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The ONeil Edit – September 18, 2020

| Molly White

Halfway through September, days from the first official day of fall and the weather here in Baltimore has already turned crisp and cool. Sweater weather is upon us! I really enjoy writing this each week for selfish reasons. First, it forces me to actually read the bajillion newsletters to which I subscribe, and second it’s […]

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Google Ads Upcoming Policy Updates for Housing

| Stacey Titemore

Ever since Facebook announced their policy updates for housing, employment, and credit advertisers in 2019 we anticipated that Google would soon follow suit; in other words, we knew this was coming. As suspected, Google announced last week that those same advertising restrictions for housing, employment, and credit advertisers would also be coming to their platform, […]

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Importance of Organic Search Presence

| Stacey Titemore

SEO is more than just the organic traffic coming to your website. It’s also about search presence, how a business appears in the organic search results. With the recent uptick in online activity and the shift in online consumer behavior, a businesses search presence should be a top priority for marketers now more than ever. […]

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DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS FOR HOMEBUILDERS The first quarter of 2020 was a doozy but we made it through! January and February were very strong months for builder digital marketing. And honestly, they stayed strong through March. As we look at the data and the trends that emerge from our new normal, the story that is […]

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The strategies behind Home builder marketing efforts on Facebook and Google continue to shift as both companies continue to increase the power of their AI. In January, Facebook released a way for users to see what information it tracks and gathers from people when they’re not on Facebook. You can check out your own data […]

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We like to consider paid search efforts to be the “sprint” of marketing efforts in comparison with other digital marketing avenues (SEO would be considered a “marathon”). A paid search account and campaigns can be set up for most businesses fairly quickly and basically guarantees that the business website can appear in the search results […]

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Google Includes Photos in Search Results for New Homes

| Stacey Titemore

It’s no secret that Google is constantly making changes to the search algorithm and the way they display search results. We noticed this past week a new “Search by Photos” option appeared for certain queries. This is a game changer for new home builders who want a chance to be able to visually showcase their […]

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Overall the third quarter of 2019 looked good on both Facebook and Google. Megan and Dennis recently had the opportunity to travel to Facebook to continue to build ONeil Interactive’s relationship as an official Facebook Marketing Partner. While our Search Conversion manager has been hard at work optimizing campaigns to be in accordance with the […]

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My Do You Convert Summit 2019 Wrap-up

| Dennis O'Neil

I’ve always felt that the ONeil Interactive team is made up of “my people” — meaning they get me and I’m comfortably transparent with who I am. We’re all individuals with unique interests and quirks, but the love of digital, the quest for knowledge, and the desire to do good things for good people are […]

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Digital Marketing Trends for Homebuilders

| Molly White

Digital marketing is a key component of a homebuilders marketing strategy, and yet it can be extremely daunting to decide which platforms to advertise on, let alone, which types of ad products you should be taking advantage of within each platform. And once you launch your efforts, how do you even know if it’s performing […]

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The Think with Google newsletter is one of our favorite ways to uncover the latest marketing research and digital trends. A couple weeks back Google began dripping out emails via Think with Google to describe the typical customer journey and visually articulate how users utilize search in their decision-making process. So what’s Google’s take on […]

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Goodbye Google AdWords…Hello Google Ads!

| Beverly Bankert

Goodbye Google AdWords…Hello Google Ads! Last month, Google announced a major rebranding effort that is scheduled to roll out today. Moving forward the global online advertising product known as AdWords will sunset and become Google Ads. Google launched the AdWords platform on October 23, 2000 with just 350 initial advertisers who were interested in seeing […]

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Have you read Google’s latest report on new home and custom home search trends? No? That’s ok, because we distilled all the dry data and charts into three powerful takeaways that should convince any home builder that PPC campaigns are key to an effective and competitive marketing strategy. “New Home” and “Custom Home” Google searches […]

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Google Analytics: Getting Rid of Pesky Spam Site Data

| Stacey Titemore

If you’re using Google Analytics to track your website traffic you’ve probably come across sites like semalt.com, floating-share-buttons.com or get-free-traffic-now.com in your traffic reports. But…what are these referral sites? Is this legitimate traffic to my website? Does this affect the rest of my Google Analytics data? How do I remove these sites from my Google […]

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Google, Mobile, and World Domination

| Adam Van Bavel

How are people going to find your website? You might have your own ideas, but the data says if you’re looking to be found online…it’s likely going to happen via Google. Don’t believe us? Put your seat belt on! Traffic coming from Google to builder websites jumped from 52% in 2013 up to 62% in […]

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