Unlike paid search ads, where you only pay when someone clicks on your ads, Facebook uses something closer to a pay-for-impression model. Facebook’s algorithms do their best to get as many people to take your desired action (aka, convert) as possible with your budget, but if your ads don’t do a good job of getting people to act, you’ll end up paying more for each action.
While these factors may indeed have contributed to “Facebook Zero,” some of the digital marketing industry’s most prominent thought leaders weren’t convinced. Jay Baer of Convince & Convert plotted the data from the Ogilvy study against changes in Facebook’s stock value, and the results certainly suggest that the decline in organic reach had a hugely positive financial impact for Facebook, whether intentional or otherwise:
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This Facebook offer ad makes it obvious what customers would be signing up for when they click the "Sign Up" CTA button below the picture. Offer ads can easily mislead viewers into pressing their CTA just to get them to click on it, but it ultimately doesn't convert viewers into customers. BSC's approach above is clear and upfront about what it's offering throughout its conversion path.
When each user signs in, they are shown a homepage containing a personalized stream of information that Facebook calls the "news feed" or "stream;" it's full of information posted by their friends. The news feed appears in the middle column of the homepage. You can always return to your personal homepage by clicking the Facebook icon at upper left on every Facebook page.
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