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A Beginner’s Guide to Using Facebook Ads

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A Beginner’s Guide to Using Facebook Ads

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With more than 1 billion users, Facebook is the perfect way for a business to reach their target audience en masse, but it can be difficult to reach this audience, especially when you’re new to Facebook and don’t have a great number of likes on your business page. This is where Facebook ads come in. This useful guide will give you a few tips on getting started with Facebook ads.

To access the advertisements menu on Facebook, click on the small dropdown arrow in the top right corner of your screen and click on “Create adverts.” You can run Facebook ads to promote your business page in a number of ways; adverts can be used to get more likes on your page, to encourage more people to click through to your website, to get more engagement on a specific post, and much more. Which you choose will depend on your goals; if you want to reach a wider audience then it’s good to try and get more likes, or if you’ve got an offer running then you might want to boost a post which advertises this.

Once you choose the kind of advert to suit what you want to achieve …

A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter Advertising

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The rise of the internet and the impact that social media has had on the world is very plain to see. Applications and websites like Facebook and twitter have revolutionized how companies and individuals can market goods and services, creating grass roots movements without the traditional requirements of needing to spread the word on the literal street. Instead, twitter has expanded the ‘street’ to a world wide area and offers exposure to thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands people if your posts start to trend even in your local area. All of this sounds great, but how is it done? Below are some simple steps to begin your foray into twitter advertising.

Create an Account

It might sound basic, but the first thing you need to be able to advertise on twitter is a twitter account. It’ll still work if you’re using a personal twitter account, but unless you’re advertising yourself, it’s a better idea to create a new and distinct account for your business. When creating a new business twitter account, pick as short a name as you can that will still be recognizable and relevant. As with website URL’s, short and sweet is the rule of thumb. Likewise …

A Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Advertising

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Facebook has well over a billion users, which makes it one of the most obvious places to place an online ad. There are also several different options when it comes to choosing a Facebook ad, which can then be tailored to suit the type of audience you are trying to reach. The ad options include Marketplace Ads, Page Post Ads, Sponsored Stories and Promoted Posts.

Marketplace Ads

Marketplace Ads are typically the type of ad many small companies advertising on Facebook for the first time will choose. A Marketplace Ad is displayed on the right hand sidebar of a Facebook user’s newsfeed. Advertisers can decide where ad clicks lead to, which can range from a company page on Facebook or to an official website. Marketplace Ads can be targeted at Facebook users who live in a particular area, or at users that have interests that are relevant to what you are advertising. There are 25 characters to play with when creating a headline for your ad, and 90 characters for the description.

Page Post Ads

Page Post Ads appear in the same place as posts from your friends, and as well links and photos, videos can be included. Because Page …