Mobile application install ads and domain sponsored stories are currently the most widely used ways for advertising apps or content-heavy websites on Facebook. These types of ads make it possible to promote likes, shares, and app installations in an efficient manner, but is this really all?
Facebook continues to provide advertisers with more options to secure precious real estate on its News Feed, with sister blog Inside Facebook reporting that unpublished posts, also referred to as dark posts, were added to News Feed last week.
Companies pour tons of money into making sure their product looks amazing on Facebook’s desktop version, but the results don’t always translate into a nice-looking package for mobile users. As Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted in the last earnings report, the number of people who check Facebook from their phone is roughly 600 million and growing. Friend2Friend, a social marketing technology company, released a significant update Wednesday to its Social Engagement Platform, allowing companies to build mobile-first Facebook campaigns.
Repeat after us: Facebook marketing is about more than just likes. Motivity Marketing CEO Kevin Ryan, AgoraPulse Founder and CEO Emeric Ernoult, and AdParlor CEO Hussein Fazal offered specific examples of campaigns that worked for their specific firms in a panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York Tuesday, “Facebook Ads: Can They Promote More Than Just Likes?,” moderated by Fang Digital Marketing CEO Jeff Ferguson.
When is a test no longer a test? When Facebook officially confirms it. The social network announced that the mobile application install ads it introduced in beta in August are now available to all developers, complete with the “install now” call to action first noticed by ESPN Senior Vice President of Product Development Ryan Spoon and reported by sister blog Inside Facebook.
Facebook revealed more details about its announcement earlier this month that advertisers can target ads to Facebook users by email, phone number, or user ID, with Vice President of Advertising and Global Operations David Fischer officially debuting the offering at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco Thursday and announcing eight advertising vendors that offer the capability.
Facebook expanded on its Preferred Marketing Developer program, which debuted in April, with Thursday’s announcement at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco of a new, exclusive tier, Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer.
As Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wonders how the company can make money off mobile users, there’s some good news out there. New numbers from AdParlor, which manages Facebook ad campaigns for companies such as American Express and Audi, show that more people are clicking on mobile ads than desktop ads.
Facebook’s move to allow advertisers to purchase sponsored stories exclusively targeted to mobile news feeds is apparently paying off, at least according to Facebook and social advertising outfit TBG Digital, and if the social network and brands can sustain the momentum, it may present a solution to Facebook’s oft-reported mobile revenue woes.
AdParlor says that the average price for U.S. Facebook advertisements priced on a per-click basis has dropped by 14 percent over the past quarter.