Business Advice

What is a Facebook Lookalike Audience?

If you’ve been running your own Facebook ads and/or have been researching targeting options on Facebook, you may have come across the term “lookalike audience.” But what is a lookalike audience? How does Facebook determine your lookalike audience? What are the benefits of using it? And how can you implement a lookalike audience in your own ads? Lookalike Audience Overview As th

Upcoming Changes To Google Ads

Once a year we get the chance to watch the Google Marketing Live event, where Google releases a number of announcements in regard to Google Ads. This year’s Google Marketing Live was held last week, and there are several new, exciting, and innovative features that we are looking forward to using and implementing for our own SEM (Search Engine Marketing) clients. There was no way we could cov

4 Best Practices for Texting Customers

As we discussed in a previous post, text messaging is an exceptional way to communicate with customers. Because texts have such powerful advantages, all ­­businesses regardless of size should look into leveraging SMS marketing to stay in touch with customers. Every tool, however, must be used in the right way to be useful. SMS has its own best practices businesses must abide by. Here are 4

Why Texting is Exceptional for Communicating with Customers

The world of marketing is adapting to the way customers spend their time. In the past, TV commercials and radio spots were king and roadside billboards were a close second. That was because people were watching loads of TV and listening to hours of radio every day. They were looking out the window when on the road, so new, eye-catching billboards were quickly noticed. How are things changing today

How Tailoring Content Based on Language Settings Can Increase Conversions

If you’ve never considered tailoring the content for your website based on language settings, then you may be alienating part of your audience. While your site might be in English, people ordering goods through the Internet of Things is truly a global market and your conversions may just increase if you take language into consideration. For one, 75% of online users prefer to read and shop in

Website Design Best Practices to Increase Conversions

The goal of every business’ website is to convert visitors to leads and customers. Many marketers are focused on things like SEO and social media to increase conversions. While adding more traffic makes sense, it’s not the only factor. You can’t overlook the importance of your website’s design. While SEO and social media do matter, according to a Stanford University study,

Conversions Vs. Traffic – You Can Have Both

How do traffic and conversions correlate? For those who are unfamiliar, traffic is the number of people coming to your site and conversions is the segment of traffic that performs an action you want them to take, like signing up for a mailing list, or scheduling an appointment. Is your website geared towards garnering more traffic in the hopes that it will lead to more conversions? Or are you lean

Improve the Forms on Your Website to Capture More Conversions

Congratulations! Your product, your content, and your streamlined, clutter-free site design has landed a customer on your contact form page. And then… poof! They go away! Before you can even get an e-mail address, they’ve jumped to another page. Before you go looking at your content, your copy, and your site to try and determine where you went wrong, you might want to take a look at y

4 Ways to Ask for Reviews

When a search engine ranks your business on a search engine response page, there are many factors that can help or hinder your placement. Of course, original content, relativity, and keywords account for a lot of where a website appears. However, there is one other thing that can affect your business’s place on the SERP, especially when people are searching for businesses near their location

Why NAP Listings Need To Be Consistent

If you needed to tell someone how to identify your business, a logical place to start would be your business’s name, address, and phone number. That reveals who your business is, where it can be located, and how it can be contacted. What if you told someone the wrong information? Would they be able to find your business? And if they did, would they feel a little off because they got the wron