The Ins and Outs of Facebook Landing Pages

The Ins and Outs of Facebook Landing Pages

How many times have you interacted with an ad on Facebook and gotten lost down a rabbit hole? If you’re like me, your answer is probably up in the dozens. I could click on an ad about ice cream, and five minutes later, find myself looking at YouTube videos of homemade sundaes. Sometimes, though, I come across an ad that’s seamless — They’re quick to grab my attention, and it tells me everything I need to know when I reach the landing page. This morning, for example, I checked my timeline. I came across this ad while scrolling, and because I saw my favorite colors in the ad, I had […]

Bing’s new URL Inspection tool: What it does and why to use it

Bing’s new URL Inspection tool: What it does and why to use it

Bing fully launched its new Bing Webmaster Tools Thursday, and with that, a brand new URL Inspection tool. The Bing URL Inspection tool allows you to inspect Bing indexed version of your URLs allowing to detect potential indexing issues due to crawl or not following Bing Webmaster guidelines. Google launched its URL Inspection tool over two years ago in June 2018. How do the two compare? They are similar. Google and Bing’s URL Inspection tools are pretty similar. They essentially do the same thing: help webmasters, developers, SEOs and site owners see potential indexing issues with URLs in their respective search engines. Use both. Even though they are similar, it doesn’t […]

Google blows up ad headline font in new test

Google blows up ad headline font in new test

Google is testing a larger font size in ad headlines. The first headline displays in a considerably larger font on line one with a second headline appearing below it. The test was spotted by PPC hubbub. We have been able to replicate this on the Google mobile app. In the example we captured, only the ad in the absolute top position displays with the new test formatting. In the screenshot below, the Geico ad at the top exhibits the test formatting with the much larger font size for the first headline while the Progressive ad in position two renders with the normal headline font treatment. Google is testing larger fonts […]

Facebook’s default Limited Data Use period ends Aug. 1: How to stay CCPA compliant

Facebook’s default Limited Data Use period ends Aug. 1: How to stay CCPA compliant

On July 1, Facebook automatically opted advertisers into its new Limited Data Use setting for California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance. When Limited Data Use (LDU) is enabled, Facebook restricts the way data from users detected to be from California can be stored and processed. The feature is already having a dramatic impact on advertisers. CCPA gives California residents the right to know how their data is being used, what categories of data are being collected and sold (e.g., name, IP address) and the ability to opt out from allowing companies to do so. It doesn’t just apply to business based in California. Like the EU’s GDPR, CCPA applies to […]

How to Go Live on Instagram in Five Easy Steps

How to Go Live on Instagram in Five Easy Steps

Earlier this morning, I joined a free workout class from my bedroom. I placed weights and a yoga mat beside my bed, and took the class in real-time with 6,000 of my closest friends. You might be thinking I took the class on Peloton’s website, or through another boutique fitness studio. In reality, I actually took the class on Instagram — and, more specifically, Instagram Live. There are plenty of benefits for businesses to post Live videos on Instagram. For one, people love watching live videos. The content can feel more authentic and natural than it would if it had been pre-recorded — just consider how addicting Saturday Night Live […]

Search competition: Who are you really competing with?

Search competition: Who are you really competing with?

Competition is constant. No matter what business you’re in, there will always be other people competing with you for customers, subscribers, viewers, partners, etc. Even Google technically has competition — maybe you found this article through Bing? The point is…you have competitors trying to beat you. Do you know who they are? “Of course, I know who my competitors are!” – You (probably) But do you know who your search competitors are? Do you know who you’re really competing with for organic traffic? It may not be who you think… Search is a unique channel, where competition can shift and change as the search results themselves change. Also, the only […]

How to Create an Alert Bar in WordPress (3 Easy Ways)

How to Create an Alert Bar in WordPress (3 Easy Ways)

Do you want to add an alert bar to your WordPress site? An alert bar or notification bar is a great way to let visitors know about important updates, special offers, new product launch, etc. In this article, we’ll show you how to create an alert bar in WordPress with 3 easy solutions. Why Create an Alert Bar in WordPress? An alert bar is a great way to let your visitors know about anything important. That could be an ongoing sales event, update about your opening times, or changes to your services. You can also use an alert bar to tell visitors about a special deal, such as a buy […]

6 Connectors to Spice Up Your Reporting: Introducing Google Data Studio Connectors for STAT

6 Connectors to Spice Up Your Reporting: Introducing Google Data Studio Connectors for STAT

Data visualization platforms have become a vital tool to help illustrate the success of a body of work. Painting a clear picture of your SEO efforts is as important as ever, whether you’re reporting out to clients or to internal stakeholders at your own company. More and more SEOs are turning to data visualization tools to do so — pulling in data from across multiple SEO tools, blending that data in unique ways, and helping to pull back the curtain on the mystery of SEO. Platforms like Tableau and Google Data Studio are becoming more commonplace in the SEO community as we seek better ways to communicate with our teams. […]

Banner Ad Tracking: What It Is & How to Do It Accurately

Banner Ad Tracking: What It Is & How to Do It Accurately

It’s as true in advertising as it is in life: to know where you’re going, you have to know where you’ve been. Higher ROAS is the result of careful analysis and optimization. But you can’t even begin the process without a way to measure your failures and successes. That’s where banner ad tracking comes in. What is banner ad tracking? Banner ad tracking refers to methods of measuring the success of banner ads, the long rectangular ad format that appears like a banner across a web page. Here’s an example of a banner ad from Sprint. There are a few popular ways to track banner ads across platforms and channels, […]