Advertising To Your Audience on Facebook

Social media is the most relevant advertising channel for Generation Z, Gen X, and millennials. These younger audiences are open, responsive, and primed to receive advertising messages as they browse their feed. If you want to target this younger demographic, paid social media advertising will help.
 
Social media is the most effective channel to inspire potential buyers to purchase from brands. Especially if you’re ready to invest in video ads. Marketers disclosed that they are increasing their digital video budgets by 25% year-over-year since video is widely preferred by consumers. Depending on your budget, you can get super specific with ad targeting to reach qualified customers and patients.
 
The problem with a lot of typical advertising that isn’t on social media is that they have no specific audience to target to and initial campaigns waste a good chunk of money fishing in an empty pond. While eventually, a target audience may be organically discovered this way, it’s highly unlikely that it will happen overnight.
 
With social media, you’re not necessarily fishing in an empty pond. It’s more like your fishing in a pond with a massive amount of very small fish that will very quickly turn into full-grown fish that you will eventually find yourself reeling in. With over 2.7 billion monthly active users as of the second quarter of 2020, Facebook is the biggest social network worldwide.
 
Instead of marketing to the masses and getting nowhere, your audience is already on social media and primed to buy. Strategic social media advertisements pop up in front of people at the right time, educating them about your product or service and motivating them to make a purchasing decision.
 
Social media has changed how advertisers find their true target audience. With specific ways to target demographics, location and even a potential consumer’s interests, targeting your audience is now common knowledge when it comes to digital marketing on social networks.
 
The largest demographic on Facebook is men ages 18-34, making up 35% of active users. Simple things like targeting a specific gender can change your ad campaign completely. Additionally, when setting up a new campaign almost all social media advertising platforms will ask you for an objective; be it video views, website clicks, post engagements or sales. Once this has been defined, the platform will use previous user behaviour data to put your ads in front of the people that are most likely to perform your desired action.
 
Many businesses end up boosting posts on Facebook as prompted by the platform. Boosting is an easy and cost effective way to get more exposure of a post and can be very successful for competitions, photos, blog posts and other posts that are not sales orientated.
 
However, when boosting, note that you are only able to use basic targeting functionalities and Facebook will target users more likely to engage (likes, comments, shares) rather than link clicks by default. Therefore, if you are running a campaign that’s designed to generate conversions, consider exploring the Facebook ads manager platform instead.
 
With social media advertising, there is less intent, you are simply targeting someone because they meet the profile of your target audience, they may have no interest in actually using your services or buying your product. The exception to this is when you use the Facebook pixel as when retargeting previous visitors of your website, you can assume higher intent.
 
The effectiveness of a social media platform will depend largely on your target audience, product or service and budget. However, Facebook could be considered to have the most advanced advertising features of all social media platforms and also has the largest user base. A person’s social media account tells you a lot about them, and social media advertising platforms allow you to utilize this data to put your ads in front of the right people. The more interested in a topic a person is, the more likely to click an ad with that interest in mind.

How To Make The Instagram Algorithm Work For You

This month Instagram rolled out a new layout to their app that replaced the notification button with a shopping tab, introduced Tik-Tok-inspired reels, and other minor changes. These changes were not a pleasant surprise to all users. Instagrammers fled to Twitter to voice their complaints.

Instagram’s famous switch from chronological content to algorithmic was one of the most detested updates in social media. Over time, many influencers have been able to master the algorithm and make sure their audiences see their content. Since Facebook’s purchase of Instagram, we have seen a movement towards shoppable posts and more monetization of the platform in general. While some users are skeptical, it introduces a new opportunity for small business sales. Instagram’s intentions for small businesses aren’t always fair and rosy, but understanding their system can allow you to beat it. 

Understand the Algorithm

The supposed reason for intelligent algorithms is to help you wade through the clutter that is your newsfeed. It works to learn your scrolling behavior and push posts from your top creators as a priority and minimize posts from accounts you value less. For example, if you like Gucci and want to follow them, but prioritize seeing your best friend’s content more, Instagram will always show you your friend’s content first and more often. This feature can be frustrating for content creators because if they miss the algorithm, they could see significantly less engagement with their posts. 

The algorithm has solved some woes that chronologic feeds had. For instance, the time of day you posted mattered much more pre-algorithm. This caused social media “rush-hours”, certain times of day that were known to garner the most engagement. Now with the algorithm, you could post in the middle of the night and the content will still eventually reach the correct audience over the next 24 hours. After that initial 24 hours, it’s not likely to get more engagement than it has gotten in the initial day. 

Every time you post, Instagram treats it as an experiment. It shows it to the first initial 10% of people your post and based on their reaction to it (what percentage of them liked and commented and shared the post) Instagram will determine the value to other users. If the post performed badly with the first 10%, Instagram will not push your post as much to the top of user’s feeds. Don’t forget, “engagement” has changed in meaning over the years. It’s widely theorized that “saves” are most valuable, “shares” are second-most valuable and comments are third. Likes have diminished in importance. Invisible keystroke measurements are also being measured by Facebook, much to the chagrin of digital privacy enthusiasts. Examples of this are how long you spend looking at a post, how long you look at a profile, and what you type into the search bar and delete without pressing “enter”. 

Human Intelligence Can Still Compete with Artificial Intelligence… For Now.

Now that you understand the algorithm, how can you beat it? 

  • Create posts that are worth bookmarking

Because “saves” are so valuable now, you have to think about what kinds of posts are worth saving. Think about why YOU save a post. Usually, because it inspires you, you want to remember something you read on it, or it has valuable information that is worth referencing. Infographics, educational/informational long-form captions, and insider-advice are great examples of “save-worthy” posts. 

  • Utilize ALL the features

Instagram is a bit of a cyber-bully these days. It has added new features like stories, reels, IGTV, and IG Lives, and it will punish you for not using them. The algorithm can almost be thought of as a reward system. If you use their app in the way they’ve intended (obsessively) then it will reward you. You should be utilizing all of the features they have. 

  • Use tools in your story

There are many interactive tools you can use on Instagram stories. There are polls, questions, DM buttons, time/location tags, music suggestions, and more. 

  • Ask questions in your captions. 

Asking genuine questions starts a conversation and Instagram likes that. You might ask users what their favorite skincare product is or ask them to tag a friend who loves boba tea. 

  • Respond to every story reply with at least an emoji.

This establishes true engagement rather than your followers talking to a wall. Instagram knows if it’s a one-way street, it isn’t a real conversation. 

  • HashTAG, YOU’RE IT.

Hashtags. Use them. Abuse them. They are critical in getting your post on the explore feed of your next follower. They give your posts visibility outside of your ole’ reliable follower base. 

  • Post Videos

Like utilizing all features, you should also utilize all types of media. Use videos, GIFs, boomerangs, carousels, and whatever else you can think of. Having a variety of media is also a great way to make sure your audience doesn’t get bored. 

Use it or Lose it

Once you understand the algorithm’s goals, you can see how to align them with your own goals. Make the algorithm work for you rather than against you.  Instagram’s algorithm may be controversial, but it’s not likely to change. Whatever you do, just don’t stop trying. In the world of social media, consistency is key. Your scrolling thumbs are a muscle and with any muscle, you use it, or you lose it (your following).

Digital Marketing in Melbourne FL

The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. is a digital marketing firm located in Melbourne, Florida that provides social media marketing services for all types of businesses. Based in an industrial city with many small businesses and larger companies alike, we are proud to serve our community and other communities by providing these establishments with the highest quality digital marketing services around. This especially means making sure that the social media pages for these businesses are engaging and helping to bring in new or returning customers.

Our Services

Here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. we offer businesses a number of different digital marketing services to help promote your services or products online. Here are just some of the things our expert social media teams in Melbourne, FL can provide to you:

  • Content Writing Services
    • Content marketing is all about the written word. Whether you want to start a blog for your business or your website needs to add more keyword content, our content marketing team can help improve your website’s performance through detailed and targeted writing for your target demographics.
  • Social Media Marketing Services
    • In today’s online world, having a social media presence is crucial. Many people now get their news from social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites are also a great way to interact with your customers! Our social media team can make the best content for your social pages that get the likes and shares you deserve.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Services
    • When you search for a specific product or service on Google or other search engines, you will see a list of companies your algorithm believes is best suited for you. The purpose of search engine optimization, or SEO, is to put your business at the top of these rankings. Our SEO team can help analyze the best keywords to use on your website so that it is at the top of your engine’s search results.
  • Google Ads Management Services
    • Google is arguably the most popular search engine at the moment. In fact, according to SEO Tribunal, “Google receives over 63,000 searches per second on any given day.” This is why it should come as no surprise that they provide ad space for businesses on certain keywords. We can help walk you through the Google Ads Management program to make sure you get the highest ad space bid possible.

That is just a sampling of the services The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. provides. We offer a large number of other services that can help elevate your business to the next level, such as web design and graphic design services.

Social Media Sites We Specialize In

In the ever-changing environment of the Internet, it can be difficult to differentiate between all of the different social media platforms that exist. No worries, because our team of social media experts can do that for you! The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. can help you establish your brand on the following platforms:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • TikTok
  • Pinterest
  • Snapchat
  • Yelp

Not only that, but we are constantly on the look-out for new social media sites that could attract major business in Melbourne, FL and beyond. 

What Our Clients Say

The AD Leaf doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach to social media marketing. Our agency works with clients across many industries and regions. We use our diverse knowledge to implement effective, customized strategies to fit our client’s needs and budget. The AD Leaf works hard to not only improve clients’ sales and business figures in Melbourne, FL and elsewhere, but we strive to build relationships and develop thoughtful strategies to help their companies grow from the roots up.

“I hired Ad Leaf a few years ago and honestly I thought I would only work with them for a few months because you know how marketing experiences can be. I was averaging about 7 sales per day I was hoping they could help me get up to about 10-15. 3 years later, we’re up to about 300 sales per day and I’ve had to move into 2 new warehouses since I’ve started working with them. They are a really strong marketing company, very responsive, and when they make suggestions or want to implement something, I do it immediately. I trust them implicitly and will work with them for as long as they’ll have me. These guys are the real deal and if you work with them they’ll help you too.”

“I met AD LEAF back in December signed on with them to do all my SEO work and website and social media. They are very professional and give me daily updates on what they did for me. When the pandemic hit they worked extra hard to get me leads and helped me out with billing when money was tight.”

“Unfortunately I have been on a journey with using multiple website companies over the 8 years of operating my business. I have learned and experienced some good things and a lot of bad in the process. Ad leaf has stepped up and within 2 months of working together provided a new lead stream source through social media. The lead intake was so high we need to adjust our process and add sales assets to keep up with the leads. That’s a problem any business owner would gladly take. Their team has a great organized process and approach to their monthly deliverables. I am more than thrilled we have found such a great partner and highly recommend their services to your business!”

“Here is what I posted on my LinkedIn page about Ad Leaf… “If ya haven’t noticed, I have a lot of activity for 2020 with the business and social media. I’ve hired a company called Ad Leaf and they are really doing a bang-up job. As friends, customers, or associates, I ask for your support and at the very least, your tolerance, lol. I have great products. Just time they aren’t the best-kept secret. Ad leaf is helping me with that. Thanks for everyone’s help, support, and understanding. If you have a business, I would also highly suggest Ad Leaf in Melbourne.”

“Our interactions with The Ad Leaf remains my Gold Standard of client communications. The company smoothed out our cumbersome website into an easily navigated and visually attractive source of information. Our social media ‘posts’ and ‘Likes’ surpassed our expectations. Thank you for being there.”

If you want to begin or improve your digital marketing in Melbourne, FL, contact us today! 

Why Melbourne?

It may not be a household name in the way that our nearest metropolitan neighbor Orlando is, but Melbourne, Florida is a bustling town that houses many small and large businesses. That is why The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. is so proud to be headquartered in this beautiful town. We believe that one of the best ways to give back to the community is to purchase locally and to support local businesses. Being a digital marketing agency in Melbourne, Florida allows us to give back by providing valuable resources and services to businesses so that they are able to succeed. 

Digital Marketing in Melbourne FL

Are you a Melbourne business owner that wants to take their digital marketing campaigns to the next level? Talk to one of our local experts here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC.! We are located at 508 N. Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida. To schedule a free consultation with our marketing teams, call us today at 321-255-0900.

Marketing Firm in Melbourne FL

The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. is a marketing firm located in Melbourne, Florida. Based in an industrial city with many small businesses and larger companies alike, we are proud to serve our community and other communities by providing businesses with the highest quality marketing services. 

Our Services

Here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. we offer businesses a number of different creative and marketing services here in Melbourne, FL to help promote your services or products. Here are just some of the things our expert marketing teams can provide to you:

  • Content Writing Services
    • Content marketing is all about the written word. Whether you want to start a blog for your business or your website needs to add more keyword content, our content marketing team can help improve your website’s performance through detailed and targeted writing for your target demographics.
  • Social Media Marketing Services
    • In today’s online world, having a social media presence is crucial. Many people now get their news from social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites are also a great way to interact with your customers! Our social media team can make the best content for your social pages that get the likes and shares you deserve.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Services
    • When you search for a specific product or service on Google or other search engines, you will see a list of companies your algorithm believes is best suited for you. The purpose of search engine optimization, or SEO, is to put your business at the top of these rankings. Our SEO team can help analyze the best keywords to use on your website so that it is at the top of your engine’s search results.
  • Google Ads Management Services
    • Google is arguably the most popular search engine at the moment. In fact, according to SEO Tribunal, “Google receives over 63,000 searches per second on any given day.” This is why it should come as no surprise that they provide ad space for businesses on certain keywords. We can help walk you through the Google Ads Management program to make sure you get the highest ad space bid possible. 

That is just a sampling of the services The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. provides. We offer a large number of other services that can help elevate your business to the next level in Melbourne, FL and elsewhere, such as web design and graphic design services.

What Our Clients Say

The AD Leaf doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach to marketing. Our agency works with clients across many industries and regions. We use our diverse knowledge to implement effective, customized strategies to fit our client’s needs and budget. The AD Leaf works hard to not only improve clients’ sales and business figures in Melbourne, FL and elsewhere, but we strive to build relationships and develop thoughtful strategies to help their companies grow from the roots up.

“I hired Ad Leaf a few years ago and honestly I thought I would only work with them for a few months because you know how marketing experiences can be. I was averaging about 7 sales per day I was hoping they could help me get up to about 10-15. 3 years later, we’re up to about 300 sales per day and I’ve had to move into 2 new warehouses since I’ve started working with them. They are a really strong marketing company, very responsive, and when they make suggestions or want to implement something, I do it immediately. I trust them implicitly and will work with them for as long as they’ll have me. These guys are the real deal and if you work with them they’ll help you too.”

“I met AD LEAF back in December signed on with them to do all my SEO work and website and social media. They are very professional and give me daily updates on what they did for me. When the pandemic hit they worked extra hard to get me leads and helped me out with billing when money was tight.”

“Unfortunately I have been on a journey with using multiple website companies over the 8 years of operating my business. I have learned and experienced some good things and a lot of bad in the process. Ad leaf has stepped up and within 2 months of working together provided a new lead stream source through social media. The lead intake was so high we need to adjust our process and add sales assets to keep up with the leads. That’s a problem any business owner would gladly take. Their team has a great organized process and approach to their monthly deliverables. I am more than thrilled we have found such a great partner and highly recommend their services to your business!”

“Here is what I posted on my LinkedIn page about Ad Leaf… “If ya haven’t noticed, I have a lot of activity for 2020 with the business and social media. I’ve hired a company called Ad Leaf and they are really doing a bang-up job. As friends, customers, or associates, I ask for your support and at the very least, your tolerance, lol. I have great products. Just time they aren’t the best-kept secret. Ad leaf is helping me with that. Thanks for everyone’s help, support, and understanding. If you have a business, I would also highly suggest Ad Leaf in Melbourne.”

“Our interactions with The Ad Leaf remains my Gold Standard of client communications. The company smoothed out our cumbersome website into an easily navigated and visually attractive source of information. Our social media ‘posts’ and ‘Likes’ surpassed our expectations. Thank you for being there.”

If you want to begin or improve your marketing in Melbourne, FL, contact us today!

Why Melbourne?

It may not be a household name in the way that our nearest metropolitan neighbor Orlando is, but Melbourne, Florida is a bustling town that houses many small and large businesses. That is why The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. is so proud to be headquartered in this beautiful town. We believe that one of the best ways to give back to the community is to purchase locally and to support local businesses. Being a marketing agency in Melbourne, Florida allows us to give back by providing valuable resources and services to businesses so that they are able to succeed. 

Marketing Firm in Melbourne FL

Are you a Melbourne business owner that wants to take their marketing to the next level? Talk to one of our local experts here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC.! We are located at 508 N. Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida. To schedule a free consultation with our marketing teams, call us today at 321-255-0900.

Advertising Firm in Melbourne FL

The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. is an advertising firm located in Melbourne, Florida. Based in an industrial city with many small businesses and larger companies alike, we are proud to serve our community and other communities by providing businesses with the highest quality advertising services. 

Our Advertising Firm in Melbourne FL

Here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. we offer businesses a number of different creative and advertising services to help promote your services or products. Here are just some of the things our expert advertising teams can provide to you:

  • Social Media Advertising Services
    • In today’s online world, having a social media presence is crucial. Many people now get their news from social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites are also a great way to promote your business to your target audience. Our social media team can help you create the best social media advertising plan that will yield results.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Services
    • When you search for a specific product or service on Google or other search engines, you will see a list of companies your algorithm believes is best suited for you. The purpose of search engine optimization, or SEO, is to put your business at the top of these rankings. Our SEO team can help analyze the best keywords to use on your website so that it is at the top of your engine’s search results.
  • Google Ads Management Services
    • Google is arguably the most popular search engine at the moment. In fact, according to SEO Tribunal, “Google receives over 63,000 searches per second on any given day.” This is why it should come as no surprise that they provide ad space for businesses on certain keywords. We can help walk you through the Google Ads Management program to make sure you get the highest ad space bid possible. 
  • Facebook Ads Services
    • There are over two billion actively registered users on Facebook, making this the largest social media platform currently operating. How many of these are locals who would be interested in your business? Facebook Ads are a great way to advertise your business, and our team can help create the perfect ad campaign that could produce results.

That is just a sampling of the services The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. provides here in Melbourne, FL. We offer a large number of other services that can help elevate your business to the next level, such as web design and graphic design services. 

What Our Clients Say

The AD Leaf doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach to advertising. Our agency works with clients across many industries and regions. We use our diverse knowledge to implement effective, customized strategies to fit our client’s needs and budget. The AD Leaf works hard to not only improve clients’ sales and business figures in Melbourne, FL and elsewhere, but we strive to build relationships and develop thoughtful strategies to help their companies grow from the roots up.

“I hired Ad Leaf a few years ago and honestly I thought I would only work with them for a few months because you know how marketing experiences can be. I was averaging about 7 sales per day I was hoping they could help me get up to about 10-15. 3 years later, we’re up to about 300 sales per day and I’ve had to move into 2 new warehouses since I’ve started working with them. They are a really strong marketing company, very responsive, and when they make suggestions or want to implement something, I do it immediately. I trust them implicitly and will work with them for as long as they’ll have me. These guys are the real deal and if you work with them they’ll help you too.”

“I met AD LEAF back in December signed on with them to do all my SEO work and website and social media. They are very professional and give me daily updates on what they did for me. When the pandemic hit they worked extra hard to get me leads and helped me out with billing when money was tight.”

“Unfortunately I have been on a journey with using multiple website companies over the 8 years of operating my business. I have learned and experienced some good things and a lot of bad in the process. Ad leaf has stepped up and within 2 months of working together provided a new lead stream source through social media. The lead intake was so high we need to adjust our process and add sales assets to keep up with the leads. That’s a problem any business owner would gladly take. Their team has a great organized process and approach to their monthly deliverables. I am more than thrilled we have found such a great partner and highly recommend their services to your business!”

“Here is what I posted on my LinkedIn page about Ad Leaf… “If ya haven’t noticed, I have a lot of activity for 2020 with the business and social media. I’ve hired a company called Ad Leaf and they are really doing a bang-up job. As friends, customers, or associates, I ask for your support and at the very least, your tolerance, lol. I have great products. Just time they aren’t the best-kept secret. Ad leaf is helping me with that. Thanks for everyone’s help, support, and understanding. If you have a business, I would also highly suggest Ad Leaf in Melbourne.”

“Our interactions with The Ad Leaf remains my Gold Standard of client communications. The company smoothed out our cumbersome website into an easily navigated and visually attractive source of information. Our social media ‘posts’ and ‘Likes’ surpassed our expectations. Thank you for being there.”

If you want to begin or improve your social media marketing in Melbourne, FL, contact us today!

Why Melbourne?

It may not be a household name in the way that our nearest metropolitan neighbor Orlando is, but Melbourne, Florida is a bustling town that houses many small and large businesses. That is why The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. is so proud to be headquartered in this beautiful town. We believe that one of the best ways to give back to the community is to purchase locally and to support local businesses. Being an advertising agency in Melbourne, Florida allows us to give back by providing valuable resources and services to businesses so that they are able to succeed. 

Advertising Company in Melbourne Florida

Are you a Melbourne business owner that wants to take their advertising to the next level? Talk to one of our local experts here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC.! We are located at 508 N. Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida. To schedule a free consultation with our marketing teams, call us today at 321-255-0900.

Social Media Marketing in Melbourne FL

The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. is a marketing firm located in Melbourne, Florida that provides social media marketing services for all types of businesses. Based in an industrial city with many small businesses and larger companies alike, we are proud to serve our community and other communities by providing these establishments with the highest quality marketing services around. This especially means making sure that the social media pages for these businesses are engaging and helping to bring in new or returning customers.

Our Services

Here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. we offer businesses a number of different creative and marketing services to help promote your services or products online. Here are just some of the things our expert social media teams in Melbourne, FL can provide to you:

Social Media Marketing Services

In today’s online world, having a social media presence is crucial. Many people now get their news from social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites are also a great way to promote your business to your target audience. Our social media team can help you create the best social media advertising plan that will yield results.

Facebook Ads Services

There are over two billion actively registered users on Facebook, making this the largest social media platform currently operating. How many of these are locals who would be interested in your business? Facebook Ads are a great way to advertise your business, and our team can help create the perfect ad campaign that could produce results.

Social Media Management Services

Here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC., we understand that you are busy running your business almost 24/7. Managing your social media profiles might be the last thing on your mind, which is why our team can do it for you! We will report frequently on the successes of your current advertising campaign, as well as update your social media pages while you are operating your business. 

That is just a sampling of the services The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. provides. We offer a large number of other services that can help elevate your business to the next level, such as web design and graphic design services.

Social Media Sites We Specialize In

In the ever-changing environment of the Internet, it can be difficult to differentiate between all of the different social media platforms that exist. No worries, because our team of social media experts can do that for you! The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. can help you establish your brand on the following platforms:

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • TikTok
  • Pinterest
  • Snapchat
  • Yelp

Not only that, but we are constantly on the look-out for new social media sites that could attract major business in Melbourne, FL and beyond. 

What Our Clients Say

The AD Leaf doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach to social media marketing. Our agency works with clients across many industries and regions. We use our diverse knowledge to implement effective, customized strategies to fit our client’s needs and budget. The AD Leaf works hard to not only improve clients’ sales and business figures in Melbourne, FL and elsewhere, but we strive to build relationships and develop thoughtful strategies to help their companies grow from the roots up.

“I hired Ad Leaf a few years ago and honestly I thought I would only work with them for a few months because you know how marketing experiences can be. I was averaging about 7 sales per day I was hoping they could help me get up to about 10-15. 3 years later, we’re up to about 300 sales per day and I’ve had to move into 2 new warehouses since I’ve started working with them. They are a really strong marketing company, very responsive, and when they make suggestions or want to implement something, I do it immediately. I trust them implicitly and will work with them for as long as they’ll have me. These guys are the real deal and if you work with them they’ll help you too.”

“I met AD LEAF back in December signed on with them to do all my SEO work and website and social media. They are very professional and give me daily updates on what they did for me. When the pandemic hit they worked extra hard to get me leads and helped me out with billing when money was tight.”

“Unfortunately I have been on a journey with using multiple website companies over the 8 years of operating my business. I have learned and experienced some good things and a lot of bad in the process. Ad leaf has stepped up and within 2 months of working together provided a new lead stream source through social media. The lead intake was so high we need to adjust our process and add sales assets to keep up with the leads. That’s a problem any business owner would gladly take. Their team has a great organized process and approach to their monthly deliverables. I am more than thrilled we have found such a great partner and highly recommend their services to your business!”

“Here is what I posted on my LinkedIn page about Ad Leaf… “If ya haven’t noticed, I have a lot of activity for 2020 with the business and social media. I’ve hired a company called Ad Leaf and they are really doing a bang-up job. As friends, customers, or associates, I ask for your support and at the very least, your tolerance, lol. I have great products. Just time they aren’t the best-kept secret. Ad leaf is helping me with that. Thanks for everyone’s help, support, and understanding. If you have a business, I would also highly suggest Ad Leaf in Melbourne.”

“Our interactions with The Ad Leaf remains my Gold Standard of client communications. The company smoothed out our cumbersome website into an easily navigated and visually attractive source of information. Our social media ‘posts’ and ‘Likes’ surpassed our expectations. Thank you for being there.”

If you want to begin or improve your social media marketing in Melbourne, FL, contact us today! 

Why Melbourne?

It may not be a household name in the way that our nearest metropolitan neighbor Orlando is, but Melbourne, Florida is a bustling town that houses many small and large businesses. That is why The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. is so proud to be headquartered in this beautiful town. We believe that one of the best ways to give back to the community is to purchase locally and to support local businesses. Being a social media marketing agency in Melbourne, Florida allows us to give back by providing valuable resources and services to businesses so that they are able to succeed. 

Social Media Marketing in Melbourne FL

Are you a Melbourne business owner that wants to take their social media marketing campaigns to the next level? Talk to one of our local experts here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC.! We are located at 508 N. Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida. To schedule a free consultation with our marketing teams, call us today at 321-255-0900.

A Look Inside The Leaf: SEO

Search engine optimization, otherwise known as SEO, is a crucial part of any business’s website. This is because the right practices can rank your website higher and higher on the organic search results of different search engines. The higher your website ranks, the more likely that your target audience sees your website when they search for certain keywords. 

Here at The AD Leaf ® Marketing Firm LLC., we are the foremost experts on SEO in Melbourne, Florida. We have helped hundreds of clients figure out a formula that works best for their business, and we can do the same for you!

Our SEO Services

As a business owner, SEO might not be the first thing on your mind. That is okay! In fact, you should not have to constantly worry about where your website is ranked on Google or other search engines. That is why you should come to us. We offer a number of different services that will lead to results in your SEO rankings.

Want to learn more about what we can do for your rankings? Here are some of the services we can do for you:

  • Keyword Research
    • We will compile a list of keywords that best correlate to your business. This list’s entries will consist of terms and phrases that your customer base is likely to search for online.
  • On-Site Optimization
    • We will optimize the content that is already present on your website. This is a collaborative effort between SEO and content marketing, as they will both determine the best course of action for your pre-existing content.
  • Local Search Engine Marketing
    • Think of this as SEO for search engine maps. A big part of SEO is making sure that your website is visible across different aspects of search engines, so having your business show up in maps is crucial. We will log the information needed to have your business be registered in search engine maps.
  • Link Development
    • Usually considered to be the most underrated aspect of SEO, we will help adjust the keywords in your website’s URLs to accurately reflect the keywords used in our research.
  • Content Service Strategy
    • In another collaboration with the content marketing team, we will help determine what the best type of content service is right for your website so it will show up in organic search results.
  • In-Depth Reporting
    • We will keep close track of your website’s progress in organic search results and regularly update you on any changes.

What Our Clients Say

The AD Leaf doesn’t believe in a one size fits all approach to social media marketing. Our agency works with clients across many industries and regions. We use our diverse knowledge to implement effective, customized strategies to fit our client’s needs and budget. The AD Leaf works hard to not only improve clients’ sales and business figures, but we strive to build relationships and develop thoughtful strategies to help their companies grow from the roots up.

Here’s what our satisfied clients say about our service:

“I hired Ad Leaf a few years ago and honestly I thought I would only work with them for a few months because you know how marketing experiences can be. I was averaging about 7 sales per day I was hoping they could help me get up to about 10-15. 3 years later, we’re up to about 300 sales per day and I’ve had to move into 2 new warehouses since I’ve started working with them. They are a really strong marketing company, very responsive, and when they make suggestions or want to implement something, I do it immediately. I trust them implicitly and will work with them for as long as they’ll have me. These guys are the real deal and if you work with them they’ll help you too.”

“I met AD LEAF back in December signed on with them to do all my SEO work and website and social media. They are very professional and give me daily updates on what they did for me. When the pandemic hit they worked extra hard to get me leads and helped me out with billing when money was tight.”

“Unfortunately I have been on a journey with using multiple website companies over the 8 years of operating my business. I have learned and experienced some good things and a lot of bad in the process. Ad leaf has stepped up and within 2 months of working together provided a new lead stream source through social media. The lead intake was so high we need to adjust our process and add sales assets to keep up with the leads. That’s a problem any business owner would gladly take. Their team has a great organized process and approach to their monthly deliverables. I am more than thrilled we have found such a great partner and highly recommend their services to your business!”

“Here is what I posted on my LinkedIn page about Ad Leaf… “If ya haven’t noticed, I have a lot of activity for 2020 with the business and social media. I’ve hired a company called Ad Leaf and they are really doing a bang-up job. As friends, customers, or associates, I ask for your support and at the very least, your tolerance, lol. I have great products. Just time they aren’t the best-kept secret. Ad leaf is helping me with that. Thanks for everyone’s help, support, and understanding. If you have a business, I would also highly suggest Ad Leaf in Melbourne.”

“Our interactions with The Ad Leaf remains my Gold Standard of client communications. The company smoothed out our cumbersome website into an easily navigated and visually attractive source of information. Our social media ‘posts’ and ‘Likes’ surpassed our expectations. Thank you for being there.”

Why Melbourne?

It may not be a household name in the way that our nearest metropolitan neighbor Orlando is, but Melbourne, Florida is a bustling town that houses many small and large businesses. That is why The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC. is so proud to be headquartered in this beautiful town. We believe that one of the best ways to give back to the community is to purchase locally and to support local businesses. Being a marketing agency in Melbourne, Florida allows us to give back by providing valuable resources and services to businesses so that they are able to succeed. 

SEO in Melbourne Florida

Are you a business owner that wants to take their SEO strategies in Melbourne Florida to the next level? Talk to one of our local experts here at The AD Leaf Marketing Firm LLC.! We are located at 508 N. Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida. To schedule a free consultation with our marketing teams, call us today at 321-255-0900.

Digital Vs Traditional Marketing: Who Will Win?

Digital Media: 

Since the rise of social media in the early 2000s, marketers, and companies saw a new avenue to market their products and services to a much larger audience. An audience much larger and easier to reach than traditional marketing channels. Social media gave marketers a fabulous way to measure the success of paid media campaigns: analytics. Analytics has given marketers a unique tool to see tangible evidence that their efforts are having an impact.

According to the 2019 Social Media Marketing Industry Report. Marketers have identified two key benefits to social media over the last 5 years. 

86%  of marketers found their social media efforts have generated far more visibility

78% of marketers found their social media efforts have led to more traffic to their brand’s social media.

Digital marketing has been on the rise as technology becomes more apparent in our daily lives. Digital marketing will only become the dominant form of marketing in the years to come as technology advances. As it is only 24% of Gen-Z watches cable tv and Millennials only 41%. 

Gen – Z is becoming known as the “cord-nevers” since they are the first generation to grow up in a purely digital age. They don’t watch cable because they grave content and are more likely to grave videos over other forms of content. Which puts traditional media outlets in a precarious position. 

Traditional media:

While traditional marketing is still effective (for now) it is however nothing new. We have seen it in one form or another whether it’s from a tv commercial, print material in big box stores, a billboard while driving, or a magazine in the doctor’s office when our cell service won’t connect. 

All though traditional media has evolved over the last 20 years the fundamental aspects remain the same and it still remains limited in the digital age and with an evolving consumer base. Some forms of traditional marketing will outperform others, radio segments and podcast advertisements will outlive tv commercials as more people move to podcasts to get updates on current events in the world instead of the mainstream media. As it is, over 63 million Americans listen to podcasts each week. This presented a greater opportunity for podcast advertising. Currently, Podcasts are projected to generate 1 billion in revenue by 2021; according to the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). 

Who Will Win?

Both traditional marketing and digital marketing use the 4 P’s of marketing: Product, Price, Promotion, Place. 

Traditional media uses this as an integral part of creating a sales funnel and planning marketing campaigns. While traditional media can do well with price, product, and place it lacks in the fourth P: promotion. It’s too easy to ignore it and it doesn’t connect with people, it’s just there. Digital marketing, on the other hand, is very different and it uses the 4 P’s of the marketing mix effectively and in a unique way and at most times better than traditional marketing. 

The drawbacks of traditional marketing are that it does not reach about 50% of its audience, it’s more costly, you can’t measure your ROI, and can’t measure consumer feedback. As it is more marketing across all industries are shifting their efforts online, most consumers now do their product research online before making a purchase.

No matter what industry your business is in you will need to establish a digital presence and actively work to build your digital marketing strategy. We have already seen big box stores such as Sports Authority, Toys R Us, and Sears file for bankruptcy because they could not understand the importance of Digital Vs Traditional Marketing.

Social Media in Business: The Search Beyond Leads

In the marketing industry, one of the most common concerns with business owners is leads. They want to ensure, matter of factly, that hiring an agency or firm to manage their social media content will result in viable leads. 

Will consistently posting content on social media platforms result in leads? Likely, yes. However, this is not fully the point of upkeeping social media platforms, and it may take time for this result to occur. Your social media is almost entirely about creating awareness and trust with your audience. Consider applying these topics to your current perspective on the purpose of social media:

  • Brand Awareness

One of the most paramount aspects of why your company should have social media is brand discovery. 60% of Instagram users say that they’ve discovered new products while using the platform. If a potential customer doesn’t know of your company’s existence, they’ll never become a customer. Being discovered on social media means that you are now on their radar. 

An example of this would be a user scrolling through hashtags and stumbling on your plumbing company. Currently, they don’t need any plumbing services, so they may not follow or message your company, but now, they have seen it. Next time they have a plumbing problem, they may think back to that time they found your social account and search for your company again, potentially leading to a phone call or website click to inquire about your services.

  • Make Your Company Relatable

Human beings are constantly seeking connection. When people see your company standing for something, sharing something, they start to form trust. This may happen consciously or unconsciously. 90% of people use social media to communicate directly with brands. This is largely due to this humanization of your company through these platforms. Many people are uncomfortable with calling a company and speaking to a stranger, so social media becomes that missing link between human connection and gaining information about a product or service. 

Sharing photos of your product or service in action on an authentic level is something your potential customers typically would not get elsewhere. Seeing your staff and company culture forms the start of a basic human connection with your company. Testimonials from other people immediately increase that level of trust as well, which is something often found on your social media. Now, people know a real, living human being has interacted with your product, and that has more meaning than the number of followers or likes on your page. 

  • Growth

74% of consumers use social media to make a buying decision. One of the best ways to create actual, tangible numbers that you can notably say is making a difference for your company is advertising on social media. Advertisements are highly targeted, meaning that the algorithm on the social network is showing your product or service to a very specific group of people that are likely to be interested in it. However, showing this advertisement to a user isn’t usually enough. Depending on the price of your product, most people prefer to do research on the company before spending a large sum of money. Here’s where your social media page comes back into the narrative. 

A common type of advertisement is a traffic ad, meaning that once an interested user clicks on your ad, they’ll be redirected to your website. Your website should have a lot of information on your product, who you are, your mission, etc. If they like what they see, they’ll continue their research. This will lead them down the road of searching for reviews and real photos of your product and service at work. They’ll search to see if they feel that they can trust you and will generally make this decision based on your social media, if that is where they first found you. 

This is one of the reasons that your social media is essential. It cannot be simply regurgitating photos from your website. You need to be distinguished as a thought leader, as empathetic, as an expert. This is portrayed over a period of time, and will be seen in a matter of minutes as a user scrolls through the past several months or years of your company’s social media.

  • Top of Mind Awareness

We’ve talked about brand awareness, but now we should consider a subsection of this, top of mind awareness or TOMA. TOMA brings all of these points together. If you’re the plumber that was discovered by a social media user, you want to be the absolute number one plumbing service that comes to their mind when they need these services. For example, if you get injured, you may say you need a Band-Aid. This is a brand that holds the spot in the top of your mind for the bandage industry.

Once your brand has been discovered by a social media user, this is where the process starts. Slowly, they’ll begin to recognize your brand and gain the trust that we’ve talked about before. Company growth is a large step on the path to top of mind awareness as well. The more your brand becomes recognized and tested by potential customers, the more they will consider you a leader in your industry, and this is where you will procure viable leads and successful sales.

The Ad Leaf Marketing Firm LLC has been in the industry for almost a decade and kept up with every trend on Social Media in Business with careful detail. We would love to have you as a client and start taking your brand’s presence on social media to the next level.

 

 

The History of Social Media

3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the History of Social Media

People seem to have a love/hate relationship with social media. On the one hand, humans are social beings. We crave interactions with others, and relationships play big roles in our everyday lives. Social media allows us to easily connect with friends, family, acquaintances, and even strangers. This can be construed in a positive or negative light depending on who you ask and when you ask them. Whatever your thoughts on social media are, it’s pretty clear it’s here to stay in one form or another. So, how did social media even start? Was it when the first cave painting emerged? When the first telegraph was sent? Did it start with the invention of the internet? The answer to this question isn’t clear cut, but there are plenty of interesting facts about the evolution of social media along the way! Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about the history of social media on the internet.

 

1. CompuServe was an early online service provider that used a method similar to time-sharing.

CompuServe Information Service, a.k.a. CIS, was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1969 as a subsidiary of Golden United Life Insurance. Initially, CompuServe had two objectives. The first was to provide computer processing support to the company, and the second was to sell excess computer capacity to other corporations through a kind of time-share system. In 1979, it began providing dial-up online information services to the owners of personal computers. CompuServe is known as the original online portal, offering message forums, online chat services, software libraries, and even online games! It grew in popularity in the 80s and 90s and was sold to AOL in 1997 with WorldCom acting as a broker for $1.2 billion in stock.

 

2. One of the first social media services was SixDegrees.com.

This social network site was named after the six degrees of separation concept, which is the idea that people have an average of six degrees of separation from each other. SixDegrees was founded in 1996 by Andrew Weinreich, and the website launched in 1997, making it one of the earliest social media sites on the internet. SixDegrees allowed users to create profiles, list their friends and acquaintances, and interact with other users. At its peak, SixDegrees had about 3.5 million registered users. Just two years after its launch, it was sold to YouthStream Media Networks for $125 million. SixDegrees was short-lived, though, in part because of the limitations of internet connectivity in the late 90s and early 2000s. It shut down in 2001. 

 

3. Users could rate the attractiveness of strangers on AmIHotOrNot.com.

James Hong and Jim Young, both engineers based in Silicon Valley, disagreed one day over whether or not a woman they passed on the street was attractive. Their solution? To create a website, of course! In October 2000, the two friends launched AmIHotOrNot.com. The site allowed users to voluntarily submit photos of themselves to be rated on a scale of 1 to 10 by others based on their attractiveness. It went viral. Within one week of launching, the site had reached nearly 2 million daily page views. The site incorporated dating and matchmaking elements.

Aspects of Hot Or Not impacted later dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid. The site was even said to have influenced Mark Zuckerburg to create FaceMash.com, where Harvard students could rate the looks of fellow students based on their student ID photos. Unlike Hot Or Not, FaceMash did not allow users to submit photos voluntarily. FaceMash received major backlash, both because students felt it violated their privacy and because it was seen as a copycat of Hot Or Not. After being called before the school’s administrative board, Zuckerburg took the site down. Hot Or Not was sold for a rumored $20 million to Avid Life Media in 2008. 

 

There are plenty of interesting stories when it comes to the history of social media. From computer time-sharing processes to rating the looks of strangers, there is a lot to learn about how social media has evolved. If you own a business, you probably know how important it is to be able to connect with your customers, whether it’s through an interactive website or your social media channels. If you’re looking for a marketing company with a stellar reputation to assist with any aspect of your digital marketing, look no further than The AD Leaf. We offer web design, search engine optimization, email marketing, social media management, digital advertising, and more! Give us a call today at (321) 255-0900 to learn how we could help you grow your business.