What is a “Performance-Oriented” Website?

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Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of a performance-oriented website is what it is “not”: It’s not a website that is merely an online brochure.

At the lowest level of effectiveness, a website that simply exists is arguably better than no website at all. (Having said that, a really poor website can lower the repute of … Read the rest

Should You Create an Infomercial for Your Product?

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After 1984, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminated regulations to govern the commercial content of television, infomercials began to proliferate the late-night airwaves because they were cheap to broadcast and proved to be a highly profitable media, selling anything that could be easily shipped.

In fact, infomercials became so profitable that more and more … Read the rest

Introduction to Smart Bidding with Google Ads

“Smart Bidding” is a subset of Google’s “Automated Bidding,” which is a machine-learning feature. Smart bidding focuses on Google Ad conversions, whereas Automated Bidding is broader, including functionality to increase the value of impressions … Read the rest

Video Editing: Sometimes it’s not Inconspicuous

Nike can be counted upon to present compelling messages, particularly via video and TV. In one of their commercials, narrated by professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe, “You Can’t Stop Us” juxtaposes athletes from a … Read the rest

What is a Website’s Value?

Over the years I’ve purchased a few websites from previous owners. Determining a website’s value has always been the central topic that leads to a successful transaction (or not).

There is considerably more information available nowadays, but the common theme is what you and I have understood about evaluating the worth of any item: The … Read the rest

How Ads Work on YouTube

Google owns the two biggest search engines in the world: #1 is their very own Google.com search engine, which they created. And #2 is YouTube, which Google purchased in 2006. In other words, there’s … Read the rest