Facebook Lead Ads, Facebook Tips,

3 Facebook Features For Lead Generation

Facebook offers a wealth of data and services to advertisers. As they continue to add new features for users, advertisers benefit too. Their latest advances attempt to connect the online and offline experience to improve conversion rate and customer value, which can have a big impact on your Facebook lead generation efforts.

Offline Conversion Metrics for Facebook Lead Ads

Facebook realized that not every step of the conversion path happens on Facebook, or sometimes even online. In an effort to help advertisers more accurately track the true effectiveness of their Facebook Lead Ads, they’re launching an Offline Conversion solution that allows them to combine known customer data with Facebook behavior and offline actions. Advertisers upload the results of their lead campaigns or integrate their CRM in order to access more valuable results data and improve the effectiveness of their ads.

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Lead Ad Creative, Lead Nurturing, Leads Without Landing Pages,

4 Key Steps to Take Before Running a Lead Generation Campaign

Whether you’re gathering leads without landing pages or running a more traditional lead generation campaign, there’s some legwork to be done before you launch your actual lead generation ads. It can be tempting just to jump right in, especially when you can run a campaign to generate lead without setting up landing pages. Yes, fully integrated lead ad units save a lot of time and resources, but you’ll want to thoughtfully plan out your campaign for maximum efficiency and optimum cost per lead. Here are a few steps to take:

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Ad Targeting, Advanced Lead Tactics,

5 Ways To Use Seasonality For Lead Generation

Facebook lead advertising targeting

One of the best ways to make a lead generation ad stand out is to speak directly to the user. This can be achieved in varying ways, using site cues based on ad placement, retargeting off past browsing behavior and narrowly defined demographic targeting that allows you to make certain assumptions. But perhaps one of the easiest way to stand out is to be timely, using current events, holidays and seasons to your advantage.

Seasonal Offers

Not every industry or business will be able to operationalize this, but if there is any way to tie your lead generation offer into a holiday or current event, do it. Retailers have been doing this forever, capitalizing on all kinds of holidays as a reason to discount merchandise. Why shouldn’t you? Every day has a different random holiday to commemorate, and social media makes many of them far more well-known than ever before. You can also tie into news headlines (but be prepared to act fast!) or simple weather patterns, crafting “warm up” and “cool down” offers. Anything to make your lead generation ad seem timely for today.

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Lead Nurturing, Leads Without Landing Pages,

6 Quick Tips for Lead Nurturing

sales growth from lead nurturing

Whether you’re running a traditional lead generation campaign or testing how to collect leads without landing pages, the end result is the same: you’ve got a lot of leads to follow up on! Remember, lead generation is only half the battle, and then lead nurturing comes into play.These leads have expressed interest, but they’re not your customers—yet. But you can convert them into paying customers quickly with the following lead nurturing tips.

1. Follow Up Fast

Ideally your new leads are immediately receiving an email. This requires linking your CRM to your lead generation campaign, whether it’s on Facebook or other websites. Can’t make that work right now? Include a confirmation screen in your ad and send the initial email to leads as soon as possible to start the lead nurturing process. Within 48 hours is best, and try not to go longer than a week. You don’t want your shiny new leads to forget about you!

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Facebook Lead Ads,

Are Your Facebook Lead Ads Working? Here’s How to Tell

facebook lead ads reporting

You’ve got your first Facebook Lead Ad campaign up and running. Creative looks good, call to action is strong and your offer is compelling. You’ve even added a concisely worded Context Card and pared back your lead form field to encourage quick submission. But are your Facebook Lead Ads working? Are they generating Facebook Leads for you? And furthermore, what’s the quality of those leads? Here are a few questions to answer in order to tell:

Are You Acquiring Facebook Leads?

Log into Facebook Ads Manager and take a look at your Facebook Lead Ad campaign. First and foremost, you want to see the sheer number of Facebook Leads you’ve gathered through your campaign. (We’ll get to cost and quality soon.) The Facebook Ads Manager Dashboard will quickly show you campaign metrics, including the number of leads submitted.

facebook lead ads reporting

Image credit: Facebook

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Landing Pages, Leads Without Landing Pages,

Top 5 Problems With Landing Pages

landing pages

Landing pages have long been the gold standard of lead generation. Countless webinars, ebooks and tutorials are dedicated to helping marketers improve their landing pages in order to lower cost per lead while getting more high-quality leads that lead to conversions and customers. After all, lead generation itself is only half the battle: once you have their data, you still have to convert leads into customers.

But are landing pages really helping you achieve that goal? They may have early on, but dedicated landing pages created specifically for lead generation may not be the way to go for your next campaign. Here are a few reasons why:

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Ad Targeting, Facebook Lead Ads,

3 Common Facebook Lead Ad Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

facebook lead ad capture

A Facebook Lead Ad is a powerful marketing tool. This self-contained lead form and ad unit in one can be the cornerstone of a lead generation campaign and is a highly effective method for lowering cost per lead by gathering leads without landing pages. But you have to use it effectively to reap the true benefits. There are a few mistakes that are easy to make, but even easier to correct, once you know what to look for.

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Ad Targeting, Advanced Lead Tactics, Facebook Lead Ads, How To Guides,

How To: Find The Right Facebook Lead Ad Targeting

Facebook lead advertising targeting

Facebook is known for offering advertisers a lot of data to choose from when targeting potential customers. Think about it: the social network knows every piece of content a user has interacted with, every friend they are connected to and every word of every status update they post. It’s a data goldmine! And your Facebook Lead Ad Targeting can take advantage of all this.

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Facebook Lead Ads, Facebook Tips, How To Guides,

How To: Optimize Your Facebook Lead Form

facebook lead ad form

There are many different components to a Facebook Lead Ad: the initial ad creative a user sees in their Newsfeed; the Welcome Screen they first see when they click the ad; the lead form itself; and the confirmation screen. And each of these screens has a number of interchangeable, customizable pieces and features. It’s a lot to test! We find that it’s best to break things down piece by piece and optimize one at a time.

The Facebook Lead Form is one of the places it’s easy to get off track. The Facebook Lead Form makes more than 20 questions available to ask, plus a custom field to enter your own. So before you even look at the Facebook Lead Form creator, write down the information you need from customers. Then, take a long, hard look and determine what you really need, and what you want.

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Facebook Lead Ads, Landing Pages, Leads Without Landing Pages,

Are Landing Pages Dead?

landing pages

The digital landscape is constantly changing. Every year there are new trends to try and best practices to adopt. As marketing strategies evolve, some mainstays of traditional advertising fall by the wayside. And it looks like landing pages might be one of them. Think about it: direct mail paved the way for email, which has been steadily taken over by social media. And as user-generated content spreads across the internet, landing pages are on the decline.

The internet has grown to include webpages about anything and everything, becoming a far more cluttered landscape for advertisers to navigate. Users have access to more information than ever before, but many actually visit fewer sites, sticking to content aggregators like Facebook. Good news for Facebook, but bad for your website. Or is it? What if you could put a small part of your site right into Facebook? With Facebook Lead Ads, you can.

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