Leveraging randomness

I’ve been doing some work with Facebook ads recently.

When setting up my last set of ads I wanted to try three different images to see which one would work:

  1. An image of my app banner.

  2. An image representing the concepts of my app.

  3. A dog wearing a blanket robe.

dog

Yes.

To advertise my Shopify app, I used a dog wearing a blanket like a robe.

Funny thing, the dog came in #2 place beating my app banner image that I spent hours on.

A big part of advertising is catching attention and entertainment. Something a dog is better at than my app banner.

Next time you’re creating a set of ads, try using an image that doesn’t fit at all. Use something a bit jarring and see how it works.

Speaking of jarring, if you haven’t setup my JSON-LD for SEO app yet you should. You really, really should.

Eric Davis

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