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Types of Posts You Can't Promote On Facebook

Danielle Elliott Sep 13, 2018 2:00:05 PM

Posts You Can't Promote On Facebook Anymore

Facebook has cut back on a lot of ad formats that brands can promote. This is their attempt to make Facebook advertising more effective and as a result, has put restrictions in place. These restrictions remove the ability for brands to take any post published on their Pages and pay Facebook to promote them. Boosting these ads will make it so they show up in newsfeeds. But here's the thing, Facebook is incredibly specific about what those promoted posts include. Today, we'll take a look at the ad formats that have been retired and what you can do instead.

Two Formulas That Will Help You Understand Your PPC Data

Danielle Elliott Sep 11, 2018 11:30:20 AM

Two Formulas That Will Help You Understand Your PPC Data

PPC (pay per click) advertising is a highly targeted marketing tool that's incredibly effective. However you need to understand what works for you. Thankfully there are certain metrics you need to track, as well as formulas you need to know in order to calculate the true value of your PPC efforts. The two most important formulas you need are Cost Per Click and Return On Investment. There are two related formulas that will give you a better understanding of your pay per click performance.

Pros & Cons: E-Commerce Hosting Sites

Danielle Elliott Sep 6, 2018 2:00:45 PM

E-commerce platforms help modern businesses thrive. Without them, online shopping wouldn't exist. Whenever you start an e-commerce site, the first things you need to decide on is whether or not to use a hosted or self-hosted e-commerce platform. Granted they are pros and cons, on top of a variety of reasons to choose one on the other. Naturally, the choice comes down to what sounds best for your business - but it never hurt anyone to do a little pro and cons list. Right?

The Ultimate Guide To A Successful PPC Campaign

Danielle Elliott Sep 4, 2018 2:00:22 PM

The Ultimate Guide To A Successful PPC Campaign

You might have already heard of PPC campaigns, but granted there are some of you out there that hasn't. And that's okay. Today we're going to talk about what a PPC campaign is and how to run a successful on. PPC (also known as pay per click advertising) is essential when it comes to a comprehensive search engine optimization strategy. A lot of brands use this form of advertising because it brings them immediate results. And honestly, who doesn't love that?

Why Structured Data Is Important To SEO

Danielle Elliott Aug 30, 2018 2:00:01 PM

Why Structured Data Is Important To SEO

Are you ready for an insane number? Google handles 63,000 searches a second - that's 3.8 million searches a minute! Pretty crazy, huh? With all the importance of search rankings, you need to make sure that your website is listed and most importantly, ranks well. But how do you make sure that your site gets to the top of the list? The secret is structured data. Today we'll talk about how you can create better content, improve your search engine ranking AND gain a competitive edge.

How To Boost Your Conversions with Landing Pages

Danielle Elliott Aug 28, 2018 2:00:23 PM

If you're looking for something to add to your site to boost conversions, landing pages are the perfect things. The average landing page has a conversion rate of 2.35%. What's even more astonishing is that the top 25% are actually converting at a rate of 5.31% or higher. With this opportunity to convert, it's incredibly important to optimize your landing page in order to get the most out of them.

Making the Move from Traditional to Digital Marketing

Danielle Elliott Aug 23, 2018 2:00:47 PM

The marketing industry has been making a shift to digital for a while now. In fact, the digitization has led to an increased demand for personalized consumer experiences. But it can be difficult to make the transition from traditional marketing to a digital one. And with all the new technologies it can seem even more overwhelming. Best practices and platforms can shift quickly which can leave even the most experienced marketer confused. Granted this ever-changing environment can feel like a negative thing. But when it comes to digital marketing there are a lot more opportunities that can work wonders for your brand.

The Ultimate Guide To Social Media Targeting

Danielle Elliott Aug 21, 2018 2:00:43 PM

Social media is awesome. It's a great way to connect with friends, family, and companies too. It allows you to offer a glimpse into your personal life and business activities in a very creative way. But in order to do it the right way, you NEED to develop a strategy. Below are some actionable tips and tricks that will help you develop your social media targeting. As an added bonus it helps in to increase conversions and sales.

The Best Way To Perform An SEO Audit in 2018

Danielle Elliott Aug 16, 2018 2:00:11 PM

The Best Way To Perform An SEO Audit in 2018

Alright, I want you to go ahead and take a moment to think about how your website is performing. Do you know if it's kicking butt and taking names? Or is it just meh? Here's the thing, you NEED to know how well your site is performing. It isn't something that you can just get away with not knowing. Especially if you want to up your website's game. Yes, the importance of regular audits are really important but when you only know the basics of SEO (search engine optimization) it can be incredibly difficult to comprehend.