Creating Facebook Ads
Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites today. With billions of users, Facebook holds untapped potential for your business to grow its customer base. The power is in your hands to turn Facebook into one of the most valuable assets for your business through paid advertising.
Facebook ads are an opportunity to connect with your core consumer, increase brand awareness, and generate leads for your business. Paying for sponsored ads on Facebook ensures that more people see them, increasing the likelihood for engagement and meaningful connections.This is a great way to grow your customer base and reach consumers who might not have heard of your company before, especially if you know how to target the right audience and create a captivating ad.
This guide will teach you how to use paid Facebook advertising to generate engagement, leads, and eventually sales. Follow along and you will soon be able to unlock the full potential of Facebook advertising to the advantage of your business.
Target Your Core Consumer
Facebook has more and better targeting capabilities than any other platform, allowing you to target by demographics, interests, location, networks, and behaviors. When you can get this specific, you can filter out users who are not part of your target audience and selectively target consumers who are more likely to become leads.
Facebook knows what its users like and are interested in based on the data it collects. Using this information, it can show people the ads most specific to their interest and therefore most relevant to them. It does this by estimating the relevance and performance of a given ad, resulting in a metric called a relevance score. A higher relevance score means that your ad is relevant to your target audience and is therefore performing better, ultimately leading to better outcomes for your business.
When it comes to your audience, quality is more important than quantity. The objective is high quality engagement and conversions, not simply as many eyes as possible on your ad. Knowing your core consumer allows you to tailor your paid ads and ensure that the people seeing your ads are the ones who will also feel compelled to click on them. If the people seeing your ads do not have relevant likes and interests, they will likely not find your ad relevant to them and will not engage. Facebook will take note of this and it will negatively impact your relevance scores.
Breaking Down Successful Facebook Ads
The most effective Facebook ads include three core elements. These three elements include the hook, the value proposition, and the call to action.
Hook: A successful Facebook ad starts by hooking your audience. You want to grab their attention immediately so that they are intrigued by what you’re offering. You can do this in many different ways, but some ideas are to include numbers, questions, exclamations, or superlatives.
Value Proposition: The value proposition is what tells your audience why your product is superior to the competition. You need to entice them to click on your ad, view your website, and satisfy their curiosity. A great way to do this is by offering a sale or discount. Another effective idea is to use social proof, or the idea that people will want to do what they know others are doing. Provide social proof by including sales statistics or customer testimonials.
Call to Action: The call to action is arguably the most important part of your ad. Without it, your audience might not know what to do next! It should make people want to click on your ad right away, so it’s a good idea to add a sense of urgency to the call to action. You can accomplish this by saying something like “Offer ends soon” or “Click now and save!”
Enhance the Copy of Your Ad with Compelling Visuals
Ads that include visual content are more likely to be shared and remembered than written content alone, and they are favored by the Facebook algorithm that determines the order and frequency in which content appears on Facebook.
There are many types of images to include in your ad that can be relevant and compelling to your core consumer. You can use photos, videos, gifs, graphics, and more. You will want to consider clear, appealing images, colors, and fonts that are consistent with your branding. Images that take these factors into account will be attractive and memorable and create a positive association with your company.
When the visuals are aligned with the copy of your ad, they can enhance it and create a more effective ad. You will want to consider who your target audience is, and make sure that both the visual component and the copy are relevant to one another as well as to the audience. This can provide a feeling of personalization for your audience which will lead to a higher likelihood of engagement, leads, and a higher relevance score.
Relevance and Ad Performance
Targeting your core consumer and making your ad personal through both compelling copy and appealing visuals can help your business connect with the right consumers and lead to high quality leads and ultimately boost sales. When your ads are performing well and receiving a lot of engagement, Facebook will favor them and show them to even more people who are likely to become high quality connections.
With this guide as a helpful reference, you can create an effective ad with strategic copy and attractive images, and then ensure that the right people see it. When your target audience engages with your ad, your relevance score will increase, leading to increased brand awareness, high quality leads, and eventually sales!