Smartly.io vs. Twitter Ads

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Smartly.io
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Smartly.io supports Facebook and Instagram advertising campaigns with campaign optimization, multi-product ads, automatic budget allocation and optimization, and custom analytics.N/A
Twitter Ads
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Twitter Ads is a search engine marketing tool built around features such as objective-based campaigns, promoted trends, and in-depth analytics.N/A
Pricing
Smartly.ioTwitter Ads
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Smartly.ioTwitter Ads
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Smartly.ioTwitter Ads
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(36 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
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6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Smartly.ioTwitter Ads
Likelihood to Recommend
Smartly.io
It is the best for visually appealing brands, basically, any hedonic goods to advertise. Best if you have a lot of visuals to represent your business and want to leverage your presence on given platforms. You can easily turn images into videos or have dynamic attributes for your remarketing campaign. As the pricing is not attractive for smaller clients, it is the best to be either a big brand to use the platform on your own or a big agency to use smartly.io features as your competitive advantage.
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Twitter
I highly recommend Twitter Ads for users looking to establish a strong online presence on the platform and the digital sphere. While a little on the expensive side, the payoff, in the long run, is quite remarkable especially that Twitter Ads will show your content to all the followers gained (while other platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, use algorithms that might place your daily content lower or won't even show them to your fans)..
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Pros
Smartly.io
  • A/B testing
  • Automated boosting
  • Content optimization
  • Customer care
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Twitter
  • Twitter Ads, just like every form of internet ads, enable us to target users based on their geographical location. This has been very vital for occasions when we are trying to raise awareness about new products specifically tailored for customers and clients from a particular location.
  • Twitter Ads is significantly more cost effective than traditional adverts we run on mainstream TV stations and newspapers, especially since most of our campaigns majorly target the younger generation. Of this group, we are aware that the younger generation in South Africa spend more time on the internet than they ever do sitting behind their TV set or even reading newspapers.
  • Twitter Ads makes it possible to engage live with Twitter users as they view our ad campaigns. This allows us to clarify information , respond to questions and even qualify leads while our campaign is running. This obviously is not possible with traditional mediums of advertisement.
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Cons
Smartly.io
  • Pricing is not attractive to smaller agencies. The base minimum was 1k per month, then 2.5k per month and it grew up to 5k per month. It means that agencies will have to choose service of competitors as Smartly.io is not affordable for everyone. It becomes a premium business.
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Twitter
  • Limitation of characters to only 140.
  • While the targeting of Twitter is relevant most of the time, it is not always right and there are some ads that are completely unrelated to the search terms entered.
  • Not as many users as Facebook.
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Likelihood to Renew
Smartly.io
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Twitter
Twitter ads are not the best way for people to promote things because they do not pop out enough on people's feeds.
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Usability
Smartly.io
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Twitter
The tool is ok to use, and ads are becoming more skippable on Twitter, so we are unsure as a company if it's still a good channel for direct response messaging. It does not perform as efficiently as other social platforms for lower funnel marketing. It does well for awareness campaigns that are set and forget, but optimizing for DR is not as efficient when you are trying to manage the ads on the client side.
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Support Rating
Smartly.io
  • If the problem involves some product bugs, customer support does not leave it be. They forward the problem to engineers so it would be solved. Once we caught a problem, they fixed it through the weekend. They always keep you in the loop with the current status of the issue. Once a new person jumps in to follow up, the reaction is
  • They are all the time super polite and very friendly.
  • Replies in under 5 minutes.
  • Customer support can jump into your account and make quick fixes if you allow them to.
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Twitter
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Alternatives Considered
Smartly.io
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Twitter
Facebook Ads, Adwords, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube all have ad channels you can use to advertise your product. Some are even tied together. Twitter occupies a part of the market which can be difficult to get right. Mostly, we select other channels for better targeting, cheaper leads, and a better fit for the campaigns we were trying to run. However, there are scenarios in which using Twitter Ads can get you big wins.
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Return on Investment
Smartly.io
  • Allowed us the ability to A/B test organic content
  • Workflow efficiencies
  • Content insights
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Twitter
  • One Positive Impact has been that having ads running has increased the number of followers we have on Twitter.
  • Another positive impact is that due to having more followers, we now have more visits to our site.
  • A mixed impact would be that positively, since we have Adwords implemented as well, we can track back the source of our website traffic to being from a social source like Twitter. The negative of it is that Twitter ads does not have the tracking capability and we still need Google Adwords to do so.
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