Common Questions & Answers About Meta Marketing

Common Questions & Answers About Meta Marketing

Facebook (whose parent company is now Meta) can be very confusing and frustrating to use. It changes often, tends to be buggy, and has an overwhelming number of features that intersect. Even people whose job it is to master (like me) have regular headaches with it. On...
My Interview with Jon Loomer

My Interview with Jon Loomer

Jon Loomer is one of the top social media and Facebook ads experts in the world, and I was thrilled to have the chance to interview him last week. There are so many lessons I’ve learned from his teachings and his example over the years. I wanted this interview...
Targeting Options in Google Ads

Targeting Options in Google Ads

If you’re advertising through Google ads, it’s important to have control over who will see the ads, where they’ll see them, and in what context they’ll see them. Google offers an interesting array of options for ad targeting. However, not all...
Meta Ads Tracking with the Pixel and CAPI

Meta Ads Tracking with the Pixel and CAPI

The field of web analytics is almost as old as the World Wide Web itself (which was invented in 1989 by Tim Berners Lee). The point of web analytics is to give data about activity that happens on a website, such as which web pages are seen, in which order(s) are they...
Bid Adjustments in Google Ads

Bid Adjustments in Google Ads

Google Ads offers a wide array of features and options to help optimize your campaigns for the best results. One of those features is called bid adjustments. With bid adjustments, you tell the system to alter your bids in the auction based on specified conditions. For...
Goodbye “Ad Extensions” in Google Ads

Goodbye “Ad Extensions” in Google Ads

The History For over a decade, Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) allowed advertisers to create ads based on the wording of their choice. The basic components of an ad were: the headline, description, and URL. For the purpose of optimization, Google always...
‘Head Start’ List for Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

‘Head Start’ List for Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

To excel as an online ad specialist (which has been my goal for years), it’s crucial to understand how results get tracked and measured. The world of online tracking is a complicated one that can never be completely mastered. But in 2021, I decided to up my game...
Optimization and Delivery Options in Meta Ads Manager

Optimization and Delivery Options in Meta Ads Manager

Meta/Facebook Ads has traditionally employed automated bidding that attempts to deliver a specified result in an efficient way, such as link clicks, video views, lead form submissions, Messenger conversations, website sales, and others. This is generally still the...
Ad Outlets and Platforms Available Through Google Ads

Ad Outlets and Platforms Available Through Google Ads

Where do people see Google ads? Most people know that ads appear in Google search results, but Google has several other major outlets and networks where ads can be served. And although Google Ads may not be the only advertising platform around (there’s Microsoft...
Campaign Objective Options in Meta Ads Manager

Campaign Objective Options in Meta Ads Manager

When you begin creating an ad campaign with Meta Ads Manager, the first choice you need to make is the campaign objective. This is so that you can achieve the results you want for your business. For example, do you want to drive traffic to your website, or do you want...
Keyword Matching Options in Google Ads

Keyword Matching Options in Google Ads

If you are planning to do search engine advertising through Google Ads, it’s critical that you master the keyword match types system. The keyword match types are an indispensable feature that determines how closely the targeted keyword needs to match a search...
Ad Targeting in Meta Ads Manager

Ad Targeting in Meta Ads Manager

Targeting is one of the most significant aspects of Meta/Facebook advertising. It’s wonderful if you have an effective ad creative that garners attention and promotes your business, but it can’t be expected to perform well if the wrong people are seeing...
Understanding Bid Strategies in Google Ads

Understanding Bid Strategies in Google Ads

Since Google ads is an auction-based system, advertisers need to place bids to get exposure for their ads. Therefore, bidding is one of the most important aspects of the entire process. While bidding used to be simpler and more straightforward, modern technology has...
Ad Creation in Meta Ads Manager

Ad Creation in Meta Ads Manager

In Meta Ads Manager, the ad level is where you put together the various elements of the ad itself. While creating an ad, you’ll be able to see a preview of how it will look. You can see the different ways it might look depending on where it’s placed (such...
Understanding Quality Score in Google ads

Understanding Quality Score in Google ads

Since Google ads is a self-serve advertising platform, it’s natural that advertisers will use it with varying degrees of knowledge and skill (or the complete lack of). When advertisers use it without understanding it much, there can be problems. In fact, it can...
Platforms and Placements Where Meta Ads are Seen

Platforms and Placements Where Meta Ads are Seen

When running ads through Meta Ads Manager, where do your ads appear to the public? The answer is that there are several possible platforms and placements. As the advertiser, you can choose the platforms and placements that you think will be most beneficial. The ad set...
Account Structure in Google Ads

Account Structure in Google Ads

Traditionally, there are four levels of a Google Ads account. In today’s age of automation and expanded functionality, though, there are variations to this norm. But the traditional structure still applies in most cases. The four levels of a Google Ads Account...
Introduction to Meta Ads Manager

Introduction to Meta Ads Manager

Overview Ads Manager is Meta’s full-featured interface for creating and managing ads over the various platforms Meta owns, as well as a network of partner apps called Audience Network. Ads Manager is designed to give advertisers control over many different...
3 More Google Ads Principles and Concepts

3 More Google Ads Principles and Concepts

There’s a very big learning curve to using Google Ads properly. Here are 3 more principles and concepts that can help build your foundation of understanding. Quality Score The factor of quality is crucial to understand when using Google Ads. As you set up and...
6 Meta Ads Principles and Concepts

6 Meta Ads Principles and Concepts

Meta Ads offers a way for businesses to advertise over the massively popular platforms owned by Meta, including Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Venturing into the world of Meta advertising can be daunting because there are many confusing aspects of it. Like Google...