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Facebook continues to tackle data privacy issues and false news accusations. Combine that with historically high pricing for Facebook Lead Ads, and many are left wondering if the platform is worth including in any lead generation plan. While target Cost Per Lead (CPL) will vary by industry and individual, we have a few thoughts on Facebook Lead Ads in an era of increasing focus on data privacy.
When Facebook unveiled Facebook Lead Ads, it was considered a groundbreaking product for lead generation. Facebook’s depth of knowledge on their users is unprecedented for an ad network, and the wealth of information shared on the platform could be considered a goldmine for leads. But Facebook lead generation never caught on in the way many hoped it would, or assumed it could. High cost per lead was often cited as a major factor, and recent changes have only made it more difficult to generate leads at scale with Facebook Lead Ads. Considering Facebook lead generation for your business? Here are four fast facts you need to know first:
Even if your business doesn’t attract a lot of European Union customers, you’ve likely heard a lot about GDPR by now. The General Data Protection Regulation refers to legal guidelines that govern how companies can and cannot use data gathered directly from customers and other sources, including Facebook Lead Ads. Meant to protect European Union citizens, it goes into effect this Friday, May 25, and can have major repercussions for businesses who have any interaction with EU citizens. Bottom line? It’s best to be compliant, even if the majority of your customers are in the United States.
Facebook Lead Ads sound like the holy grail of opt-in advertising: they’re completely self-contained ad units available on one of the most widely used websites. They even have existing user data to prefill form field, making it incredibly easy for a user to opt-in and move on. This should keep CPLs low and sign-ups high, but that’s not always the case with Facebook Lead Ads. If you’ve found the lead quality on Facebook to be low, or the cost per lead high, there are other opt-in advertising alternatives that can provide quality leads at scale.
Whether you’ve been running a variety of Facebook ad types or are considering your first foray into Facebook, Lead Ads offer a compelling advertising opportunity. After all, just about everyone is on Facebook! Lead Ads are a little more complex to set up than other ad types, but they also offer many unique features you wouldn’t otherwise find on the site. Read on to learn four things about Facebook Lead Ads before you start your next campaign.
Facebook is always in the news for one topic or another. But one feature that gets overlooked by many marketers is Facebook Lead Ads. This is one of Facebook’s newer ad types and offers an interactive unit that pre-fills known user information in a lead form, making lead generation quick and painless for the potential lead and the business. Or does it? Facebook Lead Ads have a history of underdelivering or yielding a higher Cost Per Lead than other lead sources. If you’re struggling with Facebook Lead Ads, here are three reasons to try opt-in advertising instead.
If you run a Facebook page for your business, you’ve probably heard about the recent changes the site is making to the Newsfeed. They’ve framed it as a shift to focus on updates from friends and family, a return to the first years of Facebook. But what does that mean for brand pages, particularly those running Facebook Lead Ads? Some say a lot; others, very little. It all comes down to how you’ve been using Facebook for your business all along, including Facebook Lead Ads.
Facebook is undoubtedly one of the most powerful websites out there. Marketers have been trying to harness that power for their own use for years, trying and testing each new feature and ad type to see what works for their brand or industry. So when Facebook launched Facebook Lead Ads, we were ecstatic. Finally! A new advertising type that made generating leads without landing pages possible on the most popular social network.