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Are product reviews useful? Let's start with some hard and unbiased numbers! A March 2018 poll from shopper insights firm Field Agent unveiled that three-quarters of respondents surveyed cited product reviews as an essential purchase driver (eMarketer). Another research by eMarketer found that only 8.5% of global internet users don’t like recommendations when shopping digitally. If you’re looking to buy a book or a game, a beauty product or a...

No matter how good the ad or content that lead the users to your website is, the page that they land on is all the more important for the conversion. Landing pages are standalone web pages created with the conversion in mind. Advertisers will often ask why is the conversion rate low or bounce rate high, but this is something that publishers have no control of. Their task is to...

Before we get into all the juicy details, let’s first define native advertising. While it’s often mistaken with content advertising, it’s not necessarily the same thing. Native ads need to align with the organic content of a website, mimicking the tone and providing the value that the audience of that website expects. While traditional and programmatic media buying are still widespread, ad blocking and banner blindness are increasingly becoming a problem...

If anyone doubted that multichannel marketing is the optimal advertising strategy, 2018 surely convinced that one person. Not only did Google again make a huge change in its algorithm with mobile-first indexing, but GDPR and the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal also impacted the way data is collected and used. What if Facebook disappeared scenario almost happened and users got harder to reach and define. Digital advertising is moving at the...

When it comes to purchase intent targeting strategy, pay per click advertising is the way to go. However, smaller businesses will often struggle with this model, losing dollars without remarkable results. The first step in determining the effectiveness of your campaign is to enable conversion tracking (Forbes 2018). While automatic bidding saves a lot of time, manual bidding gives you control on all levels to allocate your budget towards strategies...

As a brand selling to clients, you should never ask: what can we do to make it look like we care, you should ask: what can we do to show our clients that we care? Cue in Dove's brilliant Real Beauty Sketches that parallels how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us. An artist drew women based on their own description and based on the description of a stranger....

Alex was walking down the street, consumed by thoughts about the meeting he was going to have in the morning with an unsatisfied advertiser. As a campaign manager, he had to find a way to keep them happy and returning each quarter with more budget. The numbers didn’t tell a good story. Not a lot of users clicked on the advertiser’s ads, and the ones that did didn’t proceed to...

As time progresses so do the Google Search algorithms. The days when it was enough to dump a lot of keywords into content in order to rank high are long gone. While writers might fear that writing for search engines means that they’ll have to take away from the natural flow of user-oriented writing, this is far from the truth. The ranking factors are more and more focused on what...

Kyle is browsing one of his favorite sports websites. He's reading about the new marathon that he'd like to participate in. Suddenly, there it is! In the middle of the article, an ad jumps up at him. It's showing a pair of running sneakers with a special discount just for him. Kyle isn't annoyed by this because wouldn't you know it, he's actually in need of a new pair. He...

Alice just got a new office job. She was sitting at her desk, thinking that she’ll really need to start working out more now that she’ll be sedentary for half a day. Having her trusty smartphone always with her made it easy to find a popular app that has everything she'll need to organize her exercises and lead her through the process. She also thinks that with a job, she’s...

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