Much like those of its search-cousins AdWords or Bing Ads, Facebook Ads' feature sets change frequently, leaving us in a constant state of learning and testing to find out what works.
Articles by John Lee
There are bad websites in the network, yes. There can be issues with junk lead submissions, yes. But for all the bad, there is a lot of good. You just have to be willing to work for it!
There are many things that can cause CPC to creep up. Once you understand whether you have a CPC creep issue, you can reverse the trend with some of these strategic changes.
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2013 has been an incredible year of growth for social media advertising, with new features, targeting options, and channels to explore. But this year has merely been a preview of what is to come. Here are five trends to watch for next year.
Google AdWords Call Extensions are fundamentally important for online advertising; having a phone number published with your text ad gives you a baseline of how many potential leads or customers are willing to pick up the phone and call.
By understanding each YouTube video ad campaign type, how these ad units function, and understanding proper campaign segmentation, direct marketers can leverage this massive channel to drive more relevant traffic that converts.
The idea of flexible bid strategies is interesting on paper and has potentially useful implications in the long term. For now it is simply a perplexing addition in the midst of Google AdWords' massive upheaval with enhanced campaigns.
The deadline to switch to enhanced campaigns is fast approaching. How will campaigns that utilize Conversion Optimizer be affected? Will this powerful tool continue to function when you combine device targeting and start applying bid multipliers?
Two brief case studies examine how Facebook’s Optimized CPM can help reduce your cost-per-action in a campaign aimed at generating Likes, and how it can reduce your cost-per-action or cost-per-conversion in a lead generation campaign.
Even if you have been burned with a poor display experience in the past – or were just too scared to try – know that now is the time to test display again. There are so many options, it is truly like being a kid in a candy store.
Every PPC manager should be aware of the range of features and methods for managing bids efficiently and effectively. Here is a basic breakdown of the different ways you can manage your bids and the pros and cons of each.
The default Google AdWords setting actually opens your campaigns up to the possibility of generating clicks from locations outside of your geo-targeting parameters. Here’s how you can avoid wasting advertising money on irrelevant traffic.
Launching a new Google Display Network campaign and looking for a bang rather than a whimper? Google suggests you try launching with CPM bidding. Testing this strategy reveals higher CPCs, lower CTRs, and budgets being exhausted far too quickly.
The need to track calls is great, but it can be challenging. Google’s Call Extensions are great for getting top-level reporting on call activity associated with your search ads. The implementation is easy and the reporting is at your fingertips.
With a constant parade of new ad features being rolled out by Google AdWords, the importance of ranking in the top 3 ad positions becomes more evident. Here’s some advice for advertisers who want to ensure the continue seeing optimal ad performance.
Over the past 6 years there has been an overwhelming chorus of dissent towards adCenter for the lack of an ad rotation feature. Finally, those voices have been heard! Let's look at what the newest addition to adCenter's arsenal of tools has offers.
When dealing with PPC clients, you might encounter several potential pitfalls. Here are some pointers on how to make clients feel like they're your top priority, as well as how to deal with overly hands-on clients and elusive “quiet" clients.