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5 Things to Have in Place Before You Start Your Facebook Ad Campaign

Avoid wasting money (and potentially pissing off your customers) on a Facebook Ad campaign until you have these 5 items in place. Hey, how's it going? I wanna chat a little bit about five important things you need to get in place if you're trying to get a Facebook Ad campaign and want to actually make some money or do some good with that ad campaign. Before I get into that, I just want to share a bit of a conversation I have with a prospect a couple of days ago. I meet with this prospect and you're telling me about how they're running a Facebook ads campaign. They just can't figure out why it's not working. I ask them, what did you do? Well, you know, we set up this Facebook ad campaign. We've made this beautiful banner, got some text on there and, we ask people to click on it and then they ended up on our website. What happened next? Well, nothing. So I asked, well, what's the customer going to do? Well, you know, they can go there a website, they can fill out a form on the contact us page. They can learn about our products and hopefully they'll look at our number in the top right corner and give us a call. That right there is how you don't want to run a Facebook ad campaign or any kind of advertising campaign for that matter. Here's five things I want you to make sure you have in place before you set up and launch that Facebook ad campaign. Number one, engaging and interesting copy. That's the text, the wording that people are going to see on your ad and anywhere also going to go through on their online journey, whether it's your website and landing pages, whatever it may be, hire a professional writer to write your content for you because let's face it.We're not all great writers out there. Get someone that's talented at that craft. Take that part of the challenge because it's one of the most important things people are going to see they're going to read, right? Qualify Your LeadsNumber two, qualify the people before you actually ask them to do something. By qualify, I mean to weed out the tire kickers, right? For the most part, even though you're able to target based on demos or interest or many other characteristics on Facebook, you're not able to figure out how much somebody is willing to spend for your product, how much they think is a good value for that product. Right? So maybe ask a question about what their budget's like, and if you want to go a step further, give them a couple of choices so that they know well, if they don't see something in their budget, you're not a good fit for them and they'll just move on. That'll give you a smaller set of leads, but hopefully a higher quality set, because the people that are coming through can afford what you're selling. Get a Funnel (Customer Journey) BuiltNumber three, get that funnel into place. By funnel, what is the process? What is the flow? What is the journey that you want people to take? They're going to click on that ad. They're going to hit a landing page on your website possibly. Maybe there's a form for them to fill out, to download some awesome piece of content or sign up for a webinar. Maybe there's a promo that they can use a buyer product on your eCommerce website. Maybe there's an email marketing chain or drip campaign that you want them to go through, whatever it is, make sure that that campaign and a funnel is fully built out and you've got your reporting integrated in it so that you are not sending somebody into some black hole, hoping for the best. Research your Audience – Market ResearchNumber four: research your audience. Do some market research and figure out what makes your audience or your customer base tick. What are they looking for? What are they going to respond to? What kind of challenges are they having that are going to make them want to buy your products or services from them? The more you know about your customer, the better your copy is going to be and the better of your funnel is going to be, and the more leads you're going to be able to generate from your ad campaign. Get a Sales Team in PlaceNumber five. The most overlooked item is get a sales team in place, right? There's nothing worse you can do then getting all of these people to become leads for your business and then you just drop the ball because you don't have the bandwidth or the processes in place to respond to all of these leads, to turn these prospects into actual customers. Not only are you going to frustrate your accounting department, when they realize how much money they spent to get zero business out of it, more importantly, you're going to do a great job at ruining the reputation of your business. Customers are going to be like, well, I did all this work. I filled out this form or, you know, I did something and where's my stuff, right? Where's my email. Why didn't anyone call me? That's going to make your business look really bad because you're unresponsive online. So make sure you've got a process in place. Let’s RecapSo let's recap the five items to meet, to get into place for a successful Facebook ad campaign.Number one, engaging and interesting copy, hire a writer. Number two, qualify your leads. Make sure you're able to weed out the people that just are not a good fit for your business. Number three, get that funnel and get that customer journey in place from start to finish. Number four, do some research on your customer and your prospects and make sure you know what they need. And you know, what makes them tick.Number five, get a sales team or some processes in place to manage all of these leads that are coming through. If you want to chat a little bit more about some challenges you might be having with your Facebook or social media ad campaign, feel free to drop a comment below. I'd love to chat, take care, stay healthy, and we'll talk to you soon.

Posted by Sandbox Media on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

5 Things to Have in Place Before You Start Your Facebook Ad Campaign

Avoid wasting money (and potentially pissing off your customers) on a Facebook Ad campaign until you have these 5 items in place. Hey, how’s it going? I wanna chat a little bit about five important things you need to get in place if you’re trying to get a Facebook Ad campaign and want to actually make some money or do some good with that ad campaign. Before I get into … Read More

How the smallest increase in page speed improves online sales

See the dramatic impact a 0.1 second improvement in website load times makes to conversions and salesHi, I want to take a moment to talk about how your page speed or how fast your website responds, plays a crucial role in how well your website actually delivers results for your business. Back in 2018, Google incorporated page speed as part of its algorithm. When it's trying to calculate where a website ranks on search results, what that means is the faster your website responds, it'll help you improve your positioning on organic search results. A slow website means it'll hurt where you are when someone Googles something you're ranking for. Deloitte and Google ran a study recently where they polled 70 different brands online, and their hope was, their goal rather, was to see if there's a correlation between how your website loads in terms of time versus how your website performs and the results aren't really surprising. A 0.1 second increase resulted in:Retail - 8.4% increase in conversions and a 9.2% increase in average order total.Travel - 10.1% increase in conversions with a 1.9% increase in order value. Luxury - 8.6% increase in page views Lead Generation – 8.3% decrease in their bounce rates. All of these numbers are amazing and it's just for a 0.1 per cent improvement in your website's speed. It's super important that when you're looking at how you want to improve your digital marketing, whether it's new landing pages, new ads, or whatever, don't overlook, an easy win, which is just making sure your website loads quickly on both desktop and mobile devices. Mobile Sites Continue to Trail Desktop Sites in terms of SpeedThis study also found that websites on mobile, on average, perform 2.6 times slower.The average speed for desktop is 2.9 seconds. And the average for mobile was 7.9 seconds. 7.9 seconds is way too long for a website, a webpage to load on a mobile device. People on mobile are in a rush. They're on the go and it's super important for us all to always remember that people want information fast. They want it right away. What You Can DoLook at your website, test it out, see how it's performing on different pages, whether it's e-commerce or whatever, and see how it's performing on desktops and mobiles and do whatever you can to get that speed up. Improve your hosting, improve your servers, make your website more efficient by improving the coding or platform it's running on. There's a multitude of ways that a marketing agency or a development firm can help you improve the speed of your website. I'm Sandeep, that's your Digital Marketing Moment for today. Hope you found this tip valuable. If you want to chat about it some more, feel free to drop a comment below.

Posted by Sandbox Media on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

How The Smallest Increase In Page Speed Improves Online Sales

See the dramatic impact a 0.1 second improvement in website load times makes to conversions and sales Hi, I want to take a moment to talk about how your page speed or how fast your website responds, plays a crucial role in how well your website actually delivers results for your business. Back in 2018, Google incorporated page speed as part of its algorithm. When it’s trying to calculate where … Read More

Want to see what your competitor’s Facebook and Instagram ads look like? It’s easier than you think!

How to See Your Competition's Ads Using Facebook's Ad Library ToolWant to see what your competitor’s Facebook and Instagram ads look like? It’s easier than you think!I want to share a quick tip that can help you kick and get some ideas flowing when it comes to a social media advertising campaign. One of the questions I field often when it comes to talking to people about how to put together a social media campaign is they're not really quite sure how to figure out what the competition's doing. A lot of people want to address and understand what the competition's doing so that their ad campaign can be appropriate. It's super important. I totally agree. Looking at what the competition is doing is a vital step when you're putting together an online advertising campaign. I want to share a really awesome resource that can help you achieve that. The Facebook Ad LibraryFacebook has a tool called the Facebook Ad Library. You can go into their ad library and search based on what kind of industry or right down to even a certain page.If there's a competitor that that is on your radar and you want to see all of their ad creatives, head to the Facebook Ad Library tool, and you'll be able to see all of their active and inactive ads that they're running on Facebook and Instagram. This is a treasure trove of information that's presented to you and available to you very quickly. It's a no-brainer for you all to go out there and use this tool as a source of inspiration and information, when you're putting together your social media ads. The tool is the Facebook Ad Library, available here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/libraryTake a look and if you want chat about what you find, or if you want to chat about how to put together a social media ad campaign, feel free to drop a comment below or reach out to me directly. Thanks. Stay healthy and stay safe. Talk to you soon.

Posted by Sandbox Media on Thursday, June 18, 2020

How to See Your Competition’s Ads Using Facebook’s Ad Library Tool

Want to see what your competitor’s Facebook and Instagram ads look like? It’s easier than you think! I want to share a quick tip that can help you kick and get some ideas flowing when it comes to a social media advertising campaign. One of the questions I field often when it comes to talking to people about how to put together a social media campaign is they’re not really … Read More

Digital Word-of-Mouth: Why Your Business Needs a Strong Social Media Presence

If you’re not taking advantage of the marketing power of social media, you’re missing out. Learn why you need a social media presence for your business. Social media has handed companies a perfect way to connect with their audience on a silver platter. Where once you had to come up with memorable ads with few ways to measure their effectiveness, you can now speak directly to the people who matter. A … Read More

9 Facebook Ad Targeting Tips That’ll Increase Your Conversions

When you post ads on social media, it’s essential that you target them to the right people. Learn nine Facebook ad targeting tips for higher conversions. Online advertising can be difficult with little return on investment if done incorrectly. There was a time when Google Ads was the lone king of online advertising, but Facebook ads are beginning to take a share of the ad traffic away from Google. What … Read More