The online business landscape has shifted dramatically over the last few years. Where once the mighty Google was the 800lb gorilla when it came to generating traffic, it is now in the social media space that much of the online population can be found. Although there are many different social platforms from Twitter to Snapchat, each with their own advantages and demographics, the one big player that can’t be ignored is Facebook, with its well-over 1bn actively monthly users.
The Facebook advertising system offers a quick way to tap into this huge market – but placing your advertising on Facebook offers many other benefits beyond the sheer scale of its reach.
It’s estimated that nearly three quarters of Facebook users access the site using a mobile device, whether this be a smartphone or a tablet. Apart from representing a huge market, being able to target a large mobile audience has many benefits, not least the fact that mobile Facebook users are often killing time in situations such as a morning commute. This means that they represent something of a captive audience, and can be highly receptive to a compelling message delivered direct to their device.