Facebook ads are great because unlike traditional advertising, such as billboards and television commercials, advertisers can determine which ads show to which groups of people. These groups of people are referred to as “audiences” on Facebook, and every audience should see ads tailored to them, which closes the gap between potential customer and customer. Audiences can be segmented in a number of ways from their location to their interests.
For example, through Google Analytics, a restaurant discovered that a large percent of users who clicked on their lunch ad ended up using their online reservation system to make dinner reservations. They had not expected to get dinner reservations from those searching for lunch spots, but, given this, they designed better website flows between web pages, leading to more reservations, and they also started offering lunch reservations.
Group 3: People who make it all the way through the checkout process to your “thank you” page. The Facebook pixel on your “thank you” page will add its visitors to another list, which you can exclude from your other targeting groups to ensure you’re not reaching people with Facebook ads for an offer they’ve already claimed. You can also create an entirely new campaign to cross-sell them on another course or add-on, or even use this group to create a lookalike audience of your ideal customer to find more people likely to purchase your product or service.
If you have access to your website's code, you can add the Facebook pixel yourself. Simply place the Facebook pixel base code (what you see when you create your pixel) on all pages of your website. Then add standard events to the pixel code on the special pages of your website, such as your add-to-cart page or your purchase page. For full step-by-step instructions on adding the Facebook pixel to your site, visit the Help Center.
In the media section you’ll decide on the image that you want to use in your ad. The recommended size for this image is 1080 pixels by 1080 pixels. (Though this would depend on your ad placements) The image MUST contain LESS THAN 20% text! (If you plan on using text in your image, Facebook has a very cool tool that will help you work around the 20% text overlay rule)
Kelly Main is a staff writer at Fit Small Business specializing in marketing. Before joining the team, she worked as an analyst at firms like Lincoln Financial Securities. She has also founded a number of successful startups, including OpenOnion under the Google Tech Entrepreneurs Program, which was later acquired under the name Whisper. She holds an MS in International Marketing from Edinburgh Napier University.
Lasse Rouhiainen is a best-selling author and international expert on artificial intelligence, disruptive technologies and digital marketing. Finnish in origin but based in Spain, Lasse focuses his work on investigating how companies and society in general can better adapt to, and benefit from, artificial intelligence. Lasse is also a supporter of the Human Centered AI initiative and he is advisory board member of ROYBI robot, an AI-powered companion robot for young children.
There are a number of different ways to use Facebook retargeting, from showing ads of products a user has shown interest in on your website to promoting a special offer to recent site visitors to incite sales. Every business will use Facebook retargeting differently, depending on their business and advertising goals. For example, a local yoga studio could use Facebook ads as a reminder to those who last registered for a class two weeks ago to encourage return customers.
Whether someone is ready to book a trip or is just looking for travel inspiration, match their intent with items from your travel catalog. If they were browsing hotels but didn’t make a reservation—or if they were looking at flights but didn’t book a trip—travel ads let you show them relevant ads based on their specific dates, destinations and other trip details.