Facebook Vs Google Advertisements: Which is apt for your business?

Advertising on Facebook seem to be catching attention of internet marketers. Some predict it to give a real tough competition to Google’s advertisings. A lot more companies are reserving a part of their budget for Facebook ads. This trend has significantly started showing up ever since Microsoft announced its $240 million investment in Facebook.

Already there are many businesses who are trying to engage their consumers and potential customers by setting up fan pages on Facebook. The advertising on Facebook seems to be the next new big ‘IN’ thing.

But honestly are Facebook advertisements really worth all the hype they have created?
Here you can find both positive and negative arguments and enough data to support both the views. So instead of condemning one or the other, the best approach for a business would be to use both for targeting different specifics.


By Vince Buffon | http://www.copperbridgemedia.com

Advertising on Facebook seem to be catching attention of internet marketers. Some predict it to give a real tough competition to Google’s advertisings. A lot more companies are reserving a part of their budget for Facebook ads. This trend has significantly started showing up ever since Microsoft announced its $240 million investment in Facebook.

Already there are many businesses who are trying to engage their consumers and potential customers by setting up fan pages on Facebook. The advertising on Facebook seems to be the next new big ‘IN’ thing.

But honestly are Facebook advertisements really worth all the hype they have created?
Here you can find both positive and negative arguments and enough data to support both the views. So instead of condemning one or the other, the best approach for a business would be to use both for targeting different specifics. Leer más “Facebook Vs Google Advertisements: Which is apt for your business?”

9% CTR

Después del OME escribía un post llamado No me digas cuánto tráfico quieres. Dime qué tráfico quieres.

6 meses después comparando los CTRs de nuestros blogs las cifras son muy claras :

* 0,80% CTR en los blog más generalistas
* 9 % CTR en los blogs más especializados, como es el caso de Decoración de Paredes


Publicado por Ana Aldea

Después del OME  escribía un post llamado No me digas cuánto tráfico quieres. Dime qué tráfico quieres.

6 meses después comparando los CTRs de nuestros blogs las cifras son muy claras :

La segmentación y el profundo conocimiento de nuestros usuarios están haciendo que nuestros CTRs sean cada vez más altos, ya que podemos ajustar perfectamente las necesidades de nuestros clientes al perfil de nuestros lectores.

Aún así y aunque las cifras hablen por si solas los hay que siguen empeñados en cantidad en lugar de calidad. Leer más “9% CTR”

Adsense: Why Bloggers Don’t Get It

You may post about commercial related subjects like your job, what you like to buy, or even your hobbies. However these posts are all about your life, they are no more commercially viable or attractive than say Aunt Millie’s Holiday Newsletter. Yes we all have an Aunt Millie in our family, every year she sends out a finely crafted newsletter in a coordinating envelope she ordered from paperdirect.com telling us all about her family. We learn how hard her husband works, how many activities her kids are in and how good they are at them. We also read the details of how her scrapbooking business hasn’t taken off yet, but she promises to spend more time on it right after New Years. So if you were a business owner would you want to advertise anywhere on Aunt Millie’s Newsletter? Then why would a business want to pay you top dollar to advertise on your blog? What’s that, you say your blog gets (insert a high number here) of readers per day, surely that has to be worth something? Well did you know Aunt Millie sends out over 800 copies of her holiday newsletter to 17 countries, on 4 continents? Now before you get all fired up about it, understand that I don’t have a problem with you having a personal blog or sharing it with the public. However your expectation that it has value outside of your family/friends/community, is a serious misconception.


Michael Gray

By Michael Gray | //wolf-howl.com

In doing the research for my series of Adsense articles, two common ideas kept getting repeated:

  • My Adsense ads are horrible, they only pay out (insert low dollar figure here)
  • My Adsense CTR is horrible, I only get a (insert extremely low CTR here)

To be fair these comments weren’t coming just from bloggers, but bloggers did make up an overwhelmingly large percentage. I think this stems from a misconception on the part of the bloggers that they are entitled to high payout and CTR. I’d like to spend a little time to share my feelings on this subject. In the early days a blog may just have been an online diary or journal, but like the days of the Nehru jackets, they are gone. What a blog is now is Chronologically Structured Content Management System, as opposed to the classic web hierarchical structured implementation. Let’s be clear, you can still use a blog as your online diary or journal, but nowdays it’s just as likely to be used as a commercial blog. Yes, I did just say commercial blog, and no the earth didn’t open under my feet and swallow me whole for saying it. Let’s take some time to look at a your typical blog. Leer más “Adsense: Why Bloggers Don’t Get It”

What Else Can I Test….To Increase Email Click-through?

Email testing produces some of the most interesting results I see here at MarketingExperiments. The cause for this is a combination of constantly changing variables.

For one, content within email tends to change more often than your typical landing page. This makes optimizing for content more challenging as different topics are likely to garner different levels of interest from the segments within your email list. So results will change each month based on the content alone – making A/B testing the only reliable method for measuring progress.


Email testing produces some of the most interesting results I see here at MarketingExperiments. The cause for this is a combination of constantly changing variables.

For one, content within email tends to change more often than your typical landing page. This makes optimizing for content more challenging as different topics are likely to garner different levels of interest from the segments within your email list. So results will change each month based on the content alone – making A/B testing the only reliable method for measuring progress. Leer más “What Else Can I Test….To Increase Email Click-through?”

How Effective Is Mobile Advertising?

By now, we all know that mobile web is the next biggest thing. Even a report from Morgan Stanley cemented the above theory by stating that the mobile web will supersede desktop Internet by 2015. Naturally with the rapid growth, mobile ads too will grow as well. But how effective are they? A recent article from eMarketer newsletter, tries to unravel the effectiveness of mobile advertising.


By now, we all know that mobile web is the next biggest thing. Even a report from Morgan Stanley cemented the above theory by stating that the mobile web will supersede desktop Internet by 2015. Naturally with the rapid growth, mobile ads too will grow as well. But how effective are they? A recent article from eMarketer newsletter, tries to unravel the effectiveness of mobile advertising. Leer más “How Effective Is Mobile Advertising?”