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Facebook quietly unveiled a new ad unit that is sure to make e-commerce brands happy: Collection. The ad unit itself looks amazing, and it’s great for engagement. Setting it up isn’t necessarily easy, however. Let’s jump into everything you need to know about the Facebook ad collection… What is a Collection? A collection is a new Facebook ad format for mobile devices only t ...
During the past year, Facebook released Automated Rules to the ads API, meaning that it was available to those managing their ads with a third party tool. It’s a great feature that has now made it’s way to Ads Manager and Power Editor. Let’s take a closer look… What Are Automated Rules? Managing and monitoring Facebook advertising campaigns is a lot of manual work.
Experienced advertisers understand that extensive Facebook ad split testing is necessary to uncover what works and what doesn’t. That means experimenting with lots of things that don’t work before finding what does. One example of this is split testing. Split testing allows an advertiser to experiment with two or more versions of a single variable (like two different audiences ...
Back in September, I provided three tips on how you could continue to edit link previews when creating a Facebook post. This functionality had otherwise been taken away in an effort to combat fake news. One of the methods I shared with you was claiming link ownership… At the time, I was frustrated that I didn’t have the ability to claim link ownership.
Creative split testing of Facebook ads just became a whole lot easier with the update of Facebook’s built-in split testing feature. Don’t confuse this update with the dynamic creative feature (which is also amazing). Facebook creative split testing is a great way to run tests to determine your best performing ad without audience overlap.
If your brand has an international audience, one challenge can be serving ads in the user’s primary language. That challenge is significantly reduced with the launch of Dynamic Language Optimization. Let’s take a closer look at what Dynamic Language Optimization is and how you might use it… What is Dynamic Language Optimization? Until now, advertising to a universal audience ...
I’ve received countless questions during the past week about the nifty little Messenger widget that hovers on the right side of my website. That’s the Facebook Messenger Customer Chat Plugin, and I am lucky enough to be part of the closed beta. What is the Facebook Messenger Customer Chat Plugin? The Facebook Messenger Customer Chat Plugin allows publishers to provide an easi ...
You might have noticed an update while creating your ads recently: Facebook Campaign Goals. Let’s take a closer look at what Facebook Campaign Goals are and how you might use them… The Purpose of Facebook Campaign Goals When viewing the performance of your campaign, ad set, or ad, Facebook generates a Results column… By default, this has been the metric you optimize for at the ad set level.
If you’re a brand or marketer, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the Facebook Explore Feed. A recent isolated test has marketers concerned, if not downright panicked. Some believe it signifies the end of organic brand content on Facebook. I have other opinions. Let’s take a closer look at what we know and don’t know about the Facebook Explore Feed and how it may impact you… Fac ...
One of the many benefits of the Facebook pixel is that you can track and later retarget those who perform specific actions on your website. You can segment your audience in very specific ways based on page views, registrations, purchases, searches, and more. Let’s take a closer look at how and why you should create these audiences. First, I’ll guide you through the basics.
Facebook Lead Ads were launched more than two years ago, and they’ve been an important tool in my advertising toolbox. However, there’s been one minor annoyance with these ads: The thank you screen. That annoyance is no more. Let’s take a look at what has changed… The Old Thank You Screen First, here’s a quick refresher of how Facebook Lead Ads work… A Facebook Lead Ad look ...
Assembling the perfect, most effective combination of creative for Facebook ads is a time-consuming process for advertisers. Thanks to Dynamic Creative, that process just got a whole lot easier. Which image works best? Should you use short or long text? How about your headline? Does the CTA button matter? We, as advertisers, struggle with these questions.
If you’ve been following my Facebook page or content lately, you know that I’ve been experimenting with something very different for me: Short Facebook videos. Let’s take a closer look at what I’ve been doing, why, and my developing strategy using short Facebook videos. Background: I Hate Videos Let’s be clear: I get it. Video is powerful. I encourage everyone to create videos.
Late last year, Facebook added the ability for brick and mortar businesses to track the offline impact of their Facebook ads with Offline Event Sets. Now advertisers can target these customers through Offline Event Custom Audiences. Let’s take a closer look at Offline Event Sets and how advertisers can create audiences to target these customers with their Facebook ads.
Facebook announced today that Power Editor and Ads Manager will be combining into one tool. Deep breaths… For those who have used Power Editor religiously for the past several years due to added features not available in Ads Manager, don’t worry. It sounds as though no functionality will be lost. For those who have used Ads Manager because Power Editor is overwhelming, don’t worry.
You have a new product that you want to promote. You create a Facebook ad campaign. Should you optimize for conversions or clicks? Now, you have another option with a new Facebook conversion optimization feature: BOTH. Let’s take a closer look… How Conversion Optimization Works One of the many benefits of Facebook advertising is the ability to optimize for a particular action.
Marketers can no longer edit organic link previews (thumbnails, headlines, and descriptions). Go ahead, try it. From the page publisher… Previously, you could click into the headline or description and edit what it says. Those items can no longer be changed. You also could have removed the link thumbnail and replaced it with something else.
This is a guest post by my friend Andrew Foxwell, of Foxwell Digital. Andrew and I are co-hosting the 4-week training program, “Demystifying Facebook Business Manager.” Go here to sign up! Let’s face it: Business Manager can be downright confusing. There are seemingly endless permission levels, Pages, ad accounts, employees, roles, assets, and much more.
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