Unsure whether Facebook advertising is for you? Will it get you the results you’re looking for? How much time does it take to manage Facebook campaigns? Read this chapter to find out all these answers and much more! As of December, 2018 Facebook has a reported 1.52 billion daily active users ( DAU) on average. This is why marketers consider Facebook to be the absolute most effective social advertising channel of our time.
The way that consumers communicate is changing rapidly, as new tools are available that allow for quick, meaningful interactions. Instant messaging tools for mobile devices have grown exponentially, and along with them, tools like Facebook Messenger (with over 800 million users) and the Facebook-owned WhatsApp (with over 1 billion users) are growing too.
A real estate brokerage finds a large number of site visitors are passively browsing high-end homes for fun, which they determined by finding that these visitors never contact the brokerage for more information, nor clicked links for mortgage pre-approval. They want to target ads to users who are ready to purchase a home to avoid wasting ad spend, so they build campaigns targeting those who searched for homes in certain price ranges and who visited the mortgage rates page.
Fortunately, cutting down on unwanted notifications is simple. First, click on Account on the top right of the Facebook home page, then select Account Settings in the drop-down menu. From there, click the Notifications tab and scroll down to Groups. This will bring up a page that allows you to curate what sort of Group-related activity results in e-mail alerts. Another level of notifications can be filtered out by opening up the page for an individual group, then clicking the Edit Settings button on the top right.
While Facebook’s retargeting campaigns tend to be more expensive than targeting a cold audience, these campaigns help you actually reach a more responsive audience. Not only does Facebook offer a variety of retargeting options and immersive ad units that aren’t available on other platforms, but it also boasts both a higher audience inventory and lower conversion costs. Ultimately, retargeting on Facebook is valuable to your business.
Simply put, don’t ask people to give you information you won’t be using anyway. For example, if you sell apparel online, you probably don’t need to know the person’s job title or relationship status. Keep your form simple to attract more subscribers, or add extra fields if you’re okay with fewer email subscribers but more qualified leads with higher interest.
I did want to mention a recent test that I did where in addition to the call to action below, I placed a link in the text area above the image. The result out of 5000 clicks? Only 5% of the clicks came from the link up top. 95% of the clicks came from the call to action below. I believe that people are becoming conditioned to engage that section of an ad.
If you are to believe the stats about the Facebook advertising, you should take a look at this study done by Sprout Social. According to this study, 93% of marketers use Facebook advertising regularly which translates to about 3 million businesses that use Facebook to market their business. Furthermore, 70% of these businesses are outside the US. That’s not it, in the year 2017, Facebook earned $7.68 billion in Q1.
When someone visits your website and takes an action (for example, buying something), the Facebook pixel is triggered and reports this action. This way, you'll know when a customer took an action after seeing your Facebook ad. You'll also be able to reach this customer again by using a custom audience. When more and more conversions happen on your website, Facebook gets better at delivering your ads to people who are more likely to take certain actions. This is called conversion optimization.
If you have hundreds or even thousands of Facebook friends, it's easy to cross over into too-much-information territory. After all, who wants their parents or boss to see everything they put up for their friends? That's why Facebook has long allowed users to create Friend Lists, which let people manage their privacy settings for different groups of friends. You Decide How We Destroy Our Favorite Products • Product Deathmatch #1
But while Facebook Groups may prove indispensable to a lot of users, this strategy also raises a number of worries. Users can easily find themselves a member of a handful of groups they never wanted to belong to, which creates the opportunity for mischief. For example, TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington recently added Zuckerberg (with whom he is Facebook friends) to a fictitious pedophilia-related group as a way of proving the point.
For many customers, this is quickly becoming their preferred method of communication, since they no longer have to deal with the awkwardness of cold calls. It also allows customers to interact on the go, using their mobile device apps or a desktop device by visiting www.messenger.com. These tools also allow you to communicate with your clients in richer and more meaningful ways.