three page-quality factors. 

 On August Continue reading

[Blog Abstract] One Marketer’s Take on Facebook’s Clear History

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated by content from an industry thought leader. Here, our Paid Advertising Strategist, Alexandra Sciocchetti, discusses the recent Martech Advisor article, “Ready to Be Forgotten: How Marketers Must Prepare for Facebook’s “Clear History” by Kazu Takiguchi, Founder and CEO.

We recently published a blog detailing the Facebook’s new Clear History feature (read it here). 

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Cognitive Fluency: The Psychology Secret to Higher Conversions

Every day, prospects and customers pass judgement about your products or services based on presentation. To develop new leads or build customer loyalty, getting your brand’s message right is crucial, especially for new businesses.

But to persuade a customer to do something, you need to know how to approach them in a way that makes them want to buy or share their information.

What is cognitive fluency?

In the most basic form, cognitive fluency is ease in which information is processed. Does the task feel difficult? Was the information easy to understand? Successful digital marketing is all about how we make our target audience feel – we want to use cognitive fluency to effect decision making.

When it comes to driving online conversions, long gone are the days of cluttered landing pages and annoying pop-ups. Instead, we’re now in the era of minimalism and letting the user call the shots.… Continue reading