On today’s episode, Michael Alaniz, a local marketing expert from Local Loop Marketing rejoins me, this time to talk about Google Call-Only ads.
This is Michael’s second time on the show as he was a guest back on episode 31 talking about Google Adwords for local business.
Call-Only ads are a new-er kind of ad format within Google’s AdWords suite. Michael’s seeing some great results with them for his clients so I asked him to come on and share what these ads are all about, how local businesses can be using them, what to look out for, and best practices.
Specifically, here's what you're going to learn on today's episode:
On today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic, I've got a really cool case study... I’m talking with Amanda Greville from Rock Paper Gifts, a wedding invitation and paper goods company.
Amanda’s been running Facebook ads for her business for about a year now, doing what most beginners do -- boosting a post here and there.
She decided that it was important to keep learning Facebook ads so that she could keep bringing in new business, so about 6 months ago, she started taking things seriously and began using Power Editor to create her ads.
And that’s when the real fun began!
She started seeing some good results and tested different ad formats until she knocked it out of the park with one ad format in particular.
And when I say knocked it out of the park I mean she got a 5000% ROI!
Here's what you're going to learn on today's episode:
If you’ve ever doubted that Facebook ads can’t work for a niche higher priced product, you’re gonna love this episode!
On today's episode we’re talking all about Facebook pixels, specifically the new Facebook pixel and custom conversions.
According to Facebook, the "new" Facebook pixel is what the advertising team is basing all future product development on.
I think this is a good thing as it'll provide some stability going forward (even though, as you'll hear in the episode, there will be lots of iterations and updates).
The Facebook pixel now combines the retargeting pixel AND the conversion tracking.
However, the conversion tracking pixels that we've been using will still work the same way until mid-2016, which means if you currently have the website custom audience pixel on your site, you do not need to change the code.
It's recommended to just get it done, but not necessary right now...
On today’s episode I’m pumped to be talking about creating automated marketing systems in your business and how paid traffic can drive those systems with my good friends Jason Van Orden and Jeremy Frandsen from Internet Business Mastery.
If you’re not familiar with who Jason and Jeremy are, they’ve been podcasting for 10 years now over on their Internet Business Mastery podcast. It’s an awesome show that I’ve been listening to for a few years now so if you’ve never heard it definitely check it out.
Over that time they’ve built a multi-million dollar business and they’re really smart when it comes to being able to holistically look at a business and figure out where the opportunities are to increase revenue.
Lots of gold in today’s conversation from a couple of guys who have been successfully doing this stuff for a long time.
It’s the worst nightmare when you buy website traffic:
Ending up with a banned ads account.
These days, the biggest paid traffic sources have to go through extra lengths in order to insure quality to play by strict FTC laws.
But, even when you’re playing by the rules, you (and your trusty source of paid traffic) are still at the mercy of the Googles, Facebooks, and Twitters of the world.
Today’s Art of Paid Traffic guest learned that the hard way…
And he’s here today to help you avoid getting a banned ads account from Google.
Charles Kirland is the founder of Media Buyer’s Association.
He’s is a walking, talking, networking blend of credibility and know-how – forged by years of experience of failures, testing, tweaking, and succeeding.
I've got a really cool case study for you today on The Art of Paid Traffic.
Scott Dawson, who recently started creating apps in the hunting decoy space, joins me to talk about the success he's having using Facebook ads to increase iOS and Android downloads of his app.
He’s now making over $2K per month selling his two apps, which may not sound like a ton, but he’s grown that revenue quickly and his business has taken off so well that he just left his full-time job to focus on his decoy business full time.
He’s getting clicks for as little as 5 - 15 cents and he’s also set up a simple funnel to build his email list where his cost per lead is... ready for this? Around 12 cents. Ha! Awesome...
In today's episode, Scott breaks down everything he’s doing with his Facebook ads including his targeting and a smart strategy for where he sends his traffic after people click on the ad.
A really inspiring case study here today with Scott.
On the show today we’re talking about evergreen sales funnels with David Siteman Garland of therisetothetop.com.
Specifically, we’re going to talk about an evergreen funnel that David created that’s generating $20,000 a week.
If you’re not familiar with David, he's been in the online space for several years now. He’s one of the original podcasters and web show hosts, having started his show "The Rise to the Top" back in 2008. He now focuses on helping people create and sell digital programs and products online.
Today you're going to learn all about David's evergreen funnel, breaking down how he does it, each step in the process, the tools he uses and how you can look to model what he’s doing in your own business.
As you’ll hear, David is high energy and he loves teaching this stuff.
We cover a lot today so don't miss this one!
On today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic Bryan Harris from videofruit.com joins me to talk about a Facebook ads experiment that he did where his goal was to:
Bryan loves doing experiments in his business. In fact, over an 18-month period, he's performed over 100 different marketing experiments.
He then reports the results back to his audience with detailed case studies on how you can use the learnings from his experiments in your business -- something he likes to call "Learning Out Loud."
Today Bryan shares his strategy for using Facebook ads to get 500 new leads for less than $1, the funnel he started out with and then the one he moved into, how he came up with his ad copy, images and his targeting...
He takes you behind the scenes of everything that worked and that didn’t work and shares all his results.
In today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic we're talking about Instagram ads.
Everyone seems to be talking about them, yet I’m not seeing a ton of people use them yet (outside of big brands).
I haven't yet tested them because I feel like there is a lot of conflicting information out there and I've wanted to let things settle a little bit before testing.
So on this episode of AOPT, I’m sharing the most up-to-date info that I have come across about what you need to know about Instagram ads.
In today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic, I talk about the anatomy of a highly converting video ad with my very good friend James Wedmore.
We discuss the power of video advertising and why even though it can be a critical first step in the sales funnel, a lot of people are still not using it in their business.
We talk about the fear of creating video in your business and the simple mindset shift that will help you overcome that fear.
There's a ton of great tips and strategies in today’s episode with James that you can go and immediately start implementing in your business, including his brand new Free Video Series: Build Your Business with 5 Easy-To-Make Videos. If you'd like to get access to it, it's available for a limited time. Simply click here and opt-in: rickmulready.com/filmschool
Today’s episode of the Art of Paid Traffic is a case study of food bloggers, Dustin and Lacy Baier from asweetpeachef.com.
We talk all about how they’ve leveraged Facebook ads, specifically video ads, to create a business that’s now generating over $11K per month.
With over 150K visitors a month to their site and 1 million video views, they’ve done a fantastic job building their brand.
For a complete case study of what made Facebook ads a success for Dustin and Lacey, and to apply them to your business, visit rickmulready.com/58 to download the case study.
Want to be a better copywriter? You're going to love this episode.
On today's episode of the Art of Paid Traffic is Joanna Wiebe, co-founder of copyhackers.com. Copyhackers is all about helping you write more persuasive, believable and usable copy so you can boost your website & email conversion rates.
And that’s the type of copywriting we’re going to talk about today - conversion copywriting. As you’ll hear in the episode today, Joanna is a master at it.
What I loved about the conversation with Joanna is that the strategies and lessons you’re about to learn are relevant whether you’re writing ad copy, email marketing, or copy for your landing page or sales page.
Joanna breaks down how to be a better copywriter from a strategic level but then also gets into the tactics and tricks for implementing the strategies.
Your words are directly tied to your business's success... or its failure.
On today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic, we dive into proven copywriting strategies that convert with Ryan Johnson.
Ryan is a brand and content strategist and also the head of editorial for Ramit Sethi at I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
I met Ryan in July in Portland, OR and after spending an hour with him, I quickly saw why he's one of the most respected people in the copywriting space, especially when the focus is on creating copy for a consistent brand and content message within your business.
Here's a taste of what people have to say about Ryan:
"It's rare to meet someone who can write so well — and be so strategic — as you are. Your ability to visualize the exact experience a reader is going through -- including the words, the tone, the frequency, even the invisible threads -- is phenomenal. Your copy is f#@$*&^ good. And the way you deconstructed and quickly improved the launch outline was amazingly impressive." -- Ramit Sethi, I Will Teach You To Be Rich
"This is great stuff, Ryan, and I think you're dead-on on 99% of it." – Ryan Deiss, Idea Incubator / Traffic & Conversion Summit
"Ryan, your writing is so good that I've been struggling to find a way to express how awed I am by what you sent me. It's amazing." – Andrew Warner, Mixergy
I also announce a NEW scholarship winner for my FB ADvantage Facebook ads training program. It's kind of a funny story for why I'm announcing a new winner and I explain what happened here today.
There is GOLD here in this conversation with Ryan! Enjoy...
On today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic, I'm sharing a paid traffic newbie case study.
Mary Fernandez shares her story of how she generated almost 550 cold leads from Facebook ads for as little as $0.19, yet still didn’t profit from her spend. Today you'll learn what happened, look at what went wrong in her sales funnel, and hear the lessons she's now taken into her most recent paid traffic campaign.
In this week's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic podcast Amazon PPC expert Scott Voelker joins me to share how to use specific PPC strategies to make more sales on Amazon.
I've gotten a lot of requests to discuss Amazon PPC on the podcast so I'm psyched to welcome Scott so he can share his tips and strategies for using PPC to sell things on Amazon through their Fulfillment by Amazon program.
Today's Amazon PPC topic is something I knew nothing about before talking with Scott and now that I’ve had this conversation with him I think this is a really interesting strategy for creating a business for yourself.
I think you're gonna feel the same after hearing the episode.
On Today's Episode, You'll Learn:
I want to invite you to a brand new upcoming live Facebook ads training I’m doing.
One is going to be on Tuesday, August 25th at 10am PST and the other is Wednesday, August 26th at 5pm PST.
To register for the Tuesday, August 25th at 10am PST, go to rickmulready.com/livetraining
To register for the Wednesday, August 26th at 5pm PST, go to rickmulready.com/livetraining2
On the training I’m going to be sharing what’s working right now with Facebook ads to create an automated stream of leads and sales for your business.
It's all about creating security and predictability in your business with paid traffic. Facebook ads are the easiest and most effective platform around today.
Hope to see you on one of those live trainings!
I've got a different kind of Art of Paid Traffic episode for you today.
This is an episode where I was interviewed by Joey Kissimmee for his podcast which is called the Income Press podcast.
And the reason I wanted to share it with you because even though I was being interviewed I got to ask Joey some questions about what he’s currently doing with Facebook ads in his business.
If you recall, I interviewed Joey, who is a student in my FB ADvantage training, back in episode #4 here on AOPT where we talked about Facebook ads retargeting and the very specific retargeting strategy he uses in his business to see huge ROI.
Today you’re going to hear:
Today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic is Part 2 of a Facebook Ads Q&A where I’m answering your questions about, well, Facebook ads!
If you've been listening to the show for a while now, you know that I do these Q&A episodes every so often and today I'm answering questions about:
Today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic is Part 1 of a Facebook Ads Q&A where I’m answering your questions about, well, Facebook ads!
If you've been listening to the show for a while now, you know that I do these Q&A episodes every so often and today I'm answering questions about:
On today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic I’m really excited to welcome "the web psychologist", Nathalie Nahai.
Nathalie is the best-selling author of 'Webs of Influence, the Psychology of Online Persuasion', and I invited her on to the podcast to talk about how understanding some simple web psychology can go a long way in improving your online advertising efforts.
With a background in psychology, web design and digital strategy, Nathalie coined the term ‘web psychology’ in 2011, defining it as ‘the empirical study of how our online environments influence our attitudes and behaviors’. Don't worry, we talk all about what this means during the episode.
Nathalie helps businesses apply scientific rigor to their website design and content marketing, and has worked with Fortune 500 companies, design agencies and SME’s (clients include Google, eBay and Unilever).
She also lectures internationally on the subject of web psychology, and writes for Marketing Week and Psychology Today.
On The Art of Paid Traffic today Neil Patel joins me to talk about a bunch of different paid traffic strategies including email marketing, how to create epic content more quickly, copywriting, headlines, the importance of long term customer value, up-selling and cross-selling and more...
For those of you who don’t know who Neil is, he's the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web. Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
On today's Art of Paid Traffic episode we're talking all about copywriting and email marketing with Neville Medhora.
Neville’s an entrepreneur who writes at nevblog.com and kopywritingkourse.com where he’s also the founder of a great copywriting course aptly named the Kopywriting Kourse. He's also done a lot of copywriting for appsumo.com where he’s a minority owner.
Also I do want to want to give you a heads-up there is swearing in the episode today so just be aware of that. If you’re listening with kids around or at work, you may want to put some ear buds in.
On today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic, Talia Wolf, founder and CEO Conversioner, joins me to talk about using emotional triggers and user behavior to grow your business.
This whole episode comes down to really understanding your customers or your target customers better so that you can appeal to them on an emotional level with email writing, ad copy, landing pages - basically how you communicate with them to sell your products or services.
Talia and I discuss how you might look at solving your customer's emotional needs and then using these triggers to split test different points in your sales funnel based.
When it comes to paid traffic, we talk a lot about not focusing on the features of what your service or product can do but rather focus on the benefits for your customer.
As you'll hear today with Talia, she talks about taking it beyond benefits and addressing the emotional needs of your customer that your product or service can solve.
Today we’re talking about one of my favorite topics - sales funnels.
I’m gonna take you behind the scenes and share details of my own business and how I’m working to create funnels in it.
If you’ve been listening from the beginning of the podcast, you know one of my goals here is to share my own personal experiences with paid traffic and such, and today’s episode is an example of that.
On today's episode I share tips and strategies for how to grow your podcast with Facebook ads.
I get lots of questions from podcasters like:
I answer these questions and more on today's episode.
One of the best things I did for my business was start a podcast in 2013 called Inside Social Media.
I loved podcasting so much that when my business later shifted to focus on Facebook ads and paid traffic, I started my second show aptly named The Art of Paid Traffic
It's a blast. I love teaching and being able to connect with people through their ear buds.
But you know what? It not always easy.
You gotta come up with topics, get guests, outline episodes, editing, show notes, etc...
And then there's promotion.
We're always looking for ways to get more listeners, more downloads and higher rankings in iTunes, right?
One way that's really effective in promoting and growing your podcast is through Facebook ads.
The ability to advertise your show to your exact target audience on Facebook is SICK.
So if you've currently got a podcast, the following tips and strategies can help you crank up your listens and downloads.
Or, if you're tossing around the idea of launching a new show, this can also help you launch with a bang and better position your show for that coveted New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
For a full written tutorial and how-to videos on today's episode, visit www.rickmulready.com/45
Today's episode of The Art of Paid Traffic is a Facebook ads Q&A!
I've received a ton of Facebook ads questions lately so rather than do one super long episode today I'm answering some questions here on today's episode and then I'll cover the other questions on the next Q&A episode.
Here are the questions we cover today:
Lots of fun today answering these questions.