Facebook, Instagram, Apple and Google Apps Search Ads Secrets – Make Money From Your Products

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A bit about search ads first.

There are billions of Apps and products out there and it is becoming harder and harder to stand out. You don’t want to spend countless of hours developing your dream app or products just to have close to zero sale per month.

This blog is an aggregate of the best secrets of Apple and Google Apps search ads for successful App developers.

This blog also includes tips and tricks for successful Google Search Ads, Facebook Search Ads and Instagram Search Ads for any product.

Facebook, Instagram, Apple and Google Apps Search Ads Secrets - Make Money From Your Products
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Apple Search Ads uses a Cost-Per-Tap (CPT) model, meaning that advertisers need to pay Apple every time someone “taps” on a Search Ad listing after performing a keyword search. While on other traditional mobile ad networks such as Google UAC or Facebook Ads, the advertiser usually pays per app install (Cost-Per Install model, or CPI) after a user saw or interacted with an ad.

Apple offers 2 types of search ads – basic and advanced. Which one should you choose?

I guess it depends upon the type of app and installs you want. Basic is CPI based vs Advanced is CPT based. This might make you think that Basic is better because you only pay when you get an install BUT that’s not the best way of looking at it. Basic has a much higher cost per install CPI than the cost per tap CPT you have from the advanced one. So unless your user either buys an IAP or paid app which makes more money than the CPI you paid to acquire that user, you might lose money.

Also, advanced lets your focus on specific keywords whereas Basic is mostly Apple’s own hidden algorithm showing your ads. Focusing on specific keywords is important because you don’t just want user to download the app, you want them to open and use it too. Since we don’t know how Apple will show your ad for basic, you have no clue whether your app is getting perfectly targeted.

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So you may or may not be paying more money for the install using Basic vs Advanced as advanced can get you a lot more impressions of the ad (and more downloads if your metadata is on point).

Apple Search Ads is an intent-based channel

This is important in the post-IDFA era because Apple looks at the context of a particular search to target ads based on keywords. By its very nature, ASA does not rely on IDs to target individuals. Attribution models already have an advantage over other channels that rely on IDs for individual behavioural targeting.

With Apple Search Ads, you can tap into user intent signals that match your offerings and attract higher-quality users. That’s why Apple claims such impressive performance numbers, such as 50 percent average conversion rates and 65 percent download rates.

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A bit about search ads first.

I personally would never run Basic for a free app (even if it has IAP) as the CPI is very high and unless I have a high conversion rate for the IAP, I would be losing money. For a paid app, it might work well though.

I have mostly tested Advanced. I did run Basic but the CPI was way too high so I stopped it. For advanced, I would advice:

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Start small but not too small. Like don’t set a daily budget of under $5 or over $20. Start with lets say $10 and keep it like that for 1-2 weeks and see how it works. Adjust the keywords in the search ad, adjust your screenshots, icon and other metadata to make it look more attractive if you notice people are clicking on the ad but not tapping the download button etc.

Before running search ads, make sure you have your freemium app monetization and DAU (active users) absolutely down. Like if you only have banner ads in the app and no way for user to buy the in app purchase, don’t bother with search ads yet if your cost per acquisition is too high. For example if your CPA is $2 in an extremely competitive app category, and you spend $2 to acquire a new user or you waste $2 on a user who taps on the ad but doesn’t hit download. You may never make your money back from your ads in the app. Banner ads aren’t even worth it imo unless you have thousands of active users. They hardly make a few pennies per 1000 impressions. Interstitial ads are better and make more money and Rewarded ads are even better. But still, you need to look at numbers to see whether you are at least breaking even.

Apple and Google gives you $100 credit for free to try it out, so use that to test it out and look at numbers, make changes etc.

Set the search ad settings correctly. There is an option for targeting audience – whom would you like to see your ad and options are “People who already have your app“, “People who don’t have your app” etc. Of course you don’t want to select the first option because they already have your app. You want to acquire new users. You can also choose the age of the audience. So for example, if you have an app which you is meant for people who own houses, you don’t want to target people under 25 or even 30 years old because most of them won’t own houses.

If you are getting taps (you spend money per tap) but not conversions (downloads), that means people are finding something on your app store page which they don’t like. This could be bad or missing reviews, bad screenshots, bad metadata etc. So get honest opinion from non-friends to see what they think of your app store page.

Search ads for paid apps OR apps with in app purchases is different than search ads for free apps. You should make sure your paid app OR IAP is priced right so that you can at least break even and preferably make a profit for every cost per acquiring the customer. For example – if your cost per acquisition is $5 (this can be pretty high for paid apps as a lot of people will often click and ad but then decide not to download the app maybe because of the pricing or some other metadata) and you have priced your app at $2.99, you are just burning money. Be intelligent.

Using keywords of other app names in same category might work for you. But I won’t suggest setting keywords for trademarked apps OR of popular apps which have nothing to do with your app category. This can get you called out for IP/Copyright/Trademark violation. This also won’t convert well because when people are search for a specific app (let’s say Facebook) and your calculator app shows up in the ad, no body is going to click on it as the user obviously is only looking to download Facebook.

I personally don’t like running ads in developing countries as – Admob pays very little in those countries, people don’t buy IAP much, people don’t buy paid apps much.

Don’t bid for keywords which have high competition OR very high CPT. Companies with deep pockets will kill you.

I am not a fan of the option “Search Match” (Automatically match my ad to relevant searches) which Apple gives you. I always disable that option.

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Search ads are good if you can afford it and if you have an app which fits the profile. It may or may not work for every app. Always look at numbers.

I’m guessing search ads are the ads you see in the App Store when you are searching for specific apps?

Yes, search ads are for the app store search. So if someone searches for a keyword which you have targeted your ad towards and you win the bidding battle for the ad space for the same keyword against someone else, your app’s ad gets shown.

Is there an average price per click that you pay?

Yes, Apple search ads are CPT based. Cost per tap. So if someone taps your ad, you pay what you won the bid for against some other person’s ads bid. For example – If you bid for a keyword “car” and you have set the maximum CPT at $0.20 and Bob who is also an app developer and is running ads and has set his “car” keyword at a CPT of $0.10, you will pay $0.11 because that’s what it took to win. Of course there are more factors – level of competition for that keyword, higher levels of CPT being bid by others etc which can drive the average CPT higher for you. That’s why you get to set the maximum you are willing to pay per keyword.

How many people searching for apps, see my game as an ad, and click on it per day for $10?

There is no general range of how many people might. You can use the maximum CPT to control the amount you spend per tap and you can also set an optional CPA (cost per acquisition) to ensure you don’t run at a loss. However, the first 2 weeks should usually be experimental and test it out with low budgets.

A very important thing to remember – you pay per tap – NOT per download. So if someone taps your ad and notices your screenshots look like crap and doesn’t download your app, you just lost money. This is why you need the metadata to be perfect and use the CPA field after 2 weeks to make sure you don’t run at loss.

Along with that, do you only pay for clicks? Do you pay more if they download your app after the click?

Yes you pay per click (tap to be technically correct). You don’t pay more if they download.

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I’m assuming you are constantly tracking How many active users you have and how much revenue you are generally getting to be able to ball-park any change in these numbers based off your ads being displayed.

Yes, I always monitor my ad spend and compare it to how many downloads I got (if this is for a paid app) or how many people bought the IAP and how much revenue I am making per day via Admob. I do this every morning. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t seem to let me track how many of those ad conversions converted into buying the in app purchase. So this throws me off a bit.

So, your CPA. Is this your cost for running the ads per download?

Regarding CPA. They let you set an optional CPA goal when running your ad campaign. Determining it is a bit of work. Like when I am starting out, I don’t have any numbers to look at, so I leave the CPA blank or set it as the same price as my IAP or paid app price. Basically I don’t want the cost per acquisition to exceed the IAP or paid app price because that would mean I am burning money and running at a loss instead of profit. However after running the campaign for 1-2 weeks and looking at the numbers for each day, I can guess a better CPA and if I think I definitely don’t want to exceed a certain number because it would make me lose money instead of break even/profit, I will set it. You don’t want to set the CPA too low – at least initially because then you won’t even get any impressions of your ads. For example: Looking at one of my ad campaigns right now, I have default CPT of $0.10 (cost per tap as you pay every time someone taps your ad – doesn’t matter whether they download or not). They let you set CPT on a per keyword basis too which overrides the default CPT. NOTE that CPT is the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the tap. This means that if you are at a battle with someone else who also wants the same ad space, you can win the battle if your CPT is even a cent higher. You only pay whatever amount it takes to win the battle, not the highest one which you have set your CPT at. So often, your Average CPT will be lesser than what you set it at which is good. So for this campaign, my default CPT is $0.10 and I have a few keywords with custom CPT of $0.20. After looking at my numbers for the past few weeks, I see that for most of my keywords, I have Average CPT of $0.15, $0.16, $0.19 and average CPA of $0.15, $0.33, $0.29. So if I want, after testing it for couple weeks, I can lower the CPA to $0.50 so that I never run it at a loss.

So if I spend 10 dollars in 1 day and 5 people downloaded the app, that would be a $2 CPA? Yes.

And I will repeat my previous statement: I always monitor my ad spend and compare it to how many downloads I got (if this is for a paid app) or how many people bought the IAP and how much revenue I am making per day via Admob. I compare and set the CPA based off of these. I do this every morning. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t seem to let me track how many of those ad conversions converted into buying the in app purchase. So this throws me off a bit.

Have you been able to verify your numbers and whether or not you are profiting based off these ads? Why not bump your ad spending even higher?

I have made money from certain types of apps and lost money by doing stupid stuff (running ad campaigns for a free with ads app but not having an IAP to remove ads, running ad campaigns for apps with only poverty banner ads and no full screen/interstitial/rewarded video ads which at least make some money, running ad campaigns for apps with generic keywords which are very high competition and gets out-bid by much bigger players with much deeper pockets, running ads where my CPA was higher than the money I was making off of the IAP or Paid app, running ad campaigns with a keyword which was for an app not even in my category which made users tap my ad, lose money and then they won’t download, running campaign with a keyword which was trademarked etc).

Basically, be intelligent, research, start slow and experiment with the $100 credit Apple gives you.

A few people asked me about rewarded ads vs interstitial ads for monetization. This is a bit off topic but I will throw this in.

Rewarded ads have a higher eCPM than regular interstitial ads, meaning you get paid more. Of course how high depends upon the type of app, number of users, placement of ads etc. I use Admob’s rewarded ads to mostly unlock features or number of XXX item usage in the app. There are other companies which offer them too. You can read a few points here for example:

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The high eCPM is good. What’s even better about them than regular interstitial is that they just provide a better user experience and less negative reviews. This is because the user is willingly choosing to watch an ad instead of their game getting randomly interrupted. And in return, the user gets some type of in app reward – more coins, unlock some feature etc. So this is a win win for the developer and the user.

How do you determine your CPA for an app with IAPs? (Like does iTunes Connect tell you this information?)

They let you set an optional CPA goal when running your ad campaign. Determining it is a bit of work. Like when I am starting out, I don’t have any numbers to look at, so I leave the CPA blank or set it as the same price as my IAP or paid app price. Basically I don’t want the cost per acquisition to exceed the IAP or paid app price because that would mean I am burning money and running at a loss instead of profit.

However after running the campaign for 1-2 weeks and looking at the numbers for each day, I can guess a better CPA and if I think I definitely don’t want to exceed a certain number because it would make me lose money instead of break even/profit, I will set it.

You don’t want to set the CPA too low – at least initially because then you won’t even get any impressions of your ads.

For example:

Looking at one of my ad campaigns right now, I have default CPT of $0.10 (cost per tap as you pay every time someone taps your ad – doesn’t matter whether they download or not). They let you set CPT on a per keyword basis too which overrides the default CPT. NOTE that CPT is the maximum amount you are willing to pay for the tap. This means that if you are at a battle with someone else who also wants the same ad space, you can win the battle if your CPT is even a cent higher. You only pay whatever amount it takes to win the battle, not the highest one which you have set your CPT at. So often, your Average CPT will be lesser than what you set it at which is good.

So for this campaign, my default CPT is $0.10 and I have a few keywords with custom CPT of $0.20.

After looking at my numbers for the past few weeks, I see that for most of my keywords, I have Average CPT of $0.15, $0.16, $0.19 and average CPA of $0.15, $0.33, $0.29.

So if I want, after testing it for couple weeks, I can lower the CPA to $0.50 so that I never run it at a loss.

So essentially with $2,000 its possible to have 10,000+ people click on your ad? That seems like a solid conversion rate if at least 1/10th of them download the app.

Depending upon the type of app, your CPT can vary. For me most of them have been about 20 cents. So yes, 10000 taps from $2000 is a good estimate. However – these are taps – not downloads. For downloads, you need to make sure your metadata is on point! Also you need to have monetization is place – IAP, paid apps etc to make sure you are actually making money off of these users which you are spending money to acquire.

How long did it take for you to start seeing impressions? We have pretty competitive keywords so i’m using extremely high CPT. $10+ and i’m still not seeing any impressions. It’s been 24 hours.

If you haven’t setup scheduled ads, it should be quick. I had mine within an hour if I remember right. I would suggest trying for less competitive keywords though.

What’s your experience and tips for driving iOS game app downloads via paid ads platforms like Facebook Ads, Apple Search Ads, Youtube ads, etc…?

No experience but as a iPhone user i often see myself downloading apps while browsing instagram. So I’d assume you’ll be spot on with instagram/snapchat/tiktok or maybe even youtube shorts.

App Store search ads keyword match types

Search Ads involve three different types of keyword matches.

They are ways for you to tell Apple whether you want to bid on keywords exactly as you enter them or more broadly. This is influenced by campaign goals and will ultimately determine campaign results. So you must first understand the different types of keyword matches Apple offers.

Broad Match

Broad match is the default keyword match type. By selecting broad match, you are telling Apple that you want to bid on the keywords you select and other keywords that are broadly related to them.

Broad match includes misspellings, plurals, closely related words, synonyms, related searches, related phrases, and translations.

For example, when you type “Friends,” Apple also considers variations of “Friend,” “Amigo,” “Freind,” and more.

Exact match

Exact match helps you narrow your ad bid spread. By choosing exact match, you’re telling Apple that you want to bid exactly as entered for the selected keyword.

Common misspellings and plural forms will also be taken into account.

For example, when you type “friends,” Apple will consider “friends” and “friends.

Search matching

Search matches are best suited for keyword discovery. By selecting Search Match, you allow Apple to use its metadata to automatically match your app to relevant keywords and search terms.

For Search Match to work, your app’s metadata needs to be up to date and optimized. This means that App Store optimizations have been completed and recently updated. In this way, Apple can easily pull information about your app and generate the best and most relevant keywords.

App Store Search campaign types

When creating an account to start keyword bidding, ASA best practice is to split your keywords into four different campaign types: Generic, Branded and Competitor, and Discovery.

Generic Campaigns

Typically set to broad match, generic campaigns use keywords that are relevant to your app. For example, if you have a fitness app, you should include keywords such as “fitness” or “exercise” in this campaign. The purpose of the general campaign is to attract high intent app store visitors.

Branded campaigns

You will want to use a brand campaign to reach a more specific audience searching for your brand in the App Store, drive reinstalls and brand protection. Your keywords in this campaign will be keywords related to your brand name or a variation thereof. By bidding generously on your branded keywords, you ensure that your competitors don’t take this valuable space away from you.

Competitor activity

Set up exact matches, competitor campaigns to target App Store users who are searching for competitors. Keywords for these types of campaigns include your direct competitor’s name or a variation of their name.

Discovery campaigns

You need to set up a discovery campaign to discover new keywords or find alternative keywords that you are not using in other campaigns.

To maximize the effectiveness of a Discovery campaign, new keywords from Discovery should be added as exact match keywords to the other three campaign types, and all keywords from branded, generic, and competitor campaigns should be added as negative keywords in Discovery.

Best practices for using Apple Search Ads

Getting started with Apple Search Ads isn’t a problem. But you need to make sure you adopt some best practices that will ultimately help you make the most of your investment. Here are some App Store advertising best practices you should follow when using Apple Search Ads.

Review app metadata before launching a campaign

Before launching a new campaign, you’ll want to visit App Store Connect and take a closer look at app metadata. The appearance of your ads will be based on your app’s metadata, and you won’t be able to change it later. Keep in mind that the same ad is unlikely to be shown to every user. Some people may get a simple description of the app, while others will see screenshots and preview videos.

USP-based targeted keywords

This is very important for marketers using ASA Advanced. You need to do some research and identify keywords that will increase installs. For example, if you have a fitness tracking app, use keywords like “fitness tracker” or “diet plan” as keywords. You must understand the search patterns of your audience because it can greatly improve your conversion rate.

You can always expect higher competition with general keywords, but if you can find more specific keywords, they will not only be cheaper to bid on, but will also have a higher conversion rate.

Tip: Use the keyword research in your ASO strategy to understand your options and sync your goals!

Use the 80/20 budget allocation method for App Store promotions

When comparing keywords, you must split your keywords between broad match and exact match. 80% of your spend should go to exact match and the remaining 20% should go to broad match. Both will be used primarily for discovery campaigns to identify keywords that perform better than others.

Exact match keywords will allow you to attract and convert interested users. They will be easier to convert and more likely to generate more revenue. They may cost more, but they will also pay off. Ideally, you should allocate an 80/20 budget to get the maximum return. Once you start generating interest, you can also reduce your budget allocation.

How to leverage your app business within ASO and ASA on iOS app store?

The great thing about Apple Search Ads is that you can use the search match feature to identify new keywords. When Search Match is enabled, your ads are automatically matched to new search terms based on metadata in your App Store listings, information about similar apps of the same type, and other available search data.

The ability to check keyword relevancy is an invaluable part of Apple Search Ads. In just a few hours, you can run a small test campaign to collect data and get a complete picture of which keywords to optimize for in your ASO efforts. By analyzing Tap Through Rate (similar to Click Through Rate on the web), in-store conversion rates, and actual downloads, you can begin to develop a more effective ASO strategy. In addition, you can use attribution tools to explore the LTV of each keyword for campaign analysis.

ASA can help you narrow down your ASO strategy, but it’s not a gold mine; ASO is a long-term strategy, and your goal should be to keep increasing natural downloads. A key learning point is to look at ASA data from a longer-term perspective so you can see the true trends and performance of each keyword.

Apple Search Ads only work if you know how to properly target your keywords. To ensure maximum app visibility and download rates, you need to target specific and general keywords and carefully determine how much you are willing to bid for each keyword. An easy way to find keywords is to use a tool that automatically compiles a list of targeted keywords. You should increase your bids until you reach your cost-per-acquisition target and start winning downloads from popular keywords related to your niche.

Unfortunately, simply outbidding your competitors for high-volume keywords isn’t enough to win the number one spot, because Apple also considers the relevance of your app to the keyword. To ensure you always rank #1, you need to combine winning bids with ASO optimization. Factors that affect your ASO include app name, URL, description, reviews, and ratings.

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So, how should you optimize your Search Ads campaigns for profitability?

1. Cost-Per-Acquisition (CPA) Goal:

The first thing you need to determine is how much you can afford to spend for every Search Ads install, so how much your target CPI (Cost-Per-Install) or Cost-Per-Acquisition (CPA) Goal — as Apple names it — should be. Note the difference in naming here: unlike other networks, Apple uses the word “Acquisition” and not “Install” because they actually only measure when users hit download and not when they have actually fully installed the game (we will hear more on that important difference later in this article).

To do this, if you are already running campaigns on other networks, you know your customer LTV (lifetime value), or how much every user will spend on average in your game.

Let’s say your game net LTV is $6 for iOS users in the United States.

On Apple Search Ads, you can either set your bids based on a Max CPT (Cost-Per-Tap) you are willing to pay or choose a CPA Goal, which means Apple will try to display your ads automatically and maximize conversions. But we don’t recommend that option because, while it will make sure you don’t go above your target CPA, it will limit your impressions quite a lot so you will miss out on several opportunities to convert.

So, for Max CPT, we usually apply a 30% ratio of the LTV of the game we’re promoting, because we normally observe an average 30% conversion rate (from taps to installs) on Search Ads.

In that case, we would be using:

Max CPT Bid = $6 x 30% = $2

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 Measuring your ROAS:

Now comes the most important part: What’s the revenue generated from your Search Ads campaigns?

Apple doesn’t track (or share) any detailed activity coming from the Search Ads installs they have provided you. So you will have to use your MMP for that.

Depending on the LTV curve of your game, you’d be looking at your Day 7, 15, 30 etc. ROAS (Return on Ad Spend) on a campaign, ad group or keyword level.

Cohort Reports for Search Ads Campaigns in Adjust

Let’s say you use Day-7 as a goal, you will then be doing this calculation:

Day-7 ROAS = Day-7 MMP Revenue / Search Ads Spend

And then compare that your Day-7 ROAS goal. If it’s above that, that’s a good sign and you should keep your campaigns/ad-groups active but make sure you monitor the retention of these users in the long run to validate their good performance.

If it’s below your goal, let’s say by more than 25%, then you should consider pausing or reducing the spend on these ad groups or campaigns.

That’s the formal way of assigning and reporting revenue coming from Search Ads.

But you have to take into consideration the installs that are not seen by your MMP and which may have also generated revenue.

ROAS = ((Revenue) * (1 + LAT Rate x 50%)) / Search Ads Spend

Bid Optimization:

Once you have launched your campaigns, give it a few days and then look at the performance of the ad groups you have created.

The first thing you need to check is if the keywords you have selected convert to installs. If there are ad groups with a Conversion Rate below 25%-20% it means that the keywords you have chosen are either too broad or not relevant. You should then consider pausing or reducing the bid on these ad groups.

On the contrary, for ad groups and keywords that have a high Conversion Rate, for example anything above 30%, you should increase your bid for as long as it’s aligned with your projected ROAS. In order to know how much is necessary, in the Search Ads interface, Apple suggests a bid range to have an indication of how much you should spend to match or beat your competitors. You should adjust your bids for every keyword that are are below the suggested bid ranges (as long as it stays within your target CPA goals).

Many factors affect how your Apple Search Ads Basic app promotions perform, including relevancy, your maximum cost-per-install (max CPI) amount compared to your competitors, and user response to your ad. The following best practices can help improve your app promotion results.

  • Review your metadata in App Store Connect to ensure it’s the best representation of your app. Your app title, descriptions, and keywords are all considerations Apple Search Ads uses to assess your app’s relevance for specific search queries, so you should take great care in crafting them. Apple Search Ads Basic also uses the app name, subtitle, description, preview videos, and screenshots approved for your App Store product page to create your ad. Take the time to review your app metadata in App Store Connect before you start using Apple Search Ads Basic.

    Review App Store metadata best practices

    Note that if you change your App Store metadata, it can take up to 24 hours to be reflected in the ad preview within your account, and up to two hours to be reflected in your ad on the App Store.
  • Take a look at your ad creative. It can play a key role in your app promotion performance. Because Apple Search Ads uses the app name, subtitle, description, preview videos, and up to the first three screenshots approved for your App Store product page to create your ad, you may want to consider adjusting these assets if your ad isn’t performing well.
  • Consider your product page, too, as it can also help drive installs. With three app previews, 10 screenshots, and new text fields, product pages offer more opportunities to showcase your work.
  • If your ad isn’t delivering results, try raising your max CPI to increase the likelihood of your ad being shown. You can use the suggested max CPI in your dashboard as a guide to help determine the right amount.
  • Consider running your app promotion in all the countries and regions where your app is available. This will give you more opportunities to reach interested customers. Check your monthly budget to make sure you’re reaching as many customers as possible. You may need to increase your budget, especially if you’re running app promotions in multiple countries and regions.
  • Make sure you’re using the right business model. The right business model for your app balances your goals with the expectations of key audiences, and can also affect the performance of your app in App Store search, including with Apple Search Ads. If you’ve tried the above and still aren’t seeing results, it’s a good idea to review App Store best practices. Learn more here…

Google Search Ads Optimization Techniques

Tips for Scaling a performing Google Search Campaign

Don’t dedicate an entire campaign for a top-performing keywords.

How long did you “test[ed] simply raising budget” for? Are we talking about a week, month, multiple months?

Here are some other options for you:

  • Review your Impression Share and top of page rate metrics (Impr. (Top) % and Impr. (Abs. Top) %). Are these trending in the right direction? Are you losing out due to budget on high-performing campaigns? How do your ads perform when you’re placing above organic search results vs below (aka “Other”)?
  • Look at 30-, 60-, and 90-day windows for things like audiences, demographics, and locations. Are there options here that are high-spending but underperforming, and could be excluded? This would allow, moving forward, al of the budget to be spent on better-performing targeting options.
  • Consider testing new ad copy. If you can achieve stronger CTR, this allows you to generate traffic within the existing impression volume.
  • My preferred setup is to group keywords by a shared intent. I have B2B SaaS clients, so the majority of my campaigns are all focused on very high-intent searches that contain both context (around my clients’ services/solutions/vertical) and intent (keywords matching to search terms including “software”, “platform”, “solutions”, etc). To scale traffic, I’ve created a separate campaign that bids on keywords that contain just the contextual terms, but not the software-intent, with lower (manual) bids, using negative keywords to appropriately filter traffic. Considering splitting out your campaigns/ad groups by high-intent vs low-intent keywords, with budget given to higher performers.
  • Example: Let’s say your client offers a software for enterprise businesses to manage their cybersecurity. A high-intent keyword would be something like “enterprise cybersecurity software”, whereas a low-intent keyword would be just “enterprise cybersecurity”. We still require the user to use “enterprise cybersecurity” in some context, but that short-tail keyword does not require any specific intent like looking for a third-party tool/platform.

The keyword “enterprise cybersecurity software” will likely be significantly more expensive, and likely lower search volume/impressions, but has a clear, higher intent. The shorter-tail keyword will get you a larger number of impressions, but has a higher likelihood of leading to potentially lower-quality searches and clicks. I’d recommend starting out with trying to capture the high-intent searches first, but when you’re looking to scale, that’s where I’d add in the low-intent keywords, but separated into their own campaign, or at least a separate ad group.

On average, you spend a good amount of money on Google Ads, but still not worth the money results. So, spending the money without having the proper knowledge is a waste! And spending money with no results hurts, right? Don’t worry! We will tell you how you can get the value of your money. We will discuss tips and tricks to improve your Goggle Ads conversion rates.

Follow the ways below to improve your Google Ads Conversion Rates:

• Lead With an Attractive Offer or Value

The book cover is the Book’s first impression. And, you might have heard- “don’t judge a book by its cover”. Well, that’s exactly what we all do. We take a look at the book cover if it doesn’t please our eyes, we move on to the next.

Similarly, the headline is the first impression of your content. If it doesn’t please the eyes of your visitor, he/she won’t take an action on it. Hence, use some catchy phrases to create an attractive headline that will lead your content.

• Refine your CTAs

You need to tell your visitors what to do, otherwise, they won’t turn act! Yes, that’s true! It’s you who have to direct your website to take an action by generating a need for it.

Studies show that the most used CTAs by top-notch brands are- “get”, “buy”, and “shop”. Phrases like these, create an urge to take action, and that’s what improves your conversion rate.

• Boost your CTRs

Create content copy that can convince a reader to click right through your product. Write blogs or Ad copies that can convince your visitors to click. And for this, understand your audience. Convince them that they are missing something big and your product can fulfill that crack.

Don’t try to hurry them up to buy your product. Remember, in this step you just have to convince them to walk through your content and not buy your product. Use soft tone phrases like “get a quote”, “get more details”, etc.

• Align your Ad with an Accurate Landing Page

The general mistake we do sometimes is not checking up on our landing page. Whether we aligned our ad to the right landing page or not! Or, is the ad redirecting to the correct landing page or order! If you won’t do this right, you can lose a large audience.

For example, Your ad is about American diamond earrings, but the ad is aligned to a bangles landing page. This is not fulfilling the purpose of your Ad, and you will lose your potential customer here only.

Create a landing page for every segment and align them with the Ad properly.

• Work on your Quality Score

When you create or run a Google Ad, your Ad gets a ranking which is called Quality Score. This score is given based on the performance of your product. How much your Ad is impacting the audience, how it is performing in the market, how effective it is, and what value it’s giving out!

All these factors decide your Ad’s quality score.

According to studies, the more the quality score the lesser the overall CTR cost. This quality score can be improved by three factors- the landing page, the CTR, and Ad relevance.

• Don’t Miss out on your Social Proofs

People trust reviews. They are afraid of being the first one to use or buy anything. They look for the assurance and experience of others to rely on! Hence, putting out your social proofs is very important. Include the brands or firms you have worked with, put their reviews, and that will make you look authentic and preferred. This will attract and convince the visitors to be your potential loyal customers.

• Step-On your Competitors

Sometimes, not getting enough conversions via Google can be a targeting issue. And to sort that, you should focus on the audience’s intent. Like, what they are looking to buy, what is their need, etc. And, a clear way of doing this is branded keyword search.

Branded keyword search is when a person looks for something brand specific.

For example: “dresses on Myntra”, “Sports shoes on Reebok”, etc.

When a person will search the above keywords, he/she will not only get the results for the brands above but the Ads of alternatives too. That’s what stepping on your competitors is! Run your Ads on the brand keyword research of other competitive brands. I know, it’s something that sounds illegal but isn’t!

• Enhance your Landing Page

Optimizing Ads is not just enough! You need to work on everything else. One of the major things is the landing page. By having visitors directed to your landing page, you will have a task to fulfill what a visitor is expecting from you. Your landing page should have all the information needed in an organized manner. Don’t fill it heavily, but keep it on point.

Put product videos or video testimonials of the product or service, they tend to have greater chances to hook your visitors. And, the videos can help you better with conversion rates.

• Run Mobile-Friendly Ads

With the world going mobile, it’s important that you run mobile-friendly Ads. Keep the dimensions of your posters or Ad copies that can fit a mobile screen efficiently. Make it easy to access for the visitors. The only-desktop specific Ads will not look good on the mobile screen, and you might lose a great set of audience as most people access things through their mobiles.

Hence, move with the trend.

• Use Remarketing

We often forget how important remarketing is! Many times, a customer leaves the product in the cart or wishlist and forgets about it! Remarketing can help you catch back such customers. Look for Ads that performed great and are older. Run then again, they will lead your old visitors as well as create new leads as well.

Google Ads can be a whooping asset to convert your visitors into customers. You just need to do things right! If you will implement the above tips in the right manner the Google Ads conversion rate will definitely go up!

If anyone of you bright people has more tips to add, please feel free to add your opinions and suggestions. It’s always great to learn.

Read More: Conversion Rate Optimization Services

Another way to get good quality score on your ads these days is to write really awkward headlines that include the keywords, and then pinning any discounts. Kinda sucks but it’s been working better for me than traditional CTAs.

Quiz1: Jim Has Created A Google Search Ad With A Bid Of $5. Two Other Advertisers In An Auction Have Bids Of $2.50 And $2. How Much Would Jim Pay For The First Spot In The Auction?

Answer1: $2.51

Quiz2: True Or False? Google Audiences Are Updated On Every Impression, So Advertisers Can Reach Only The Most Relevant Consumers On YouTube Answer.

Answer2: True

Quiz3: On which social network should you share content most frequently? Correct Answer

Answer3: Twitter

Quiz4: You Want To Find New, High-Value Customers Using Their Data. Which Audience Solution Should You Use

Answer4: Similar Audiences

Meaning of key terms used in this blog:

Avg CPA: The average amount you’ve been charged for a conversion from your ad. Average cost per action (CPA) is calculated by dividing the total cost of conversions by the total number of conversions. 

  • For example, if your ad receives 2 conversions, one costing $2.00 and one costing $4.00, your average CPA for those conversions is $3.00.
  • Average CPA is based on your actual CPA (the actual amount you’re charged for a conversion from your ad), which might be different than your target CPA (the amount you’ve set as your desired average CPA if using Target CPA bidding).
  • Use performance targets to set an average CPA target for all campaign in a campaign group.

Avg CPT: This is the maximum amount you’re willing to pay for a tap on your ad.

Your default max CPT bid applies across all keywords in your ad group unless you specify a max CPT bid at the keyword level.

When calculating the amount of your max CPT bid:

  1. Decide what amount you can afford to spend on a new customer or action. Let’s say it’s $2.50 (U.S.).
  2. Estimate the percentage of customers who tap your ad and who you think will download your app or take your desired action. In this case, you estimate 40%.
  3. Calculate what you can afford to pay up to 40% of $2.50 (U.S.) — or $1.00 (U.S.) — for each tap. Therefore, set your starting default maximum CPT bid to $1.00 (U.S.).

Avg CPM: Average cost-per-thousand-impressions (CPM) is the average amount you pay per one thousand ad impressions on the App Store.

CR: The conversion rate (CR) is the total number of installs received within a period divided by total number of taps within the same period.

Dimensions: A dimension is an element of your Apple Search Ads campaign that can be included in a custom report. For example, campaign ID or CPT bid. Dimensions appear as rows in your custom reports.

Impression Share: The share of impressions your ad(s) received from the total impressions served on the same search terms or keywords, in the same countries and regions. Impression share is displayed as a percentage range, such as 0-10%, 11-20%, and so on. This metric is only available in predefined Impression Share custom reports and on the Recommendations page.

Impressions: The number of times your ad appeared in App Store search results within the reporting time period.

Installs: The total number of conversions from new downloads and redownloads resulting from an ad within the reporting period. Apple Search Ads installs are attributed within a 30-day tap-through window. Note that total installs may not match totals of LAT Off and LAT On installs, as additional downloads may come from customers using iOS 14 or later.

LAT Off Installs: Downloads from users who are using iOS 13 or earlier and have not enabled Limit Ad Tracking (LAT) on their device.

LAT On Installs: Downloads from users who are using iOS 13 or earlier and have enabled Limit Ad Tracking (LAT) on their device.

Match Source: This identifies whether your impression was the result of Search Match or a bidded keyword.

New Downloads: These represent app downloads from new users who have never before downloaded your app.

Rank: How your app ranks in terms of impression share compared to other apps in the same countries and regions. Rank is displayed as numbers from 1 to 5 or >5, with 1 being the highest rank. This metric is only available in predefined Impression Share reports and on the Recommendations page.

Redownloads: Redownloads occur when a user downloads your app, deletes it, and downloads the same app again following a tap on an ad on the App Store, or downloads the same app on an additional device.

Search Popularity: The popularity of a keyword, based on App Store searches. Search popularity is displayed as numbers from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most popular.

Search Term: Search terms are keywords and phrases that people have used to find the particular type of app they’re looking for.

Spend: The sum of the cost of each customer tap on your ad over the period of time set for your reporting.

Taps: The number of times your ad was tapped by users within the reporting time period.

TTR: The tap-through rate (TTR) is the number of times your ad was tapped by customers divided by the total impressions your ad received.

Keywords: Keywords are relevant words or terms someone may use when searching for an app like yours on the App Store. With Apple Search Ads Advanced, you bid on keywords to trigger and include your ad within relevant App Store search results — so when an App Store customer types in a search query that uses one of your keywords, your ad could appear.

Apple Search Ads knows a lot about your app and its genre, and will provide a list of keyword recommendations to save you time when you add keywords to a search results ad group. You can also add keywords of your own, and Apple Search Ads will suggest a further set of keywords related to the ones you’ve provided. To add any of them to your ad group, simply click the plus sign next to them.

I’ve managed +$10M in paid media over the last 8 years. Here are a few “less mainstream” FREE tools/websites/extensions I use. Hope this helps!

1. Adveronix

Adveronix is a handy Google Sheets add-on that allows you to export data from Facebook Ads, Google Ads, or any other channel automatically into a spreadsheet daily. You can then connect this spreadsheet to Google Data Studio and have a free connector for most media channels.

2. Polymer Search

Polymer Search has been one of my latest finds and a beneficial tool for creative analysis (and a few other things). For example, I usually test new creatives on Facebook Ads using dynamic creative testing campaigns.

I can then simply export my Facebook Ads data into a spreadsheet, connect it to Polymer Search, and immediately see which creative elements are working the best and which ones aren’t. The Auto-Explainer tool uses AI to immediately sort “Above Average” and “Below Average” creatives.

There’s also a ton more this tool can do – massive potential for media buyers.

3. BuiltWith

Before taking on any new client, one of my first steps is always to look at their website.

Suppose I don’t see anything like Klaviyo, Google Analytics, the Facebook Pixel, or any other marketing-related tech. In that case, this is usually a sign the client might be in a too early stage for me to help them out.

BuiltWith also helps you look into competitors and see what sorts of software they’re using.

4. Ad Creative Bank

The Ad Creative Bank is one of my top sources to find creative inspiration for new ads. It’s pretty simple: just look into the type of ads you want to create and browse through their well-organized library of great-looking ads.

5. Unicord Ads

Same as above, with the difference that you can sort by different industry/niche.

I find the ad quality slightly lower than Ad Creative Bank, but still a great library of ads to discover new brands and find inspiration for yourself!

6. One Click Extensions Manager

If you’re anything like me, your Google Chrome browser has +10 extensions cluttering your view. In short, One Click Extensions Manager allows you to organize all extensions into one single icon near your search tab, which makes everything feel a little more organized.

VidTao.com YouTube ads searchable by adspend over time. Perfect for modelling and competitive research.

And not forgetting:

Facebook Ad Library : Shouldn’t be overlooked.

Surferseo – it have free tier with a bit of tools
lsigraph.com – when you have no idea of keywords 

I’ve audited a dozen Facebook campaigns this month. Here’s the common mistakes I’m seeing people make:

Most of these mistakes were from ad accounts that are in the early testing stage and spending under $100/day. The majority of these mistakes are related to what NOT to do during the testing stage in an ad account. I had a few people get audits that were spending higher amounts ($500/day and above) but their situation was very specific and the solution I provided was also specific so it most likely wouldn’t add much value to share that scenario.

  1. Multiple interests and/or behaviors in one ad set (aka stacked audiences)

Doing this defeats the purpose of testing because you don’t know which interest is bringing in the results. Many other reasons to not do this during testing including you could have a great interest stacked with a bad one and that could skew the potential results. There are some instances where maybe it would be okay to have 2 stacked interests if the audiences are very small, but what I was seeing people do often is stack over 10 interests and behaviors into a single ad set.

2. Using CBO (campaign budget optimization) too early

CBO is not recommended for testing stage in Facebook ads. I’ve seen a couple of people do fine with CBO for testing but it logically doesn’t make sense because you don’t have much control over the budget allocation. This is why ad set budget is better for testing because when you want to put $20/day into one and set and $20/day into another, you know that the test is even. CBO will most likely not even out that budget. Even with setting ad set budget minimums and all of those constraints, which is sort of redundant. Facebook will recommend doing CBO by giving you messages inside of the ads manager but most of what Facebook says in their ads manager is not based off your current situation. They don’t know that you are in a testing phase and don’t have enough data to do a CBO, they just see that you are trying to spend a certain amount per day and they recommend CBO. Facebook’s ad manager isn’t smart enough to say “I see you are testing headline combinations – you should switch to ad set budget” or “I see you are trying to scale your store – you should use a CBO campaign”. You should use CBO once you’ve properly tested at least 4 audiences with ad set budget optimization.

3. Creating Lookalike audiences with low-quality data as a hail Mary

Yes, lookalike audiences are pretty neat. When you don’t have enough purchases, there are other source data pools that you can create them with. Video views, website traffic, page engagement, etc. The problem is you are pretty much creating a lookalike audience based on people who DON’T buy. Especially if you don’t have anyone buying your product. There is probably something wrong with your targeting as it is and you need to stick to interest targeting and optimizing for purchase conversions. I’ve seen people run a traffic campaign, get a few hundred clicks, and zero sales. This is because you are getting very low-quality traffic from Facebook and creating a lookalike is just going to find more people similar to that low-quality data. If you have a sort of “niche product” and you think that you can’t target them based on interests then you are not thinking outside of the box enough to find interests to test (more on finding the right interests in a later section).

4. Spreading too little per ad set and running multiple ad sets (I’ve seen as little as $3/day budgets)

For the campaigns that I audited, I gave them each a different recommended daily spend per ad set depending on their budget, niche, etc. so I don’t want to say that you should spend X amount per ad set, but $3/day is way too low. If you have a small budget, then you are better off testing less and spending more per ad set. So if you are doing $3/day to over 10 different ad sets to try and test 10 different audiences, you are going to get better data from spreading that same amount across 2-3 different audiences.

5. Interests narrowing and exclusions

I’ve seen some exclusions that make sense like excluding AliBaba and dropshipping whenever they were getting comments on the ads, but I’ve seen this done where the audience they were targeting needed to have interest in fashion AND apparel. Doing this is trying to target better than Facebook which is usually not a good idea to do unless you’ve tested both audiences on their own and if they are different categories of interests (music taste w/ hobby, industry interest w/ behavior targeting, etc.). At a testing stage this will cause CPM to be higher than needed.

6. Trying to target high-income people

This is on par with the previous mistake, but I wanted to make this its own blurb. Just because someone has a lot of money doesn’t mean they are going to shop at your store. You aren’t going to have better luck targeting the top 10% of zip codes based on income for your $20 sunglasses. Higher income people resonate better with name brand products that have credibility behind them so you would probably need to build up credibility, stellar branding, and high-quality products before attempting to target high-income people on Facebook.

7. Targeting interests that are too obvious

Your target demographic has many layers to their personality and social media behavior. When you sell a certain product and you only target the interest that is literally named the same thing that your product is, then you are limiting yourself to interests that your competition is probably targeting as well. Some of the best interests I’ve ran ads towards with Facebook ads are two or three degrees of separation from the product. I’ve sold supplements that were geared towards people who engage in certain activity, so instead of just targeting “supplement” I targeted “activity” interests. I’ve targeted music interests based on certain elements of a product that I’ve ran ads for, and the product wasn’t a music related product at all but people who liked that product typically listened to a certain type of music as well.

8. Focusing on cheap link clicks instead of purchases

The amount that you pay for a click does not matter if you are getting little to no sales. You want to pay more for expensive clicks from people that Facebook deems as likely to make a purchase or whatever action you are wanting them to do. I’ve audited a few campaigns where they ran two ad sets and the owner of the ad account concluded that “Ad Set 1” was better than “Ad Set 2” because it got clicks for half the cost. But neither of them got a sale, so neither is better than the other. Or I’ve audited campaigns where the store owner says “this ad did well, it got over 1,000 clicks” but it got zero sales. Typically this was done with an improper campaign setup anyway so none of those clicks were going to convert either way.

9. Not testing ads/audiences long enough

One campaign that I audited turned off an ad after just a few hours of letting it run because Facebook was spending the money too fast. I recommend letting a test run for at least 5 days. If the ad is setup properly then you will have some good days, some bad days, and some okay days. I’ve seen many times where the best day ever is right after a very bad day. Know that a bad day is still data for Facebook because it is learning what NOT to do.

10. Hanging on to an audience that stopped working

Audiences, ads, and campaigns can eventually stop working after a certain amount of time, regardless of how well they worked at one time. There are many reasons for this to happen which would be a whole post on its own, but if you’re struggling to get an audience to work then just move on and try again in the future. I audited a campaign that was running ads to a specific lookalike audience that was setup very odd and it wasn’t producing them very good results recently anyway, so I obviously recommended that they turn it off and try setting it up a different way that would be more likely to work. The user did not take the advice because that was their best performing audience many months ago. This is why you want to be diverse with your targeting so that when an audience stops working, you don’t cling onto it like overly attached girlfriend meme.

11. Setting up a funnel that is filled with low quality data

Running traffic campaigns is just going to get you a ton of traffic that is most likely not going to turn into a purchase. You are more likely to get a purchase from 100 high quality clicks than you would 1,000 low-quality clicks. Traffic campaigns give you the absolute bottom of the barrel traffic that Facebook has to offer. What I see people do is setup a funnel with traffic campaigns at the top, and retargeting at the bottom with a campaign optimized for conversions. This makes sense in theory, but in practice you are just continuing to retarget the low-quality traffic. And it just costs too much money to spend going after those low-quality clicks over and over again when you could just go straight for the purchase conversions campaign traffic. Those are the ones that are more likely to purchase without needing to see the ads 5 times. There are a lot of impulse buyers within those campaigns. Do this even if your store has zero purchases.

12. Worrying about 4 steps ahead when they are still on step 1

“I’m spending $50/day but what should I expect when I am scaling and spending $1,000/day?” That is going to be different for everybody but this is one of those situations where they are trying to solve a problem that hasn’t even happened yet and you’re essentially taking focus away from the step you are at right now and projecting it into a future scenario that may or may not happen.

13. Thinking the cost per purchase that they got on their own is what they’ll continue to see

If you are doing things incorrectly with Facebook ads, then you should expect to see results that are not very good. It’s one thing to have a frame of mind like “I’m not getting good results on my own but I think they could be better” as compared to “I’ve been running ads for two weeks with little to no experience and I’m paying too much to get a customer so Facebook isn’t worth it”.

3 Lessons After Spending $350K Since iOS 14.5 Hit

1. Account Structure

For me, it feels as if Facebook likes to have the account even more structured than previously. I rarely ever now use Cost Caps because of the delayed sales coming in and generally tend to have an account structure like this:

1 – TOF Scaling Campaign

2 – TOF Testing Campaign

3 – MOF/BOF Campaign (Try combining MOF/BOF in 1 Campaign if possible)

All in all, I try to consolidate my spend into as few campaigns as possible, and I still leverage Broad Targeting (No targeting at all). It has been working quite well for me on most accounts.

If you’re spending less than $500/d, I’d say Look a likes also are impacted. They are not getting as many data points as they were getting before, and therefore generally now have a lower value than before.

If you’re at the sub $500/d range, try Big Interests or just Broad Targeting if your look a like audiences are struggling.

2. Retargeting

Retargeting has changed a lot for me.

Especially at lower budget accounts, I broadened that retargeting window. Where I previously had 14D ATC, it is now 60 days. I also often combine multiple retargeting audiences, such as Add to Cart and View Content.

All in all, I try to have as few exclusions as possible since even if you e.g., exclude purchasers, those people see the ads. I’ve noticed this because a lot of new TOF Ads are getting comments from people who bought within the last 1-2 weeks from the brand.

So, with exclusions not being as effective, you want to prevent overlaps in retargeting audiences, which is why I consolidate.

3. Patience

Overall, tracking purchases has never been more challenging, and it feels to me as if Facebook is only tracking 40%-60% of all purchases from Facebook. This is why it is now super essential to look at your overall ROAS (Revenue / Ad Spend)

If your revenue increases when you scale up, but your ads manager is not showing up any purchases, they most likely come from your ads (Unless you’re running a big email promotion, got featured on a big magazine, or something like that, of course)

Purchases tend to show up in bulk for me in the ads manager after a few days, so don’t freak out if you see a low ROAS on your side, as long as the revenue is there. Make fewer day-to-day changes and keep an eye on results for a longer time.

Insights From Doing $150K+ a Day in Revenue on Facebook Ads

March 2022 Update on this: For those just seeing this now, Facebook has become significantly harder, but the general strategy here still works. And that’s testing LOTS of creatives, not fancy hacks. We’ve since started spending over $10K+ per day on Tik Tok as well and it’s doing WAY better than facebook for us.

What’s up everyone! Just wanted to drop in and share some insights into what it takes to manage $20K-60K+ a day in spend on facebook in DTC ecom. (I’ve done $150K-250K revenue days on facebook, personal best in terms of ROAS was a bit over $200K in revenue at about $60K in spend on a single one of our brands, not including black friday which was insane)

Just a caveat here, how I run ads might not work for you, especially if you’re super low in spend. Different brands require different strategies, and most importantly, my own strategies are constantly developing. How I test and scale on facebook now is completely different than how it was 6 months ago for example. Also another caveat, some of the tactics we use are really only necessary at a super high level as you’ll see here, if you’re a mom and pop shop they won’t be necessary (for example running multiple facebook pages which I’ll get into).

When I first got started in online advertising, I was always searching for the ‘perfect’ way to run ads through shitty gurus, and honestly there is NO perfect way. I recommend learning the basics and devising your own strategy, which is what I ended up doing. Another thing, at lowish spend (less than $5K-10K+ a day I would say, you’re usually going to get decent fluctuations in performance day to day on facebook. Consistency on facebook comes from high spend and feeding the algo as many data points as possible.

I’m fortunate enough to be in a network of the most elite DTC brand owners so I’ve accumulated a ton of knowledge about what works at this level of scale, but this game still requires constant learning! This isn’t set in stone but its just what I’ve found works for me, so here it goes.

Naming Conventions

Consistent naming conventions are super important for analyzing data in ad reporting at a glance. You can figure out your own but here are mine if you’re looking for a quick idea:

Campaign Names:

TOF: Prospecting (Top of Funnel)

BOF: Retargeting

T: Testing

S: Scaling

SS: Super Scaling (these campaigns are typically $2K-10K daily budget)

X.XX numbers at the end of campaign names or ad sets names: date of launch, i.e. 5.15 is May 15

Campaign name example: SS – TOF – CBO – Beast – 6.05

Ad set names:

Targeting – Countries – Age – Placement – Attribution – Date of launch

E.g. Broad – US + CA – 18+ – Auto – 7dc1dv – 3.15

e.g. INT – Theme parks – US – 18+ – Auto – 7dc – 3.24

E.g. LLA – Lookalike (US, 10%) – 2+ Purchase 180 Days – US – 18+ – Auto – 7dc – 2.16

Ad Names:

Brand – FB Page – video/image number – ad copy number – lander/advertorial number – post ID – date of launch


PP – vv100 – adc49 – lp3 – 123434341834813 – 8.08

PP – p3 – vv100 – adc72 – lp53 – 123434341834813 – 8.08

Account Structure – Testing (Post ID’s)
Testing Campaigns (always running):
T – TOF – ABO – Interest Testing – 5.15
  • Testing random interests found in facebook audience insights, similar interests to winning interests, etc using best 2-4 post ID’s to “feed” the pixel data

  • Audience insights is phasing out so this might not be useful in the future

  • Small budget ad sets of $30-50

  • Can dupe winners out 2x in same campaign at slightly higher budget of $50-60

I do this with lookalikes too but I do not run interests or lookalikes with any real budget whatsoever nowadays. I literally run all creative testing and scaling with completely wide open targeting

T – 1 – Creative – TOF – ABO – Broad – 2.18
  • Phase 1 testing campaign

  • All new videos/images get launched here

  • I like to do them in batches of 3-4 new videos/images at a time in a single broad ad set with the budget set to 1.5-2x AOV

  • Broad targeting (US + CA, 18+ so we determine how effective the creatives truly are without being skewed by very good lookalikes/interests etc. In the case of more niche products, can try broad interest targeting, like interest ‘fitness’ if selling fitness apparel or ‘coffee’ if selling coffee product, with detailed targeting expansion checked ON)

  • Using best copy variation, best offer, best lander/advertorial

  • Winners graduate to testing phase 2

T – 2 – Ad Copy – TOF – ABO – Broad – 2.19
  • Phase 2 testing campaign

  • Take each winning winning creative from phase 1 and put it into its own broad ad set in this second campaign, testing 4-5 different ad copy angles (separate ad), still using best lander

  • E.g. ad set naming convention:

    • img192 – Broad – US + CA – 18+ – Auto – 7dc – 3.02

      • Means img192 is the constant image across the 4 ads, with 4 different copy

  • Winning ad copy variants graduates to step 3

T – 3 – Lander – TOF – ABO – Broad – 2.19
  • Phase 3 testing campaign

  • Here’s what differentiates us from most ecom brands. We test a TON of advertorials, like 3-5 new advertorials a month focused on different angles. Seriously at scale this is what separates winners from losers. In this campaign I’ll also test running direct to our top sales lander as well as one of the ads. We NEVER run direct to a shopify store, we have a subdomain with dedicated landing pages/advertorials that we run to with custom checkout that converts MUCH higher and has a much higher AOV with it’s upsells.

  • Take winning video/images + copy combo and test 3-5 different landers/advertorials as mentioned

  • E.g. ad set naming convention:

    • vv65 – adc220 – Broad – US + CA – 18+ – Auto – 7dc – 3.21

      • Denotes that vv5 and adc220 were the winning variables from previous test, now testing 3-4 different landers/adverts with these two winning combos

  • By now the creative has run through 3 different testing campaigns/phases. If still performing, it can be moved to bigger budget testing to see its scaling potential

  • Can also be moved to optional step 4 for generating more winning post ID’s

  • Also optional: Winner of this test can be moved back to step 2, testing more ad copy focused around the advertorial if a specific advertorial won during this test

T – 4 – Page – TOF – ABO – Broad – 2.19
  • Optional step 4

  • This is another tactic that I don’t see many bigger brands using. In this campaign I’ll take the winning ads from the previous steps, and re-create them on 3-4 different facebook pages that aren’t our main brand page. These are ‘blog’ style pages. For example the name of one of the pages if you own a furniture store might be “Home Decor Insider”. What you don’t want to do is create fake influencer pages like “Katie’s Home’s” or something like that as that’s not allowed.

  • Take the winning video/image + copy + lander/advert combo and test it on 3-4 different facebook pages to generate more winning post ID’s as mentioned.

  • The point of this is multi-fold:

    • Generate as many winning post id’s as possible because at scale you’ll need them

    • Distributes negative feedback score away from your main brand page (negative feedback can become an issue at scale, especially last year with covid shipping delays)

    • Different pages perform differently in the auction, some page names may resonate with people more and get cheaper cpc’s and cpm’s.

As you can see here the point in all this testing is generating as many winning post ID’s as possible.

BPA – TOF – ABO – Broad – 2.19
  • BPA meaning best performing ads

  • This campaign is for testing all the winning post ID’s from steps 1-4 at higher budgets.

  • Like to do them in ad sets with batches of 2-4 ads

  • Also broad ad sets, but can also try with different LLA’s or broad interests

  • Budget 1.5-3x AOV, and scale it but dupe. I.e. start the ad set at $300, if doing well over the course of 3 days or so, dupe out at double $600. From here you’ll get a sense of how it does at higher budgets. Sometimes it can do very well in the smaller 1-4 step testing, but falls flat here. If it was getting decent metrics in testing, but falls flat here, you can try duplicating the ad set and trying it again, or testing with a couple different audiences.

DCT Testing (if applicable)
  • DCT seems to work better with lower CPA products, or requires a very high budget for higher CPA products

  • I haven’t had much success with dynamic creatives for testing, and especially now with the ios update facebook doesn’t show in breakdowns which creative variables are getting the purchases so they seem essentially worthless.

  • If i were to do creative testing for DCT I would do something like:

    • One broad ad set for each new video/image

    • $100-300 budget

    • 1x new video/image, 2 best copy + 1 new copy, 1 best headline + 1 new headline

  • Pull winning post ID’s out, follow testing steps 3-4 above to test different landers/adverts/offers/fb pages

  • What i DO like dynamic creative for lately is time sensitive sales, like black friday where I don’t have a ton of time to test stuff. What I usually do is toss in a ton of my existing winning videos/images/copy/headlines (I might just add a black friday sale specific line to the top of the ad copy) running to my best advertorial/lander and let it rip at about $1000 a day budget. If it does good after 1 day I’ll duplicate it out into a cost cap/bid cap at $5K-10K a day or whatever

CBO Angle testing:

This is a CBO with 5-7 ad sets, each ad set is a separate angle containing winning ads from the above campaigns, that get added to their respective angle ad set. Budget is about $1K per day for me. All ad sets wide open broad targeting


Here’s the fun part. My methods of scaling nowadays have evolved with what works on facebook. The good thing is with this level of spend I learn quickly what is or what does not work on facebook anymore so it keeps me current. I have a few different scaling campaign structures that I’m currently running simultaneously. This is what I’m finding works right now:

Scaling Campaign 1

Lowest cost CBO -> 1 ad set (completely Broad) -> Best 6-10 post ID’s from testing campaigns. I’ll add new post ID’s/turn off ads if performance is on a decline over a week period. I will increase the budget by 20-30% a day if performance has been consistently good over a 2-3 day period.

Scaling Campaign 2

Same as above, except this campaign is made up entirely of non-brand page post ID’s from the page testing campaigns

^ These campaigns are both often running at $2-5K+ a day

Scaling Campaign 3 – Bid Cap ABO

I duplicate the best ad sets 3x from the CBO angle testing campaign into a separate ABO campaign, each running at a different bid. Ad set one’s bid cap is set to target CPA + 25%. So if my target cpa for example is $50, the bid cap would be set to $62.5. Ad set two is set to +50% ($75) and ad set 3 is set to +100% ($99.99, I round down in this case as my theory is if i set the bid to $100, I’ll be put into a higher tiered auction pool and may get outbid, dont quote me on this lol)

I set budgets at about $1K-5K per ad set here. And because you can have one of these campaigns for each angle, you can see how quickly scale can build up here.

Scaling Campaign 4 – Cost Cap ABO
  • Same as above, but the cost caps for this campaign will be +15%, +25% and +50%

Scaling Campaign 5 – Cost Cap CBO
  • 4 completely broad ad sets duplicate of each other, all with the same cost cap. This campaign contains the best 6-12 post ID’s overall from all testing campaigns. You’ll have to play with the cost cap here to get it to spend properly. This campaign is generally a big one for me usually with a $10K daily budget. I’ll also have a minimum ad set spend of about 3-5x the CPA set for each ad set

The point in having so many scaling campaigns is multi-fold:

  • Prevents reliance on a single scaling campaign on poor days. For example one or two of these campaigns might do mediocre one day, but the rest are crushing and make up for it

  • Optimizes differently and hits different points in the auction by utilizing both CBO and ABO

If you want to go crazy you can also take these exact scaling campaigns and scale them across multiple accounts as well. For that $200K day I had $10K+ cost cap campaigns scaled across like 4 different accounts.

And that’s it! Like I said this is not end all be all of running ads, just what I’ve evolved to do after spending high budget day in and day out for single brands

The most important thing about scaling with this level of spend and what separates the brands who do great online and those who don’t is content. We’re testing about 10-15 NEW video ads per WEEK + variations of winning videos on top of that (different hooks for example)

Audience “hacking” is no longer really a thing and hasn’t been for a while. I don’t run any interests at scale for the most part and lookalikes I barely use nowadays either (they worked great last year up until Q3-Q4). literally just wide open 18+ targeting. broad targeting might not work as well if you have a super niche brand

It’s true that nowadays facebook has certainly become a lot more difficult. We aren’t spending as much on it compared to last year (though still a lot and it’s our primary DTC revenue driver still), we’re trying to crack other traffic sources to diversify for cold traffic, especially with Tik Tok, Youtube, GDN and Snapchat. Snap is spending about $3K-5K a day at so-so ROAS.

How to structure your entire Facebook ad campaign (From prospecting to retargeting)

Having a defined structure and strategy is essential to a successful Facebook ad campaign.

I run an ads agency and one of the biggest mistakes I see with Facebook ads is a complete lack of structure. Many business owners and advertisers treat Facebook ads like darts, throwing hail Mary’s at the board and hoping for a favorable outcome. This is especially apparent when it comes to scaling, I think this is what people struggle with most.

In this post I will give a complete overview of how to structure your Facebook ads, from TOF prospecting to BOF retargeting.

Quick disclaimer, this is just a general overview of strategy and structure. Every ad account should be approached differently and it’s important to tailor your strategy to your brand.

This is what it should look like from a birds-eye view:

TOF – 1 Testing Campaign & 1 Scaling Campaign

MOF- Retargeting Campaign for Soft Interest (Landing page view, video views etc)

BOF – Retargeting Campaign for Heavy Interest (ATC, IC etc)

BOF Post Purchase (Optional) – This is brand dependent and isn’t applicable for all. This is post-purchase retargeting.

TOF – Testing and Scaling

This stage of the funnel should ideally be split into two campaigns, it may require more with bigger accounts.

This entire stage of the funnel only involves cold audiences, a majority of your budget should be allocated to TOF.

  • Testing

The first campaign is the testing campaign. It’s important to test EVERYTHING. This campaign should be ABO and every ad set should be allocated an equal daily spend. Test audiences and creatives for 1 week, kill ad sets that aren’t performing, winning ad sets and and creatives will be moved to the scaling campaign.

It’s also possible to scale ad sets vertically in the testing campaign. However, be careful to not get overzealous as you risk sending the ad set back into learning. To scale vertically, slowly increase the ad set budget by 10%-20% every couple of days.

  • Scaling

All your winning ad sets from the testing campaign must be duplicated into the scaling campaign. Sometimes ad sets will perform vastly different when duplicated so this is why we also scale vertically in the testing campaign. Sometimes it may just be a matter of duplicating the ad set twice before it performs. This is a result of Facebook’s learning phase always being different.

Now, this campaign should ideally be CBO as your goal is to maximise results. You should still be introducing new ad sets from your testing campaign, some people even introduce new ad sets directly to the scaling campaign. At this stage of the funnel, keep an eye on frequency as you don’t want to risk audience fatigue. It’s important to keep introducing new creatives to combat audience fatigue.

The TOF campaign should include both cold interest audiences and cold LLA audiences. As I said, test everything. It’s also important to start with logical audiences. Once you start getting traction you can begin introducing some more obscure interests.

Your copy at this stage should also be problem/solution focused, you are selling your product at this stage.

MOF – Retargeting Soft Interest

This stage of the funnel will only be effective if your cold campaigns were optimised for purchases, otherwise, you will be wasting money retargeting low-quality audiences.

The targeting for this stage is simple. It’s important that you exclude audiences that you will be targeting later down the funnel, such as ATCs, ICs, and Purchases.

The copy is really important at this stage of the funnel. You have already somewhat sold them on the product, hence why they clicked. I’ve found that trust-building copy and creatives are effective. Customer reviews/testimonials can be leveraged to build trust with your audience and convince them that your product delivers on what it promises, or at least, has a real customer base. People like to follow the herd, convince them that the herd buys your product.

Some advertisers skip this stage of the funnel completely, or combine it with the bottom of funnel retargeting. This is ok, but I like structure and separating the campaigns is much more orderly. It also allows you to ensure copy and creative is consistent with the funnel stage.

BOF – Retargeting Heavy Interest

This is the campaign that should provide you with the best results in terms of ROAS and CPA. However, as the audience will be much smaller, the daily ad spend will be relatively low.

It’s important that you exclude the MOF audiences, as well as purchasers.

Creative and copy should involve a strong CTA. This audience has already been involved in the purchase process and thus, have shown strong interest in your product. We often use discount codes at this stage as a CTA.

You can also get creative with your copy. Remember, this audience already knows your brand and product.

BOF Post Purchase – Optional

This is only applicable for brands with multiple products for sale. Only a very small budget should be allocated to this campaign.

Again, this audience is already very familiar with your brand so use this to your advantage.

As mentioned in the beginning, this is just a basic structure and there are many variations. It’s important that you take your own situation into account when setting up your Facebook ads.

I hope this post has been helpful, it’s not as granular as my previous posts but I think it’s important that people understand how to structure an entire Facebook ad strategy.

Top 10 CPM’s most expensive/cheapest Facebook

Here are the top 10 most expensive CPM’s for February-March 2022:

Australia – $19.57

Denmark – $18.98

Norway – $18.19

United States – $17.26

Singapore – $15.43

Israel – $14.68

New Zealand – $14.23

United Kingdom – $12.40

Canada – $11.86

Sweden – $11.71

Here are the top 10 cheapest CPM’s for February-March 2022:

Uzbekistan – $0.06

Belarus – $0.09

Kyrgyzstan – $0.16

Tajikistan – $0.16

Turkmenistan – $0.21

Kazakhstan – $0.22

Guinea-Bissau – $0.41

India – $0.41

Azerbaijan – $0.42

Wallis and Futuna – $0.43

Your poor performing Facebook Ads is not as simple to fix as you probably think it is…

If you are experiencing poor results with your Facebook Ads and have a “quick fix” in mind, please read this post before you attempt to fix it.

When you create Facebook ad campaigns, you know that there are just so many different ways that it can be set up.

Like a dozen different campaign objectives… Many conversion optimization options… Hundreds (maybe thousands, idk) of interest you can target… Lookalike audiences… The different platforms you can place your ad on… Video vs. image… Square vs. rectangle… Long copy vs. short copy…

And the list goes on and on.

So whenever you launch a campaign on Facebook and it isn’t working after 5-7 days, you can see how many different things can be adjusted in an attempt to fix it.

I’ve worked on hundreds of ad campaigns on Facebook and have had thousands of conversations about Facebook ads with either my clients or with people who are needing help running their ads and they come to me for consulting or to have me personally launch and scale their ads properly. Sometimes they will tell me what they think is causing their issues and what they say ALWAYS falls into two categories. They either say “I have no idea” or they say that they think the fix is just one thing like “I just need better targeting” or “my ads don’t get enough likes” or “I’m just not sure how much my daily budget is, that’s my main problem”

And I’ve made the mistake of taking their word for it so when I dive into their ad account, I go in with the expectation of just making that easy fix and everything else in the ad account being setup properly. Just fix their targeting or budgeting and it’ll all be smooth sailing from here. Nope. There are always many more problems I see as I go in their ad strategy and setup.

I’m going to go a bit deep here… people often emulate this type of thinking with a lot of things in life that are big problems but think the solution is super simple. When people need to lose weight, they’ll say “If I could afford healthy food and a gym membership, I would be in great shape” but there are so many other problems like their consistency or workout routine… their opinion of what “healthy food” is could be inaccurate. Get them free unlimited healthy food and free gym membership and they’ll still be out of shape. And people think “if I had a million dollars, I would be happy with my life” but then they win the lottery and are still miserable.

Maybe there is some sort of psychological pattern that people do to themselves to feel less overwhelmed with their problems? I’m not an expert in that area!

Here’s the point I’m trying to make: the fix for your low performing ads is MUCH more than just one single small little fix. It’s either a lot more little fixes or one big fix.

If I dive into your Facebook ad account and I see horrible campaign structure, improper budgeting, confusing ads, and terrible targeting… turning on “target people connected to Wi-Fi” is NOT going to fix your campaign. Find the “perfect interest” to target won’t fix it either. But this is the type of thinking that people have that I talk to with broken ads.

When it comes to fixing broken Facebook campaigns, all of the solutions fall into two main categories, each having their own criteria that MUST be met.

The categories

  1. Campaign structure

  2. Product (or offer)

The criteria that both must be met for a winning ad campaign

  1. The campaign structure must cater to what Facebook prefers

  2. The product must cater to what your target demographic prefers

Some things do overlap a little bit into both categories. For example, the ad design needs to be social media friendly so that Facebook doesn’t throttle your reach with high CPM and your ad must cater to your target demographic by being easy for them to understand what you are selling. So that’s a little bit of both Facebook and target demographic in that situation. And then in the scenario where your product can’t go against Facebook’s ad policy is clearly something that must cater to Facebook’s preferences.

I could write a book going over all of the things that fall into these categories that will fix a failing ad campaign, but here are a few real examples I’ve seen inside of ad campaigns over the last few weeks.

1. Budget spread too thin among ad sets and/or ads

An ad account I started working on last week was using dynamic ads with as many ad variations as possible. Maxed out number of creatives, maxed out number of ad copy, and headlines. The amount that they were spending on this dynamic ad was about $100 per day, however because they had so many dynamic options, they basically had like 200+ ads in one ad set. Put $100/day into that and you’ve got 50 cents per day per ad. That’s not nearly enough budget to give Facebook with any ad. If you are going to use dynamic ads or multiple ads in one ad set, try to give each ad a range of $5-15 per day.

2. Ad talks more about the business or brand instead of the product

This one broke the rule of having the ad and product cater to the target demographic. Especially for newly established brands, your best target demographic are impulse buyers. They don’t typically care about how long you’ve been in business or how your product is made. Now I’m not saying you should never put that into an ad, but I would recommend talking about the product or special offer at the top of the text in the ad and in the headline which is the first thing that a viewer will read.

3. Targeting is far too restricted and narrowed down

A rule of thumb when it comes to Facebook’s targeting is you want to make it easy for Facebook to find who it is you are looking for. When you add too many constraints on your targeting, it requires Facebook to work extra hard on figuring out who to put your ad in front of and Facebook makes you pay for that extra work it has to do by raising your CPM substantially. The ad account I worked on had 5 interests in the first level that were entertainment based, then narrowed down to 3 more interests that were hobby based that must match, and then finally was narrowed down again towards engaged shoppers. So when Facebook finds someone in that first level of audience, it needs to check if they match the second level, and then the third as well. For best results, just test out one or two interests in each ad set starting out.

4. Creative is not social media friendly

Your ad doesn’t need to be “good” as much as it needs to be designed in a way that Facebook prefers so that it shows the ad to a lot of people. This is the first warning sign that I encounter when I look at an ad in the ads library for a Facebook page. I was on the phone with someone consulting them on their Facebook strategy and they said “My biggest problem is the targeting. I have no idea what interest is the right one,” but then I look at their ads in the ad library and it doesn’t matter who they target with that ad, Facebook doesn’t like the ad. Too much text on the ad and low quality image is the common one I see for this one. The 20% text rule is no longer in effect, however if you put too much text on an ad it will throttle the reach and increase the CPMs (usually by a TON to where it is nearly impossible to counter) If you have some big bold text you want to put on the creative, just put that in the headline of the ad instead.

And there are many more errors that I have witnessed but I’m sure that a lot of people who read this post are making similar errors to just the few examples I’ve mentioned and I hope this can help them fix their ad account at least a little bit.

How to leave less money on the table with your FB ads

I’ve audited hundreds of ad campaigns, from huge organization like Greenpeace to startup drop shippers.

There are 9 areas I pay attention to when doing these audits:

  1. Structure

  2. Objectives

  3. Targeting

  4. Placements

  5. Customer Avatar / Personas

  6. Copywriting

  7. Visuals

  8. Landing Pages

  9. Funnel / Strategy

Here are the most common mistakes I see businesses make with each of those Pillars, that hold them back from the ROI they need if they are to grow.

Pillar 1 – Structure

Biggest Mistake: Not using clear naming protocols.

Explanation: This is possibly the least sexy area of FB ads, but if you don’t name your campaigns, ad sets and ads consistently, you end up with unclear names for things and everything takes longer when trying to find your way around your account, look back at results, or compare performance of two campaigns/ad sets. Look at this example…How to avoid making the same mistake: The naming convention I recommend is as follows:Campaign:Objective | description | date i.e. “Guide download | Overwhelm | Jun 2019”
Ad Set:Description | date | testing variable i.e.ad set 1: “Overwhelm | Jun 2019 | email lookalike” ad set 2: “Overwhelm | Jun 2019 | Interest: Moz”
Ads:Description | date | testing variable | creative variable i.e.ad 1: “Overwhelm | Jun 2019 | email LLA | H1C1V1“ ad 1: “Overwhelm | Jun 2019 | email LLA | H1C1V2“ (H= headline, C= ad copy, V= visual)

Pillar 2 – Objectives

Biggest Mistake: Not using the conversion objective

Explanation: I think this comes down to people not quite understanding how Facebook’s targeting and objectives work.

Here’s an (over-simplified for the sake of clarity) overview:

There are two main factors that affect who sees your ads, your targeting and your objective. By choosing targeting options, you narrow down your potential audience from ‘Everyone who uses Facebook’ down to (for example) ‘people who like pages related to surfing’ or ‘women over 40 within 10 miles of my business’.

Then Facebook takes that group of people, and ranks them in order of ‘most likely to complete the objective you’ve chosen’ based on the huge amount of historical data they have on everyone. This means that if you’ve selected an audience of 100’000 people, and chosen the ‘traffic’ objective, then Facebook will decide who of those 100’000 people are most likely to click your ad (based on things like how relevant they think this ad is to them, and how often they’ve historically clicked on things like this), and show it to them in rough order, from person 1 to person 100’000.If you chose the ‘video views’ objective, then Facebook will decide who of those 100’000 people are most likely to watch your video (based on things like how often they watch videos like yours), and show it to them in rough order, from person 1 to person 100’000.So…

By choosing different objectives – your ads will show to different groups of people within your audience. This isn’t a big deal if you have an audience of 30’000 because your ad will likely show to all of them in a short timeframe, but if you’ve got an audience of 2 million people, then you want to show it to the people most likely to do the thing you want. And typically, when you’re sending someone to your website, it’s because you want them to do something when they’re there – i.e. download a guide, or buy a product, or book an appointment. So by not choosing the ‘conversion’ you are likely getting worse results than you could be.

How to avoid making the same mistake:

Read through the following paragraphs to learn when to use the most common objectives:

Traffic – Use this when you’re sending people to your website but don’t have an action for them to do when they get there, or can’t track what they do when they get there – I.e. a blog post/ press release/ new thing you’re doing, or when promoting third party content (where you don’t have access to a tracking pixel on the end site).

Conversions – Use this when you want to send someone to your website AND have them do an action – i.e. getting them to buy something, sign up for an event, or download your awesome guide.

  • Within conversions – you can set up different objectives. Best practice is to start with the end goal you want, i.e. purchases, and then move back along the customer journey (purchase > initiate checkout > add to basket > view content > view landing page) if you don’t get results.

Page Post Engagement (PPE) (This is the same as boosting a post) – Use this when you want to get comments/likes/shares on a post – i.e. content that doesn’t require an action/ for a competition/ getting people to tag their friends. These are also great when you have a messenger bot setup, triggered by a comment.

Video views – If you’re building an audience of people to retarget, then video is likely to be the cheapest route, because you can track anyone who watches 3 seconds or more of your video. Also if you want to get cheap awareness of something that doesn’t include a direct action you want someone to take.

Lead Generation (Lead Forms) – These seem undervalued by many advertisers, probably because getting the leads from the form into anywhere useful like your CRM, isn’t as easy as it should be* – but if you want to get people to sign up for something, or give you their details, and you they are already qualified, then Lead forms can work great. For local businesses who want leads (i.e. gyms or cleaners), lead forms consistently get me the best results. * Use Zapier to easily get the info people fill in sent to your email/phone instantly.

Reach – Using the reach objective is telling Facebook to not worry about any end objective, but rather to just show your ads to everyone in your chosen audience. This is useful when you’re targeting a small number of people (e.g. retargeting the 2000 people who’ve watched a specific video of yours), or if targeting a small geographical area (e.g the 5km radius around your business) 

Brand Awareness – An underused objective – presumably because it doesn’t produce a very measurable end ‘result’ but brand awareness ads are actually very powerful. Facebook will choose who to show your ads to based on who is likely to remember your brand in a couple of days time. This means it can be very useful for ads going out to a broad cold audience, with a view to retargeting them. HOWEVER – I’ve also found it to be one of the most profitable objectives to use for retargeting in multi-tiered campaigns (i.e people who’ve visited your website but not signed up for your course yet)

Pillar 3 – Targeting

Biggest Mistake (Non-Local): Ignoring custom audiences. Explanation: The following order of targeting options are (broadly speaking) the preferred, because they go from warmest to coldest:

  1. Custom audiences

  2. Lookalike Audiences (LLA’s)

  3. Interest targeting

  4. Location

  5. Age & Gender

And obviously, the warmer the audience, the more likely they are to buy from you.

Yet I see a lot of businesses just constantly pumping out ads to a cold audience, and ignoring the people who have already watched their videos / been to their website / added a product to their cart. In – businesses, a retargeting campaign, going out to people who have added something to cart but not bought is the highest ROI campaign 9 times out of 10, and it’s the same no matter what you sell.

How to avoid making the same mistake: Plan out a proper customer journey. What are all the different steps that someone goes through between first coming across your business and becoming a long-term customer?

  • Downloading a guide and getting on your email list?

  • Watch a video of you explaining how your process is ideal for them?

  • Browsing your website?

  • Scheduling a call with you personally?

And then create ads for each relevant stage to help guide them along that path. Remember, as they become more familiar with you, you will also speak to them differently.

Pillar 4 – Placements

Biggest mistake: Wasting money on the audience network.

Explanation: There are over a dozen different places where your ads can show. But not all of them tend to be equally effective, and Facebook will often push a high amount of traffic to the audience network because it is less saturated. The audience network is a huge number of websites and apps where Facebook also show ads. There are times and places when the audience network is great – I’ve seen it work well for link clicks to blog posts, and as part of a retargeting campaign, allowing you to ‘be everywhere’, but too often it’s not the right choice.

In recent times (since sometime in 2019) Facebook’s ability to choose the right placement has seemed to massively improve, to the point where I often leave placements on ‘automatic’ because I end up with a better end ROAS, but the audience network is the most common culprit for wasted spend, especially if you’re looking to get video views from a cold audience.

How to avoid making the same mistake:

Go to the ‘Performance and Clicks’ pulldown menu in ads manager, and then use ‘Placements’ in the ‘Breakdown’ pulldown menu to see if there are any Placements which are performing above or below the average.

If you see that you’re spending lots on the audience network and not getting results, then you might want to turn it off in future.

You do this at the ad set level, select the ‘Edit placements’ radio button instead of ‘Automatic’ and untick the placements you don’t want. Caveat – As mentioned, this is an area that I am encouraging people to play around with a bit less recently – it’s worth testing, but I’ve seen many examples of CPM’s increasing significantly when you remove too many placements.

Pillar 5 – Customer Avatar/Personas

When it comes to defining their customer clearly (if you don’t know who you’re selling to, it’s hard to speak to them in an appealing way) there are two related/intertwined mistakes I see made most often.

Biggest Mistake: They don’t define their target customer at all in the first place, and just use generic language that (sort of) appeals to everyone.

  1. If they have defined an avatar, they’ve lumped everyone in together, to some amalgamation of all their customers.

Explanation: Generic language speaks to (and disqualifies) nobody. Buying is first and foremost an emotional decision, and if we don’t trust the person selling to us, we’re not going to buy, so you need to show that you UNDERSTAND THEM, and UNDERSTAND THEIR PROBLEMS.

How to avoid making the same mistake: First, define all the different groups of people that buy from you, there should be at least 3, but if you’ve got loads, then just identify the biggest few. Each of these personas will have different opinions/goals/pains etc, so once you’ve done that, ask yourself the following questions for each one:

  1. For each one we want to know the basic demographics that define them: 

    1. age,

    2. gender,

    3. location,

    4. income…

  2. Then the psychographics that relate to what you’re selling:

    1. What do they want?

    2. What do they care about?

    3. Who are their enemies?

    4. What are their dreams?

    5. What do they believe?

    6. What are their suspicions?

    7. How have they failed before?

    8. What are they afraid of?

Then when you create an ad campaign, create it for just one persona at a time, and craft your message and your offer to match them.

Pillar 6 – Copy/Offer

Biggest Mistake: Copywriting is a huge topic, but you don’t have to be a world-class copywriter to get results from Facebook ads – the biggest mistake I see being made is talking about you, not about your clients.

Explanation: This follows on from the above customer persona section – because if you don’t have a clear picture of who your ad is for, then you can’t write for them. But you need to write for them, because talking about yourself is NOT going to appeal to them. “We are the biggest supplier of…”“I am a skilled teacher and can do…”This isn’t interesting to the reader, and will not get them to click.

How to avoid making the same mistake: WIIFM – Every time you write a sentence, read it back and ask yourself (from your reader’s POV) “What’s In It For Me?” If you have a clearly defined picture of who you’re writing for, then you can go through everything you write and make sure that it’s relevant to them, their hopes, dreams, goals, objections, fears…

Pillar 7 – Visuals

Biggest Mistake: Not testing them.

Explanation: The PRIMARY job of the image/video that you use is to get enough attention to stop someone scrolling for a split second, so that they can scan the ad copy to see if it’s relevant/interesting.

If you just chuck up one photo and never try anything else, who knows how much money you’re leaving on the table.

How to avoid making the same mistake: Effective attention-getting-visuals tend to fit into one of 3 categories:

  1. The target market Show an image/video of the type of person you’re speaking to – they will pay attention because it’s relevant to them. For example – if you run a food truck, then a photo of your customers eating an awesome looking burger in front of a recognizable place/landmark in your town.

  2. The problem/solution/aspirations Demonstrate either the issue at hand, or your product/service solving that issue – again, people will pay attention because it’s relevant. For example – If you sell waterproof hiking shoes, you could show someone with wet socks looking miserable.

  3. A pattern interrupt. Something that just seems out of place will get attention (read Purple Cow by Seth Godin), but beware using ‘wacky’ but irrelevant images/videos for the sake of it. these might get people to stop/click, but it’s likely doing nothing to qualify the right people. For example – I saw a FB ad a while back that was just a picture of a cute dog, with a headline along the line of “Instead of you seeing a boring advert, I’m paying to show you this pup” – it got my attention, but that was that.”

So find (or create) a bunch of images and video that fit those categories and see which gets the best Click-Through-Rates and the most conversions.

Caveat- you can of course, also use the video in your ads to teach/inspire/sell directly, but remember that without getting initial attention, your efforts will be passed over, and you still need to be testing different variations.

Pillar 8 – Landing pages

Biggest Mistake: S L O W loading times.

Explanation: Your landing page is the page that you send people to if they click on your ad. It could be a simple blog post, a product page on an e-commerce store, a booking page for a cafe, or an opt-in page where someone can give their info in exchange for a download/course/freebie.

Landing pages are consistently given less attention than they need especially compared to the ads sending people there, which is crazy because it can easily increase/decrease the ROI on your ads by 100-500% or more. and the biggest culprit is loading speed – how long it takes for your website to load for the viewer. According to Neil Patel “Nearly half of web users expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, and they tend to abandon a site that isn’t loaded within 3 seconds.” 

How to avoid making the same mistake: Google ‘pagespeed insights’ and click the top link, then enter your website/page. All those things that appear, they are all costing you money. ‘Eliminate render-blocking resources’ ‘Defer unused CSS’ ‘Properly size images’ – it’s all geeky stuff, and it all counts – so find a website developer and pay them to fix it. The great thing about speeding up your site is that it’s going to pay for itself over and over and over. If you’re paying money every month to run ads, then it’s worth paying a one-off fee to increase your conversion rate overnight.

Pillar 9 – Funnel/Strategy

Biggest Mistake: Randomness

Explanation: To put it bluntly – most businesses don’t have a plan when it comes to FB ads. They tried a couple of ads that worked, but now they aren’t working so well, and they just keep throwing things up without much of a clue.

How to avoid making the same mistake: It’s not complicated, not groundbreaking. but it is effective. You find an established business like yours, that’s already running ads, and you ‘model’ what they’re doing.

And the great thing that came from Facebook’s privacy stuff is that all this info is publicly available. Here’s how to you find it:

– Find known successful companies on FB – OR search keywords for your niche – Look for the ‘Page Transparency’ box on the right.

– And if they’re running ads, Facebook will tell you.

– You click on ‘Go to Ad Library’

– And there you go, all the ads that they’re currently running.

– You can click on them, follow their funnel, see what they’re doing.

– And model it for your business.

This isn’t perfect, and you can’t just copy/paste a funnel from another business, but it gives you a starting point, and if you model what a similar business is doing, adapt it to your own products & clients, then test from there, you’re likely going in the right direction, rather than driving around without a map.

There you go – avoid these 9 mistakes and you’re probably halfway there.

  1. The hardest part of working on Facebook is working with Facebook.

  2. Set your conversion objective for business goal, even if you can’t exit “Learning Limited”. Cheaper results.

  3. You can get incredible results if you go “Broad” targeting. This means no targeting parameters. But first you have to groom your Pixel Metadata with Lookalikes, retargeting, etc.

  4. Videos are gold.

  5. Play it white hat. The “gurus” who teach you “scaling tactics” with duping and running small ad sets either haven’t advertised in 3 years or they are just saying what someone else told them.

These 5 rules will help any budding FB Advertiser. 

What’s your favorite FB hack?

Before running an ad for my target country, I run the same ad for low-cost countries like African and Asian countries to gather insane amount of Likes, Shares, and Comments.

Then I use the same ad to run for my target country. The likes and shares serve as a social proof that the ad is worth watching.

This is a common strategy 🙂 But you don’t have to run the ad to third world countries – you can simply run it optimized for Engagement in the US (or wherever your target market is). Engagement-optimized campaign CPMs go as low as under $1.

It’s always better to accumulate social proof (especially comments) from your native country’s users.

How I Scaled An Ecom Brand From $45K To $120K In 30 Days

Your Landing Page/Purchase Flow and your offer.

I rarely see people testing landing pages, and even rarer, I see people talking about offers.

But changing these 2 things allowed me to scale an ecom brand from $45K/m to $120K/m within 30 days.


Improving both Landing Page and Offer resulted in a conversion rate increase from 1.38% to 3.35%.

Let’s dive right into it, and hopefully, you can get something valuable out of this post:

Landing Page/Purchase Flow:

What is the purchase flow?

The purchase flow is each step that a customer has to take to buy the product.

A standard purchase flow usually looks like this:

Product Page – Add to Cart – Cart Page – Checkout – Purchase.


In the brand I’m using in this example, the purchase flow looked like this:

Homepage – Offer $120 AOV Product Bundle (they have the option to add to cart here) – Product Page – Add to Cart – Cart Page – Checkout – Purchase


Which in itself is a rather long flow with a high AOV. Generally speaking, you want to keep your purchase flow as short as possible to prevent drop-offs.

How a short purchase flow may look like:

Product Page – Add to Cart Button – Checkout (Skip cart page) – Purchase

Note: You might want to add upsells on the cart page, so this flow is not always ideal. It could also very well be that you need to explain your product to convince people to buy it, which is why e.g., sending people to a homepage or specific landing page can also be better than sending them straight to the product page. You need to test here.

So, the landing page from people who came from Facebook was the homepage combined with a relatively high AOV product bundle (2 products) for $120.

This did a decent job at selling the product, and the conversion rate was 1.38%, with an AOV of $120.

So our revenue from 100 visitors looked like this:

(100*0.0138)*120 = $165

So, our RPV (Revenue per visitor) was $1.65 ($165/100)

This offer was not profitable for the client. The overall ROAS was way below the ROAS Targets, and I knew I needed to change something. However, on the ads side of things, everything looked great.

So, here’s what I changed:

  1. Landing Page

First of all, I started by redirecting the traffic to the product page to see if this affects the conversion rate.

This, however, wasn’t a success because the conversion rate didn’t increase significantly. In addition, the Facebook Ads were still unprofitable, and I knew a greater change needed to come. So, I built my specific landing page for that product bundle.

Since I’m not the greatest at building landing pages or writing landing page copy, here are two excellent guides where I learned a lot:

Landing Page example1

How My Landing Page Structure Looked Like In Order:

Hero Banner (With a button that automatically scrolls to buy section)

“Featured In” Part

Why “Product” Part

Reviews Part


Product Buy Section


How The Purchase Flow Looked Like:

Landing Page – Scroll Down – Add to Cart – Cart Page /w new Upsell – Checkout

I follow the structure from the 2 guides above, so if you’re interested in building your own landing page, I highly suggest you check them out!

Note: I always use GemPages for landing pages, so if you’re a Shopify store owner, I’d suggest you use GemPages to build your Landing pages. ShoGun is also pretty good, but I prefer GemPages.

While the new landing page did a slightly better job selling (Conversion Rate increased from 1.38% to 1.7%) than either the product page or homepage, this still meant the Facebook Ads were just barely even profitable. So a more significant change needed to be made.

I changed the offer.

2. The Offer

Before, we were selling a product bundle upfront for a $120 AOV with now a 1.7% CV Rate, which meant we were getting a $2.04 RPV (Revenue per visitor)

Here’s what I changed:

I advertised a lower-priced AOV product with a discount on the landing page (core product) and instead created an in-cart upsell with the old 2nd bundle product. So if customers bought these 2 products, it was basically the same bundle as before.

How the numbers changed:

AOV: Decreased by 10% (which was to be expected) from $120 to $108.

CV Rate: Increased from 1.7% to 3.15%

RPV: Increased from $2.04 to $3.78, which is a huge change.

So from the start ($1.65 per visitor) to the end ($3.78 per visitor), I was able to increase the revenue per visitor by $2.13, which is an increase of 129% just by changing the landing page and offer.

TL;DR: By changing the Landing Page and offer from a brand I was able to increase their revenue per visitor by 129%.

I hope I could show you with this post that it’s not only your Facebook Ads you need to work on. In the end, your ads + homepage are connected, and even something as simple as the offer can have a significant impact on your conversion rate.

Facebook Ads: How iOS 14 will affect your campaigns

Campaigns will be affected in a variety of ways including:

  1. Delayed Reporting: Real-time reporting for iOS devices will not be supported, and data may be delayed up to 3 days.

  2. No support for breakdowns: For both app and web conversions, delivery and action breakdowns, such as age, gender, region, and placement will not be supported.

  3. Attribution Changes: The attribution window for all new or active ad campaigns will be set at the ad set level, rather than at the account level. Additionally, going forward, 28-day click-through, 28-day view-through, and 7-day view-through attribution windows will not be supported for active campaigns.

  4. Targeting Limitations: As more people opt out of tracking on iOS 14 devices, the size of your app connections, app activity Custom Audiences, and website Custom Audiences may decrease.

  5. Dynamic Ads Limitations: As more devices update to iOS 14, the size of your retargeting audiences may decrease.

  6. Limited to 8 conversion events per domain: You’ll be restricted to configuring up to 8 unique conversion events per website domain, and ad sets optimizing for a conversion event that’s no longer available will be paused when Facebook implements Apple’s AppTrackingTransparency framework. Businesses that use more than 8 conversion events per domain for optimization or reporting should create an action plan for how to operate with 8 events maximum. (Note: Facebook will automatically configure the events most relevant based on our activity)

  7. (There’s more, especially for mobile campaigns, but you can read about it at the link at the bottom of my post)

Action Items:

  1. We’ll want to preemptively verify our domain ownership in Business Manager. This will allow us to have authority over which conversion events are eligible for our domain should we choose to do so:  Apple dev verification

  2. We’ll have to be vigilant in terms of keeping these changes in mind when assessing campaign performance. For example, our FB ROAS will likely appear to be lower in the coming days and we may not be able to simply look at yesterday’s data when assessing performance. Instead, we may need a 3-day window.

  3. This will likely affect Google Ads as well, but I have not seen Google release a document outlining the specific impacts this will have. For now, we can assume that what’s happening to Facebook will be the same for Google.

Details here

How to Make a Good Landing Page: The PPC Advertiser’s Guide

Knowing how to make a good landing page makes a massive difference to your pay-per-click (PPC) advertising campaigns. When you design a landing page that offers a better user experience, you’ll see marked improvements in key metrics, including your Ad Rank (Quality Score & CPC), bounce rate, and conversion rate. As these factors improve, your costs will fall, ultimately helping you earn a higher return on investment (ROI).

In this guide, we’ll show you how to make a good landing page, covering each vital step to make it easy for you to deliver an experience people won’t forget.

What are the most critical aspects when designing a landing page?

When you’re learning how to make a good landing page, you should focus on the following:

  1. Relevancy of landing page

  2. Define your unique selling point (USP)

  3. Show your product/service in action

  4. Tell people what they need to know

  5. Make your landing page mobile-friendly

  6. Simplicity

  7. Make your call to action clear

  8. Remove distractions

  9. Provide transparent policies

  10. Leverage social proof

  11. Minimize loading times

  12. Build engagement

  13. Optimize for voice search

  14. Social Sharing & Feeds.

  15. Test and update

Let’s look at each one in more detail.

1. Relevancy of landing page

Here’s a common mistake in PPC advertising:

You promise one thing in your ad, but when people click it, your landing page fails to deliver that promise. For example, your ad may offer a 10% discount on brake pads, but when people arrive on the landing page, it offers a 5% discount on brake discs.

This inconsistency will deter users, and your business will lose out on possible leads and conversions. You must create relevant landing pages that align with your ads — and with user intent.

2. Define your USP (unique selling point)

Is your ad and landing page closely aligned now?

Good. Now, it’s time to define your unique selling proposition, which is how you differentiate your offer from your competition.

Your ad may address a problem that your target audience needs to solve. With a strong USP, you can show prospects that your product or service is the best solution available.

For example, if you are a quality pizza delivering company and you are best at coping with your delivery time you must emphasize your quality and your delivery time on the landing page.

3. Show your product or service in action

Humans are visual creatures. If they see products or services in action, their appreciation and desire to have it will increase.

You can experiment with these ideas to improve engagement on your landing page:

  • Still photos

  • Animated explainer video

  • User tutorial video

  • Carousel shots that highlight specific features

  • Infographic

Also, it gives you a chance to explain the product or service in more detail, answering any common queries, and dispelling doubts before they arise. For example: if your landing page is having steps to complete by the user, escort them in a way that keeps the interest active for the user. Like:

Step 1: Fill the form

Step 2: Get the offer

Step 3: Get Paid

4. Tell people what they need to know

Nowadays, there is zero room for fluffy content, especially in paid advertising. Your ads and landing pages must get to the point – fast!

Use your landing page to explain only vital information that prospects need to know, such as:

  • Benefits of your product or service

  • Pricing and purchasing options

  • Business contact details including physical location and phone number

  • Social media channels and email address

Focus on the essential information to maintain interest and build credibility with your landing pages.

5. Make your landing page mobile-friendly

In the mobile age, nobody wants to deal with confusing websites. Therefore, you must create landing pages that offer smooth and straightforward navigation, right to the point of sign-up.

Make your landing pages mobile-responsive, so users on smartphones and tablets can quickly scan through the page, and complete any action that’s required.

Here are a few pointers:

  • Compact images – Make your images small (in dimensions and file size). This will speed up your loading times and make pages easier to view.

  • Reduce typing demands – Keep things simple for users.

  • Avoid auto-downloads – This annoys users by taking up space in their device.

  • Avoid auto-play videos – Intrusive audio can embarrass or annoy users, especially if they are watching videos in a public place.

  • Minimize animations – Use color effects and GIFs sparingly to speed up loading times. Provide animation if it is really required to show some demo otherwise don’t use it.

6. Simplicity

Learning how to make a good landing page may seem scary, but here’s the best tip of them all:

Keep it simple.

Here’s how:

  • Simple and direct copy

  • Clear, direct headlines

  • Minimalist design with plenty of white space to enhance the information rather than hiding it.

  • A clear call-to-action (CTA) that tells users what you want.

  • Fewer colors

  • High-readability

Here is the example of clutter vs. simple and clean landing pages.

Keeping it simple will lead to better results in terms of engagement, clicks, and conversions.

7. Make your call to action clear

No landing page is complete without a strong CTA.

Whatever your product or service is, and however you make your offer, you need CTAs at decision points on the page to drive action.

Consider these strategies for better CTAs:

Less is more

It’s a good idea to avoid having too many CTAs. It may be best to use just one at the very bottom of the page. That being said, having another CTA above-the-fold is a popular choice.

If you decide on that, make sure you also include vital information above-the-fold, so users have those details to guide their decision.

Make it count

Have you ever seen an action button with the word “submit” on it?

This is a common choice, but not a great one because it lacks strength and inspiration. Instead, you want to incite action.

Create a stronger CTA that gets people to react. For example, “Don’t miss out on your FREE download” is better than “download now.”

Step-by-step structures

Outline how easy your visitors will find your product or service to use. With clear, easy-to-follow directions, the value of your offer becomes undeniable — and often, irresistible.

8. Remove Distractions

Here’s something you should keep in mind when you want to know how to make a good landing page:

You must focus on a single conversion goal. Just one.

Therefore, anything else that distracts from your goal is surplus. Get rid of all distractions, external links, and unnecessary CTAs, images, or information that dilutes your message or invites users away from your landing page.

Ideally, you want to streamline the journey on your landing page to funnel leads to your final CTA.

9. Provide transparent policies

As we move into 2020, consumer privacy matters are at an all-time high. The data breach scandals of Facebook, Yahoo, and Quora caused panic, and the General Data Protection (GDPR) regulations have taken effect across the globe.

Now, you must be transparent with the processes and practices you use for collecting, storing, and sharing consumer data. If people can’t trust your brand, you’ll never make a sale.

Follow these tips to nurture trust with people:

  • Use cookies toolbar to notify people that you track on-site behavioral data.

  • Use terms and conditions page to outline what your business is responsible for, and what it’s not.

  • Share your privacy policy, so people understand how you use consumer data.

  • Publish an FAQ page that answers common questions people may have about your brand, and your products and services.

10. Leverage social proof

Imagine your company provides analytics services to major corporations. Once you have one or two big clients in your portfolio, you can leverage those relationships to convince others to convert.

By getting positive reviews, you’ll have strong social proof from happy customers — that pay well. That can be enough to sway other top-tier clients.

To maximize this strategy, try to get video testimonials. Video content is much more engaging, and it will be a high-impact addition to your landing page.

11. Minimize loading times

Speed is crucial in the customer journey. Nobody wants to wait around for a slow website to load, especially on mobile.

Here are some tips to slash your loading times:

  • Use Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), as this is an important ranking factor of Google’s Mobile and Desktop Indexes.

  • Use compact-sized images and files.

  • Minify your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files.

  • Opt for client-side scripting rather than server-side.

  • Use CDNs (content delivery networks)

  • Reduce redirects

  • Enable compressions

12. Build engagement

Shoppers have a lot to choose from online. You need to work hard to convert prospective new customers, tailoring your marketing tools and techniques to engage your site visitors in ways that they appreciate.

For instance, you can harness data insights with a live chatbot feature, or utilize pop-up discounts that cater to each visitor’s interests.

These techniques keep people on your page and make them consider your offer or brand as an option.

13. Optimize for voice search

In 2019, voice search enjoyed significant growth, primarily driven by the improvements in voice-enabled technology. Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant are battling it out to be king in voice-enabled devices, and with it, they are changing search engine optimization.


Well, people who use voice search tend to do things a little differently than those who do a regular text-based search.

So, when you’re thinking of how to make a good landing page in 2020 and beyond, you should think about the following:

Focus on user intent

When people use voice search, they usually have a particular need, such as:

  • The address or opening hours of a store.

  • The price of a specific product.

  • Whether a business offers a specific type of service etc.

Keep user intent in mind to create content that answers specific questions, providing answers to things people want to know.

Google may be a smart search engine, but it needs all the help it can get. The better you optimize your content, the easier it will be for Google to analyze it — and promote it.

Use schema markup

Schema markup makes it easier for search engines to comprehend the content of a webpage. Consider your website, your audience, and the CRM editing capabilities to use the right schema markup that will help you get noticed by voice searchers.

Use long-tail keywords

Voice search queries are typically conversational in style, often framed as questions or full, grammatically-correct sentences.

You can incorporate these long-tail, conversational keyword phrases into your landing page content to attract targeted traffic. As a bonus, this defined traffic is often cheaper.

14. Social Sharing & Feeds

Show your social feeds and tweets on your landing page to show your presence on social media. Once visitor purchase or do some conversion, make it easy for them to brag about their purchase and share their experiences by adding links to all types of social media. It will increase your credibility and presence on social platforms.

15. Test and update

Like everything else in PPC advertising, your landing pages are not a set-and-forget task. Once you publish your landing pages, you must keep an eye on the analytics to gauge their performance.

Try A/B testing several ideas to determine the most effective version of your landing page. For example, you could test out two versions with different:

  • Headlines

  • Benefits

  • Images

  • CTAs

  • CTA positions

Run variants for a while, gather the data, and then analyze it to identify which version generates more clicks, leads, and conversions.

This process of testing and monitoring should be ongoing, helping you continually update and improve your landing pages, eliminating flaws, and optimizing strong points to create the best possible user experience.

Remember only to change and test one aspect at a time. This makes it easier to determine the impact of the change. For example, test images one week, then pick the best image. Next week, test headlines, then select the best headline. The following week, test CTAs, etc.

Wrap Up

So, now you know how to make a good landing page. By analyzing these areas and putting in the time and effort to optimize each one, you’re sure to see dramatic improvements.

PPC advertising requires patience and strategy, more so than a big budget. Learning how to optimize your landing pages is crucial to maximizing your ROI.

Is Organic Search Traffic from Blog Posts superior to Google Ads?

From my experience Google ads cost me $0.80 per click. Of course it depends on the niche. So it might vary.

Now for $10 I can find someone on Upwork who writes me a 1000 word blog post. Again it depends on the niche. But that’s been my experience.

So $10 spent on Google ads will give me 12 clicks. Wouldn’t a $10 blog post give me much more traffic than 12 clicks over the years? Assuming it has a good headline and maybe some tags.

If I had to bet, I would bet that the blog post over time would far outperform the Google ads. But I don’t yet have the data. So I’m curious what you think about that?


The blog probably would get more unique visitors, yeah. But are they qualified, are you selling them in the blog post, does your $10/article writer understand their needs and have experience on writing copy that converts?

With ads you can filter your keywords to find customers who are warm and are actively looking for a solution, it’s a little harder for articles on that front. E.g. a search for ‘welders in hackney’ would be a solid term to target with ads, but an article written on that topic probably wouldn’t rank well enough without a lot of research on the companies, finding out their pricing, services offered and enough unique and smart content to rank above those services own websites.

If your plan is to replace every advert keyword you’re targeting with a $10 blog post, you’ll end up with hundreds of really low quality articles that Google will recognize as low-effort and out of sync with the searcher’s intent and you won’t rank for anything.

Blog post with SEO included that ranks for specific keywords will have a good roi. But just make sure it is quality content as $10 content is likely to be worth exactly that.

What advice would you give someone wanting to learn google ads in 2022?

  • Working on an actual account will teach you more thing s than a course

  • Take a course only to cover the basics for developing strategies work on an actual account

  • Always look out for new features in ads manager, as Google is often biased towards new features and provides results at cheaper costs

  • Courses are a great start but nothing beats just running ads. Personally I think there is more than enough free info on YouTube to last a lifetime…..and good info too.

    Learn the basics. Understand each feature in the dashboard. You’re general marketing experience with FB will help you.

    I would recommend taking a client up on the offer or running ads for yourself to learn.

  • The best way to learn google ads is by doing so. Do not buy a course! Google has some beginner courses (skillshop) take some of these and than ask an ngo if you can work for them. For ngo‘s google ads is free so it is a nice why to get to know the interface and everything around. And after than maybe you are able to go to an agency, there you could learn a lot.

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  • Shopify Google Shopping Ads tracking?
    by /u/Other-Function-5659 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 29, 2024 at 12:39 am

    I have a hunch that my conversion tracking is not correct. I received a sale attributed to sag_organic in Shopify indicating its organic google shopping. However, the site is brand new and we're running shopping ads. I highly doubt that was an organic lead. How can I ensure my ads shopping tracking is accurate? It was set up using Shopify pixel GTM (set up by dev). I have created a few events which all seem to be tracking and attributing fine. However, I'm skeptical on the purchase data. Mainly because the landing page URL for all purchases has been the check out page which to me indicates not right. submitted by /u/Other-Function-5659 [link] [comments]

  • Google Ads: Presence In Vs Presence OR Interest In
    by /u/keepitsic (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 29, 2024 at 12:39 am

    I'm setting up campaigns for a new client. They offer destination activities and watersports (like kayaking, tours, that sort of thing). I basically want to hit 2 groups of people; people searching for activities before their vacation (people pre-planning), and people who are already in town and want to schedule something on the spot. I am debating on making each campaign with PRESENCE IN location targeting, so I can target keywords like "near me" and "local," and then also a duplicate of each campaign with PRESENCE OR INTEREST IN location targeting (this would obviously come with the exclusion of non qualified countries) Alternatively, instead of the latter, I could target specific surrounding states in that duplicated campaigns, but then that might heavily affect each Keyword list where I'd need to have the location in it to make sure we only show the activities/services to users who are or are planning to visit. Hopefully I'm not overthinking or over engineering things. Any recommendations on location/keyword targeting for destination activities for both people planning to visit, or are already visiting? Is duplicating these search campaigns even necessary? submitted by /u/keepitsic [link] [comments]

  • what should i focus on? freelancing on upwork? or posting tik tok videos?
    by /u/WesternAgent11 (Entrepreneur) on May 29, 2024 at 12:37 am

    so i've got 2 things i've been doing lately to try and make some extra money the first is posting tik toks, about 3-5 tik toks per day. i have a reddit stories account, so i basically post stories from reddit on tik tok. i have an affiliate link in my bio, i get about 200-400 views per video. zero people have bought anything from me, even though it's possible that they can. i have 49 followers and need 10,000 followers to get into the creator program, at which point i can get paid for how many views my videos get. so yeah at 49 followers i'm pretty much at 0% of the way there. if i were to focus on tik tok, i would just keep posting tik toks every day. the cost for me to maintain this is about $100 a month. it's hard to predict if anyone will ever use my affiliate link and buy something, so i don't know what could happen. no one has bought anything ever and i've posted maybe 20-30+ tik toks now. maybe if i'm absolutely lucky i can make 1 sale per month, which would be $25 in revenue. i could also blow up within the month if 1 of my tik toks goes viral, but that is like winning the lottery basically. i also don't know if tik tok will get banned soon due to the circulating news, so this could just be a dead end the second is focusing on upwork. i have an upwork account where i am basically a facebook ads expert. the key here though is that i actually suck shit at producing profitable results with facebook ads. i pretty much just know the basics and some twists and knowledge i've picked up on my own from running ads for myself for years (most of the ads i've ran have been unprofitable for myself, but i did have some times where i was profiting). on my upwork account i've completed 2 jobs, these are 2 clients that i helped years ago. my total earnings from these jobs is a little over $300 earned. to focus on upwork all i would do is apply for like 2-3 jobs per day and hope someone hires me. if i'm lucky, i could get 1 or 2 jobs per month, which would make me probably like $100-200 a month to start. when i factor in the amount i would pay for connects to even apply for jobs in the first place, i'd probably profit maybe like $50 a month so yeah, given those 2 options, which should i focus on? it sucks that the only way to make money online is doing bottom of the barrel shit like this, just to earn 1 dollar but that's how it is, pretty lame and unsatisfying submitted by /u/WesternAgent11 [link] [comments]

  • Has anyone transitioned from PPC to a Marketing Analysis role?
    by /u/Lupe_88 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 29, 2024 at 12:28 am

    I see these roles advertised to me refularly. There pay seems much better, you don't have to deal with clients and the role (seems) more relaxed than an agency ppc role. Have many people in this group transitioned into a Marketing Analytics role? If so, how did you find it? Did you have to upskill much to make the transition, or are the skills mostly transferable? submitted by /u/Lupe_88 [link] [comments]

  • Electronic equipment auction/close outs
    by /u/Educational_Ad_5150 (Entrepreneur) on May 29, 2024 at 12:20 am

    Where are people buying these auctions and close out sales for electronic items to re sell. I have seen people selling products like tablets and other accessories including big and small electronics that they buy from liquidations. I have tried the liquidations pages but they are not worth it. Too expensive. Seems like these people have specific sellers they work with. If anyone knows something please let me know. Thanks submitted by /u/Educational_Ad_5150 [link] [comments]

  • HELP - G Ads Call Tracking w/ GTM
    by /u/mabzfish (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 29, 2024 at 12:17 am

    When setting up a "Calls to a phone number on your website" conversion in Google Ads, for the Tag in GTM, do you use the standard "Google Ads Conversion Ads Tracking" tag with just the conversion ID and Label or the "Google Ads Calls from Website" conversion with Conversion ID, Label AND Phone number to replace? I've seen it done both ways but if you already tell G Ads the number to replace in the ad account conversion, why would you need to also have the number to replace in GTM? And should tiggers be set to "All Pages"? I've seen some people just using the link starts with "tel:" trigger too... Just a bit confused as it seems there are multiple ways to do the same thing. If someone let me know best practices that would be amazing! submitted by /u/mabzfish [link] [comments]

  • Struggling to get more Google Ads clients in my city 🙁 What do you recommend?
    by /u/SMX2016 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 11:56 pm

    I tried Google Ads but frankly it's too expensive and I'm going up against big agencies... Any other form of local marketing that has been more cost-effective and predictable from your experience? Business events? Cold calling? Cold emailing? Doing TikToks? Doing local radio ads? TV ads? Newspaper ads? Thanks a lot submitted by /u/SMX2016 [link] [comments]

  • Worth learning Microsoft Advertising?
    by /u/Ornery-Parking-8665 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 11:53 pm

    Hi, I mostly work in meta, TiktTok and google ads. However, I've been looking more into Pinterest and Microsft advertising. I feel like this would be good to learn if your target audience is the older generation, this is due to them buying a laptop and using the default browser which in this case is Bing though this is only a hypothesis and also I feel like it's nice to know as well. But Is it worth learning Microsoft ads? submitted by /u/Ornery-Parking-8665 [link] [comments]

  • Googles Ads: Single Keyword Exact Match Search using Max Conversions
    by /u/mvdoyle (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 11:27 pm

    I’ve tried running exact match single keyword campaigns (and ad groups) using max conversions and they never seem to get any impressions. I’ve waited as long as 2 weeks after turning them on to see if it was just learning but it still sat at zero. The search term I used receives around 30,000 google searches monthly and I’ve used it in a manual cpc strategy just fine. For context, I tried this in an experiment on an existing mcpc campaign that was using the term. Did a 50/50 split and set the experiment campaign to max conversion bidding while the original stayed at mcpc Is this a known situation? Am I trying to use experiments incorrectly? Am I asking the wrong questions? lol Let me know if I worded this poorly - long day lol submitted by /u/mvdoyle [link] [comments]

  • Wanting to start a clothing brand
    by /u/Yousifisamazing (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 11:21 pm

    Hey everybody. How do you start a clothing brand without using print on demand or buying all the pieces of clothing and putting them in your house. My problem with print on demand is that when they ship to people, I’m pretty sure the box will say printify on it or red bubble, ext. similar to drop shipping from aliexpress and there’s a receipt in Chinese with the item. Let me know if you guys have any tips, I’m doing this more so for the aspect of being a creator, and having a piece of clothing that I designed. So not willing to spend more then 500-1000, on samples and other stuff like that submitted by /u/Yousifisamazing [link] [comments]

  • My first successful business ~$40k/month in revenue. What I learned along the way. Stay on the simple path.
    by /u/rarashady (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 11:14 pm

    I wanted to share my journey of building an IT automations company from scratch to where we're now generating roughly ~$40k/month in revenue (most of that isn’t recurring). The road has been full of challenges and learnings, and I hope my story can inspire others on their entrepreneurial path. A little over a year ago, I started Cerum Solutions, a company focused on technical consultation and implementation across all industries. Our goal was simple: to help businesses identify inefficiencies in their operations and build custom technical automations to enhance their workflows. This included everything from CRM automations, backend internal tools, AI chatbots, KPI dashboards, reporting and analytics, to ERP implementations. We first started around the AI hype (chatbots, etc) building products (mostly mvp’s) but it was to operationally demanding and we later saw there were a lot more underserved areas in a companies operation's that were just low-hanging fruits, much simpler value adds to companies and easier to scope out. As an example, rather than building a whole new product for a client that involved a lot of operational roles (product designers, qa testers, full stack developers), it was easier to focus on automating one simple thing for an organization, say helping them create dashboards in their salesforce admin. The client’s/customers we deal with are much happier and more willing to spend $$$ as they can justify it spending x to get result y. We had on/off months at first so I was always hesitant to bring on a new hire, as in this business margins are everything. Sometimes I was even doing the technical projects myself and wearing all the hats but then realized that this business couldn’t operate without me and almost got burnt out lol. When I made the decision to make my first hire so I could focus more on growth (sales & marketing) that’s when everything else changed. I couldn’t afford the cost of a US based dev so I had to look elsewhere such as on upwork. My first 2 hires I got burned as they didn’t know what they were doing (and I didn’t know how to hire). Then I stumbled upon a dev from the philippines. It took him a week to get ramped up but once he did it I never looked back, he even started taking initiative and leading client/customer calls himself. (he’s still with me today). Out of this business, I learned how important it was to delegate & create teams/SOPs to focus on other more important “rain-making” activities like creating content, webinars, and focusing on sales led approach (before I really thought I could do all just to increase my margins). I also realized how hard it was to hire good talent at affordable prices. Alot of outsourcing/placement firms I first went through claimed outsourcing pricing (like ~$4k /month) but just added a margin on top of that. Instead my partner and I found a way to go direct on local job boards and find great technical talent at transparent costs, like for $1,500/month full-time) also having boots on ground, basically cutting out the sometimes 3 middleman. (A new business was born from this) But long-story short I think looking in un-sexy area’s with a newer approach for lead-gen (like content marketing) is the way to go. Especially if it's your first business, service based is a great start imo. It also allows you to have the high seat and solve real-world problems for businesses/individuals, and more often than not, new ideas will be born just naturally. Anyway, I hope this was helpful and i’m happy to answer any questions for y'all in the comments below. submitted by /u/rarashady [link] [comments]

  • Has anyone transitioned careers from PPC/paid media to something else?
    by /u/SnowBro2020 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 11:10 pm

    I've been working in PPC and paid media for about 6 years now and became self-employed about 4 years ago. More and more, I'm finding that it's been having such a negative impact on my quality of life. It's hard to find the work rewarding as I don't think it's challenging in any meaningful way and I'm regularly stressed about accounts that aren't meeting expectations. Maybe it's just where I've worked at but it's also so hard to take time off and I feel like the work follows me wherever I go. Worst of all, my growth has mostly flat-lined and I can't scale up to where I want to be. I don't necessarily mind a high-stress job but it feels like I could take on less work with less stress for the same or more money. I do enjoy the sales side of things (as well as the data analysis and helping clients) but I'm not sure if I'd be trading one high-stress job for another. Sorry for all the bitching (if you couldn't tell I'm also burnt out) but I want to know: have any of you transitioned away from PPC/paid media? What type of jobs did you go after instead? Those of you who were thinking about it for similar reasons but didn't, what did you do to get those things under control? submitted by /u/SnowBro2020 [link] [comments]

  • Appreciate some insight! [Facebook Ads]
    by /u/tricententialghoul (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 11:03 pm

    I’m currently spending $160/day and have scaled it every 3-5 days by 20%. Things are going good, but I want to get ready to scale further. Essentially, how should I be adding in ads, and how often? I plan to scale this as high as possible, I have the creative output to do so, but I want to drop them strategically. I started this campaign with 5 ads, after about 2 weeks, i turned off 2 underperformers, and added 2 more. I did this by creating a new ad set. Will I have to add ads in more frequently as I scale? At what budget should I be adding new ones in weekly? Also, how many ads should I keep running at once? When I add in a new ad, should I create a new ad set every time? So there will be several ad sets going at once, with only 1-2 ads? Appreciate any insight! submitted by /u/tricententialghoul [link] [comments]

  • Tracking purchases back to ads on a separate domain.
    by /u/Greatbonsai (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 10:32 pm

    Hi all, The company I work for has 2 separate websites, one to run PPC ads to, and another for organic traffic due to Google Ad restrictions. They do not link to one another. Is there a way in GA4 to track if someone clicks on a paid ad, landing on the PPC site, leaves, then later googles the company and lands on the organic site to make a purchase? Can that final purchase be tied back to an ad? (Ad click -> Site A -> Browse around -> purchase from site B hours or days later) The linker command won't work here as they're not directed to the organic site to purchase, but converting hours or days down the line. TIA! submitted by /u/Greatbonsai [link] [comments]

  • Pet Product Ad
    by /u/globgobgabgalab123 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 10:09 pm

    Hey, I'm looking to selling a product for dogs essentially. I do not own a dog. what are my options in marketing this product on a budget? your advice is appreciated. submitted by /u/globgobgabgalab123 [link] [comments]

  • Google Ads > GA4 > GTM
    by /u/sophieeecakes (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 9:45 pm

    Howdy! I'm diving into PPC after years away and will take any help i can get on the following questions that I can't seem to find the right answers to in regards to how GA4 + Ads + GTM all work together now: Ads: we have a ton of legacy conversions set up & tied to our old UA account- do we need to delete these? GA4 replacements are set up and I'm of the mindset that less clutter is better, but wth do I know... GTM: Google tag manager is set up, but it has an old conversion linker to Google Ads that's about 4 years old - do I need to delete & reset this with a new Google Ads specific conversion linker? I can't tell what's already in place GA4: it looks like a number of events are pulling through correctly on GA4 Events tab, but there are a number events very similarly named and hard to differentiate between. There isn't a way to update the names, is there? where things start to overlap.... On a recent campaign, a couple conversions were tagged with the dreaded "inactive" status in Google Ads. I double-checked with the GTM debugger and the tags I have set up for the same conversions within GTM are firing. Where am I going wrong? Checking in GA4, it looks like the events are coming in correctly, but I'm at a loss for how to fix this across the platforms. submitted by /u/sophieeecakes [link] [comments]

  • LinkedIn A/B test Guidelines or Advice
    by /u/TeamBODGaming (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 9:40 pm

    Hey I work for a client who's looking to go to LinkedIn to target students for education and we have a budget of 15,000 and they're looking to run the ad for 3 months. is that enough time to run a a/b test for audiences. Predictive audience vs Interest Based audience. submitted by /u/TeamBODGaming [link] [comments]

  • One of the best trades ever--types of luck
    by /u/Insomnia_state (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 9:38 pm

    On one random day in July 2005, Kyle McDonald was fidgeting with a red paperclip. Then he thought to himself how awesome it would be if he were to trade that paperclip up for a house or something very valuable. Since he had some experience in trading things for profit. He posted on Facebook that he wanted to trade the paperclip, looking for anything more valuable than the paperclip. Eventually, he was able to trade the paperclip for a wooden fish pen. He then exchanged the wooden fish pen for a knob crafted by a potter based in Seattle. Then exchanged that for a Coleman grill and traveled to Massachusetts to make the trade. Then traded that for a generator in California. He was dedicated, he traveled for hours to different locations just for a trade. This gave him momentum and he was getting excited to see where this would lead him. One day he went to Queens, New York to trade the generator to someone who offered him a vintage neon Budweiser sign. Days on, a Montreal radio host emailed Kyle to trade his snowmobile for the sign. This event got him national media coverage for his escapades, and this helped him market the products he was trading later on. Later on, Someone called him to trade that for an afternoon with rock star Alice Cooper, which he went on to trade for a KISS snow globe and then for a paid role in a Corbin Bernsen movie. One year later and 14 trades later, the town of Kipling Saskatchewan, wanted a trade for the role—because some Kipling citizens auditioned for the role, which he then finally traded for a house. Takeaways What he did was impressive, some people would argue that he was just lucky that's all. Well, that’s true in some sense, it depends on how we define luck. In the book, Chase, Chance, and Creativity: The Lucky Art of Novelty, neurologist James H. Austin mentioned that there are different types of luck. I think we should be aware of them. Type 1: Blind Luck “Chance I is completely impersonal; you can’t influence it.” - Dr. James H. Austin This is luck from pure chance that occurs without any action. It's completely random and not in our control. Example: Being born into a rich family and inheriting a Mansion. Type 2: Luck from motion This luck arises from being active and putting yourself in situations where opportunities can ride. Example: Kyle McDonald traded his way up from a paperclip up to a house. He posted the objects on a marketplace and traveled hours to trade. This led to him gaining media attention after months, which then led to him finally trading for a house. This only happened because he was in motion–taking action. Type 3: Luck from preparation This luck comes from being well-prepared and knowledgeable in a specific field subject or field. Example: Someone who has been in the dropshipping business for quite some time notices that Tiktok is becoming popular, and can be used as a marketing platform for their dropshipping store. Making Millions with high-profit margins easily before TikTok organic dropshipping becomes overly competitive. This luck allows you to recognize opportunities when they arise before many others. Type 4: Luck from possessing unique insights. “Chance IV favors those with distinctive, if not eccentric hobbies, personal lifestyles, and motor behaviors.” - Dr. James H. Austin. This luck is often the result of deep thinking, creativity, and the ability to connect pieces of information in marvelous ways. Example: Someone who loves tech becomes a YouTube tech reviewer who gets good at reviewing tech products and their channel grows rapidly. Leading to them making a lot of money, landing big deals with tech companies, and being invited to take part in prestigious events. How to increase your chances of luck The most effective way to get more lucky is by increasing the input. The more you roll the dice the higher the chance you have to get the lucky number. The more lottery tickets you buy the higher chances you have to win. Type 1 isn't in our control, but types 2, 3, and 4 are mostly in our control. And if you observe most of the successful people and Billionaires, the luck that led them to their position is type 2, 3, 4. Knowing these different kinds of luck can help you better position yourself for success. Create your luck. submitted by /u/Insomnia_state [link] [comments]

  • Are aggressive sales strategies the only way to grow?
    by /u/oddkidmatt (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 9:24 pm

    I see all these B2B tech companies pretty much scamming other businesses with unfair sales strategies to make it seem like they need their product or literally ripping their service out from under them if they don’t pay up front for a year in the same day. I get a few signups to my business monthly and it’s now way to grow but I look at my number of clients the past 2 years and I can see the velocity of new clients accelerating but nothing massive to where I could quit any of my other jobs. Do people need to aggressively lie and make it seem like your customers need your product or your customers need a higher tier exponentially more expensive plan? submitted by /u/oddkidmatt [link] [comments]

  • I created a magic plant medicine cream, business plan ideas welcomed
    by /u/Old_Examination_8835 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 9:22 pm

    Hi there I'm an American citizen with double nationality in a South American country. I've got a biology and chemistry background, and I have studied plant medicines for 30 years. During my time here in South America, I studied many incredible plans, and 7 years ago I made up a formula in my kitchen that is a potent anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and procurative potion. I sold it to friends around town, and although it was flawed and not professional, they have asked over and over during the years to buy some more. During this time, I would update my formulas, which were quite ugly but very useful, and finally I created a formula which is very powerful. I plan to only market it as a cosmetic because I do not want to get into the pharmaceutical or plant medicine bureaucratic crap in North America or in South America. Although this is totally informal, I have been selling out every week, and I have done very little advertising. I have some pretty dramatic before and after photos. This is used for of course cosmetic purposes, but it can also be used for wound healing, inflammatory disorders, etc. I have a lot of experience exporting and importing other products, so this part I can Wade through pretty easily. Anyway, any creative ideas you guys have I am totally open. submitted by /u/Old_Examination_8835 [link] [comments]

  • PMax Question - Tale of Two Asset Groups
    by /u/Antique-Cartoonist-5 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 9:11 pm

    Have one campaign for pretty much all products. Currently 5 asset groups. All Feed Only. Three are departmental with signals for those departments. The other two have all products setup. The only difference is I setup an audience signal for one of them that has only purchases above a certain dollar value that we consider ( high value), as a signal. Can't remember the figure but it's about 4x our AOV I believe. The one labeled "High Purchase" is and always has been doing better than my "regular" asset group. My question/issue is, at this point, would you disable the underperforming asset group? On the surface it seems like a no brainer but both have a pretty decent amount of conversions and I'd really hate to throw the entire campaign into some sort of learning phase. Figures are over 30 day period compared to prior 30 days. https://preview.redd.it/0x4u4i5wf83d1.png?width=2282&format=png&auto=webp&s=d86af1d6dbb3442b8a549ff1b0ca0753990cf9cb submitted by /u/Antique-Cartoonist-5 [link] [comments]

  • Starting to see some competition for my niche drawing event. How can I differentiate myself?
    by /u/modestview (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    I started a kink themed drink and draw in Brooklyn in 2020, called Fetish Figure Drawing. We've put on over 190 events and have weekly gigs at a couple local bars. Last year a similar event took place at a bar near us that seemed poorly attended, and thus only happened once more since. However, I noticed a "kinky sketch" event is having their first session this week nearby. Another "Domme Draw" event is scheduled to take place monthly nearby as well. We've been doing it the longest and have really curated and created a strong brand identity (I believe). My cohost and I love doing it and would like to continue to expand, but seems we've been beaten to the punch lately. Any tips or ideas on how to stay ahead of the curve? submitted by /u/modestview [link] [comments]

  • From your experience, what type of hero headline works best on a landing page?
    by /u/ironmonk33 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    I know I can always do an experiment, but I thought asking the community would be helpful for everyone. Suppose you have a pest control client in Boston, would you go with one that enforces authority, safety or action? #1 Pest Control Services in Boston Keep Your Home Safe With Our Pest Control Services Get an Immediate Free Quote for Pest Control in Boston Other? I know you can always combine a couple, but wouldn't that be too much text? Trying to keep it short and sweet, while maximizing CR's. Thanks submitted by /u/ironmonk33 [link] [comments]

  • What do you feel is the hardest part of entrepreneurship that most people don't know about?
    by /u/digitalcapitalist41 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 8:28 pm

    I am just starting my own projects but have been in the space for a while . However I would like to know what more experienced entrepreneurs struggle with that most people are not aware of? Also how do you manage said difficulty or is there any solution? submitted by /u/digitalcapitalist41 [link] [comments]

  • Unbounce 121.54% price increase in 2024
    by /u/No_Bandicoot_5943 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 8:23 pm

    I don't know if anyone uses Unbounce and has gotten their latest bill, but mine has literally more than doubled in price for the same service. It is stated in their email (upon looking it up) that they were migrating me to a new pricing model that "better align(ed) with the value we provide to our customers." I'm not happy about this and have reached out. I could certainly understand a modest price increase but to me this reeks of "greedflation" Are there any alternatives that you'd recommend that offer a similar WYSIWYG editor? submitted by /u/No_Bandicoot_5943 [link] [comments]

  • Idea Validation : focused on online businesses
    by /u/Cute_Path8903 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 8:04 pm

    Hi entrepreneurs, I’m seeking your feedback to validate idea I’m working on. It’s aimed at small or growing businesses looking to expand their global market exposure by accepting crypto payments. Many businesses can’t afford institutional-level crypto custody providers like Coinbase due to compliance or financial reasons. Would you be interested in a solution that allows you to easily accept crypto payments while retaining full control over your assets through a self-custody wallet? This solution would provide the same level of functionality as institutional providers. Your feedback would be incredibly valuable. Thank you! submitted by /u/Cute_Path8903 [link] [comments]

  • I just finally launched and I am super excited
    by /u/waazus (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    Been thinking about launching a side project for a while and due to avoiding the self-promotion rule I can't mention the project name, but I am really excited I finally did it. It took many nights building the front-end and the project will not ship until December, but I am gathering leads at least. Better than doing nothing I guess 🙂 submitted by /u/waazus [link] [comments]

  • Connection ads account to Multi Language site (different urls)
    by /u/Vetter87 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 7:15 pm

    Hello! In the past i've set up my sites with Analytics/Ads etc so i'm familiar with how this works. But now I have to set up this for one of my sites which has 4 domains (4 different languages) but other then the extension also the url itself is different. For example: www.aaaa.nl www.bbbb.fr www.bbbb.de www.bbbb.com Build on Wordpress with WPML Only the .NL site had a different url (other than the extension). I have added the www.aaaa.nl domain in GA4 and it seems to be tracking also the different languages (i see a lot of visited url's of the .de site for example, both in visitors and calculated revenue) Question: Do i need to add the other 3 domains to Analytics as well? Or does it track everything automatically? Bonus Question: Is 1 Google Ads account sufficient to set up all the adds for the different languages? Or do i need to make different accounts per language? Thank you very much in advance! submitted by /u/Vetter87 [link] [comments]

  • today we will be answering marketing questions
    by /u/Top_Firefighter625 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 7:03 pm

    I am a professional with more than 10 years of marketing experience. I will be here to answer free questions about marketing and help your business. I lived in California and studied at the University of San Francisco submitted by /u/Top_Firefighter625 [link] [comments]

  • Google partners?
    by /u/Pwill_22 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 6:56 pm

    I have recently started with a company that has multiple companies under it all selling boats (different brands). I have analytics for all of them but only one Google ad account I was gonna run for all of them. (It looks like this may not work). What is the best way to manage all these companies and sites through Google ads and analytics? I’m not tryna get banned or suspended. Thanks in advance! submitted by /u/Pwill_22 [link] [comments]

  • Troubleshooting Clicks to Calls for Google Ads
    by /u/ImYourPappi (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 6:52 pm

    Hi everyone! I'm a web developer seeking advice on a perplexing issue with one of our clients. Recently, my colleague informed me that the client has reported 15 click-to-call conversions according to Google Ads, but they claim not to have received any leads. This client has been a top priority for our team for the past two years, and this discrepancy has only surfaced in the last two months. Previously, a significant portion of click-to-call conversions translated into new customers, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. After thoroughly investigating the website for any obvious issues and conducting tests for click-to-call events via Google Tag Manager, we found that everything appears to be functioning correctly—the click-to-call events are firing, and calls are connecting successfully when tested on mobile devices. However, we're still at a loss as to why the reported conversions aren't translating into actual leads for the client. We're concerned about the potential ramifications of not resolving this issue promptly, as it could lead to losing a valuable client. Has anyone encountered a similar situation or have any insights into what might be causing this discrepancy? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! submitted by /u/ImYourPappi [link] [comments]

  • I worked hard to prove myself to my father after dropping out, but now he just doesn’t care about me.
    by /u/Extreme_Ebb4319 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 6:47 pm

    Despite my accomplishments as a 23-year-old, my father, who is also in business, has never shown support. Even though I've achieved significant success, he lacks interest and never engages with my achievements. Instead of offering encouragement, he often makes disparaging remarks, albeit in a seemingly joking manner. Despite reaching milestones like making $50k in a month, his response remains indifferent, while my mother is very supportive. She asks questions and knows a lot more about what I do than he does. I've stopped keeping him informed. Initially, I worked hard to prove myself to him, especially after dropping out of school at 18 and go live by myself, but now it seems he simply doesn't care about me. Why is he acting like this? submitted by /u/Extreme_Ebb4319 [link] [comments]

  • Spent a week for Top 5 on Product Hunt. Got 5X our usual daily sign-ups. Was it worth it?
    by /u/java_nova (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 6:01 pm

    Hey r/Entrepreneur, Last month, our app, CoffeeSpace, got Top 5 Product of the Day on Product Hunt (PH), and considering all the posts on this sub questioning the worth of launching on PH, I thought it would be worth to show some hard numbers on what we did, how we're doing now, and if we think all of it was worth it. Tl;dr -> Was it worth doing a Product Hunt launch? What we prepared What we already had before thinking of PH A running mobile app on App Store and Google Play A core product that a lot of the PH community resonated with (A Tinder/Hinge-like app for finding co-founders) Website Graphical assets from our App Store submission that could be reused An established LinkedIn following (+15,000 followers) A so-so Twitter following (600 followers) A week prior to launch Asked advice from a friend that has launched successfully on PH before Produced a promotional video Prepared the copywriting for the PH submission A day prior to launch Posted on LinkedIn Blasted to my close personal WhatsApp groups On the day of launch Posted on LinkedIn Posted on Twitter DMed the top 800 Product Hunt Streakers through Twitter Blasted to my even more WhatsApp groups Messaged a LOT of personal contacts for support How PH helped us at launch Prior to the launch, we averaged around 140 signups/week. The week of the product hunt launch we got 350 signups/week. That's 2.5X performance! I would say that this was caused by all the efforts of our team to spread awareness about the product on the day of the launch. Till this day, the PH launch day has yielded our best day at 120 signups - more than 5X our daily signups in the prior week. How we're doing now (1 month after) This is what most people would probably shy away from sharing. A week after the PH launch, our weekly or daily numbers never saw the heights we had during the PH launch. Now, at a month later after the launch, our weekly signups are generally healthier than they were ever before. Though having said that, it's hard to say that it was purely because of PH, since we started other marketing campaigns (coincidentally right after the PH launch). I would say that there are several other non-numbers related benefits in getting Top 5 Product of the Day. We are able to have a #5 social-proof badge displayed on our website We now have a video we share quite often We found out that Twitter was an effective reach-out channel for us Verdict: Is it worth doing a PH launch? I think resoundingly, yes --> if you do it right. What made our PH campaign particularly successful was that we managed to get Top 5, which is the minimum rank you need to get featured on the PH website, as well as get the fancy "#5 Product of the Day" badge. If we got #6 or lower that day, then it probably wouldn't have been worth as much to go through all the trouble. The bragging rights of getting #5 alone has helped a lot in both customer and investor conversations. We were quite satisfied with the amount of effort that we put into the campaign as well - not too much, not too little. We did go all out on the day of the launch, but I think if we pushed ourselves to campaign and reach-out to people 2-3 weeks before the launch, we could have gotten more awareness of our launch. Not to mention, we didn't really strategize on timing our launch. I recall if we launched a day or two before, we could have gotten #2 or even #1. Thanks for reading! If you want to keep following our journey - feel free to follow us on Twitter or Linkedin. submitted by /u/java_nova [link] [comments]

  • P Max campaigns limited by budget but not hitting tROAS
    by /u/Joel_M (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    I'm hoping someone can help clarify how P MAX works. I have several campaigns (mostly over two years old) that are limited by budget, but are significantly under TROAS. My understanding is that increasing TROAS should refine targeting to higher-converting placements. Shouldn't daily budget not be met if TROAS cannot be achieved? submitted by /u/Joel_M [link] [comments]

  • How to Generate $3,000 Per Day with Mobile Apps, and Lose Everything in a Flash Thanks to Apple
    by /u/seraleev_viktor (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 5:27 pm

    Four years ago, I decided to launch a startup and began creating my own mobile apps. On September 20 last year, they started bringing in over $3,000 a day (90% of which was on iOS). The very next day, Apple removed all my apps from the App Store and blocked my account. I sent appeals, showed evidence, screenshots, and even sent a pre-trial claim, but was mostly ignored. Now I've filed a lawsuit against Apple, and for now, the iOS market is a no-go fpr me. I want to speak out, but I don’t want to complain. Instead, I can share how simple ideas brought me good profits. Maybe someone will be interested and avoid making my mistakes. First idea The first app was super simple - you upload two before/after images and get a short video with a slide effect. First version of the app My wife, who was a nail tech at the time, suggested the idea because she wanted to create content to attract clients. She couldn't find any apps for creating before/after videos in the App Store. I didn’t believe her, we almost ended up arguing, and I went searching to prove her wrong. Turns out, she was right (as always). I persuaded a friend to help develop the app. It was 2019, we spent a couple of months developing it, and within a year, it was bringing in $100-200 a month. My friend thought the idea was unworkable, so I bought out his share for a token amount. This happened on February 26, 2020, right at my 30th birthday party. I sold a stake in a common startup and used part of the money to buy out my partner’s share in the before/after app. I had about $10k in my pocket. The next day after the party, I sat down to redesign the app and think through new functionality. First takeoff I was lucky to quickly find a talented and affordable freelancer. We rebuilt the app almost from scratch in 1.5 months, costing me $2,000. What we did: Redesign New transitions, like diagonal ones Ability to customize animation speed Added effects settings: transition thickness, color, neon, etc. Ability to add music Ability to add text Added support for stickers Updated the store page: description, screenshots, icon Localized the app for all available languages in the App Store After update Before this update, the app gained a couple of hundred montly downloads in its first year. But a week after the new version was released, there was a surge in organics. Around the same time, I hired a marketing specialist for $400/month who launched the first ad. And boy, did it take off. We spent $200-300 on the first campaign, and within a month, I was maxing out my credit card to buy ads. All campaigns paid off. We used only one source, Apple Search Ads. Search Ads doesn't have extensive targeting options, so we didn't fully understand who our target users were. Then we were contacted by an influencer saying “let’s launch a dog grooming contest.” It wasn’t very clear who would be interested in that, but no problem, let’s do it. As a prize, we gave away premium access to our app, just three promo codes. The return from the contest was phenomenal. It brought in $2,000 net, and I discovered a whole new world. A huge number of people are willing to invest any amount in their beloved doggos to brag about the results through our app. I was shocked that a simple idea like this one worked SO well. After the contest, we doubled for three more months in a row, and then reached a stable growth of 20-30% per month. Screenshot from App Store Connect I still remember the moment I woke up, picked up my phone, and the app had earned a thousand dollars overnight for the first time. I was psyched, thanking the universe, the users, Apple, and the iPhone itself. Six months after the redesign, the app was bringing in about 200 times more than the original mark, $34k instead of $100-200 a month. $25k on iOS and $9k on Android (the Android version was made three months after the redesign). As a result, I started receiving offers to purchase the app. I refused until I heard, “name the price.” I don’t know why, but I said $410k and after five days, I received that amount into my account. It seemed like an unimaginable amount of money to me; I couldn’t believe what was happening. Only two years later did I realize the real value of the app at that time was at least $1 million. You know how it goes, do as I say, not as I do. To tell you more, the app’s still alive and it’s making good money without any updates. It paid for itself in 8 months and has been deep in the green ever since. I planned to continue making apps with this money, thinking I could expand. It’s going to be smooth sailing from here on out, right? Absolutely not. Landing In 2021, my family and I moved to Chile, where we still live. We like it here, it's a beautiful country, pur children are growing up here, our daughter was born here, and we want to get Chilean passports. I sold everything back home - a car, an apartment, a plot of land, all my stuff. I started chasing my dream of making a serious video editing app. I thought, now I have money, I'll start figuring out a "real" app. Life is beautiful and amazing. I hired new devs and went to work for a year and a half. The first release turned out to be a failure: organic users never came, and the cost of attracting one user never fell below $10. Competing with the free CapCut was impossible. There were also parallel attempts to make other things. For example, an app for designing your Instagram feed. The first version of the app was growing great, but I thought with new features like collaboration and delayed auto-publishing, I'd find the key to success. However, reality was harsh. I spent six months just communicating with Facebook to gain access to the API methods I needed, only to find that Facebook kept changing things on the inside, making the app’s features unusable. In the end, I didn’t even earn $1,000. I spent almost all my money working tirelessly, but nothing ever took off. Insights and the crash Crisis makes you think. I realized my strength was in niche apps and decided to return to where I started: small apps covering specific needs without any unnecessary noise. I made the Boomerang app, regardless of the fact that Instagram already had this feature. But I made a separate app, and it started to grow. There was also an app filled with beautiful fonts for designing social media posts. An app for creating Reels. Once I realized my strengths, things started to look up again. I returned to the idea of collages. Every app began to make money. Whew! Screenshot from my company website Overall, the account had six apps with an above 4.5 stars average App Store rating. On August 21, 2023, I received a notification from Apple that they had removed my app from the App Store and were going to shut down my account if I did not correct the violations within 30 days. Not any specific violations, just “violations.” I sent Apple evidence, screenshots, and offered access to the source files, but I was either ignored completely pr got an auto-reply. I was sure this was just some kind of mistake and waited for an answer. We continued to make updates and worked on new features. On September 20, the apps earned more than $3,000 in 24 hours for the first time and were removed by Apple the next day. Payments were suspended, and I had $110,000 left in my account. I was stunned. The first appeal was rejected, the reasons for the blocking were unknown, and it was unclear what to do. I immediately submitted a second appeal. Eight weeks of silence and again a refusal. I lost everything I worked for in a single day.. I started a petition on Change.org and shared my story in a tweet that gained significant traction. Someone from Twitter published my story on Hacker News; it became #1, collecting more than 400 comments. I received hundreds of support messages in my dms, and only then did Apple finally send an explanation. According to them, my account was frozen “for association with a previously closed fraudulent account.” Of course, I had no connection with fraudulent accounts, otherwise I wouldn’t even be sharing the story in the first place. The only positive reaction to the hype was the return of $110,000. I started my little investigation. The “fraudulent” account may have turned out to be my old account, which once contained the first app for creating before/after videos. The very same thing that started it all. I continued to pay $99 for this account because it is dear to me, it’s nostalgic and a part of my life. Just before it was closed, I tried to publish a card game based on the popular game Never Have I Ever on this account. This concept seemed ideal for me to master interface solutions when moving from Swift UIKit to Swift UI. But recently, other things have come to light. We found a company of former partners with an identical name to mine. Apparently, Apple connected me with this company that I didn't even know existed. But I can’t know for sure because there is no feedback from the corporation. Any letters with any arguments and documents are ignored. I had to sue, but that’s a whole other big story. Communication with Apple is gfar from being related to development; maybe I’ll tell you about it someday. What's next and what about other stores 90% of our profits came through Apple. We're now fully focused on Android and have grown 4x in 8 months, but it's still not enough to cover all development costs. I don’t make enough money to continue supporting the team. We're holding out for now because finding developers who understand graphics and video is difficult (by the way, a good niche for devs who are not sure what to try next). The growth on Android is also related to the market's quirks: the Android audience is many times larger than the number of iPhone users, but not every Android can render a new video from 12 frames. Back to my story. Next will be a trial, petitions, and pleas. I hope my experience will be useful to someone because I am not the first and, most likely, not the last to find myself in this situation. Corporations don't care about individual developers. Even if they are left with nothing. It might sound trivial, but don’t put all your eggs in one basket. The larger the corporation, the less attention it will pay to you. With Apple, after blocking, you lose the opportunity to even talk to support on the phone. Text appeals only. In fact, I communicated with the answering machine for a whole month until I was blocked. At any moment, you can lose everything you have - your account, apps, users. With the snap of a finger, what you thought belonged to you will disappear. The only thing I realized is that only public discussion of the problem and the courts can somehow induce them to change their policy towards developers. In the meantime, I’ll go get ready for the next update. submitted by /u/seraleev_viktor [link] [comments]

  • How do you guys cope with your day jobs?
    by /u/spudzy95 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 5:05 pm

    Hey guys, I personally hate working at every job I've ever had. I just cannot convince myself that working hard for x company was ever worth it. I just get my paycheck and do nothing more to improve my prospects to get promoted. Why would I? 20 to 40k per year more and double my hours per week is never a good trade imo. I think I am all wrong about the way I think about this, but I can't help the way I feel about it. EDIT: I work in software and I have a saas I'm about to launch. I've learned a lot from my job so those of you who have said use it to learn are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. I also love software as a skill, but I hae doing it for anyone else other than for me. I'm freaking selfish with my time. submitted by /u/spudzy95 [link] [comments]

  • What businesses have you tried that failed?
    by /u/Sensitive_Mood9987 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 5:02 pm

    What happened? Did you regret attempting it, or did you learn valuable skills along the way? submitted by /u/Sensitive_Mood9987 [link] [comments]

  • Looking for help
    by /u/catplusrainbow (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 4:32 pm

    I am looking for someone to help me make ads for an e-commerce of hemp products submitted by /u/catplusrainbow [link] [comments]

  • LSA - paid help
    by /u/joemomma_- (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    So we have been managing our LSA account for 3+ years and with great success until about 2 months ago. Google must have changed their algorithm and no matter what we do we cannot get consistent top spot on Google Guaranteed. Anyone have any insight on this, are there any reputable pros that are work hiring to help get better performance? submitted by /u/joemomma_- [link] [comments]

  • Looking for Mailchimp Alternatives – Any Recommendations?
    by /u/trevor25 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Hi everyone, I run a small business and we've been using Mailchimp for our email marketing for a while now. While it’s been okay, I’m starting to feel like we might need something that better fits our needs, especially as we grow. I’ve heard about Brevo and a few other tools, but I’m curious about what else is out there. Has anyone here switched from Mailchimp to another platform? What alternatives do you recommend, and why? I’m particularly interested in tools that offer good automation features and are cost-effective. Thanks in advance for your help! submitted by /u/trevor25 [link] [comments]

  • Sudden Drop in Google Ads Spend Across Multiple Accounts - AI Overview Feature to Blame?
    by /u/SchemeFearless5307 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 11:21 am

    This is very odd. We've had very stable search ad campaigns for a long time. All of a sudden, the spend started dropping significantly from Wednesday and never recovered. This is happening for multiple Google Ads accounts, which makes me think it may be related to the new Google AI Overview feature. submitted by /u/SchemeFearless5307 [link] [comments]

  • New customer is paying me a lot of money
    by /u/devnull94117 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 10:58 am

    I'm a new solo entrepreneur with a one year old business (SaaS). A large business got in touch with me. Long story short, we just signed a deal that'll result in my business becoming $250,000 richer from essentially $0. I'm also lucky that the customer won't take up much of my time after the initial onboarding. This is even baked into the contract, and the product by nature. OK, good problem to have I guess but I'm not sure how to deploy this cash. The biggest problem I'm having right now is getting in touch with my ICP, driving traffic to my website, and overall outreach. Everyone has this problem, I get it. Is it possible to get better at these things with cash? It's obviously not a magic bullet but I feel like it could help accelerate this journey. EDIT: Wow. The amount of DMs I'm getting trying to scam me is crazy. EDIT 2: Thanks everyone for your feedback and advice. This has been very helpful and I'm starting to develop a plan. submitted by /u/devnull94117 [link] [comments]

  • My Competitor is Doing this… is it allowed ?
    by /u/Dh141437 (Ads on Google, Meta, Microsoft, etc.) on May 28, 2024 at 10:53 am

    My competitor has opened 3 domains and is paying PPC on search on all 3 domains targeting same keyword . This is causing the PPC price I believe to be substantially higher . They are also showing. Up top of page on multiple domains on many searches . Is this allowed ? From your experience how well does Google deal with these types of complaints after submitting the fair ad report form ? Any insights would be greatly appreciated . submitted by /u/Dh141437 [link] [comments]

  • Marketplace Tuesday! - May 28, 2024
    by /u/AutoModerator (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Please use this thread to post any Jobs that you're looking to fill (including interns), or services you're looking to render to other members. We do this to not overflow the main subreddit with personal offerings (such logo design, SEO, etc) so please try to limit the offerings to this weekly thread. Since this thread can fill up quickly, consider sorting the comments by "new" (instead of "best" or "top") to see the newest posts. submitted by /u/AutoModerator [link] [comments]

  • My friend and I want to start a business, what should we talk about and agree on first?
    by /u/LiterallyWantDie (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 8:50 am

    My friend and I are in high school and want to try start a business. What things should we talk about before hand so that we can have less disagreements and confusion later, if we don't fail, so that we are less likely to stop being friends? submitted by /u/LiterallyWantDie [link] [comments]

  • The cost of NOT doing it
    by /u/PutSimply1 (Entrepreneur) on May 28, 2024 at 12:52 am

    If there's one devastating lie people tell themselves, it's that there is no cost to missing an opportunity, we just remain where we are when we miss it- this is a lie, and a significant cost will manifest in two ways: This may be the obvious one, it's when you're much older and you look back and regret not going for it. Be under no illusion, you will reach an age where you WILL put yourself on trial for the opportunities you did not chase, it will happen, and you may be too old and fragile to deal with it. Your mind will be wise and aged but your ability to handle stress, especially the stress of regret may be fragile This is the less obvious one - it's when your child becomes old enough to wonder if they are industrious and want to make their own thing happen. They do the following They go online, look back at the time where you were in your 20's or whatever and learn the opportunities you had They recognise that you were in good health, had money to do things, were aware of the opportunities They look at others who did take the opportunity and gained much from them Then at the end of that, they look at you and ask..."so why didn't you go for it?" You, then have to answer and have your child rightfully put you on trial for not doing it, regardless of the way it manifests, you will be put on trial. Usually, people lie and say "oh it's just how it is" when explaining their excuse. Know from then on, they will spot your lie and categorise you as something they don't want to be - someone who sits idle Worse yet, when your child becomes of age where they begin chasing opportunities, you will unknowingly become bitter to them because they are showing you the opportunities you had, just they are taking the risk and chasing them You will tell them you are fearful that they are taking too much risk and it will fail, but in truth, you are scared that they will be successful and put a spotlight toward your idle position when the opportunity was presented to you So again, there is a cost to not doing it, the above is who is what I think when i feel lazy Perform the actions needed, take the risk, succeed and have your child thank you for going for it, then grow old and thank yourself for being so courageous, opportunity is a fascinating thing submitted by /u/PutSimply1 [link] [comments]

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