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Google Grant Tips

5 Tips for Google Grant Accounts Struggling to Hit a 5% CTR

Last year, Google announced a major change to its Ad Grant program, requiring accounts to maintain a 5% click-through rate (CTR). Click-through rate is the ratio of clicks an ad gets to the number of times it is shown (impressions) and is an indication of the relevancy and quality of an ad. Grant accounts that

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Make the Most of Your Google Grant Keywords

Recent Changes to Google Grants If you’re already a Google Grant recipient, chances are you’ve noticed some changes in your grant account in the past year. One of the most notable changes to Google’s Ad Grants program is the strictness on keywords permitted to run. Previously, grant account managers could upload an infinite number of

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No Time? No Problem: A Nonprofit’s Guide to Google Ad Grants

What Should I Know About Google Ads Grants? As of January 2019, Google is processing over 40,000 search queries every second – that’s over 3.5 billion searches per day. This mind-boggling statistic is only one of the many reasons that nonprofits should be investing in their presence on Google. Unfortunately, we know that many nonprofits

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Children Are Hurting Your YouTube Performance: Here’s How to Fix It

Unless you are paying close attention to your YouTube ad campaigns, you might not have noticed this trend: children have taken over. If you are currently running a YouTube campaign and have not reviewed a placements report lately, I have bad news for you: much of your advertising budget is being wasted by showing ads

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Social Audiences: What You Should Be Doing

Our social media lead, Amanda Carroo, is presenting at Denver Startup Week. Below is a description of what she’ll be talking about, and you can view a PDF of her presentation here. Purchaser lists, email lists, web traffic, these are all segmented audience groups you could be using to your advantage on Facebook and Instagram. Amanda

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How to Measure (and Think About) Social Media Success

When I begin a social media engagement, the first question I ask is, “what is your goal?”  Defining what you want to achieve is always step one. This helps identify the key metrics that should be used to measure success. Having that foundation is crucial and allows you to move on to the next step,

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How to Tie Online to Offline Tracking Together Using Google Ads

Google Ads store visit conversions are the first nicely packaged tracking solution in the paid search space to answer questions about online to offline behavior, attribution, and ultimately, return-on-investment.  Even in certain industries where in-store purchases are still common, like appliances or automotive, online research is a key influencing factor to these in-store purchases. For

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F8: An Insider’s View of Facebook’s Developer Conference

If you’re a kid from the 80’s, even 90’s or 2000’s, when you were told you were going to Disney World, you were PUMPED. Seriously, the excitement was uncontainable. Well, if you love social media and digital marketing, getting a ticket for Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, provides a similar feeling. My outward expression might

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How to Use the Jobs to Be Done Framework to Improve Your Marketing Messaging

By Jaimee LaTorra and Rachel Zinanti Have you ever looked at a marketing persona and wondered what to do with the information? We love personas when it comes to ad targeting, especially for display or Facebook campaigns, because they ensure that we stay focused on key audience characteristics. But when it comes to creating content,

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