Social media advertising costs
There’s no denying The Beatles said it best, “Money can’t buy you love.” But in the world of social media marketing, pay-per-click ads can at least bring your brand, “likes.” Social media advertising platforms have continued to develop various fan engagement features over the past few years and brands can now capitalize on promoted posts and cost-per-click (CPC) ads to expand their fan base and strengthen their social following in a variety of ways.
Here are some of the ways ads through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can help market your company and bring long-term fans to your social media accounts.
Facebook Ads have been operating in a cost-per-click or cost-per-impression format (CPM), but Facebook recently rolled out available to marketers allowing for streamlined post updates, promoted posts, and sponsored stories. Sponsored Stories are an especially effective update for marketers, providing advertisers with the ability to create ads that show social engagement including “likes” or “comments” on any post.
Facebook Sponsored Stories Ad for Adpearance, highlighting friends in your network who also like this local business.
Another change to Facebook Ads in October of 2012 brought embedded sponsored stories and suggested posts or accounts in a user’s News Feed as opposed to the right-hand side of a user’s homepage. This update was met with mixed reviews and concerns over a decrease in engagement; however, since the change, News Feed Ads have only .
Facebook Ad for Adpearance, featuring our logo as the icon image and copy about our local digital marketing services.
Facebook ads can be targeted to a specific audience based on location, age, gender, interests, education, relationships, connections, and more. Optimizing for clicks can further help brands track impressions, engagement, clicks, and actions. This is especially helpful since “actions” were expanded to include any actions taken within 24 hours of a Facebook user viewing your ad or 28 days after clicking on it.
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