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How to Get More Referrals: Setting Up a Referral Program

Before we delve into the logistics of setting up a referral program, take a second to think about the first place you turn to when you’re looking to purchase a new product or service. Usually you turn to a friend or family for a recommendation. In fact, a study by Nielsen showed that people are 4 times more likely to buy when referred by a friend . Another study done by the Wharton School of Business discovered that the average lifetime value for a new referral client is 16% higher than no...




Facebook Ad Targeting Removes Third Party Data Options

Back in 2013, Facebook launched partnerships with major data providers including Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom, and BlueKai. This allowed advertisers to target existing and potential customers using detailed third party data. This type of targeting included everything from someone being a homeowner to being a soda drinker. However, things have changed… In July, Facebook announced the removal of Partners categories from its advertising interface; setting an end date of August 15, 2018 for digi...




21 Easy Ways to Build Your Email List

Did you know that 98% of new traffic leaves your website without converting? They might be interested in your product or service but are just not in the buying stage yet. They could still be researching. However, you have zero chance of selling anything if you don’t have the ability to communicate with someone This is the #1 reason you should be capturing email addresses and building a list. No matter what types of marketing you’re interested in - from direct marketing to email marke...




Mobile Transactions Continue to Grow... Are You Prepared?

With over 40 percent of online transactions happening on mobile , it’s becoming clear that now more than ever, mobile is truly taking over. Even when the transactions don’t occur on a smartphone, it’s likely that the customer did some initial research using a mobile device. Whether they are searching for information, discovering new solutions for their problems, or reading reviews, customers are using mobile more and more in their customer journey. Even if you already have a mo...




Video Marketing: What Does the Future Hold?

It is predicted that in 2019, 80% of all internet traffic will come from videos. That might seem like a big leap, but video content is already proving it can grab and hold audiences’ attention as well as create meaningful engagement. In fact, one third of all time spent online is already accounted for by watching videos. With the number of people consuming videos growing, there is another correlation happening – videos are taking over search engine rankings. Forrester estimates that ...




How Does Voice Search Affect Local Businesses?

The current search engine optimization SEO landscape is already tricky for local business. Google Maps trimmed its business listings down from seven to three listings in search, plus with new features that display information directly in search, people no longer need to visit your website to get the information they need – resulting in fewer clicks to your site. Then add in voice search. 2018 has already been a big year for voice search and virtual assistants, with Alexa making its way int...




7 Direct Response Strategies That Will Increase Engagement and Sales

[Updated: July 17, 2018] Direct response marketing, is designed to evoke an immediate response and encourage potential customers to take a specific action, such as opting in to your email list, being directed to a landing page, calling for more information, or making a purchase. This type of marketing is highly trackable, uses compelling headlines and copy, targets a specific audience, makes a specific offer, and asks for a response. The key to using this type of marketing is to not get hung up ...




Has Ad Transparency Gone Too Far? Facebook Starts Showing All Ads That Businesses Are Running

You may have noticed a new section to Facebook pages recently – Info & Ads. This new section added by Facebook is another addition to continuing its transparency efforts regarding Pages and ads . In this new section, you’ll be able to find all the ads that a Page has run across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, as well as Facebook’s partner networks. This means that anyone can go to your Page and see all of the ads you’ve run, whether or not they are part of the orig...




Meet the New Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform, and Google Ad Manager

Google recently announced a new rebranding and restructuring of their popular advertising programs – AdWords and DoubleClick. These flagship advertising products that were established 18 and 22 years ago are getting new names and reorganizing to better reflect their current capabilities and also where the company sees their potential growth. With the rebranding, Google is also introducing some new solutions that help to simplify their advertising offering. The three new primary brands will...




Vital Facts Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Digital Marketing

Try to think of the last time you used the yellow pages. Now think of the last time you looked up something on your phone. We’re living in a digital world and if your business is not living in it too, it will surely struggle. That is why you need to know these things about digital marketing… Digital Marketing Doesn’t Stand Still Talk to any digital marketer and they will tell you that the industry and their jobs change every year and are very different than five years ago. Goog...




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