Facebook Announces Changes that Will Hurt Engagement for Most Business Pages

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Just like most people, Facebook has started 2018 with resolutions for the new year. Facebook’s annual goals are usually to make the platform more useful to advertisers and to increase engagement. However, things will be different this year, as Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans to drastically change the News Feed algorithm for Facebook in ways that will make it harder for business owners and content publishers to spread their target audience. The news came from a series of posts Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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Facebook to Start Page-Level Demotions for Chronic Engagement Bait Use

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With millions of new posts being created every hour, it’s difficult for businesses to create Facebook content that gets noticed and engaged with by readers. It’s not uncommon for marketers to try to use tricks to boost their engagement, but this is something Facebook has always fought against. In their latest algorithm change, Facebook will start to penalize pages that use “engagement bait” tactics to increase likes and shares. Engagement bait can take many forms, but the most common form … Continue reading

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Google Ads Lets Businesses Target Their Customers Using Email, Phone or Address Data

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Generally speaking, Google Ads works by using the browsing data from consumers to determine who should see which pieces of advertising. This can be done by using the consumer profile to find a target audience or by retargeting people who have already visited a website. Google recently announced new plan where marketers can directly add phone numbers and addresses to their target audience. Many businesses have a huge amounts of customer data that doesn’t come directly from their website. Starting … Continue reading

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Online Holiday Shoppers to Spend 70% More Than In-Store Shoppers in 2017

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With the holiday shopping season already starting for many consumers, business owners are wondering about the best way to attract customers. Though online shopping and ecommerce have come a long way, most customers will do their holiday shopping at a traditional store. However, a new study suggests business owners that use online marketing and ecommerce may come out ahead this holiday season. According to a survey of 3,785 individuals by NPD Group, online marketing and ecommerce will play a larger … Continue reading

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Facebook and Google Add New Ad Features in Time for the Holidays

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As business owners and advertisers plan their holiday marketing campaigns, online platforms that sell advertising are offering new tools and features to help business owners reach consumers. Both Google and Facebook announced new ad features, just in time to help business owners this holiday season. After being tested for about a year, Google is making their Shopping Showcase ads available to more advertisers. The feature was first tested in 2016 and throughout most of the year. It is now a … Continue reading

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Online Marketing has Become the Final Frontier for Grocery Retailers

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While the internet and ecommerce have dominated and changed many industries, there are some sectors that have proved harder to break into. However, even in some of these areas, online marketing and sales are starting to make an impact. A recent study focused on the changes happening among grocery retailers and how online marketing has become the final frontier for these stores. PowerReviews recently research paper titled, “Beyond the Supermarket Shelves: How consumers are navigating the grocery shopping experience online … Continue reading

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Survey Suggests Marketers Believe Social Media is More Effective for B2C than B2B

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As any builder or mechanic will tell you, it’s important to use the right tools for a certain job. Sure, you can hang a picture on a nail using only a socket wrench, but it’s going to take more time and not work as well. In recent years, social media marketing has become a sort of omni-tool for marketers with just about every business engaged in some form of social media. A new study shows that while social media marketing … Continue reading

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Google Adds New Tool to Edit Business Listings from Search Results Page

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SEO is important for every business, but it has become vital for the modern, local small business. A recent survey found that more than 80 percent of consumers search the web to find local information. This makes it important for business to have their online information correct. Google has recently introduced changes to Google My Business to make it easier for business owners to edit their information. Google My Business is the business listing service many local business owners use … Continue reading

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Study Finds Coupons Are the Most Important Deciding Factor for Many Shoppers

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It’s September, which means it’s time for business owners and marketers to start planning their holiday marketing plans. While it’s important to have the best products that customers want, this matters less in the age of online shopping since there is probably another online vendor selling the same thing. A recent survey by Valassis examined what matters the most to modern shoppers and how businesses can adjust their tactics accordingly. In a survey of 8,550 consumers, Valassis found that shoppers … Continue reading

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Facebook Threatens to Ban Advertisers and Page Owners for Cloaked Links

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If you use Facebook to help promote your business or share content with others, you may have noticed some changes to the way link boxes are handled. As was discussed in another article, these changes were setup to prevent people from changing the link box to confuse readers. Earlier this week, Facebook has announced even more efforts to prevent misinformation campaigns from spreading on the platform. And in this case, violators may be banned from ads or have their pages … Continue reading

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