How does Adobe define bounce rate? What’s the difference between exit and bounce rate? And how can these numbers be meaningfully used to better serve customers and ultimately improve results? Let’s take a closer look at some of the numbers you see in your digital marketing analytics platform to help answer this question.
Do you want more value from your Instagram stories? Interested in repurposing stories content on your Instagram profile? Instagram’s Highlights feature lets you combine multiple Instagram stories into long-term content your audience can discover at their convenience. In this article, you’ll discover how to create Instagram stories highlight albums for your business. #1: Create an [...]
Ask any digital marketer if they’ve been able to set their strategy on autopilot over the past decade, and I bet you’ll get a laugh or two—as well as an emphatic “No.” If we’ve learned anything it’s that the digital landscape is simply too fast-changing to keep the business as usual mindset. But while the [...]
Do you split test your Facebook ads? Looking for a more effective way to test Facebook ad variations? The Facebook Dynamic Creative ad feature automatically tests multiple variations of a single ad. In this article, you’ll discover how to use Facebook’s Dynamic Creative feature to reveal the optimal ad for your audience. What Is Facebook’s [...]
Is it possible to design the perfect popup? One so fiercely potent that people just can’t refuse to convert? The answer is YES, if you use my blueprint for the perfect popup design. Actually, perhaps it's a strong maybe, rather than a hard yes. It's not easy to be perfect, but these blueprints will certainly help you.
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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Facebook organic reach update for pages, Instagram Live sharing in Direct Messages, and Facebook shutting down their [...]
Infographic: What Marketers Really Think About Artificial Intelligence
A new infographic shows 47% of marketers consider artificial intelligence (AI) to be over-hyped. In addition, 43% of marketers believe vendors overpromise and underdeliver when it comes to AI. AdWeek
Can Autonomous Stores Catch On?
Brick-and-mortar stores are testing out an automation model, functionally converting their stores to vending machines. These may increase convenience and service levels for some customers, but many remain doubtful that this will take off in a big way. MarTech Today
Google Search Console Adds 16 Months of Data
Can I get a heck yes?! Google has confirmed that Google Search Console will now be able to show 16 months of data versus the typical 90 days. This is currently available in their beta version for some users, with a larger rollout pending. The SEM Post
The State of Video Marketing: Distribution, Topic, and Budget Trends
Marketers are saying that social media brings them the highest ROI for digital video distribution, followed by email. In addition, 50% of respondents are transferring budgets from traditional media budgets to finance digital video and 37% are reallocating budgets from digital media. MarketingProfs
Hulu Hits $1 Billion Ad Milestone
In 2017, Hulu hit a record for video advertising revenue at $1 billion. They also saw a 40% rise in subscribers year-over-year in 2017 for video-on-demand and Live TV products. MediaPost
Self-Driving Cars Have Landed at #CES2018, and Marketers Really Need to Pay Attention
Self-driving cars are more than just a surreal future world pipe dream — they’re well on their way to becoming a real disruption to our typical interactions with transportation. Aside from the daily interaction, self-driving cars can also serve as a site for real-time marketing communications. HubSpot
Forrester: Mobile will drive 69% of search ad growth by 2022
Mobile Marketer reports: “Mobile phones will drive most of the expansion in paid search ad spending, contributing an estimated 69% of the $19 billion in growth by 2022, according to Forrester research.” Mobile Marketer
How Marketers Are Turning Your Car Into a Branded Experience
Talking to your car isn’t as strange of a thought as it once was. But marketers and tech platforms are toying with the idea of taking this to the next level — providing helpful, timely information to consumers on-the-go. AdWeek
Why Brands Will Go To Extremes — Lengthwise — With Digital Video In 2018
Marketing Dive reports: “In 2017, marketers spent 2x as much on online video than they did on TV ads. While standard 30-second ads aren't going away, brands are increasingly experimenting with a wide array of video formats that push extremes length-wise.” Marketing Dive
Google Is Sunsetting Adwords Review Extensions
Next month, Google will be removing the text ad extensions that allow advertisers to highlight 3rd-party reviews within their ads. If you have used these extensions and want to keep the data, export it in AdWords this month. Search Engine Land
New Data Reveals It's Time to Change Your Headline Strategy
New research from Buzzsumo revealed some surprising insights about headlines that play best on Facebook — including which word combinations get the most engagement, and which to avoid. Social Media Today
On the Lighter Side:
M&M's debuts touchdown dance contest for Super Bowl - Mobile Marketer
Billy Mann Discusses Video Humor as a Tool for Marketing - Small Biz Trends
TopRank Marketing In the News:
Debbie Friez - 2018 Digital Marketing Trends From 20+ Marketing Experts - Hot in Social Media Josh Nite - Annual Content Planning: How To Kickstart Filling Your Editorial Calendar - HeidiCohen.com Lee Odden - What’s Trending: Bring It On, 2018 - LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Lee Odden - Social Media Experts and Influencers, to Follow in 2018 - SocialChamp Lee Odden - 5 Expert Tips To Refine Your Content Marketing Strategy For 2018 - Marketing Insider Group Lee Odden - Meet the Top 21 B2B Influencers to Watch in 2018 - B2B News Network Lee Odden - How To Research and Create Evergreen Content - BuzzSumo
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