Five methods to kick your ad campaigns into high gear
Once you have followed the generic advice around match types and automated bidding, it’s easy to feel lost about how to further improve your ad campaigns.
Well, here are five methods to kick your ads into high gear:
The 3rd party cookies used by Facebook and Google are increasingly unreliable, due to iOS 14 and ad blockers. You can’t trust you are really seeing the correct amount of visitors and events.
So, verify the data with reliable 1st party cookies.
Tools such as Fathom only collect a minimal amount of anonymous data. Others such as SegMetrics record each customer’s full journey by connecting the visitor cookie to their contact ID.
You can manually upload this conversion data each week using CSVs, or you can automate the process with SegMetrics’s Conversion Feeder. It feeds conversion data to the advertising AIs, without being impacted by iOS 14.
Google and Facebook both support “Offline Conversions”. It is designed for uploading conversion data about purchases made in physical stores, but it is also ideal for purchase events such as:
No information can be ideal for both of these groups. Yet they are usually all poured into the same sequence. It would be better to build out different content variations instead.
Experiment with sending your leads into different funnels based on:
That way you can send information specific to them, instead of trying to have mass appeal with each message.
Measuring success with PDF downloads or trial signups isn’t good enough.
To make the most of your ad spend you need to see where your big spenders came from. Whether it’s leads that turned into customers, trial signups that became paying subscribers, or customers that become repeat buyers.
The attribution from ad platforms hides the fact that leads aren’t converting into customers at an equal rate. SegMetrics users find that there’s as much as a 3x variation in the LTV of leads from different campaigns, with some “successful” campaigns actually wasting their money.
There is a range of tools (such as SegMetrics) that will track customer journeys from ad click to repeat purchases, so stop measuring success through proxy metrics.
Boosting the average order value (AOV) is a great way to get the most from your ad clicks.
So, go ahead and run an A/B test on your upsell. Or if you don’t have an upsell, test a new strategy for promoting follow-up purchase. You could try:
Of course, you will ideally want to see whether people from different ad campaigns work best with different upsells instead of treating them as one uniform group of people. You could do this using the tags in your email platform, or with a few clicks using SegMetrics.
With SegMetrics you can optimize every campaign and tactic to maximize lifetime value.
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Every action a lead takes gives you valuable marketing data. The impact of your marketing depends on how easily you can gather the key metrics for your funnels. See every purchase, page visit, clicked ad, and more – and lets you see it all with the click of a button.
Define your cohorts based on what your customers are doing through the marketing funnel, and find the segments that make you money, and those that don’t. Go beyond top-level dashboards to find your most valuable cohorts.
As marketers, our most impactful insights come from those “Huh, that’s weird” moments. SegMetrics’ explorative reports lets you filter and break down your cohorts in realtime, letting you find the segments that are working, and the ones that aren’t.
Once you’ve identified the cohorts you want to monitor, save your reports, or put them on your live dashboards to keep tabs on their performance.
We built SegMetrics to be reliable, simple to set up, and easy to read. Because no matter the size or type of your business, success shouldn’t depend on wrestling some sense out of confusing or conflicting data. Get back to making clear-headed, informed decisions. We’ll handle the numbers.
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What gets measured gets improved, and the more visible, the more they improve. SegMetrics’ dashboard and team features keep your core KPIs at top of mind, and alert you if things start to slip.
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(as of May 20th, 2020 12:37 AM)
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