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Tactics Added
In Last 30 Days
29%
ROI Increase
Reported on average
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    Product Shot Ad
    High quality photography or screenshots in an ad for your product can be an effective way to drive sales. Showing the product up close and in high detail in advertising helps interested consumers to properly visualise the product and how it might look in their use. Often, this visual cue is what’s needed to garner interest in a product and land a sale.
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    Scarcity Ad Copy
    By indicating that an offer is due to run out or an item is going to run out of stock, you're more likely to inspire action. People won't want to miss out on something they think will soon be gone, so they'll be driven to click. Try running an ad referencing a time-limited offer or a "last chance to get X product" to drive up click through rate.Examples:“Only 15 limited edition razors left!”“Last chance to get the designer-branded jacket line!”“Only 10 spots left in our email marketing webinar!”
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    Stock Image
    Stock imagery can be a good neutral placeholder to test before you get hold of better proprietary pictures. Try to use images that look more natural and less posed, as these are likely to outperform photos that clearly look like stock photos. There are lots of stock photo sites out there with various prices from free to thousands of dollars per image.
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    Category Interest Audience
    Targeting audiences based on their likes and interests related to your product category. For example a luxury bag retailer targeting people who like 'fashion', a hotel aggregation site targeting people who like 'travel' or a drip email software company targeting people interested in 'CRM'. Note that this is a separate tactic from targeting people interested in your product ('black bags', 'rome hotels', 'drip emails') or targeting specific competitors ('gucci bags', 'rome hilton', 'hubspot crm').
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    Image Pattern Background Ad
    An appealing pattern in the background of an image can attract attention. The pattern you use can evoke a different emotion, such as playfulness or seriousness. Decide which pattern to use based on the audience you're targeting and the product you're trying to sell. Coordinate the tone of your copy with the pattern you choose for a more impactful ad.
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    Niche Ad Networks
    Ad networks that target specific niches can often be a lot more effective ways to target your audience than broader networks. Use ad networks relevant to your product’s niche to target only those users within that niche. Doing so can help you better optimize your ad spending and reach a more qualified audience for your product.
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    Customer Lookalike Audience
    Try targeting an audience that looks like your current customers with your advertising. Target them based on your current customers’ demographics, shared interests, geography, etc… You already know what kinds of customers your business draws and targeting people similar to them is a great way to expand your reach and increase ad performance.
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    Category Exclusion
    Exclude certain categories from showing your ads (e.g. don't show your ads on crime related sites).
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    Dynamic Retargeting
    When retargeting users who have visited your site in the past, try using a dynamic creative that’s based on the products they’ve browsed through. Doing so directly reminds them of the awesome products they saw and encourages them to return. Each ad impression will be relevant to the individual that sees it based on prior interest rather than generic for all viewers.
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    Feature Showcase Ad Copy
    “Wide base titanium head for maximum surface area”Showcasing the important features of your product in your ad creative can be a way to successfully differentiate yourself from your competitors. Focus on features that may not be immediately visible in images but would be considered important to potential customers. This lets the most important attributes of your product do the selling.
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    Business Model Ad Copy
    It’s possible to quickly validate different business models by split-testing in your ad copy. If you’re trying to decide whether to charge a monthly subscription or a flat yearly fee for your service, for example, A/B test ad copy that references each model to see which one performs best with your audience. You’ll quickly learn what it is your customers would prefer.
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    Smarter Process Ad Copy
    Messaging that communicates the way your product improves a companies' process is a great ad-copy tactic (especially in the B2B space). Communicating that you CAN solve the problem is often a higher priority than HOW you will solve the problem.
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    Frequency Capping
    Cap the number of impressions a person gets via retargeting on GDN, helping save ad spend and optimize performance.
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    Large Rectangle Ad (336x280)
    Large rectangle ads are a popular ad format on the Google Display Network (GDN) because of their effectiveness. Generally, wider ads tend to perform better than taller ads due to their reader friendly format.
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    Customer Retargeting
    Try retargeting paying customers who haven’t made a second purchase. Retarget them with ads that show products similar to the ones they bought. This helps to reactivate customers who liked what they purchased but haven’t thought to return yet.
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    Publisher Placement
    If you know that your ideal audience is likely to be on a specific website or on a section of a specific website, use site placement targeting in Google AdSense to target that website or section. Julian Bakery successfully used site placement targeting in conjunction with geo-targeting to increase conversions by 35%.
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    Urgency Ad Copy
    Using urgency in your ad copy can improve the likelihood of someone clicking and taking action. There are many ways to do this, but make sure it's a credible reason for urgency. For example is your sale ending soon? Is the product only available for a limited time? Is there a limited amount of stock? Are there additional benefits to buying now?
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    Category Keyword Audience
    Targeting people who are searching for the type of product you sell can drive highly qualified users. For example, if you’re a travel booking site, targeting terms like ‘cheap flights’ or 'Spain vacations' will have your ad show up in front of people searching for exactly the services you’re offering.
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    Image Bold Background Ad
    An appealing bold color in the background of an image can attract attention to your ad. If the image stands out from the rest of the page of a social network or site where the ad is served, it has a chance to draw eyes directly to it and your ad will be more likely to be seen. This can improve ad performance and help you better reach your audience.
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    Placement Exclusion
    Remove a placement that hasn't performed for you historically on the GDN.
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    New Ad Platform
    Different advertising platforms take different approaches to the way they reach audiences. Targeting the same audience with the same creative across multiple platforms can be a good way to determine relative volume and efficiency. You’ll be able to see how your audience on each network responds to your creative and adjust your ad spending and copy.
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    Day Of Week Exclusion
    Believe it or not, chances are the performance of your ad could be affected by the days it is displayed. Consider removing certain days of week to determine if they perform better for your company than others.  
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    Lifestyle Image Ad
    Try selling the image of the lifestyle your product promotes rather than just the product itself. Using product lifestyle imagery shows an audience the type of life they can lead by buying the product. Help your audience better imagine what the product would be like in their hands and in their lives, helping them relate to the product and want to buy it.
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    Value Proposition Ad
    There are multiple benefits to buying or using your product - are you sure which one is most engaging? With the advent of the various major ad platforms, it's now trivial to A/B test various value propositions for each of your audiences and figure out what works (or doesn't).
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    Analogy Ad Copy
    Using an analogy might be a good way to position your business to people who don't know you. People know ubiquitous businesses like Uber and AirBnB. Tying yourself to a prominent business with an analogy - Uber for X, AirBnB for X, etc… - can help people immediately understand what you do. Rather than being confused by your ad, they’ll get the point instantly and know if it’s right for them.Example:“The Rolls Royce of razors”
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    Discount Copy
    To improve performance and increase customer acquisition, try adding a % discount or amount of money off for your products. This can be tied to an email capture form or a banner presenting a limited time offer. The offer can make interested visitors more likely to browse further and make a purchase rather than miss out on a deal.
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    Time Of Day Exclusion
    Remove certain times of day if they perform worse for you. This is a great way to figure out where you might be spending a lot of money on ads but not getting any return on that investment. For example, you might find that early morning hours result in very few conversions or significantly lower conversion rates, but equal or even higher spend and clicks. This will enable you to optimize spend on times of day that do in fact drive positive ROI.
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    Portrait Ad (300x1050)
    Popular portrait ad pixel size 300 x 1050 px and can be 150 KB in file size with JPEG, JPG or GIF file types with GDN ad format.
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    Ad Placement
    Test whether a certain placement of an ad performs better than another. For example on Facebook you can show your ads on the right hand side of the desktop site, in the desktop timeline, the mobile timeline or mobile audience network. All of these placements perform differently and you'd want to test how each works separately.
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    Tilted Product Shot Image
    Showing a product tilted in the background of the image is a great way to acquaint the user with the product. This type of shot is common practice in magazines and aggregation websites that sell products, so users are well acquainted with this type of view.
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    Google Search Network With Display Select
    Google says their Search Network with Display Select ads are the best opportunity to reach the most customers.These ads combine traditional pay per click search engine advertising on Google search results and search partner sites with advertising on Google’s Display Network, which includes over 2 million websites, videos, and apps. According to Comcast, the Display Network increases your exposure to over 90% of Internet users worldwide.In essence, you’re running two tactics at once — search and display — across a very large audience. You’ll be relying on Google to determine when and how best to deliver your ads.For both ad tactics, you’ll set your budget, designate relevant keywords, and create your ads.Search Network Only ad formats include text ads, shopping ads, dynamic search ads, and app and digital content ads. Adding Google’s Display Network to the mix allows for responsive image ads in place of shopping ad formats.The image ads open a lot of creative avenues and placements that aren't available with Search Network Only.You can run native responsive display ads that blend into the look and feel of the sites they appear on. Placements include Gmail ads that appear as emails in people’s inboxes and engagement ads on YouTube and other video sites. In addition, you can target specific ad zones on and within sites you choose.Ads that run on Google search results and search partner sites support manual and automatic bidding. Automated bidding is your only option for the ads that run on Google’s Display network. In both cases, you can see which sites your ads run on, what ads earn the most clicks, and where you're getting the lowest cost and highest value.You can easily turn Search Network Only campaigns into campaigns that include Google’s Display Network. If you do that, be aware that you’ll likely see an equal increase in cost and conversions of around 15%.
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    Image Overlay Ad
    Showing an image overlaid with brand name and a translucent layer can increase social media ad campaign performance. Try ad creative where your brand logo and a translucent layer are overlaid on top of an image of your choice, whether a photo of a smiling individual or an image of your product. A semi-transparent dark layer will provide a strong contrast between the image and your logo and ad copy, making it stand out for your audience on social networks.
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    Emotional Theme Copy
    Great marketing is about connecting the right emotion to the product you're selling in the mind of your customer. Rather than using direct, matter-of-fact copy, try humanizing your offer. By alluding to an emotional theme, you're driving a deeper engagement with your audience and therefore driving more of them to your website or app.
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    Demographic Targeting
    Narrow your audience by relevant demographics to your business. Let’s say your ideal customer is a 25-34 year-old male: you can target that group specifically in many of the major ad platforms.
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    Website Lookalike Audience
    Targeting an audience that looks like your current website users based on their demographic and shared interests. A couple of the major ad platforms now offer the ability to target users based on their shared demographics and interests with the people currently using your website. This tactic can be remarkably effective and should be part of any prospecting strategy.
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    Square Ad (250x250)
    Square ads are a popular ad format on the Google Display Network (GDN) because of their flexibility. This format can fit into small spaces that large rectangles ads cannot.
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    Location Targeting
    Narrowing your targeting to hit only audiences in a specific location, will ensure you're getting the best quality traffic. Start by looking through your analytics platform and seeing which locations have the most (or least) valuable traffic. You can turn off the least valuable locations or only opt-in for the locations most valuable to you on most ad platforms.
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    Bid Optimization By Time
    Optimize your bids/budget based on time of day, week, month, or year. Website sales can go through a great deal of variance over the course of a year. Understanding the specific times at which your conversion rates are highest, and then optimizing your bidding strategy based on that data, can be an efficient way to drive your business. Most major ads and analytics platforms have the ability to report by time of day, week, month and year.
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    Infographic Image Ad
    Using an infographic in the image of your ad can drive performance. It’s a descriptive and visual way to depict what results your audience can expect when they buy into your product. Design a small, concise infographic for your ad and use it instead of your other images to see how it impacts your ad performance.
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    Quality Ad Copy
    “Highest quality razor on the market”Comparing the quality of your service against the alternatives can be a good way to position your product. Whether comparing on price, customer service, ease of use, or quality, a favorable comparison against your competition can drive customers to buy from you instead. A great way to do this is to target alternatives to your service based on their negative customer feedback i.e. 'tired of lousy service?'.
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    Topic Audience Targeting
    Most of the major ad platforms allow you to target your audience by site topic, displaying your ad on multiple pages with the same type of content. Choose topics relevant to your message and gain exposure on many sites without needing to identify and target them one by one.
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    Loss-Aversion Ad Copy
    Pointing to a potential loss of not buying your product can be an effective way to drive clicks. Ad copy like “Only X items left!” or “Sale ends in X minutes!” drives a sense of urgency for a customer to avoid losing out on an item they’re interested in or a money-saving opportunity. This is because people are naturally risk averse and would prefer to avoid losing out on an opportunity to get a better deal or miss out on an item they want.
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    Website Retargeting Audience
    Targeting an audience that has been on the website, but not activated and get them to activate. This is one of the most popular tactics in our database because it almost always works. People get distracted easily when browsing the web - if someone left your site it's highly likely they were just distracted and can't remember (or isn't thinking about) how to get back. A small banner ad prompt can be all you need to get them back to the site to sign up.
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    Location Exclusion
    Stop wasting ad spend. Exclude certain locations in your advertising targeting to avoid serving ads in areas that historically do not convert. Also exclude locations that do not fit your target audience's profile. E.g. don't advertise a luxury product in a poorer area.
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    Person Image Ad
    The image you use in your ads can make a big difference between a successful campaign and a complete lack of interest. Using a photo of a smiling person in your ad can give off the impression of a happy customer and is an eye-catching way to drive engagement with your ad. That’s because psychologically, a smiling face looks friendly and attractive and implies trustworthiness.
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    Responsive Ad
    In today's world, users are viewing advertisements on a wide array of displays. Utilize the responsive ad feature within Adwords for running on the Google Display Network (GDN). Your ad will change to the size needed for placement, allowing for better readability and more conversions.
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    In-Market Audience Targeting
    Select from in-market audiences in the Google Display Network to reach customers who are actively considering purchasing products and services that are similar to your own. Google suggests that in-market audiences are most effective when used together with remarketing. Layer your in-market audience on top of your remarketing list to boost your volume of remarketing conversions.
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    Gain-Seeking Ad Copy
    “For a smooth shave, try our razor. Limited time only: Buy one, Get one free!”Pointing to a tangible gain in performance (rather than avoiding a loss) can drive action effectively. For example, highlighting a BOGO deal on a product can drive a visitor to convert into a customer by targeting their desire to own more of something than they may actually need. They’ll be driven to act by the prospect of gaining something for seemingly nothing.
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