The last 45 days have been an exciting time for the tech team at Deal Current Network with two major updates
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Have you ever noticed when you visit a big site like Zappo’s or another e-commerce site, that you start seeing their ads on blogs, YouTube, and media sites right after. That is called Remarketing.
Remarketing is the process of showing ads only to people who visited your site recently or during a set time period like the last 90 days. This process increases your brand exposure, reminds the customer of your website, and increases sales.
The great thing is it is very cost effective and makes your program seem much larger than it may be.
Advertisers and customers will both think: “Gosh, this company is everywhere. I see it more than Groupon.”
So here is some information and how to get started.
A Short Video Overview of Remarketing
Here is a short 50 second video overview of Remarketing by our CEO Jimmy Hendricks, from a recent advertiser marketing seminar in San Diego. We are piloting short 90 min training seminars to teach small businesses about online marketing, offers, and coupons.
Why Should You Use Remarketing?
Remarketing allows your business to look bigger than you really are. Say you talk to an advertiser, and then they visit your website, and start seeing your ads on other websites—this will remind them of you and make you seem more powerful than you really are. The same thought happens with consumers.
Also, Remarketing is very cost effective. We ran banner ads in San Diego for two weeks, targeting an audience of 25,000 people, and the cost was under $200.
Examples of Remarketing Ads
The great thing about Remarketing is your ads will show up on local websites (when those sites have ad space left) for a fraction of the cost.
Here is a perfect example of our ads on the San Diego Union Tribune. One day we had all 3 spots on a page load and our total cost from that website was about $15.
How to Get Started
Step 1: Watch the Google Remarketing video. http://www.google.com/ads/innovations/remarketing.html or on the video to the right.
Step 2: Create a Google AdWords account
Step 3: Create an “Audience” within your Google AdWords account. The video explains how to do this.
Step 4: Create 4 common banner sizes for your program. You can start with less, but these are the four most popular sizes (File max size is 50kb and sizes need to be exact):
Step 5: Google will need to approve the ads which typically takes 3 business days. You can email them on the third day if not approved and this speeds up the process.
Step 6: If you have more questions check out this cheatsheet http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2012/12/19/google-adwords-remarketing-cheatsheet
Yesterday the founders of Deal Current Network, Jimmy Hendricks and Patrick Dillon, spent 90-minutes teaching San Diego businesses owners how to market their business online. In attendance were media representatives from NBC 7 San Diego, San Diego Magazine, Fox 5 San Diego, Get1Free Magazine, Pacific Magazine, and San Diego Family Magazine. Small businesses owners like Laura from Pacific Nature Tours, Connie from Click Through Coupons, Tomio from AVI Technologies, Bonnie from Sanctuate, Michael from Infinity Financial Services, and Anthony from Aserenity Skin and Body were able to network with media representatives as well as gain valuable information for their business.
Hendricks, talked for about 40-minutes on simple website design and key SEO techniques get your website on the first page of Google. He also discussed, which social media profiles are a must, and how to trade your services with media groups for advertising.
“I came in here thinking I know a lot and I probably learned about eight new things I didn’t know. I highly recommend it, it was very organized, amazing presentations—these guys know what they’re talking about.” – Connie, CEO of Click Through Coupons and Marketing Director at FIT Athletic Club
Dillon, wrapped up the seminar talking about the San Diego daily deal and coupon space, how to make coupons work for your business, and performance based coupons versus flat rate coupons.
“Our business does a lot of daily deal marketing and to see all the different opportunities available in San Diego was very beneficial.” Laura, Pacific Nature Tours
“I was very excited about the digital coupon section because one of the things I found the digital coupon does is it gives you incredible track-ability and flexibility. You can see where your clients are coming from and make adjustments to the coupons that are not effective for you, opposed to print and other types of media.” Anthony, Aserenity Skin and Body
Overall, the morning was a success for both Deal Current Network and San Diego business owners. Take Back Local was able to gain valuable feedback to make the next seminar on 3/29 an even bigger success.
“I highly recommend this seminar to anybody who is a business owner or marketing person. They talk about different strategies that I think are useful and things that are up and coming that you should be aware of.” Steve, NBC 7 San Diego
For more information watch us on San Diego CW6 below or visit TakeBackLocal.com
2013 is going to be an exciting year for local advertising. We know that with a new year, comes a new revenue budget, and sometimes new vendors to serve you better.
We wanted to share a testimonial from San Diego 6, CW, about why they chose Deal Current over any other provider in the market to power their Meals & Steals program.
“As a station, we were very happy with the level of service that Media Web Connect provided us over the years.
However, we were looking to grow and expand our program. We were courted by many different vendors, but ultimately decided to partner with Deal Current based on their professionalism, presentation, expertise, and of course…the Network. By using their Network model, we always have a full slate of offers on our site whether it’s one of our clients’, or one we’ve picked up from the Network. This has increased our traffic and sales.
My biggest concern was moving over everything we had built with Media Web Connect and launching with Deal Current. That fear disappeared very quickly as the Deal Current team walked us through each step in a clear and efficient manner. We did not experience a single issue during the transfer. “ – Scott Potter, Local Sales Manager, San Diego 6
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Great deal programs are a combination of great marketing and quality offers. We have already helped our partners with integration into top affiliates like Yipit.com, 8Coupons.com, and Google Offers.
Our network with the addition of these two programs, combined with our local and national offers, now has over 1000 offers on-demand.