When it comes to crafting a video strategy, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach; the videos that are going to perform best are going to depend on your brand, your audience, and your goals. Just make sure whatever you create feels original, authentic, and on-brand; the more “you” your video content feels, the more it will connect with your target audience—and the more it will drive results.
A Collection Ad allows advertisers to bring the buying process directly into Facebook, so potential customers can move from "discovery" to "purchase" more easily when they see a product they like. This ad format features a central image or video promoting a product, with a collection of four smaller images below it that viewers can click on to learn more about the product. There are four types of Collection Ads you can invest in:
In addition to free marketing tools, Facebook offers paid advertising. Agents can leverage this by “boosting” existing posts, which displays posts to Facebook users who do not follow your page, and by running ads to targeted audiences. Boosted posts are best for brand awareness—featuring content on an agent’s experience, specialty, and background—while paid ads are most effective for pushing leads to landing pages with detailed listing information.
There are also individual controls through the audience selector button below the publishing box. For example, you can apply to change the viewing permission for posts on a case by case basis. You might want to let only your closest friends see some of your wilder or ridiculous activities, for example, while keeping those hidden from your work colleagues or dear old Mom. You can even control whose updates you see on your timeline by removing friends or snoozing their updates.
Last year, Facebook made significant changes to its news feed algorithm. Widely known as the “Facebook Zero” update, the gist of it is that it deprioritized public, professional posts and prioritized posts from people they’re connected to. This means more content from friends and family, posts from friends and family seeking advice or recommendations, and content shared by friends and family appearing in individual news feeds.
For example, a ski and bike company should group users by the main product types the business offers, such as skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, and road cyclists. A customer who previously purchased a road bike would be a good candidate for a promotion on new clipless road bike pedals, whereas the customer who rented a mountain bike won’t likely be interested in road biking gear. APPLE PARK - The Spaceship
In a closed group, posts are only visible to members, so there’s a sense of being involved in an exclusive community. The group itself appears in Facebook searches, and the description and member list are visible to anyone on Facebook. It doesn’t offer complete privacy, but members can feel comfortable knowing that the posts they share are visible only to members of the group. All new membership requests must be approved by an existing member or administrator of the group. Facebook Ads Launch Hacks: Why 7am is optimal
Note: Power Editor, if you haven't used it, is where serious advertising happens. Using the 'Boost Post' feature within your Facebook Page only enables you to increase reach among the people who 'Like' your page. Power Editor lets you do much more, including creating custom audiences, advertising on Instagram, and testing different versions of the same ad.
For example, if you’re selling high-class luxury products, your audience may rather opt into your email newsletter for exclusive news and something only they as members (read: email subscribers) can get. On the other hand, if your audience is more price-sensitive, promising special discounts and other deals in your email newsletters may be a more appealing ad for them.
In April 2016, Facebook announced the launch of its Messenger Platform — a service that enables any business to build a bot through Facebook Messenger. If you have a Facebook personal profile, you’ve probably used Messenger to chat with friends either on your desktop or mobile. In the same way, you can talk with a bot to change a shipping address or receive breaking news updates. For instance, 1-800 Flowers allows you to use their bot assistant to shop, track your order, or work with customer care.
My recent personal experience with Facebook Ads was not a good one. I recently went through the procedure of paying for an ad campaign. I submitted my ad, and within 24 hours, I received a notification that the ad was approved and that the “Boost” was going to begin. Supposedly, my 31-day duration for the amount I paid was going to reach anywhere from approximately 300 to 700 people per day. When the Boost began, I received 1 immediate “like”, and then there were no more. Then, the next day, I received a notification that my ad was now “not valid” because there were supposedly too many words in it, but I could pay additional to boost my post again. The ad was simply an image of a business card. Anyway, I checked the analytics and found that my ad only reached 41 people on that first day, before it was stopped by Facebook. At that point, I canceled my ad, and hopefully I won’t continue to be charged on my daily budget. But the point is . . . if the ad was invalid, why would it have been approved in the first place? This is very much unsatisfactory to me and I would not recommend this marketing outlet to anyone thinking of advertising on Facebook. 90 with 90 | Jim Sampson on Connecting with Millennial Buyers in B2B
A computer sales and repair store is running a promotion on external hard drives and they want to use Facebook to advertise this sale. To avoid wasting ad spend, they target ads by user’s needs. Using the info from the Facebook Pixel, they create a custom audience of those who have recently visited the blog post on how to back up a computer. They then create an ad specific to those users, explaining the benefits of external hard drives and the current promotion.
In addition to a homepage featuring news from friends, each user has a separate page that is all about themselves. For years Facebook called this the "profile" or "wall" area. But Facebook redesigned and renamed the profile/wall area and started calling it "Timeline" in 2011. You can reach your Timeline page by clicking your name at the upper right on every Facebook page.
Advanced tip: Use Facebook Connect as a sign up option on your site. When users connect via Facebook, you’ll be able to analyze their interests. Index these interests against the number of fans of their respective Facebook Pages. You’ll be left with your high-affinity interests. Using this method, we created a target group that has been our best performer (out of hundreds of test groups) for nearly a year.
Advertise. Advertising on Facebook is unlike any advertising medium you’ve experienced before. Thanks to its advanced targeting capabilities and mass audience, you can reach as narrow or broad of an audience as you desire. Link to pages either inside Facebook or on a website of your own and include social actions, such as becoming a fan of a Page or RSVPing to a Facebook event.
Facebook retargeting lets advertisers discover and reach warm leads. Using the Facebook Pixel, advertisers track their site visitors and their actions to build audiences and better understand visitors. Campaigns are then designed to speak to the audience and display ads on those visitor’s Facebook pages, proving highly effective in that statistically warm leads convert best.
Not only are Facebook video posts a great way to boost your brand recognition (by as much as 67%), they’re also a great way to drive sales. According to Facebook Business 30% of mobile shoppers say video is the best way to discover new products—and that’s especially true for the much sought after millennial generation, who are 1.35x more likely to use videos to discover new products than baby boomers