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About Optily

What is Optily?

Optily is a digital advertising optimizer for your Google & Facebook ads. Simply put, Optily will instantly help ensure you’re spending your marketing budget at the right time in the right place.

How does Optily work?

Optily connects to Google and Facebook ads, organizes your ad campaigns into a smart funnel strategy (or OptiGroups), then moves budget from lower to higher performing campaigns. Optily can take budget from a low performing Google campaign and move it to a higher performing Facebook campaign, with one click, and without you having to leaving the platform.

What is an OptiGroup?

An OptiGroup is a collection of campaigns that share the same goal, regardless of the ad platform they’re displayed on. For example, you may have 6 conversion focused campaigns, 3 x Google Search and 3 x Facebook Ads. You can combine all 6 of these campaigns into 1 OptiGroup and Optily will ensure the best performing campaigns receive the right budget to deliver success. 

Which ad platforms does Optily support?

Optily can optimize your campaigns across:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Bing (coming soon)
How quickly will I see results?

Optily can deliver results in as little as 24 hours, depending on the types of campaigns you’re running. Check out our success stories here.

Does Optily work with Shopify?

Yes, we specialize in working with Shopify stores.

Does Optily work with all web browsers?

Optily is best experienced on Chrome, but will also work well with Edge, Safari, and Firefox. 

Does Optily handle creative assets or copywriting?

Optily does not manage creative or copywriting for ads. The platform reduces the time it takes for you to manage campaign optimization so you can spend that time on your creative, copy, and audience work. However, if you are interested in a more hands-on offering, check out our managed service, Optily+.

Does Optily get commissions from Google or Facebook?

Optily does not receive a commission or any incentive from any ad platform.

Getting started with Optily

How long does it take to get started with Optily?

It takes as little as 3 minutes to connect your accounts and view your first Optily recommendations. 

What do I need to get started?

All you need to get started is:

  • Admin access to your Google and/or Facebook ad accounts
  • 2 or more active campaigns on Google and/or Facebook
  • CBO activated and UTM tracking in place on your Facebook ads

And that’s it! We can guide you through the rest of the process here.

Do I need to download Optily?

Optily is 100% in the cloud. You can access the software from your browser (we recommend Chrome) on any device. 

Is there a minimum or maximum ad spend to use Optily?

Optily works best for those spending $10K+/mo on Google and/or Facebook and can work with a minimum budget of $5K/mo. There is no maximum ad spend and no change in cost if your budgets increase over time.

How many campaigns can Optily manage?

There is no limit to the number of campaigns Optily can manage. The Optily Accelerate plans offer optimization for up to 45 campaigns and you can increase this anytime with campaign group add-ons.

Do I need to install tracking codes?

Optily does not need any additional tracking codes or developer skills. To get start you simply connect your Google Ads and Facebook Ads accounts to Optily. That’s it!

Paying for Optily

How much does it cost?

You can get started for free right here or take a look at Optily’s packages to suit your needs. 

What is the minimum contract length?

You can create an Optily account for free here. Our range of packages offer rolling 30-day contracts, up to 12-month commitments with discount options for each service. 

How do I pay for Optily?

You can use a credit card or bank transfer to pay for an Optily plan.

Do I have to pay a commission?

Optily does not charge a commission for software services. If you require our managed service, Optily+, the Strategy Squad will craft the right plan type to suit your needs. 

Optily Competitors

What makes Optily unique as a marketing solution?
Optily is able to pull in campaigns from Facebook, Google, Instagram, and YouTube and provide ad spend optimization recommendations that you can apply with one click straight from the dashboard.
 
It is currently the only platform on the market that can do all of the following: 
  • Automate cross-channel budget allocation
  • Generate recommendations from a ranked list of goals
  • Organize search and social campaigns into an automatic funnel strategy 
Is Optily better than Adzooma?

Optily instantly organizes your cross-channel campaigns into a funnel-based marketing strategy the moment you connect your Google and Facebook ad accounts. You then see the smart recommendations for improving ad performance, across both platforms. We even have optional automation that you can toggle to optimize your ads for you.

 

Optily achieves all of this within minutes after connecting your ad accounts.

 

In our experience, Adzooma doesn’t tick all these boxes.

Is Optily better than Madgicx?

Optily provides instant recommendations for budget optimization across Google, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

Other awesome features you have access to are:

  • Cross-channel dashboard: see all your campaigns in one view (this feature is completely free for life, by the way)
  • Strategy wizard: this automatically categorizes your campaigns into a marketing strategy and enables you to manually making any adjustments
  • Expert support: our team of digital marketing pros is always available to chat if you get stuck at any point

 

Madgicx doesn’t optimize for Google Search, which can be a huge loss since Search is a huge source of in-market traffic.

Is Optily better than AdEspresso?

Optily solves the issue of having to navigate across the Facebook and Google platforms, just to see data and apply small changes. 

The great features we provide to help with that are:

  • Cross-channel dashboard: access all of your campaigns across Facebook, Instagram, Google, and YouTube in one place
  • Strategy wizard: organize your campaigns into a simple funnel structure for maximum returns
  • Expert support: you’re never alone in dealing with the complex world of attribution–our team is just a message away

AdEspresso only optimizes for Facebook Ads, which is a real issue when advertising across multiple channels.

Is Optily better than Smartly.io?

The Optily team kept hearing from customers that they really needed more than just one metric to optimize against. We listened and developed our ranked recommendation system.

 

Now when you’re optimizing for something like, traffic to your site, multiple metrics will affect the recommendations, each carrying a different weight:

  1. CPC (cost per click)
  2. CTR (click-through rate)
  3. Channel reported ROAS (Return on Ad Spend)
  4. Total Clicks
  5. Total Impressions

 

Smartly.io doesn’t account for more than one metric when calculating their cross-channel recommendations.

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