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How to Use Facebook Custom Audiences to Generate Leads

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Facebook’s Custom Audiences offers a powerful targeting platform that allows you to upload lists of current customers and email subscribers and match them to Facebook profiles for ad targeting. But wait—if you’ve already got their email address, what more could you want from them? Turns out, a lot. With Facebook Custom Audiences you can create lookalike models for additional ad targeting, as well as retarget known users to drive conversions. Here are just a few ways to use Facebook Custom Audiences to generate opt-in leads and increase conversions.

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Are Facebook Lead Ads Right For You?

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If you’re looking to build your email list, you’ve probably wondered if Facebook Lead Ads are right for you. It’s a tempting proposition: access to Facebook’s enormous network, coupled with their existing knowledge of users and access to their contact information. This makes it incredibly easy for a Facebook user to opt-in to your Facebook Lead Ads. The question is: at what cost?

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3 Reasons to try Facebook Lead Ads…and 1 Reason Not To

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Nearly everyone has a Facebook account these days, from pre-teens to grandparents. Each generation uses it a little differently, but there’s no denying it has tremendous influence in today’s digital world. Facebook’s ad targeting capabilities are second to none, and Facebook Lead Ads can be an incredibly powerful tool to help build your email list. But are they right for you? Here are a few reasons they work well and are worth testing…and one reason you might want to focus lead generation efforts elsewhere.

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Top Tips For Testing Your Facebook Lead Ads

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Whether it’s your first or your fifteenth time running Facebook Lead Ads, your campaign can almost always benefit from testing and optimization. Even top-performing campaigns eventually become stale or oversaturate their audience. A few tweaks at various points can keep your Facebook Lead Ads running efficiently, providing you with high-quality leads to nurture and convert into customers.

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Ad Targeting, Facebook Lead Ads, Facebook Tips, Lead Ad Creative,

How To Tell When It’s Time To Refresh Your Facebook Lead Ads

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It can take a few days to get up and running, but once those Facebook Lead Ads are at full steam, you should be seeing strong clicks to your Facebook lead form and lead completion rates. Hooray! You’re running a successful leads without landing pages campaign. But then, something happens. Slowly, your completion rate dips and over time you notice a distinct downward trend. This doesn’t mean your Facebook Lead Ad campaign is doomed. It just means it’s time to refresh all or part of the campaign.

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Ad Targeting, Advanced Lead Tactics,

5 Ways To Use Seasonality For Lead Generation

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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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Facebook Lead Ads,

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

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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.

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How To: Find The Right Facebook Lead Ad Targeting

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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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Advanced Lead Tactics, Facebook Lead Ads, Facebook Tips, How To Guides,

How To: Split Test Your Facebook Lead Ads

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One of the key components of Facebook Lead Ad optimization is split testing. Also known as an A/B test, split testing entails splitting an audience into two random segments and showing them creative that differs in one key way. This can be your Facebook Lead Ad copy, imagery, offer, CTA or any other element of your ad. The key is to test one item at a time, keeping all the rest the same, in order to find the variable that works best.

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Ad Targeting, Facebook Lead Ads, Facebook Tips,

Top 3 Tips To Fine-Tune Your Facebook Lead Ad Campaign

Facebook Lead Form Fields

Your first Facebook Lead Ad Campaign can be quite a learning experience. There are more parts to a Facebook Lead Ad than most other advertising types, making more pieces to create and manage. So once your Facebook Lead Ad is up and running, it can be tempting to sit back and just let it go. But you can learn a lot from your Facebook Lead Ad Campaign quite quickly, and it’s in your best interest to fine-tune as the ad runs. But that doesn’t mean change everything all at once! Here are a few places you can make small tweaks for big results:

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