Online advertising has come a long way in the last decade and has revolutionized the way businesses advertise their products and services. Thanks to social media, it’s easier than ever to find people who are interested in what you have to offer, regardless of whether they live down the street or across the country. But online advertising isn’t as easy as just throwing up an ad and waiting for money to start flowing in—you need to get it right if you want your efforts to pay off. Here are three powerful tricks for doing just that
1) Match the ad to your audience
When it comes to online advertising, no two ads are identical. Each one serves a different purpose, whether it’s raising brand awareness or selling products or services. It’s your job as an advertiser to figure out what purpose your ad will serve and then match it to your audience accordingly. You do that by paying attention to certain details in your ad such as targeting type, demographics and keywords. While each element is important for success, matching an ad with its audience will help you get better results faster than any other single thing you do with online advertising. After all, if an ad doesn’t get seen or clicked on by those who can relate to it, there won’t be much point in spending money on it anyway.
2) Include clickable links in text ads
One of the most powerful techniques for improving your online advertising is to add clickable links to your text ads. If you’re using Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, or any other platform that lets you incorporate text ads into your campaign, consider adding a button like Learn More or Download Now in your ad copy. Once a visitor clicks on one of these buttons, they will be directed to a landing page that explains more about what you are offering and provides an additional opportunity for them to sign up for more information or make a purchase. Consider using Autopilot as part of your marketing toolkit to help implement these techniques.
3) Personalize ads using Google Adwords
You can tell Google what kind of person you want to reach. If, for example, you’re selling golf clubs, you could target men and women between 25 and 40 who have searched for information about golfing in your city. Use demographic data from past visitors to your website or Facebook page to tell Google more about who might be interested in your ad. You can also use Adwords’ keyword tool to see how people are searching for things related to your business, so you know where they are when they might click on an ad related to yours. As an added bonus, these techniques are free! All you need is a little bit of time and an existing website or Facebook page (or both). There’s no reason not try it out today!