- 07 Dec
8 Best Practices for Facebook Advertising Success
by Brian Bowman
Facebook advertising is a good place to spend your budget quickly. But if you aren’t following the most recent app advertising best practices, you can easily burn through hundreds — even thousands — of dollars in just a few minutes.
At first, the ads might even look like they’re performing well. You’re getting a lot of clicks. You might even be getting some business. But the final outcome ends up not being worth the cost. You’ve wasted most of your ad spend reaching the wrong people. Or you’ve spent $20 to get a customer who won’t ever spend more than 99 cents.
There are ways to fix that and here’s eight ways on Chief Marketer
- 03 Nov
Facebook Ads Checklist: 5 Quick Questions to Ask Before You Hit “Go”
Congratulations, you got your ad spend approved! SEM is ready to go, display ads are starting to get served up, and your new native advertising partner has such a subtle touch that the users will never even know (yeah, right…). Now it’s time to finish up your Facebook ads and hit “go.”
Not So Fast, There . . .
Your Facebook ads shouldn’t just be passable to get started. They should be set and ready to start attracting clicks and generating leads right away. To make sure that your ads are good and ready, take a few minutes and go through our quick Facebook Ads Checklist before you start spending that money.
Here are the five questions you need to answer before you launch that new Facebook ads campaign at WordStream.com
- 05 Oct
The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing Campaigns
So Many Users. So Little Time . . .
With so many people constantly checking their social media feeds, what better way to market than on social media? Plus, social media advertising can reach audiences in a low-cost, impactful, and effective way. And this is exactly why social media campaigns have become a crucial marketing technique for businesses of every size.
Marketing on social is not just a trend. It’s a powerful industry technique that is here to stay and will help you reach more people you want to talk to. But, in case you are wondering how to get started, here is The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing Campaigns at HubSpot.com
- 29 Sep
6 Simple Steps to a Facebook Lead Ad that Converts like Crazy
This may come as a surprise, but more than 95% of users access Facebook via mobile. And that means that a ton of scrolling through newsfeeds, watching cat videos, and, yes, clicking on ads. And it all happens on a smartphone.
So, to be able to take advantage of this behavior, you should probably think of using
Facebook lead ads. Lead ads are a Facebook ad platform that delivers ads that are mobile-friendly, budget-friendly and that can help you reach your audience and acquire more leads – even when they’re on their phones.
But more leads doesn’t always mean better leads. It takes a bit more than to simply post an ad. But, by following six simple steps, you can make sure your Facebook leads ads are not just capturing leads, but also converting into new clients and customers. Read the full article at WordStream.com to learn how.
- 06 Sep
7 Facebook Retargeting Tactics You Must Try
by Asi Dayan
Retargeting in general has proven to be extremely useful. The value of retargeting is that it focuses upon returning visitors. These are people that have already shown some form of interest in your product or offer. And that translates into much higher odds of both clicking and converting. And, those odds even increase the more often your target customer sees the ad.
But What About Retargeting on Facebook, You Ask . . .
What you may not know is that retargeting on Facebook is a super-powerful as well. It is a way to turn your site visitors into converted users who sign up, subscribe, download an e-book, make a purchase, or whatever it is you are trying to achieve with your website and marketing efforts.
But there’s much more to retargeting than just showing the same generic ads to all your past site visitors from one single retargeting ad set. Keep reading at WordStream.com to learn the seven retargeting tactics that will take your efforts on Facebook to the next level.
- 20 Aug
The Ultimate Guide to Putting Facebook Ads to Work for Your Small Business
You’ve probably heard this before. But, Facebook can be a great, cost-effective lead source for your small business. For a large portion of the local small business market, it is already a staple of their marketing through organic contact with their followers.
However, statistics show that your organic Facebook posts might only reach about 2% of your followers on average. Now, while organic posts are still an essential part of any Facebook content marketing strategy, you’ll want to make sure paid advertising plays a large and effective role as well. Not only are paid ads your best bet at attracting new business – you can target the people you want them to be shown to, and your current audience will be more likely to see your posts.
But there’s a definite learning curve when it comes to Facebook ads. So, how can you make sure you’re getting the most out of your Facebook ads? Here are 7 tips that will help you strengthen your strategy and get the results you need at Manta.com
- 18 Aug
3 Examples of High Performing Facebook Ads That Drive Leads and Sales
by Jeff Bullas
Social media advertising has become a core skill that businesses need to master. It sits next to email marketing and content marketing as a core competency that the marketing team needs to have in their toolkit.
And, the top social media channel that most digital marketers have as their “go to network” is Facebook. But Facebook ads can be a confusing space. It comes in all shapes and sizes. Boost posts, create awareness, capture leads, drive traffic, grow your likes and many more. It is complicated and often confusing.
That means you can waste a lot of money fast
So how are other organisations spending their dollars on social media advertising? Here are 3 Examples of High Performing Facebook Ads That Drive Leads and Sales on Jeffbullas’s Blog.
- 14 Aug
4 Facebook Updates to Help You Market Your Local Business
by Conor Bond
Today, there are over 80 million small businesses using Pages. And they are using them to engage customers and drive growth. So that means that Facebook has become an indispensable resource for local advertisers.
And the reason why? The staggering numbers
Currently 1.6 billion people use Facebook to connect with small businesses. And the majority of these users visit their favorite businesses’ Pages on a weekly basis. So, while pay-per-click platforms like Google Ads offer a number of tools to help the little guy grow, Facebook wields a huge advantage. It has the ability to directly communicate with eager prospects and loyal customers alike.
And now, due to popular demand, the social media giant is ramping up its local business game with a suite of changes and updates. To see each one in turn, read the full article at WordStream.com
- 11 Aug
Facebook Page Engagement Has Dropped 50%, According to New Data
Buffer, the maker of a social media management platform, recently released its findings from an analysis of 43 million Facebook Page posts. And, for the most part, it is not a pretty picture.
In January, Facebook updated its News Feed algorithm to prioritize content from friends and family over that from Pages. This caused the reach of Pages to drop for many businesses.
So why is this such and important fact? After all, isn’t is all supposed to be about friends and family? Not when you rely upon businesses to pay your bills. But nearly seven months later, what did Buffer discover [see full report]? To learn what it was, read the full article at HubSpot.com
- 06 Aug
Why Facebook Story Ads Could Mean Big Changes for Advertisers
Recently, Facebook announced that Facebook Stories ads are coming. They’re going to mark a huge shift in the way advertisers think about placement. Now this is no new announcement. It was more a reminder of sorts from the original announcement in May of this year.
Facebook has high expectations and business goals for Stories
As an indication of the importance Facebook is placing on this move, Mark Zuckerberg noted recently that, “one of the interesting opportunities and challenges over the coming years will be making sure that ads are as good in Stories as they are in feeds. If we don’t do this well, then as more sharing shifts to Stories, that could hurt our business.”
Clearly, not only is there a definitive shift to Stories occurring. But Facebook is obviously aligning the future success of the platform with their ability to monetize them, enhance advertiser opportunities and user experience. But what does this mean to your social media marketing efforts? To find out, here is a full rundown of Facebook Stories ads – including what they are, what they mean for Facebook, and what advertisers can expect when they finally drop for real.
- 17 Jul
6 Social Media Marketing Strategies That Cost $0
Today, small businesses simply can’t afford to ignore social media. And there are several reasons why your business needs social media marketing. The number one reason being that it’s where your customers are. And, bear in mind that Facebook alone has more than 2.19 billion active monthly users. Plus Instagram is rapidly growing as well, with estimates at close to one-billion users.
The Sooner You Become Active on Social Media, the Better
And as a small business, there can be huge value in Social media marketing. It can allow you to attract new customers and engage with current customers, turning them into repeat customers. Now, while things like Facebook ads and paid promotion require monetary investment, there are several ways you can leverage the power of social media without spending any money.
Here are six ways that you can use social media to help grow your small business with zero cost at Manta.com
- 14 Jun
The Definitive Facebook Marketing Guide for Business
Why should your business invest in Facebook marketing? For starters, it’s the world’s largest social network with a whopping 2 billion users. In the United States and Canada alone, 183 million people use Facebook every day. To put that in perspective, that’s 80 million more people than the 103 million viewers that tuned into the 2018 Super Bowl.
There is Good News Though
The good news is you don’t need a budget of Super Bowl proportions to get into the game. Sharing valuable content that connects with fans and potential customers is your most important play.
And to help you out, here is the definitive Facebook marketing guide for your business. And in this piece, you will learn how to create a Facebook marketing plan in 9 steps at Hootsuite.com
- 04 Jun
How to Successfully Sell on Facebook
It’s incredibly easy to get sidetracked from sales. There are so many ‘moving parts’ go into selling now. And, adding social media into the mix, makes it really complicated.
In this modern, ‘digital forward’ world, traditional selling is becoming tricky
If you have tried social media to help sell, you’ve probably seen mixed results. In fact, the prevailing opinion has been that you simply can’t sell on social media. It’s impossible to sell on Facebook, right?
No it’s not
Actually, there are a growing number of businesses that do sell on Facebook. And the do so very successfully. But, you need to remember one thing: The purpose of your investment in social media is ultimately to sell. So, to see how you can harness Facebook’s potential as an online store, read more at MarketingProfs.com
- 24 May
How to Create Awesome Facebook Carousel Ads That Convert
Back in the day, when Facebook first introduced ads on their platform, most marketers snickered. After all, who in their right mind, would place an ad alongside cat pictures and “. . . here’s me eating yogurt” posts?
Well, as time has passed and the ad platform on Facebook has matured, it has become a good medium to reach audience. And now, with GIFs, videos, slideshows, and Canvas ads floating ubiquitously around Facebook one thing has become evident. Now users prefer interactive content over stagnant content. These users want multi-pronged brand stories. They want options. They want to go for a ride without getting up.
Enter Facebook Carousel Ads
So, if selling products online is your game, don’t hesitate. Facebook Carousel ads are an ideal medium to showcase multiple products to multiple segments of your prospect pool. A compelling visual storytelling, in some form or another, has become nearly a prerequisite for Facebook users making their way through purchase funnels. And in that regard, Facebook Carousel ads have become an effective tool for a diverse array of campaign types.
To learn How to Create Awesome Facebook Carousel Ads That Convert, read the full article at WordStream.com
- 02 May
What is a Facebook Pixel? [An Easy Guide]
by Clifford Chi
A few months back, Mark Zuckerberg wrote a Facebook status that struck fear in marketers all over the world. He announced the social media giant was going to overhaul its algorithm once again. This time, to give users more opportunities to engage with their friends and family and less with brands. This meant a flattening of their organic reach more than ever before.
The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!
As is the typical case with any change, panic ensued. Marketers around the globe were in panic. But, it has turned out that the Facebook pixel is marketing’s best friend. It is extremely powerful because it shows you how successful your Facebook advertising campaigns actually are. And it helps you reach new, relevant audiences.
And, so, if you want to optimize your Facebook advertising strategy, you need to be taking advantage of it. Read on to learn what exactly a Facebook pixel is, its capabilities, and how to create one today at HubSpot.com
- 11 Apr
5 Ways the GDPR Will Impact Your Facebook Ads
by Allen Finn
If you’re based – or advertise to customers – in Europe, you need to be familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And, since Facebook is one of the world’s most popular advertising platforms, they felt it necessary to address this issue.
When in Doubt, Print it Out . . . Or at Least, Publish it
So, they put together a release regarding how advertisers can use their data moving forward. And, more importantly, how these sweeping protections will impact the way we use Facebook. These changes will even impact how we create audiences, store data, and target prospects.
To learn about Facebook’s latest release regarding GDPR compliance and, most notably, what it means for the 3 million-plus businesses that advertise on Facebook read the full article at WordStream.com
- 06 Apr
How Frequently Do People Use Social Platforms?
from Marketing Charts.com
If you are using social media as one of your core marketing venues, then this is an important finding. Especially given the recent bad press about social media and user-data privacy. But even with the increasing concerns, about 7 in 10 American adults are still on their social media accounts.
Usage is Down, But Not Out
A percentage reported being online “almost constantly” (26%) or “several times a day” (43%). This, according to recent data from the Pew Research Center. And, as it turns out, many of those are still spending their online time visiting social media platforms. This, from two companion studies from the Pew Research Center and from Reuters.
Each study looked at several social platforms to measure the frequency with which they’re being used. To see the data, charts and insights and for an opportunity to access the original report, read the full article at MarketingCharts.com