Facebook acquired Atlas Solutions from Microsoft in February and extolled its virtues during its first-quarter earnings call earlier this month. Now, the social network told its largest advertisers that Atlas’ view tags can be used to track targeted ads using its custom audiences, partner categories, and lookalike audiences options, sister blog Inside Facebook reported.
AdRoll, a Facebook Exchange partner, announced Wednesday that it has rolled out ad retargeting in the News Feed. The company launched this capability earlier this month in beta, and opened it up to all AdRoll customers Wednesday. This way, advertisements can be tailored to target users’ activity off of Facebook.
Social marketing solutions provider SocialCode shared its results from two campaigns using Facebook’s partner categories ad targeting, which was introduced last month, reporting that engagement per like was seven times and five times higher, respectively, when compared with standard Facebook ad targeting.
In March, Facebook started an alpha test of Facebook Exchange in the News Feed. Monday, Facebook announced that the FBX for News Feed program has been successful so far, and it is expanding in beta. This technology allows advertisers to retarget Facebook users who visited their websites with page post ads in the News Feed, and not just sidebar ads.
Social advertising and marketing companies Compass Labs and ShopIgniter announced a partnership that will offer brands access to the former’s audience insights and interest-targeting capabilities and the latter’s social rich media campaigns.
Facebook has been aggressively rolling out new advertising vehicles over the past few months, but it appears as if the site is going to focus on what it’s got going now. In an earnings call Wednesday with investors, Facebook’s top officials said that the company is more set on making sure that the types of ads that are currently in place are the kinds that will be relevant for users and generate engagement. However, as some brands improperly use or overuse News Feed ads, users may be less likely to do much more than keep scrolling.
Spruce Media, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, examined the state of Facebook advertising in the first quarter of 2013, and reported mostly positive results, in advance of the social network’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon.
Facebook has been tweaking the options within promoted posts for pages, but social media expert Jon Loomer noticed recently that page administrators can now promote posts to everyone on the social network.