Accelerating Revenue Growth Through Influencer Marketing by Tadd Spering #ASE17

Why influencer marketing?
Influencer marketing is one of the hottest, and most effective, ways to get your brand in front of a massive targeted audience.

Influencer Marketing Statistics

  • When social media is part of their buyer’s journey, customers tend to convert at a 129% higher rate.
  • They are also four times as likely to spend significantly more than those without a social component.
  • Customers acquired through word-of-mouth (such as influencer marketing) are retained at a 37% higher rate than those acquired through other means.

Brands are spending a lot on influencers

  • Globally, marketers spent $570 million on influencer marketing last year… on Instagram alone.
  • In 2016, brand sponsored influencer posts cost $9.7 million. By 2019, it’s expected to rise to $32.3 million. (Source: Media Kix)
  • On average, brands spent $25,000 – $50,000 per influencer campaign in 2016.
  • Some companies charge a minimum of $10k to run a campaign but results can be seen with a smaller budget.

Best Practices

Transparency

  • Ideal partnership between brand and influencer allows for transparency within the campaign terms and analytics.
  • Bloggers should disclose their exact number of followers and degree of influence.
  • Brands should clearly identify their content needs, specifically if there are any legal mentions such as #ad or #sponsored and pay influencers on time.

Campaign Tracing and KPIs

  • Brands and retailers should have a real-time view into how well the campaign is performing.
  • KPIs should be agreed upon before the campaign and measured fairly throughout.
  • Some influencers are better at driving sales and conversions while others are best for engagement and user acquisition.
  • KPIs should be unique to the campaigns.

Influencer Marketing will be a large part of the overall marketing strate

  • A recent Influence 2.0 study shows that influencers will play a role in the overall customer journey through content, engagement and community.
  • It is by engaging influencers in authentic, long-term relationships and creating value within the relationships between influencers and their communities, that CMOs can impact sales, satisfaction, retention and overall customer experience

Campaign Overview

  • Budget of < $10k
  • 10 style influencers created outfit posts featuring the products provided by brand.
  • Influencers shared all posts to their blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, with full tracking functionality through Stylinity’s Go2Buy platform.
  • The duration of the campaign was 3 months.

Little-known Facebook Tips for Businesses #ASE16

 

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fb.com is a URL shortener for all Facebook.com addresses.

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You can invite people who “like” your page post to “like” your page. To do this, click the number beside reactions, this brings up a lightbox with a list of those who have reacted to your post. You’ll see an “invite” button beside those who aren’t already connected to your page.

Click “Invite” and they’ll get a Facebook notification. The next time they navigate to your page, they’ll be reminded of the invitation and see a call to action to like your page.

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Acknowledge those who share your posts. Click the number of shares beside your post and you’ll see a lightbox that displays the public shares of your post. In this view, you can react or comment as your page. I routinely “love” every single share.

 

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Sometimes, you update the featured image, title, or meta description of your post after you’ve shared it to Facebook. Before, you would have to delete and repost, losing the existing engagement. Now, you can force Facebook to rescrape your page to refresh their cached version, then click “Refresh share attachment” to dynamically update this information.

This feature is useful when you note a mistake or wish to alter your featured (og: image) image.

It can be tricky to find this link, as you must first click the time/date stamp to isolate the post. Click the dropdown and you’ll see the option.

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You can restrict who can see your posts, even when they visit your page. Narrow the audience by age, gender, location, and language.

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In addition to restricting the audience, you can choose your preferred, organic news feed targeting. Facebook has certainly put the screws to business pages over the past few years. The more effort you put into targeting your audience, the more effective your Facebook marketing becomes.

Your audience preference is interest-based according to the following categories;

  • Entertainment
  • Family and relationships
  • Fitness and wellness
  • Food and drink
  • Hobbies and activities
  • Shopping and fashion
  • Sports and outdoors
  • Technology

ASE16-nathan-smith-7bbbb.016There are endless combinations targeting possibilities for your advertisements. While all audiences are unique, you can do some recon by seeing what targeting strategies your compeitors are using.

When you see an ad, click the dropdown on the right side of the post, then click “Why am I seeing this?” This action brings up a window that indicates at least some of the targeting criteria used in this ad placement.
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Have you ever seen a recurring ad with your friend’s face attached to it? While your friend did nothing wrong, perhaps it made you annoyed with them. “Bob likes Wix.”

In your profile settings, you can choose to not allow Facebook to pair your social actions with paid placements.
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Have you ever seen a post you’d like to follow, but didn’t have anything to immediately add to the conversation. Maybe someone asked a question in a group, and you would like to see the answers. You don’t have to comment with a period or like the post.

Just click the dropdown at the right side of the post and choose “Turn on notifications for this post.”
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Another scenario is when you’re skimming Facebook during your word day. You see an interesting article that you don’t have time to read at the moment.

Instead of trying to recall who shared it to find it later, click the dropdown and then “Save post.”

Your saved posts are collected in a tab in the left column.

Facebook will also send you a reminder email if you haven’t read it.
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When people comment on your posts or they post to your page, there is an option to send them a private message as your page. This is especially helpful for customer service issues.
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Not so long ago, Facebook’s customer service was on par with Google. Yeah, non-existent.

Things have gradually changed for the better. Recently, Facebook has launched monitored email and live chat avenues for customer service.

Live chat was initially launched specifically for their ad customers. If I had an issue that wasn’t directly related to advertising, I would begin with a question about ads and would spring my real concern when the agent would ask “is there anything else I can assist with?”

Recently, Facebook has expanded the live chat to cover all business purposes.
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Go to your page and click “notifications” then “activity” to reveal mentions and shares you may have missed.

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A timely post about a trending topic can give your post a boost in reach. Public posts display in the public feed of trending topics. When FB users click on a trending topic (right side of news feed), they may see your post.

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On your page, click “messages”, scroll down to the bottom and click the “i.”

Select “Response assistant”

Alternatively, click “settings” then “messages”

Set your response time

You also have the option to set up a series of automatic messages.

  • A customized away message for when you’re not able to quickly respond to fans
  • A personalized message that is automatically sent the first time someone sends your page a private message
  • A specialized greeting that displays in messenger before a message is sent

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Messages can include the person’s name and/or your URL.
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Last week, I was alerted to a login attempt on my Facebook account. Had I not enabled “login approvals” or “login alerts”, my account would’ve been compromised.

Facebook login approvals require a generated code to access the account via a new device or browser.

Facebook login alerts let you know when there is a suspicious login attempt on your account.

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It can be difficult to grasp the targeting options that are available with Facebook ads. This post includes an infographic that provides an overview of most of the options.

Dojo Google Updates Link Building Tools and SEO Lessons by Jim Boykin #ASE16

Takeaways:

– Submit your disavow URLs now, before the next update!
– Use Google Webmastertools
– Check backlinks to http, https, www version of the site
imninjas.com/google-backlinks

Broken Link Backlinks – find what was on the page via waybackmachine, rewrite, reach out to website
Who else is linking to that page?

 

Trusted Links

– Trust Bait Link Building
– Broken Link Building
– Competitor/Neighborhood  Link Building
– Natural Link Building plus social signals

 

Grab top 1000 results

Check those pages to find the pages where there are 7 or more external link on those pages.
Write to them and see if they’ll add your link to their page.

 

Identify 3-10 of your competitors

  • Download their backlinks (Moz, Majestic, Ahrefs)
  • In a sense, do a disavow, leave only the good links.
  • Group the links in categories: Blogs, forums, news,  articles, resource pages, etc
  • Make a list of sites you feel that you can get a link from
  • Try first to get a link on a page that also links to the competitors (good co-citation)
  • If you can’t get on the page, try to get on the site

Pro Level Facebook Ad Optimization Techniques by Dennis Yu #ASE16

Takeaways:

– Make sure you have a retargeting sequence in place.
– Video Retargeting Audiences are powerful.
– Target Journalists through „Workplace“.
– Track mentions in a spreadsheet.
– Create sequences that you can amplify – others opinions are more powerful than your own.
– Use tag manager, etc.
– Influence the influencers, so they write about you .

 

Facebook benchmarks

• Relevance Score at 7 or higher, especially if video.

• 10% engagement to impressions for „viral“ post.

• Goal of at least 1/3rd of posts being videos of 10 seconds in length.

• No more than 50% of funnel spend on conversion.

• CPA on Facebook retargeting = AdWords remarketing.

 

 

How to Attract Quality Web Traffic & Leads with Instagram #ASE15

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„How to Attract Quality Web Traffic & Leads with Instagram“

  1. How to Attract Quality Web Traffic & Leads with Instagram – Sarah Davidson VisualMarketingEdge.com
  2. 7 step system to:
    • Attract a targeted audience
    • Grow your followers
    • Drive traffic
    • Get leads
  3. Why Instagram?
    Instagram is the fastest growing social platform
    Source: Simply Measured Instagram Study 2014Q4 – More than Twitter, Pinterest & LinkedIn
  4. Step #1: Get clear about your goals
  5. Step #2: Create a compelling profile
  6. Step #3: Post content that works
  7. Step #4: Optimize your content so the right people find it (Hashtags, Geotags)
  8. Step #5: Grow your audience (Follow, Shoutout, Advertising, Contest, …)
  9. Step #6: Drive traffic & leads
  10. Step #7: Systematize & track – be consistent!

Facebook Video-Trick: kostenlose 30 Sekunden Marketing-Videos

Im folgenden Video zeige ich Dir, wie ich ein kurzes, ansprechendes Marketingvideo kostenlos erstellt und bearbeitet habe – und wie Du das für Dein Business nutzen kannst:


1. Das Material

Für das Video brauchst Du zunächst ein paar Bilder, die darin vorkommen sollen. Dafür kannst Du auch  Logo, Produktbilder oder Screenshots der Webseite nutzen. Natürlich kannst Du auch bei Stockbildagenturen wie Depositphotos.de oder Fotolia.de passende Bilder einkaufen.

2. Das Video erstellen

Wenn Du genug Material hast, kannst Du auf www.animoto.com Dein Video erstellen. Dafür musst Du zunächst einen kostenlosen Account auf der Seite erstellen und kannst dann, nach einem Klick auf „Create“, auswählen, welche Bilder, welches Thema und welche Musik Dein Video haben soll.

3. Das Video bearbeiten

Ist das Video erstellt, dann kann man auswählen, auf welchen Seiten dieses geteilt werden soll. Um es bearbeiten zu können, teilen wir es deshalb auf YouTube. Am Ende des Videos wird leider in der kostenlosen Version von Animoto ein Wasserzeichen eingebaut… um dieses weg zu bekommen, kann man die URL des Youtube-Videos auf www.clipconverter.cc einfügen. Dort kann man das Video herunterladen, aber vorallem auch auswählen, bis zu welcher Sekunde das Video heruntergeladen werden soll. Also schauen wir, ab welcher Sekunde das Animoto-Logo zu sehen ist und tragen diese im Clipconverter ein. Jetzt können wir das Video herunterladen, ohne dass ein Werbeabspann kommt.

4. Video auf Facebook veröffentlichen

Dieses Video können wir jetzt direkt bei Facebook oder anderen Plattformen hochladen.