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Marketing Movements - June 2022

CPA is down 16% across All North American Companies 📉

CPM's are down 3%+ across All Our Indexed Companies Spending $5k+/Month on FB 📉

CVR across All Ecommerce Businesses are up 4% 📈

CPC across all indexed companies are down 11%+ 📉

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Marketing Movements - May 2022

CPA is down by 14% across All E-Commerce Companies �📉

CPM's are down 7% across All Our Indexed Companies 📉

CTR for accounts spending $25k+/Month increase by 20%+ 📈

CVR for both App & Website businesses increased by 23% & 12% respectively 📈

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Marketing Movements - March 2022

CPA is up by 6% across All E-Commerce Companies 📈

CTR for accounts spending $25k+/Month dropped 13% 📉

CPM is up 12% across North America 📈

CPC across Europe Is Also Up 18% 📈

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Marketing Movements - January 2022

CPA is down 9% across E-Commerce Companies 📉

CVR is Down 27% for E-Commerce Companies 📉

CTR Decreased 11% in North America 📉

CPM is down 10% across all Advertisers Spending $5k+/Month  📉


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Marketing Movements - October 2021

CPC is up 33% for E-Commerce Companies 📈

CTR Increased 30% in North America 📉

CPM is up 10% across All Companies 📈

CPA increased 24% for accounts spending $25k - $99k 📈

Q4 is upon us and it's that time of year where CPMs explode and the crazy Ecom season begins!

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Ad Copy Tactics You Need to Test on your Google Ad Campaigns

A swipefile of interesting adcopy tactics to test across your Google Ads Headlines, Descriptions and Extensions.

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Connect Funnel.io To Google Data Studio To Create Insightful Charts & Graphs

Connecting Funnel.io data for all your ad platforms cost, clicks, impressions, conversions into Google Data Studio.

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The Frankenstein Method: Content Marketing Tactics That Bring New Life to Dead Blog Posts

The Frankenstein Method: Content Marketing Tactics That Bring New Life to Dead Blog Posts

How can you redo a blog post to publish fresh and exciting content? Check out our Frankenstein method to content marketing, where we show you how to update fresh content!

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6 Content Distribution Channels You Aren’t Using (But Should)

6 Content Distribution Channels You Aren’t Using (But Should)

You have your content posted to all the social media channels, but where else can you share it? Check out these six platforms to level up your content distribution!

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How To Take Your Small Business Global

How To Take Your Small Business Global

Your small business is thriving in the domestic market, and you’re even seeing new customers from all over the world! You’ve gone global! In fact, a 2...

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Your People and Company Culture Are Your Greatest Assets

Your People and Company Culture Are Your Greatest Assets

Building a long-term sustainable and successful business requires you to look at your people and culture as your greatest assets. Especially in the creative agency industry, your talent and the culture you foster are key competitive advantages. You can’t really scale without them and they need proactive action from you and your team. 

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How To Keep Emotions Out Of Running A Company
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How To Keep Emotions Out Of Running A Company

When I say “keep emotions out of the business”, I don’t mean that you shouldn’t have empathy, compassion, and very much care for your people. It’s about not letting irrational emotions get the best out of your decision-making process.

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How To Build A Growth Model: Complete Guide

How To Build A Growth Model: Complete Guide

A good growth model should prevent things from breaking as you scale. So, how do you build one for your company? Check out our complete guide to building a growth model to help your company grow.

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What Is Event Tracking And How To Set It Up: A Full Guide

What Is Event Tracking And How To Set It Up: A Full Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn how to write your own event tracking implementation plan. Yes, actually write the code and instructions that you can pass on to your developer to implement or even implement yourself.

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Conversion Rate vs. Click-Through Rate: What’s The Difference?

Conversion Rate vs. Click-Through Rate: What’s The Difference?

Click-Through Rate vs. Conversion Rate: What exactly is the difference? Let’s start with the basics. A click-through rate (CTR) is a metric, show...

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17 Ways To Increase App Engagement and User Retention

17 Ways To Increase App Engagement and User Retention

How can you improve app retention and engagement? We're cracking open the secret.

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The best SaaS B2B Marketing Tactics

The best SaaS B2B Marketing Tactics

As a growth marketing agency, we’ve run thousands of experiments for ourselves and for our clients – and we will continue to do so. Some of them worked, some didn’t, but we learned insights from them all.We turned those insights into our Growth Tactic Playbook – over 786 tactics that B2B SaaS can “steal” and plug right away on their own campaigns. Segmented between Traffic and Conversion, here are 6 B2B tactics for SaaS marketers we think you might find useful:

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6 Fintech Digital Marketing Trends You Should Be Aware Of
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6 Fintech Digital Marketing Trends You Should Be Aware Of

Fintech is exploding – the industry is valued at around $180 billion with over 30,000 fintech startups. We’re seeing that this high growth in startups and VC funding is driving a lot of marketers to specialize in fintech, which has made fintech marketing evolve as well. After working with many clients in the space, these are the six fintech digital marketing trends that you should keep an eye on:

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The Importance Of Zero Party Data In Digital Marketing

The Importance Of Zero Party Data In Digital Marketing

How are brands best leverage zero party data, how to collect and manage it, and how privacy changes are making it so necessary. But before we go into all that, let’s agree on what zero party data is and how it’s different from first and third party data.

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Great Marketers Steal: Solve The Blank Canvas Problem With ‘Meme-Jacking’

Great Marketers Steal: Solve The Blank Canvas Problem With ‘Meme-Jacking’

How can you use meme-jacking? The term meme doesn’t just refer to funny images on the internet overlaid with white text. Anything that gets passed on by imitation is a meme – a catchy song, a memorable story, instructions for building a fence – getting forgotten is the same for a meme as extinction is for your genes.

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Omnichannel Marketing: What It Is and How It Benefits Retailers

Omnichannel Marketing: What It Is and How It Benefits Retailers

This is a guest post by Ashley Kimler, who currently works with Heroic Search in Tulsa and has been helping all sized businesses with their digital marketi…

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Reddit Ads: We Spent $250. Here's What We Learned

Reddit Ads: We Spent $250. Here's What We Learned

This is a guest post on Reddit Ads by Alex Berman of Experiment 27. We worked with Alex to test out Reddit’s advertising platform. Below are the resul...

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Modern Growth Teams: how to win in the short and long term

Modern Growth Teams: how to win in the short and long term

Marketing strategies can fall into two categories: long-term and short-term. Long-term marketing is where you build brand awareness over time to gain customer loyalty. Short-term marketing is where you focus on ads to quickly drive performance.

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15 Marketing Certifications That Can Land You a Job at Ladder in 2022

15 Marketing Certifications That Can Land You a Job at Ladder in 2022

Editor’s Note: Can’t decide which marketing certification is best for your career? Read our latest post and learn what some digital marketers say are ...

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Marketing Tactics in 2022: A Guide With 200+ Tactics Worth Testing

Marketing Tactics in 2022: A Guide With 200+ Tactics Worth Testing

Deciding on the right marketing tactics and strategies to grow your business is hard. If you're looking for successful marketing strategies, we have them for you! Ads. Content. Conversions. Email capture. Newsletters...

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Why Employee Branding Is Pivotal To Growth

Why Employee Branding Is Pivotal To Growth

Let your employees become brand ambassadors for you. The more positive things they have to say about you, the better your brand is going to look. You can build a stronger brand without spending much on marketing because awareness grows through word of mouth.

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Ladder’s Successful Growth Marketing Strategy Plan

Ladder’s Successful Growth Marketing Strategy Plan

Growth Marketing is the act of constant campaign experimentation and optimizations with the intention of scalable growth. To deliver growth marketing cross channel strategies, Ladder balances being both structured in our planning and adaptable in our responses.

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The "Why" Behind Brand vs Performance Marketing

The "Why" Behind Brand vs Performance Marketing

Your goal should be to run your marketing organization with a test-driven framework that empowers long-term brand building *through* performance marketing itself.

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What Is Growth Marketing And How To Use It To Gain Business

What Is Growth Marketing And How To Use It To Gain Business

Growth marketing is the act of constant campaign experimentation and optimizations with the intention of scalable growth. To deliver growth marketing cross channel strategies, marketers have to balance being both structured in their planning and adaptable in their responses.

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Marketing Strategy: It’s the Hope That Kills You

Marketing Strategy: It’s the Hope That Kills You

What does Ted Lasso have to do with your marketing strategy? Believe it or not, a lot! Check out why you need a go to marketing strategy to keep things fresh.

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How A Lack of Cash Can Stunt Your Business

How A Lack of Cash Can Stunt Your Business

Many businesses fail every year, and the majority of them fail due to poor cash flow. The reason is simple: They can’t pay their bills, their employees, or their suppliers. They can’t hire new talent, and they can’t keep their clients.

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Why Cash Is King In Growing Your Business

Why Cash Is King In Growing Your Business

We know that cash isn’t everything, but it is a lot. Without it, doing business becomes a lot harder, especially when using growth marketing. Without cash, marketing becomes near impossible.

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Ladder’s 3-Phase Strategic Planning Framework For Advertising

Ladder’s 3-Phase Strategic Planning Framework For Advertising

Here at Ladder, we also use a lot of JWT’s Planning Guide in our planning framework. As they say, if it ain’t broke… JWT’s Planning Guide is still really relevant because it goes back to the fundamentals of good advertising. But, whilst it’s rightly revered, a great planning guide can only take you so far. The real trick goes beyond understanding fundamentals.

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Marketing Analysis For Growth: A Step-By-Step Guide

Marketing Analysis For Growth: A Step-By-Step Guide

“Tell me what’s happening with marketing.” As a junior marketing executive I got cold-called by our CEO late at night with that deceptively simple sou...

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8 advanced remarketing strategies to triple your ROI

8 advanced remarketing strategies to triple your ROI

Imagine yourself being at a party. Would you connect easier and engage better with a group of people you already know or with a bunch of strangers? Mo...

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Marketing Science – modeling growth with data

Marketing Science – modeling growth with data

Growth modeling is an absolute must in every marketer’s go-to tool stack. In this article, here's a step-by-step guide to building causal growth models and other growth models.

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Why Finance Should Be the Heart of Every Business

Why Finance Should Be the Heart of Every Business

Putting finance at the heart of the business allows you to connect all the dots, have the business work in harmony, grow faster, and substantially reduce setbacks. By analyzing the data provided by all the departments, finance can design a master template, a master data budget, or a growth plan to make the right decisions that can help you effectively grow the business.

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Volume vs Efficiency: Which Marketing Strategy is Right For You?

Volume vs Efficiency: Which Marketing Strategy is Right For You?

Your marketing success ultimately comes down to your goals, your risk tolerance, and employing a sound strategy regardless of whether it’s volume or efficiency-based. The key is to clearly outline your strategies and expectations and optimize your resources, time, and capital to give yourself the best opportunity for success. Remember that you and your growth partner must be on the same page or you might run into some very unpleasant conversations when it comes time to report on progress.

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What is a growth partner and what they are not

What is a growth partner and what they are not

The key term here is “partner.” Many people ask how to find equity partners, but we believe strategic growth partners have more to bring to the table than just an initial investment. Growth partners are not task rabbits who hop around setting up campaigns or writing copy for you. They aren't button pushers, attending to menial tasks with no further input.

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How To Combat The Changes in Data Privacy Regulations and Restrictions

How To Combat The Changes in Data Privacy Regulations and Restrictions

We are moving from an era of obtaining precise data and information to an era of prediction and model conversion. So, how can we prepare for these changes? This is a hot topic right now. In this article, I will talk about what we can do in the Google ads environment and how we can leverage machine learning and capabilities based on the data we have to fill the gaps in the data we don’t have.

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4 Proven Marketing Strategies For Growing Crypto, Metaverse & NFT Startups

4 Proven Marketing Strategies For Growing Crypto, Metaverse & NFT Startups

With the rise of blockchain technology, a surge in innovation within the crypto and Metaverse space has also taken place. New platforms and applications are springing up, making waves in both the business and consumer worlds. The question is no longer who is the target audience for NFTs, crypto, and the Metaverse. Now, it’s how do we make marketing in these spaces successful.

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How to scale your business with growth modelling

How to scale your business with growth modelling

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The Importance of a Data-Driven Creative Engine

The Importance of a Data-Driven Creative Engine

A marketing team will always be stronger, more creative, and more efficient working collectively than they would alone. Understanding the power of the group and making sure that team members are working together is key to developing a system that will produce better strategies and maximize the best outcomes. Ladder has achieved this goal by creating and executing a system called the data-driven creative engine.

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Marketing As A Game Of Chess

Marketing As A Game Of Chess

Just as chess is a game, so is marketing. But, it’s not a game that you go into without strategy. They both require risks, strategy, and practice to get right.

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How To Learn From Your Mistakes In A Business

How To Learn From Your Mistakes In A Business

If you win a card game without really knowing what you did, what good is that? By the same token, if you lose, you won’t really know why until you look at how you played the game and whether you made good or bad choices along the way. 

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The Poker Player's Guide to App Tracking Transparency

The Poker Player's Guide to App Tracking Transparency

We see huge opportunities within Q4 for businesses that successfully adapt now, who will be uniquely positioned to have an edge against other brands that evolve at slower rates. The key here is to get ahead of the crowd before everyone else figures it out.

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The Ultimate System for Data-Driven Creative

The Ultimate System for Data-Driven Creative

The ACED framework can help you decide what’s truly worth keeping in your creative marketing audit. It’s more than just whether it’s performing. It’s how it’s performing. At Ladder, we’ve been using this framework for quite some time, and it’s been a huge asset to our company.

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How amazing clients get the most from a creative agency

How amazing clients get the most from a creative agency

From the growth theory point of view, your biggest concern as a marketing leader should not be that a certain campaign might not work, but that you’re not being experimental and bold enough. That’s what should be keeping you up at night.

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Marketing data isn't a panacea

Marketing data isn't a panacea

When we launch the test and we get the data back, we don’t look at it from a place of “OK, the data is X. What does this mean?” Instead, we’re able to evaluate the purpose of what we are looking at, and all the strategic associations we already know about it, and the first order principles behind it. 

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The benefits of data driven growth modelling

The benefits of data driven growth modelling

Growth modelling is at the core of what we do at Ladder, both on the client side and internally. It lets us predict outcomes with accuracy, which allows for greater control of our investments, and can be applied to any business to achieve remarkable benefits.

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De-risking Decisions: Make more money from your big marketing bets

De-risking Decisions: Make more money from your big marketing bets

There comes a point in every growth journey where you have to make big bets and allocate large amounts of resources. The key issue then becomes doing so in a de-risked way. We created a super low-fi video for a pre-launch challenger startup. It incorporated elements that we had proven were resonating really well with the market, through really basic static design testing. Ultimately, the performance of this video beat out that of a $100,000 video.

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How A Marketing Attribution Technique From The 1980s is Being Reinvented For the post-iOS14 Era

How A Marketing Attribution Technique From The 1980s is Being Reinvented For the post-iOS14 Era

Today most brands start as online-only, and that gets you pretty far. As you scale, your marketing mix gets more complex – you start working with influencers, sponsoring podcasts, running TV ads and billboards... all things that are difficult to track digitally (you can’t ‘click’ on a TV ad!). 

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How To Advertise On Facebook: Demystifying How Facebook Ads Work

How To Advertise On Facebook: Demystifying How Facebook Ads Work

Facebook always wants to make more money off ads. Here’s an insider’s guide on how to advertise on Facebook & drive performance without wasting your budget.

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Marketing Audit Expertise: We Wrote The 100-Page Step-By-Step Guide You Need

Marketing Audit Expertise: We Wrote The 100-Page Step-By-Step Guide You Need

Discover why marketing audits are essential to growth. Then, download our free marketing audit template:

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Marketing Audit Expertise: We Wrote The 100-Page Step-By-Step Guide You Need

Marketing Audit Expertise: We Wrote The 100-Page Step-By-Step Guide You Need

Discover why marketing audits are essential to growth. Then, download our free marketing audit template:

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10 steps to grow your mobile app on Facebook

10 steps to grow your mobile app on Facebook

A friend of mine recently asked me how to effectively promote a mobile app on Facebook Ads, what are the best practices, and what to do if they haven’...

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Performance and testing split – how to do it right?

Performance and testing split – how to do it right?

There will always be a need for growth. The size and market value of your business don’t matter here, as there always will be a place to improve somet...

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How to make your marketing work for you in a crisis – a case study

How to make your marketing work for you in a crisis – a case study

Introduction to the problem Over the last couple of months, we at Ladder have been experiencing the various degrees of impact the recent world pandemi...

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5 Email Deliverability Best Practices to Boost Your Inbox Reach

5 Email Deliverability Best Practices to Boost Your Inbox Reach

Most marketers focus on their email content before anything else, but deliverability is an equally important metric that has a massive impact on your ...

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4 Useful Sales Follow-Up Email Templates For Objection Handling

4 Useful Sales Follow-Up Email Templates For Objection Handling

The sales follow-up email templates below are provided by Katrina Duck – and expert marketing advisor with many years of branding and digital experien...

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Account-Based Marketing: 5 Tactics Every B2B Marketer Should Know

Account-Based Marketing: 5 Tactics Every B2B Marketer Should Know

These account-based marketing tactics are a guest post by Marcus Svensson, a Growth Hacker at Albacross – a platform that shows yo...

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Clutch Lists Ladder Among Top Digital Strategy Agencies In New York

Clutch Lists Ladder Among Top Digital Strategy Agencies In New York

First, Why Should Ladder Be On Your Radar? Ladder is a global growth marketing agency (and might be the largest growth agency too). What that ultimately me…

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Meet Faveeo’s ‘Essentials’: A New Marketing Channel For IT Innovation

Meet Faveeo’s ‘Essentials’: A New Marketing Channel For IT Innovation

Companies in the IT innovation space need a B2B channel that will cut through the noise and get their content in front of a relevant audience. If you’re hu…

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3 Strategic Link Building Tips For SEO Success

3 Strategic Link Building Tips For SEO Success

Once upon a time, websites could litter their content with keywords and see their Google rankings skyrocket. Then came the Penguin. This algorithm changed …

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7 eCommerce Lookalike Audiences That Are Worth Testing

7 eCommerce Lookalike Audiences That Are Worth Testing

7 eCommerce Lookalike Audiences That Are Worth Testing is a guest post by Elad Levy, Head of Growth at Fixel – a tool specializing in building powerful aud…

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Hotjar Review – Heatmaps And A User Feedback Platform We Love

Hotjar Review – Heatmaps And A User Feedback Platform We Love

These days, building a website is easy. It doesn’t take much of an investment – you don’t need an army of developers, either. Even if you have exactly zero…

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Justuno Review: The Popup Builder We Love For Personalized CRO

Justuno Review: The Popup Builder We Love For Personalized CRO

If there’s a single universal truth among internet users, it’s that they all have a searing hatred of popups. At least, that’s what was true about fifteen …

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YouTube SEO in 2019: A Brief Guide to Optimizing Videos For Search

YouTube SEO in 2019: A Brief Guide to Optimizing Videos For Search

If Google is king, YouTube SEO is queen. The royal family is entwined; in other terms, Google owns YouTube. If you’re looking for a safe path to get to the…

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7 Onboarding Email Hacks That’ll Boost Engagement And Retention

7 Onboarding Email Hacks That’ll Boost Engagement And Retention

Are your onboarding emails helping to retain and engage your user base? Perhaps you audited your email marketing and found that your onboarding email welc…

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How To Use MailChimp In A Nutshell: The MailChimp Tutorial For Beginners

How To Use MailChimp In A Nutshell: The MailChimp Tutorial For Beginners

Marketers have sounded email’s death knell over and over, but email marketing is still far from dead. In fact, 59% of B2B marketers say email mar…

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Constant Contact vs MailChimp: Which One is Best For Your Business?

Constant Contact vs MailChimp: Which One is Best For Your Business?

Email marketing consistently delivers the highest ROI of any other digital marketing strategy. One recent study found that 53% of marketers belie…

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Unbounce Review: The Landing Page Builder We Love

Unbounce Review: The Landing Page Builder We Love

This is an objective review of Unbounce – from a global growth agency that uses the landing page builder across 200 businesses. We are not affiliates nor w…

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AppSumo: How To Leverage The Deal Marketplace For Growth

AppSumo: How To Leverage The Deal Marketplace For Growth

Ever hear of AppSumo? It’s a B2B online marketplace for products and tools to help you grow your business. In 2018, B2B online commerce in Americ…

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Twitter Growth via Hacks That Boost Twitter Engagement

Twitter Growth via Hacks That Boost Twitter Engagement

Why Brands on Should Focus on Twitter Engagement, Not Just Follower Growth If you search for Twitter growth hacks, dozens of the articles solely focus on how to grow your brand’s Twitter following, but not a lot of them even mention specific tactics to keep new followers engaged.

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Facebook Ad Support • Your Ultimate Marketing FAQ Guide

Facebook Ad Support • Your Ultimate Marketing FAQ Guide

Get Facebook ad support & answers via our ultimate Facebook FAQ guide – covering ad sizes, approvals, spending, strategy, settings, culture, polit...

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Retargeting Ads: What They Are — And 12 Brilliant Ways to Use Them

Retargeting Ads: What They Are — And 12 Brilliant Ways to Use Them

Done right, retargeting ads are an effective method of re-engaging inactive users, upselling current customers, and converting website visitors into p...

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Google Optimize: Conversion Rate Optimization Made Easy

Google Optimize: Conversion Rate Optimization Made Easy

We’ve had a blast with Google Optimize ever since Google released their testing and personalization tool in March 2017. Super quick and easy experiments. Sharp insights and reports. And the price — 100% free — is just right. ? First, we just used the Google Optimize tool to boost our own conversion rates. Fast-forward to today: we use Optimize to drive growth for clients, quickly making (and test) changes on landing pages, websites, even entire funnels.

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How Google Analytics Can Improve Your Content Marketing

How Google Analytics Can Improve Your Content Marketing

Leverage Google’s Free Content Analytics And Make An Impact Hundreds of millions of Internet users take new photos, create videos, and write blog post...

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Mobile Marketing Motherload! 10 Gems From The Mobile Growth Stack

Mobile Marketing Motherload! 10 Gems From The Mobile Growth Stack

You know Soundcloud, right? Well, we asked the guy who led their incredible mobile growth for like, 5 years to come school us on his go-to mobile marketing strategies.

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Test of the Month: Some Of The Best Growth Tactics We Launched In July

Test of the Month: Some Of The Best Growth Tactics We Launched In July

After two straight months of incredible feedback from you all (thanks!), we’re excited to continue our Test of the Month competition and announce July...

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2 Ways To Find Your “Super Fans” Using Facebook Custom Audiences

2 Ways To Find Your “Super Fans” Using Facebook Custom Audiences

Any marketer can use Facebook Ads to find the people who may benefit from their products and services. But how do you identify people whoare more like...

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10 Effortless Ways To Grow An Email List

10 Effortless Ways To Grow An Email List

Building an email list takes time, but time is something a lot of business owners and startup founders don’t have. As a result, you might be tempted t...

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Amazon PPC: Everything You Need To Know For Advertising on Amazon

Amazon PPC: Everything You Need To Know For Advertising on Amazon

When it comes to launching campaigns for our eCommerce clients, we can tell you everything you need to know about Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, Reddit Ads...

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Test of the Month: Some Of The Best Growth Tactics We Launched This June

Test of the Month: Some Of The Best Growth Tactics We Launched This June

Following the incredible success of last month’s Test of the Month post, I’m excited to announce our Test of the Month winners for June. As a quick r...

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Facebook’s Info and Ads Section is a Game Changer For Marketers

Facebook’s Info and Ads Section is a Game Changer For Marketers

On June 28, Facebook released a new “Info and Ads” section on Pages, which allows users to see the active ads currently running on Facebook, Instagram...

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How to Develop a Content Strategy: A Simple Five-Step Guide

How to Develop a Content Strategy: A Simple Five-Step Guide

This guest post was originally written by Tyler Hakes, strategy director at Optimist, a full-service content marketing agency. It has been updated wit...

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Test of the Month: How Ladder Launched a Facebook Video Ad With an 11% CTR

Test of the Month: How Ladder Launched a Facebook Video Ad With an 11% CTR

We’ve launched thousands of marketing tests, and let’s be honest: we’ve seen some winners and a few losers (like Reddit Ads). But we want to start hi...

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A Smarter Way to Track Campaigns in Google Analytics (+ Free URL Builder)

A Smarter Way to Track Campaigns in Google Analytics (+ Free URL Builder)

How do we track a campaign’s performance? We can track how many people click a link to visit our blog, but do you know where they came from, if they visited a specific landing page, if they found our blog from a specific Google Search, if your email campaign worked better than your Facebook ads campaign, or if you generated any revenue for those campaigns. Fortunately, this information is relatively easy to track using Google Analytics, but what isn’t easy is trying to track performance for a client that has an awful event tracking setup.

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How to Write Copy That’s Optimized for Conversion

How to Write Copy That’s Optimized for Conversion

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We Audited Booking.com for Business and Found 100+ Growth Opportunities

We Audited Booking.com for Business and Found 100+ Growth Opportunities

Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Lennart Gijsen, Global Head of Marketing for Booking.com for Business, for collaborating with us on this post about h...

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How to Ease Purchase Anxiety for First-Time Buyers

How to Ease Purchase Anxiety for First-Time Buyers

A while ago, my company AdSoup tried a little experiment for one of our recent PPC campaigns. The objective was to assess the performance of our landi...

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4 Recruiting Strategies to Find Top Marketing Talent for Small Agencies

4 Recruiting Strategies to Find Top Marketing Talent for Small Agencies

Attracting top talent is hard. For small and boutique agencies, it’s even harder. What constitutes high-quality growth-marketing talent? There ar...

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Leverage Your Brand’s Poker Face Into a Competitive Edge

Leverage Your Brand’s Poker Face Into a Competitive Edge

While many people get their business experience around a conference table, I learned a few key lessons at the poker table that no class or meeting cou...

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18 Marketing Tactics to Attract B2B Customers with a B2C Product

18 Marketing Tactics to Attract B2B Customers with a B2C Product

What problem are you trying to solve? For forgetful people (like me) who always forget the passwords to my online accounts, Dashlane promise...

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What are Featured Snippets? A Quick Guide for Marketers

What are Featured Snippets? A Quick Guide for Marketers

What’s better than ranking #1 on a search engine’s results page? Ranking #0. No, I’m not talking about paid ads! There is a way to have your content a...

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How I Built Ladder’s Brand Identity From the Ground Up

How I Built Ladder’s Brand Identity From the Ground Up

Building a startup from the ground up is an exciting prospect. As the founder of a startup, it’s important to have a fleshed-out plan for growing your comp…

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3 Ways to Optimize Your Budget With Test-Driven Marketing

3 Ways to Optimize Your Budget With Test-Driven Marketing

A phenomenon is occurring across the marketing landscape, best described in a four-letter word: FOMO. This “fear of missing out” has sent many a marketer t…

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The Future of Digital Marketing Jobs: Marketing Executives Weigh In

The Future of Digital Marketing Jobs: Marketing Executives Weigh In

This is a guest article by Springboard’s Siya Raj Purohit. Siya works on Business Operations at Springboard, and was previously an investor at GSV Accelera…

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Why Artificial Intelligence Is the Evolution of User Experience

Why Artificial Intelligence Is the Evolution of User Experience

Successful companies address customer needs better than the competition. However before you can address customer needs, you must first identify them. “What…

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VWO + Optimize: Our Conversion Rate Optimization Tools of Choice

VWO + Optimize: Our Conversion Rate Optimization Tools of Choice

A few months back, we wrote about our struggles with CRO tools for internal and client use. We also talked about a new tool — Google Optimize — that w...

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How to Become a Digital Marketing Generalist

How to Become a Digital Marketing Generalist

This is a guest post by Lauren Tonge. She runs The Mission Marketer, a resource for anyone wanting to learn digital marketing. In this article she’ll ...

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Market Research: Ladder’s Competitors and Influencers

Market Research: Ladder’s Competitors and Influencers

As we continue to share our 2017 Market Research document, we move on from audience research to focusing in on the major players in the marketing indu...

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Why We’re Ditching Optimizely for Google Optimize

Why We’re Ditching Optimizely for Google Optimize

Optimizely has been a great website testing and optimization tool in Ladder’s arsenal for the past two years, but the signs are on the wall that it’s ...

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We Audited Our Email Marketing Campaigns. Here’s What We Learned:

We Audited Our Email Marketing Campaigns. Here’s What We Learned:

Welcome to Part 4 of the Ladder 2017 Marketing Plan: an audit of our live email marketing campaigns! Below we’ll go through our current campaigns, loo...

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21 Conversion-Oriented Landing Page Tests for Your Business

21 Conversion-Oriented Landing Page Tests for Your Business

These days, too many companies simply send traffic directly to their context-less home page from ads, social media, etc… The result? A ton of wasted...

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A Business Owner’s Guide to Building and Owning Your Brand

A Business Owner’s Guide to Building and Owning Your Brand

This brand guide is from Ladder’s former Director of Design, Natalie Lazo. In it she shares her experiences building brands and growing businesses wit...

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Why You’re Leaving Money on the Table If You Don’t Run Ads

Why You’re Leaving Money on the Table If You Don’t Run Ads

Last month, Ladder co-founder & Chief Product Officer Michael Taylor gave a lecture at the GrowHack Bootcamp The lecture was all about using paid ...

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