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Guide to YouTube Targeting with Performance Max
12th October 2022 • The Google Ads Podcast • Solutions 8
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In the fourth part of the guide to scaling Performance Max campaigns for eCommerce, John shares a granular targeting guide for YouTube, how he does audience segmentation on YouTube to discover new audiences and achieve your ROAS goals, and so much more.

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0:41 Audience segmentation for YouTube

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13:34 Guide to YouTube Targeting


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I'm not going to leave it up to Google to dictate who is going to buy from

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me, whether they're in market or affinity.

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I will usually test and then expand later, but.

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One thing that will always be the unknown is how accurate was Google

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to it in market versus an affinity.

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It is bringing in more budget and we've actually hit a goal

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that we haven't been able to hit in two years by using the setup.

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So this is a really good way to identify audience segmentation, how to measure

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them, what their type is, what type of ad copy you use, and how to market them.

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That's a lot to tattoo on my back, but I'm gonna try to do that one day.

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Audience segmentation and YouTube.

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I'm a bit different on this one here, and I think Caden is also a bit different.

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We're kind of testing two different theories at once.

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I like it audience segmentation.

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If they're very similar and I'm focusing on a very specific goal,

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like roaz, I like to be surprised.

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What I mean by that is sometimes you go through your audiences and you

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find out that an audience you didn't expect to perform is performing.

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I'm not going to leave it up to Google to dictate who is going to buy from me,

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whether they're in market or affinity.

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I will usually test and expand later.

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But one thing that will, always be the unknown is how accurate was

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Google in market versus an affinity?

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here's what's cool this is gonna tell us.

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Way point, A cardinal direction and cardinal directions are north, southeast,

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west, Just kinda like that way we think.

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That's what this is gonna tell us here.

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And these audiences who is currently engaging through Pmax,

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what type of audiences they are, the share of their conversions.

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. And there's gonna be some overlaps.

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So these won't equal a hundred percent.

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They could equal like 300%, cuz they lot more overlap.

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And then the index, which is the strength compared to the

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traffic of general population.

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So we'll go through these here in a moment, but this is a

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really good area to focus on.

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Why Cuz A, we already run pax and B is basically saying like,

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here's what's already going on.

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So now we get to expand upon him and what you'll see is

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sometimes these things are wrong.

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I'm okay with that.

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In this area here, we're gonna identify what the audience segment

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is and what kind of type they are.

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So this one here, the audience segment that Google has

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identified is women's media fans.

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These are people that are probably enjoying content from

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who Google deems to be women.

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Now in the type, this is Affinity.

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So in this affinity means that these are people that are doing this constantly.

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They're not just all of a sudden popped up and say, Hey, I'm just

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enjoying the content from this creator.

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These are people that love this type of content all the time.

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So what we did is we took this as our learning tool and said, Okay, if people

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like to hear people talk about their experience, which is usually male, female,

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whatever, whoever they may be, That are producing content, that is the media.

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The people that are enjoying that content is the fan, and those are

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people that are doing it constantly.

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So check this out, because this is a highly performing audience.

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It has a 3.3 index, which means these people are found.

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3.3 times more common in our conversions and traffic from the general

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population, which means they have a 3.3 times more likely to convert than

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anybody else out there in the world.

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And they are converting one fourth at a time that we see in our conversions.

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if you look at this here And I'm just gonna take a longer study.

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Let's go back from like April all the way to here and I'll share

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with you our YouTube audience.

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For example in YouTube remarketing, I spent 7,700 to made 21,000.

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That's a really good result.

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I'm already getting a 4 57 on my Performance Max campaign, but we're

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not spending too much on performance.

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Max, you can see 7,000 views at 5 cents, so it's not equating

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to a very large budget.

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What he spent 47 grand, but my 270.

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ROAS here is coming from my YouTuber.

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Marketing.

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what type of content do people who enjoy women creators probably want to see?

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Women, So we have people who enjoy finding content from, other women.

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Who are most likely women?

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That's, actually true cuz we sell hair care and that's our demographic instead of

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Google is telling us that 80% of our sales are coming from the female demographic.

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But if you enjoy the content coming from a female and we know that that's who

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your affinity is, which means it's p to fixture of your personality, I should be

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able to run this to everybody because my performance Max is bringing in media of

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women fans and I'm now remarking to them with content from women media creator.

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That's just the correlation that we're able to draw to get my video

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remarketing campaign to run alongside the well performing PAX campaign to

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give us an additional 271% row as that.

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Would they have converted?

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I don't know.

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Who knows?

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Probably, but it is bringing in more budget and we've actually hit

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a goal that we haven't been able to hit in two years by using the setup.

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So this is a really good way to identify audience segmentation, how to measure

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them, what their type is, what type of ad copy you use, and how to market.

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So one of the areas I wanted to touch, and I had it in my mind and I forgot,

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oh, yeah, let's try this all together.

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This is not a glitch.

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I'm interrupting the video you're watching because I need to remind

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you that I'm always looking for people to join our team.

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So if you're passionate about Google Ads and you wanna work with the best

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Google Ads agency on the planet, please go to so late.com/apply.

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Speaking of working with the best Google Ads agency on the planet, if you're having

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trouble with Google Ads and you want professional help, That's what we do.

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You can go to so lake.com, that's s o l eight.com, to apply for your

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free, no obligation action plan.

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And if I've given you any level of value at all, maybe think about giving me a

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thumbs up and try to do our channel.

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That's how we choose the YouTube algorithm, so they actually know

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that I know what I'm talking about.

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If you have questions, comments, concerns, or confessions,

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hit me below in the comments.

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And now back to your regularly scheduled program.

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I want to try Glen's idea.

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So here's what I did that didn't work.

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I did sales and I chose my purchases, and then I went into

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video and I'd hit drove conversions.

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So we're using maximize conversion value convergence.

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It wouldn't allow me to add a feed.

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Now I can, I don't know why, but this is awesome.

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So for whatever reason I couldn't add a feed and I tried like three times.

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I'm like, What the heck?

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So I wasn't sure.

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However, you absolutely should add your feed.

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Now that I figured out I can actually fricking do this.

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and before when I was running YouTube ads specifically, there was a time

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where you couldn't add a feed unless you did target CPM and target cpv.

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I may have tried an old campaign.

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I still couldn't add a feedback into it, but.

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If you're gonna use video campaign for conversions Adding a feed

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in my opinion would be awesome.

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And then I think in additional settings product filter, and then you can do a

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specific products or custom label and you can actually choose the items that

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you wanna have outside of the video or even inside the video in the, card.

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Well, we were in video shopping ads where it was the only time that we can actually

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run the product feed alongside of a video.

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But they didn't do perform very well because again, you couldn't

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use an automated BI strategy.

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If we do have a video that's about a product to attach that product

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or similar products too, I think you could have if is four products.

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So four products is the minimum amount.

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Like you can't just be like, Hey, I have one video about one product.

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It's not gonna run.

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But if you say, Hey, I have a video about, color or like curly, let's just say well

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how you do curly and then I can add color.

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So you're gonna have to be able to give them a few different options.

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Add four products, I would say that for any YouTube campaign that

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is running Outside of Performance Max, Cuz Performance Max will

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have the product attached to it.

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That's how Performance Max runs YouTube ads.

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They will also do this with feed.

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But if we're running it without performance Max, a specific YouTuber

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marketing campaign about a video, about a product, add that product there.

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Just know that you can't take it off.

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I did add a feed in an outbound campaign.

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Yeah.

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I don't know why.

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I was sitting, I tried the other day.

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I'm like, Man, I really wish I could use this and it wouldn't allow me to add it.

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So that's why I was like, I'll try this again soon.

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I just didn't do it yet.

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So that's why we're doing it all together.

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this is good stuff.

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I see no reason to not run a feed in YouTube.

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There's just not a reason for me to think about why you wouldn't want that.

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We're actually gonna, for the new client that just came on that is selling

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shorts and shirts, That's a big, client.

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That was one of the things that we used in our onboarding call is

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we're gonna use video shopping.

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I knew it was possible.

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I just couldn't figure it out the other week for whatever

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reason that wouldn't account.

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But I'm like, We're gonna do this for you.

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So that's something that we will be running for that client.

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It's gonna be part of our repertoire.

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So I think that that's something that is gonna be.

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Very, very powerful because you get the visualizations product, they get a

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click, you get a remarketing user, you get that visit to your site, you earn

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that first party data, and now you've, earned that user for the next 540 days.

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Cool.

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that covers Glen.

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I dunno if you have any questions, Glen, if you wanna hop on off

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on mute, but does that cover everything that we would talk about?

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I, would just default to always using a feed, but that's, me.

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Yeah.

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No, I was just When you were going through the accounts, I was just

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wondering, you were using a feed or not?

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In the setup, that's all.

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no.

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And those are not?

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I don't think so.

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I didn't build them.

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But I don't think we are.

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But we, probably should add it for sure.

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No, that's okay.

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I'm just setting some up.

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For another account and we're doing top of funnel and I was just wondering

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if we should add the feed or not, or what your recommendation was there.

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Yeah, I would say so.

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What's funny is a lot of the lift that's gonna be coming in from well

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actually that other client that we're marketing, we can't use a feed on.

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The one that we did, the dog and cat one, we can't use a feed on

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that one just because I can't choose the specific products because it's

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a co-op money, so it's dedicated money for dedicated products.

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And so I can't use a non co-op video and try to sell a

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co-op without the co-op spend.

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It's a whole big mess, but for that one, I can't and I'm still getting that success

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though, without a feed, which is cool.

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Cool.

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we briefly touched on different types of con top of funnel creation types.

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Everyone, I am horrible at discovery and display.

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I'm not saying they don't work.

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I'm horrible at it.

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I've tried it a bunch.

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I've never gotten to work better than like a YouTube and a search

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in a DSA and a performance Max.

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If there is someone out there that says, Hey, I've, used, discovery

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or display and got a better.

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Roaz, better cpa, better net profit, better new customer please.

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If you have a case study, I'd love to see it cuz I wanna learn IA cannot get

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it to work as well as the other ones.

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They work, but just not as well.

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So YouTube has been the only one that I know that works really, really well.

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Does anybody have any case studies that has a display

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or discovery that outperform?

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And if, we wanna do this at a different time, we could say, you know, Yes.

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But we'll cover it later.

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I'm just curious if anybody out there has actually done it.

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Can share, that with us.

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Who were the guys that were selling the um, investing info products

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80 grand a month in display?

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yeah.

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He had a lead magnet on discovery.

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It was discovery, Yeah.

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Oh, we were talking about was it tax?

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I remember they spent almost six figures on display for the better part of a year.

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It was like nine months with no returns.

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It was unbelievable.

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it was the boldest thing I've ever seen anybody do in Google Ads.

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But by the end of that nine month period, they actually

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had like an unbelievable cpo.

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It was amazing the way that Google was able to optimize towards it.

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Yeah, it was like $4, $3.

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Like it was Yeah, it was.

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It was Facebook numbers.

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I remember it was a tax client that was selling a ebook as a Lee magnet.

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Now he had, amazing funnel afterwards.

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Yeah, for sure.

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Like that's something that I would say is, absolutely plausible.

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Would Performance Max have beaten it?

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I don't know though.

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Well, we'll never know.

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I think they fired us three weeks into it.

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Yeah.

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Well it's funny, as we started running a few things for like, there's just

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no way we're gonna beat It's okay.

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Stop paying us, stopping Aspen.

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Just put more money into that thing.

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It doesn't working well.

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Did you see this thing that on car dropped into Slack?

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The granular targeting for YouTube?

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This is actually worth pulling up as part of this lesson, dude, because it ties

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in perfectly with what you just said.

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I like what Caden said.

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This is super clean.

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I have some insight as to the household income, actual numbers

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of how much money they make.

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I was told by Google and Google told me not to tell.

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Or don't tell us.

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but sorry.

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As I understand, the biggest problem is that, we know just that like 30% of

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audience with these numbers, everything else falls under unknown, as I understand.

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Yeah.

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So unknown is what Google's starting to grow.

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So the unknown category and the unknown category here, all of these are going

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to start to outpace the knowns, . . So that's what's really interesting is

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these metrics here soon, like if you look at if you look at a, graph on your,

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in your back end, Actually, you know what's funny, Let's just do it now.

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Let's just see how accurate this is.

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Why is that?

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Because Google is.

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Ignoring all of the people that are complaining about data.

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no, I think they're getting geared up and prepared for topics, api,

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like every single thing I see that's odd here or like why I can

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usually answer it with topics, api.

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So here's my unknown and here's everything else.

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Like my unknown is larger in both clicks.

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And conversions than anything else.

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So here's what's stupid though, is because the unknown category is growing

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a, these all become half as effective.

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literally, it cuts it in half and you're like, Well, how is that?

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Well, If I wanted to lose 7,600 conversions because I only

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wanted to target female, well there goes 7,600 conversions.

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You can't say female and unknown cuz now you got female and male . So you have to

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say female and no males and no unknowns.

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So you cut your audience in half by excluding the unknowns because that's

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half the people you wanted and other half of the people you didn't want it.

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But because it's unknown and you're only trying to target female,

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you have to cut out the unknown.

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The problem is that there's males and females in there, so you basically

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just, cut all of your audience size in half, which is horrible.

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So that's what's really bad is that I don't wanna say like perfect, I'm just

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gonna get rid of 7,745 conversions, cuz I really want to go after the 5,400

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of the audience I really know about.

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It's like, cool.

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So you just wanna take half of your sales out?

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Because you're not sure who they are.

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that's the problem.

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But topics, api, interest based segmentation and conversion based

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bidding means it doesn't matter.

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Whoever clicks on your ad is gonna convert and you're gonna get more

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of them regardless of who they are.

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Don't worry about that.

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Write your ad copy to who you want to attract.

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That's what their answer is.

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This is great though, on card.

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This is awesome.

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Oh, This's amazing.

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Oh, beauty Mavens.

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I see this one all the time and all the beauty brands, by the way.

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this is the one big company.

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They have beauty mavens all the time, so this one's I know is big.

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