Tiffani Allen

Online Marketing News: Organic CTR Hacks, Annoying Social Habits and Expanded PPC Ads

Tiffani Allen on Oct 7th, 2016     Online Marketing, Online Marketing News

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Infographic: 11 Amazing Hacks that will Boost Your Organic Click-Through Rates
Organic search is one of the most important traffic channels for digital marketers. Optimizing your organic click through rate can only help increase the amount of organic traffic you see, and actions taken by those who arrive on site. But how exactly can one increase their organic CTR? This infographic has 11 tips to get you started. Search Engine Land

New Study Looks at What Makes People Unfollow Brands on Social
Your social followers are more likely to convert than those consumers who don’t follow your brand, so it stands to reason that a good marketer wants to keep them around. So, what annoying habits cause users to unfollow? Being too promotional, posting too frequently or too infrequently and sharing irrelevant content. Social Media Today

Google’s New Expanded PPC Text Ads: The Impact on Advertisers
eConsultancy reports: “New expanded text ads came out as part of Google’s latest changes in summer 2016 and will replace the old text format by January 31, 2017.” What does this mean for marketers? Potentially, an increased click through rate, an increased conversion rate, and a lot of work to transition. Is it worth it? Sources seem to think so. eConsultancy

Introducing the New Website Conversions Objective
Twitter has announced two changes to their campaign options. First, they’re rolling out their Website Conversions objective in their advertising platform, meant to “help advertisers drive cost-efficient conversions at scale.” Second, they’re changing the name of their Website Clicks or Conversions objective to Website Visits to more accurately reflect actions driven by that type of campaign. Twitter

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E-Commerce 2Q16 Benchmarks by Device Type
MarketingProfs reports: “Traffic to e-commerce websites is now almost evenly split between between desktops and mobile devices, according to recent research from Monetate.” 51% of visits to e-commerce sites came from desktop, while mobile accounted for 49%. MarketingProfs

We’re making Canvas easier to create for any business or any goal
Facebook is now making their Canvas offering more accessible to business — making them easier to create without the help of professionals, and enabling more various campaign goals than were previously available. For example, instead of driving visits to an external link, marketers can now use Canvas to drive users to another Canvas album or elsewhere within the Facebook platform. Facebook

Why Snapchat, Facebook and Other Platforms Are Trying to Shed the ‘Social’ Label
Social media platforms like Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook are rebranding to exclude ‘Social’ from their lexicon. The shift is due to many factors, namely that these media companies need to diversify to thrive, and that ‘social media platform’ doesn’t adequately describe the benefits of their product offerings. AdWeek

Eye-tracking study: Viewers need entire web ad on screen for at least 14 seconds to matter
New research shows that 14 seconds is the minimum viable time for an ad to be on screen to register with a user. If the ad is on screen for fewer than 14 seconds, it has little value to the advertiser. This, compared to the IAB’s definition of a ‘viewable ad’ — if half of the pixels appear on screen for at least one second — shows that online advertisers need to be aware of how long their ads are showing, and what they can expect in that amount of time. Marketing Land

What were your top online marketing news stories this week?

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