Facebook has over the years transformed from being just a platform for social interaction to a strong tool for digital marketing. So if you have not been making the best use of it to champion the course of your business, then you are certainly missing out on a very big opportunity. As of 2019, Facebook has over 1 billion registered users. This means that there is a decent chance that prospective clients and customers for your business are active on the platform. But this is obviously beneficial only to people who are aware of this great opportunity. If you belong to the class of people who are struggling to maximize the dividends of Facebook ads, here are some tips that will help you get over the line.
Simplicity is Key
With so many things popping up at the same time on a popular social media platform like Facebook, people tend to have a very short attention span. There is also a good chance that some people will get irritated when an ad interrupts their experience on Facebook. However, a group of people does exist that have the tolerance for adverts but then again you have to be careful. They are not looking for something complex that will confuse them. Usually, a simple and clear message will get across to more people than a complicated one will.
While it is important that you aim for simplicity, you shouldn’t do this to at the expense of your creativity. Often times, your creativity will determine whether you get people’s attention or not.
Ultimately, you have to find a way to get your message across using few but catchy words and the best image possible to go along with your Ad. If this is done correctly, your message has a high chance of getting across to millions of prospective clients across the globe.
Know your target Audience
One of the exciting things about Facebook ads is that it gives you the chance to send your message to people who will find it useful. You want to put yourself in a position where you can take full advantage of this feature. This is very important because it makes no sense to spend time designing a very good ad campaign only for it to end up being viewed by people who have no interest in your brand or service.
The best way to create a filter that will help you streamline the people who view your ads is to carry out a survey of your current client base.
- What are the ages and hobbies of your current clients or those that will be interested in the product you are offering?
- What are their location and gender?
- Social class and much more.
Basically, the more information you have, the better your chances of reaching prospective clients with Facebook ads. Doing this correctly could be the difference between a successful ad and a failed one.
Make your Call to Action Irresistable
A very important part of your ad is its “call to action”. It has to be clear and straightforward. You may lose potential clients if they have to take time to try to figure out what your call to action is. Make sure they are pointed in the direction every time. The call to action should show what you are trying to get the prospective client to do. A “sign up” button will work if what you are trying to do is to collect people’s emails. “Buy now” on the other hand will make sense if you want your clients to buy a particular product and so on.
If people take time out to go through your ad, then there is a good chance that they will do what you ask them to do. All you have to do is tell them what to do! So you have put thought into this. However, if you are not sure of your ability to come up with a catchy “call to action”, there is no shame in outsourcing the task. You will be better off spending a few extra cash to get the quality that will make sure you have a successful ad campaign. In fact, there are digital marketing experts who believe that the “call to action” aspect of your ad will determine whether it will work or not.
Ultimately, be gentle and try to appeal to the good side of your reader.
Keep the Mobile side of your Facebook Ads in mind
Do not get carried away by your beautifully designed desktop ad, there is a good chance that it may not look as good when readers view it through a mobile phone. And since most Facebook users make use of their mobile phones, this is one aspect you can afford to overlook.
Always make sure your ads are optimized for mobile viewing. Aside from this, you need to view the ad on your mobile phone to make sure you have done everything right. You may want to take this further by asking a colleague to view the ad on his/her mobile device. Their opinions should help you shape things up.
Facebook makes things a lot easier for you with its basic guidelines. These guidelines will help you draw out the best ad possible. All you need to do is to follow the steps provided and you should be good.
Videos Matter! Don’t leave them out…
Videos trigger a certain level of curiosity in people. So there is a huge chance that you will get people to engage your ads if they come in form of short videos. However, you have to make sure that the video you use is of great quality and it passes your message across within a few seconds.
If you do this well, you may not need to bother using the traditional text and image style of Facebook ads again.
Note: The video has to be short (a few seconds would be perfect), informative and of good quality
With the right strategies and techniques in place, Facebook ads have the capacity to dramatically turn the fortune of your business around. All you need to do is to pay attention to detail, have a good knowledge of your audience and cut down on excesses.
Usually, a simple clear message and a quality image will do, but as we said earlier, videos will likely work better.
Facebook ads and digital marketing are vast, but the few tips above should put you on the right track.