5 Reasons Why Your Facebook Marketing Isn’t Working

By Bodie Czeladka in Dilate Digital on Jan 02, 2018

Facebook has evolved from a purely social site which featuredfun activities like poking (remember when that was a thing?) to become an effective way to showcase your business and attract customers thanks to Facebook marketing. So why do some Facebook marketing strategies do well while others fail? Let’s look at mistakes you could be making with your Facebook ads so you can streamline your approach.

1. Poorly designed ad

With Facebook, people like to scrollthrough as quickly as possible until they find something interesting. If you don’t have a compelling ad, users will simply scroll on past. Take your time with your Facebook ads and create something worth clicking. Facebook is visual so keep your content short, sharp and to the point – nothing too wordy! Experiment with different style ads and include elements such as high quality pictures, videos and differing calls to action. Continually aim to make each ad better than the last.

2. No compelling offers

Give people a reason to click! Offer people incentives to click on your ad rather than just directing them to take a look at your website. Think about offers such as a limited time discount off their purchase, free eBook, free trials, samples or a competition to get people interested. To find out which incentives attract the most attention, do some split testing of a number of different offers so you can easily compare.

3. Lack of targeting

The beauty of Facebook marketing is that you can target your ads depending on a number of factors such as age, location, gender and interests. With that in mind, remember to take advantage of these targeting options so your ads are reaching your target demographic. Putting your ads in front of anyone and everyone might seem like a clever idea but it’s often a waste of resources – instead, put your effort into people who are most likely to click on your ad.

4. Forgetting about retargeting

Don’t forget about Facebooks ads as a valuable platform for retargeting. Targeting people who have already expressed an interest in your website is a smart way to boost your conversions with your Facebook strategy. Be specific with your retargeting ad – think about what you want your retargeting ads to achieve (email subscribers, clicks to the website) and give users a compelling reason to click on your ad. Remember, these users have already been to your website so give them something extra!

5. Budget too low

You need to be realistic when it comes to your Facebook marketing budget. Although Facebook is one of the more cost effective digital marketing options, you still need to set your budget high enough for the size of the audience you want to reach. Remember, you’re competing with other businesses who are trying to reach the same audience. If your ads aren’t performing, you could consider raising your budget so you’re bidding more for clicks.

If you’re looking to improve the effectiveness of your Facebook ads, speak to the social media wizards at Dilate Digital. We can help you get you the most out of your digital marketing strategy so you can grow your business!

To enhance your Facebook marketing,Perth based Dilate Digital can help. Give us a call today on 1300 345 283.

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Bodie Czeladka

Hi I am Bodie Czeladka, surfer and devoted dad from Perth Western Australia and founder of Dilate Digital. I crafted Dilate Digital from a home theatre room in 2012 and worked solo as a freelancer until hiring my first staff member in early 2014. Dilate Digital now has the privilege of employing over 50 superstars world wide and this is just the start. I believe the best of me is still hiding up my sleeve.

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