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How To Use Google Remarketing

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.

Click on the image or here to watch the video.

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):

  • 300 x 250
  • 250 x 250
  • 728×90
  • 120 x 600

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

Take Back Local First Seminar Deemed A Hit!

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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.

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“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

 

 

San Diego Living CW6 Features Take Back Local and CEO Jimmy Hendricks

Yesterday, San Diego Living’s Lynda Martin interviewed Jimmy Hendricks, the CEO of Take Back Local and Deal Current Network. Organized by Deal Current Network, Take Back Local is a grassroots outreach program, teaching small business owners how to profit from online advertising. The business is hosting three free seminars at the One America Plaza from 9-11am on:

Co-Founder and CEO of Deal Current Network, Jimmy Hendricks will show attendees how to leverage loyalty programs, trade for advertising, and the San Diego Coupon Network for their business. Attendees will walk away with clear actions and tracking methods to take their business to the next level. The program is partnered with NBC7 San Diego, Get1Free, San Diego Magazine, San Diego 6 CW, and over a half dozen other publishers.

3 Tips for Running an Online Coupon Business

A majority of publishers are adopting coupons and seeing great results. Actions by consumers on coupons grew 42% from 2400 in December to over 3400 in January. The number of coupons grew from 417 in December to 516 in January.

If you are considering adding digital coupons to your site, but haven’t yet then you should read this article from Emarketers.

eMarketer estimates that 92.5 million people in the US redeemed a digital coupon in 2012. By 2014, US adult digital coupon users will surpass 100 million.

We don’t believe that coupons are replacing deals, but we 100% believe that offering deals and coupons will lead to a bigger opportunity.

As a result, we are going to be sharing a lot of market knowledge and to start here are three tips to running a successful coupon program.

1) Make Sure You Get a Great Image From an Advertiser

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We see so many merchants use bad photos, out dated photos, cheap stock art in advertisements and wonder why they don’t get a response

Here is a great example of an image that is awesome from, Cafe Ventana, a St. Louis bistro. They have a great picture and their logo placement is clean and clear.

 

2) Use Great Tags, Not Just the Business Name

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Remember consumers aren’t typically looking for a specific business, but a business type.

So use tags that help a customer find what they are looking for in a certain category or neighborhood.

We recommend at a minimum: City, Neighborhood, Zip Code, Specific Services or Food Type.

 

3) Create Incentives to Sign-Up & Advertising Packages

When you first launch your coupon program, give new advertisers an incentive to try online coupons:

  • $29 a month for the first 3 months, then $49 a month
  • Get 3 months free, when you sign up for 12 months

Create packages to entice advertisers to run more than one coupon at a time to increase your revenue faster. In our system, you would just divide the monthly spend and enter that for each coupon.

  • $99 per month for one coupon
  • $179 per month for two coupons ($89.50 a month)
  • $249 per month for three coupons ($83 a month)

Bundle coupons with additional advertising to increase performance and your average sale.

  • $99 per month for one coupon
  • $199 per month for a coupon and 20,000 impressions promoting the offer
  • $499 per month, 30,000 impressions, and a 15 second radio or TV ad (if applicable)

Deal Current Network Adds Two Industry Experts to Our Team

We would like to introduce our two new team members that have a combined total of 4 years in the daily deal industry–working at Zulily,  on Active.com’s Schwaggle team, and a daily deal pure play in Chicago, IL. Lianne and Joanna will be helping grow our service and support teams and further develop key collateral, training documents/videos, and improving other marketing initiatives for our clients.

Lianne Maly – Marketing Team

Lianne brings more than five years of daily deal and media knowledge to her role at Deal Current. Prior to joining us, she worked on an Emmy Award Winning investigative report and crafted primetime news stories at 10News and KUSI in San Diego. Afterwards, she was a Marketing Associate for a start-up daily deal company in Chicago, then took a role with Active.com’s Schwaggle (a national daily deal program for athletes). She will be a key player in improving collateral, updating training docs, and launching a marketing campaign to support your efforts.

Joanna McClanahan, Customer Support Team

Joanna brings ten years of customer relations experience to her role at Deal Current. Having launched her career in the eCommerce field, Joanna brings daily deal experience to our team. She launched a successful high-volume call center for zulily, Inc.; the largest flash sales site in the world tailored to moms, babies, and kids. Joanna joined zulily as the 50th employee there, and left when over 1,500 were on staff. Her expertise in project management, customer retention, team building and training development will be a huge asset to our team.

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