Struggling to find the perfect Facebook Ad Audience?
Audience targeting is the number one reason why Facebook ads fail. I'm here to help you get new ideas on your ideal audience inherent in your Facebook timeline. Are you ready? Let's learn!
I'm one of those people who scrolls through my Facebook timeline, not to see what all my amazing friends and family are doing (although I do love you all), but I scroll to look at ads. I know that sounds weird, but for a marketer, it's important to know what businesses are doing, and what catches my eye that I can perhaps incorporate in my own advertising.
WHAT PEOPLE USUALLY DO
If you host a local business, you're likely targeting a local audience living 25 miles around your location. That's fine and makes sense for you. But what should you do if you want to branch out beyond your location to reach people in your niche? Or maybe part of your delightful business serves an online customer base and you want to capture those eyes and share your offering with them.
ONE AMAZING IDEA TO FIND AUDIENCE TARGETING OPTIONS
I get served a lot of ads just because of the business I'm in. You likely see the same thing right in your timeline while you're looking at an adorable picture of your niece. Here's what I want you to do to get new targeting ideas for your own ads. Take a look at this ad served to me this morning. You can tell it's an ad because it says 'Sponsored' at the top under the page, Simply Measured in this case.
This is an actual ad I'm running right now sending people over to a list-building blog post I created because it will be all the rage this year. But who exactly am I targeting? Let's find out.
Here are some other interesting findings as I scrolled to get new ideas for audience targeting:
- James Francis targeted Smart Passive Income w/ Pat Flynn
- Amy Porterfield is targeting people who like her page
- Traffic and Funnels is targeting Female Entrepreneur Association
- Marketo targeting Marketing Automation
I was served all of these ads for a specific reason, and I marvel at the accuracy of it all. If you aren't using Facebook Ads, I hope you give it a try in 2016. Scrolling your Facebook Timeline and finding out why you are being served an ad may introduce you to new interests you can use in your own targeting.
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Leave me a comment and let me know why advertisers are serving ads to you. I love geeking out on this kind of research.