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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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