Select Facebook page administrators will be invited to participate in a test of changes to page insights, which include breaking out the elements that make up the social network’s people talking about this metric.
Facebook is targeting businesses in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa that have not yet advertised on the social network with ads directing them to the Facebook Start to Success Program, which offers free support for first-time advertisers, as well as a £25 ($39.15) credit toward advertising.
Facebook Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions Carolyn Everson touched upon several topics in a conversation with Ad Age, including the future of right-hand-side ads, the social network’s mobile advertising prospects, potential advertising on Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram, and possible monetization of Facebook’s new hashtags.
Facebook Director of Small Business Dan Levy announced a milestone of sorts during a small business roundtable in New York: 1 million advertisers have been active on the social network in the past 28 days.
The video ads Facebook originally planned to launch this month or in July are now on hold until at least mid-October, Ad Age reported, with sources telling the magazine more development is needed on new features the social network plains to release simultaneously with its video ads.
Facebook Head of Global Creative Solutions Mark D’Arcy and Director of Engineering Andrew Bosworth both stressed that advertisers on Facebook and elsewhere on the Internet have a lot of work to do during a panel Tuesday at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, “Cannes Seminar: Creativity at Scale.”
Facebook Monday announced several updates to its page post link ads, including the ability for brands to customize images, the ability to create these units directly via the social network’s self-serve ad-creation tool, and the ability to choose between right-hand-side domain ads and unpublished page post link ads (dark posts) in the News Feed.
STUDY: News Feed Page Post Ads Deliver 26X More ROI, 20X Greater CTR Than Facebook Right-Hand-Side Ads
Page post ads in Facebook’s News Feed are becoming the ad unit of choice for marketers on the social network, mainly due to their return on investment performance, according to a study released Monday by Facebook advertising platform Nanigans.