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How Facebook’s Recent Updates Affect Your Plumbing Marketing

October 27th, 2018

facebook's recent updatesFacebook has been in the news headlines a lot this year. Being under such scrutiny has forced Facebook to make some changes to their algorithm. Just like the Google updates of recent years, Facebook’s updates have forced marketers to adjust their marketing strategy. In fact, failure to adapt one’s strategy could result in ads with less placement, or being removed entirely, and content not being viewed by audience. Plumbing companies looking to extend their reach on Facebook and achieve a good ROI need to pay attention to Facebook’s recent updates and how they can affect their plumbing marketing.

 

Misleading Ads

One of Facebook’s recent updates is designed to restrict or remove ads that are misleading. These are ads that lure users in with a sensational headline, then fail to deliver the correct response on the landing page. When it comes to running ads on Facebook make sure the end location matches the call to action. Failure to do so is misleading, and in all honesty won’t deliver the conversions you are after. When running ads on Facebook, make sure your objective is clear, so as not to mislead users.

 

Clickbait Ads

Another one of Facebook’s recent updates is to help prevent marketers from luring customers in with clickbait ads. These are ads that require users to click through in order to receive the rest of the information. Phrases like “You won’t believefacebooks recent updates what happens next” are considered clickbait. And in 2018, Facebook frowns on ads that aren’t transparent. Avoid using clickbait tactics to generate traffic. These are offer low conversions anyways, which isn’t good for your ROI.

 

Instant Experiences

Instant experiences has replaced canvas ads, and with this change a whole new set of capabilities has been released. Some of the new features that plumbers can take advantage of include:

  • Instant Forms, which allows users to fill out a quick form to learn more about your business.
  • Instant Customer Acquisitions, which helps prioritize specific reactions clean call to actions and showcasing other options.
  • Instant Storytelling, which features images and videos that share your brand’s story.

 

Emphasis on Video

facebook's recent updatesFacebook is attempting to compete with YouTube and Snapchat. Over the course of this year, we saw the release of live video. Due to the competitive nature of this release, Facebook is favoring live videos over other types of content. Which means, you have a better shot of not getting lost in someone’s feed by using live video. In addition, videos that are uploaded directly into Facebook receive and automatic reach bump, than videos that are shared from YouTube.

 

Story Ads

Since Facebook is placing such a high emphasis on video content, story ads are a work in progress, but will be coming very soon. Story ads have shown to be quite successful on other platforms like Instagram. To help streamline the process, users will be able to utilize existing video ads as story ads. The release date of story ads is uncertain. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates.

 

Facebook offers plumbing companies a lot of opportunity when it comes to expanding their business. It is important to be knowledgeable about the platform in order to get the biggest band for your buck. For more plumbing marketing tips contact Grow Plumbing today!

 

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How to Create Better Facebook Ads

February 9th, 2018

 

Advertising with Facebook is a great way to reach your audience. With millions of active users, Facebook provides an place for your to reach a mass amount of potential customers. When running Facebook ads, it is important to consider your ROI. Since the cost of running Facebook ads can add up really quickly, you will want to make sure you create better Facebook ads that are effective and efficient. Here are some tips to create better Facebook ads.

 

Image is Key

Since on of the first things that people will notice in your Facebook ad is the image your use, it is important to select good visuals. The image you use should be eye catching and help support the topic you are promoting. Play around with colors, design, mediums. Gifs are really popular right now, are fun, and eye-catching. Your ad should also display what you are selling, in the case of plumbing marketing you should showcase your services or area of specialty. Make sure the image is clear and large enough. It is also important to make sure that you use a good font that is easy to read.

 

 

Clear Communication

Another part of running better Facebook ads is clear communication. Since you don’t have that much space, it is important to get your message across in a clear and efficient manner. There isn’t a whole lot of space when it comes to Facebook ads, so you want to make you ad really count. In addition, Facebook can be pretty stringent in terms of size requirements and content. Make sure you look over their guidelines carefully.

 

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Call to Action

Your call to action plays right into clear communication. Your Facebook ad needs to be compelling and command people to click on it. This can be done with images or text. A combination of a strong verbal call to action, mixed with a strong supporting image is the best recipe for success. Make sure you call to action effectively communicates what it is you are selling and what you want people to do. Good call to actions inflict a sense of urgency with phrases like: act now, call now, click now, for a limited time…you get the point.

 

Running Facebook ads that deliver the results you are after can take a little time to fine hone the skill. Grow Plumbing specializes in plumbing marketing and can help you with your Facebook ads and other plumbing marketing needs. Contact Grow Plumbing to learn more.  

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