5 Facebook Ad Split Tests to Cut Lead Acquisition Costs

social media how to Do you use Facebook ads to promote your business?

Are you looking to increase your ROI?

Online advertising can be the best way to scale the growth of your business.

The most important step is to figure out your best targeting options, and the way to do that is through testing.

In this article I’ll explain what I’ve learned through my own testing and share five split tests you can use to quickly discover your ideal target audience on Facebook.

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Find 5 different split tests for Facebook ads.

Why Use Split Tests?

If you’ve ever tried to advertise your business on Google AdWords or Facebook, you may not have been satisfied with the results. The truth is, as efficient as they are, both platforms have become quite complex. Being successful with your paid marketing is increasingly requiring more effort.

On AdWords, you need to figure out what keywords work best. On Facebook, you target potential clients based on users’ profiles. After hours of trial and error and thousands of dollars invested, I’ve discovered that nothing is obvious.

That’s where split testing (also known as A/B tests) can make all the difference.

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Facebook Alters News Feed: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Facebook Updates News Feed by Showing More Timely Stories From Friends and Pages: With this new change, “when a friend or page you are connected to posts about something that is currently a hot topic of conversation on Facebook, that post is more likely to appear higher up in news feed, so you can see it sooner.”

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“Early testing of a small percentage of posts has shown that this update on average leads to a more than 6% increase in people engaging with these stories (e.g., more people share, comment, like or click).”

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How to Use Targeted Facebook Ads to Promote an Event

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Are you promoting events online?

Have you tried using Facebook to spread the word?

Targeted Facebook ads are an ideal way to reach people who are most likely to share and attend your event.

In this article I’ll show you how Facebook ads increase exposure, engagement and registrations for your event.

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Use targeted Facebook ads to promote your next event.

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Vine Introduces New Camera: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Vine Introduces New Camera: “The new camera offers powerful ways to edit your videos, as well as the ability to import existing videos on your phone and turn them into Vines.”

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“Whether you’ve imported a past video or shot a new one within the Vine app, you can edit your Vines faster and with more precision.”

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Get Free Training for Facebook Page Admins With Facebook Studio Edge

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Do you want to learn the fundamentals of Facebook pages?

Do you need to know more about Facebook ads?

Facebook offers free training to help page admins understand everything from business page basics to Facebook ad policies with its Facebook Studio Edge site.

In this article I’ll share an overview for each course and highlight the most useful information.

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Find out how Facebook Studio Edge helps business owners get the most out of Facebook.

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Facebook Ad Scheduling: What Marketers Need to Know

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Do you use Facebook advertising?

Do you want to control the times when your ads run?

Facebook recently introduced an ad scheduling feature to let users choose what times of each day their ads run.

In this post we’ll explore what ad scheduling is, where to find it and how to use it.

About Ad Scheduling

In the past you’ve been able to specify the starting and ending dates and times for Facebook ads, but you couldn’t schedule specific times of the day to run your ads.

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Find out how to use Facebook’s new ad scheduling feature.

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Facebook Ads: Creative Application to Help Your Marketing

Have you been pondering using Facebook ads to promote your business?

Did you know you can target your website visitors with Facebook ads?

To learn how you can use Facebook ads to market your business, I interview Rick Mulready for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

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The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Rick Mulready, who is the host of the Inside Social Media Podcast—a show where he interviews successful social media marketers. Rick also teaches courses on Facebook ads.

Rick shares creative and inexpensive ways to use Facebook ads to market your business.

You’ll discover useful ways to use remarketing, how to add the remarketing pixel to your website and tools to help manage your Facebook ads.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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How to Split Test Facebook Posts and Facebook Ads

social media how toDo you use split testing?

Did you know you can split test both your Facebook Page posts and your Facebook ads?

Split testing (also known as A/B testing) is the best way to make sure every status update gets maximum engagement and every ad is optimized for conversions.

In this article I’ll share how to split test Facebook posts and ads.

Why Split Test Facebook Posts and Ads?

Split testing compares two similar but different versions of something (e.g., a Facebook post or ad, landing page design, etc.). When each version is published, you track its performance and determine which one provides the best results related to your goals. You keep the one that’s working.

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Find out what you need to know about AB Testing on Facebook.

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How to Use Facebook Audience Insights: What Marketers Need to Know

social media how toAre you looking for a tool to help you target your Facebook ads more effectively?

Do you want to learn more about the people your ad reaches before you spend money on it?

Even the most effective ad copy can fail if it doesn’t reach the right audience.

In this article you’ll discover how using Facebook’s Audience Insights can make sure your ad reaches the right Facebook users.

About Facebook Audience Insights

While both Power Editor and the Ad Creation tool let you customize the audience you want to target in your campaign, they don’t give you any insights for that audience before running with it.

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Find out what you need to know about the new Audience Insights.

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