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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.
Facebook has added several features and options to Facebook Messenger ads over the past several months, providing new ways to communicate with customers and potential customers. However, advertisers are often confused about how to use these features. I decided to put together a guide that will help differentiate three primary features of Facebook Messenger ads: Messenger De ...
You’ve undoubtedly heard by now about the big Facebook news feed update that was announced recently. I did my best to break down what I think is happening, but now it’s time to step back and evaluate how — and if — this changes things. First, to summarize: 1. Person-to-person is prioritized. The news feed is sorted and customized based on a ranking system.
“It looks like the Facebook News Feed is changing to prefer user-to-user engagement and squeeze out brands and passive activity (which isn’t clearly defined) and possibly even ads, though there could be some caveats there for brands like news and groups and live videos, but we really don’t know yet, they could all be screwed, too, but let’s chill and wait a while to see what happens” was my orig.
Back in November, Facebook announced campaign budget optimization. They pitched it as an “easier way to maximize campaign results.” As is the case with most new ad features, Facebook campaign budget optimization rolled out slowly. At the time of the announcement, Facebook said it would be rolled out “in the coming months.” I do have it now in some of my accounts (though not all). You may, too.
Facebook is rolling out the ability for advertisers to customize creative assets by placement. If you have this feature, you may now see this message when setting placement at the ad set level… Let’s take a closer look at why this was needed and how to use it. Why Do We Need This? When running a Facebook ad campaign, you can choose to have your ads appear on many different placements.
Did you know that you can use Facebook Analytics Funnels to help uncover the value of an action on Facebook? You can, and it’s pretty amazing. You probably noticed that I’m on a big Facebook Analytics kick lately. Andrew wrote about 3 Benefits of Facebook Analytics a couple of weeks ago, and I wrote about Facebook Analytics, the Pixel, and Events.
Facebook Analytics is a terrific tool that not enough marketers are using. Andrew Foxwell documented a few of the benefits recently. But, how do you get the most out of it? In this post, I’m going to provide a few examples of some powerful Facebook Analytics reports and how it all comes back to the Facebook pixel and Events.
There’s one thing you can always count on with Facebook: new features. Well, make that two things: new features PLUS an occasional sense of dread and insecurity in how to successfully use and implement them. There’s always something new being rolled out, always something previously undiscovered, and always something that leaves us asking, “What the heck does this button do?” ...
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 ...
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