Category Archives: Facebook

Is an Hour of Your Time on Facebook Worth $1.80?

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If you’re an author, speaker, or coach, here’s the math on why you should LOVE or HATE Facebook advertising… Let’s say you have a decent video that has an average watch time of 20 seconds (the average on Facebook is 6 seconds, so your skill gets people to stick around… Read more »

Google absolutely crushes other social networks and here’s why

It’s fashionable to say social is popular, while old dogs like Google are on the decline. You can cite a litany of failures in Wave, Google+, Orkut, Latitude, Buzz, or whatever. And you might note that Facebook will earn $4.8 billion in display ads this year versus Google’s $4 billion–… Read more »

Is Facebook Atlas the Google AdSense Killer?

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Alex Houg will be speaking at Pubcon Las Vegas on Thursday, October 9th, where he’ll discuss Facebook Atlas and other topics in-depth. Check out the panel “Real World Results” at 12:40pm-1:35pm in Salon E. Not so fast. Facebook announced this today, creating broad speculation by non-marketers that this is the event… Read more »

8 Links you MUST have, but probably don’t, to keep up with Facebook

1) These are the 9 public ad types on Facebook with how to use them, ad dimensions, and so forth. The local awareness ads might not be showing for you yet. https://www.facebook.com/business/ads-guide/ 2) Hard to find, but get to the education section at: https://www.facebook-studio.com/education/index You’ll have a ton of videos and… Read more »

751 notifications on my Facebook page

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The big brand pages we have insights access on usually show 50-100 unread notifications at any point in time. If you get a few hundred public interactions and messages per day, you know how hard it is to get this number down. If you are a small page or just… Read more »

Finally, manage multiple client Facebook ad accounts!

Google had had the MCC (My Client Center) for at least a decade, where you can request access to manage the client’s ad account like an agency. And now Facebook has it with their Business Manager! Rejoice, my agency friends, since you should be getting access soon, if you don’t… Read more »

Exposing human nature on Facebook

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Facebook suggests Advil as a related page for Fireball and Svedka. Facebook used to have a tool called Lexicon that let you trend out interests like this: You can still do crazy data mining via graph search. Or like this. You have to be part psychologist and part mathematician to really get social… Read more »

Facebook is so smart, they know where you are!

Facebook knows who your friends are, what you did last night, and what you might be doing a year from now. And mobile gives them an opportunity to collect more data, to even passively listen in on your songs to make sharing easier. They bought face.com a few years ago for the facial recognition… Read more »

Perfect Audience Acquired by Marin Software and What It Really Means

The real story is that native retargeting via Facebook and Google kills their business as a stand-alone. And the bigger picture is that retargeting is not just an add-on to PPC, but revolutionizes how we all need to think about advertising. It now means we must integrate marketing automation with… Read more »

$50 in your pocket from Facebook is great news!

And I’ve been saying that custom audiences are the most amazing thing about Facebook. We can use them to rekindle customer relationships, help us convert new customers, drive engagement with the right audience segments, and make our email performance stronger. Did you get one, too?

10 Facebook Marketing Tips From 10 Musicians

We recently spoke at the SongRise Music Conference in Peace River, Alberta. It’s an annual conference / workshop for people in the music industry. I invited attendees to share the following: “What is the one tip you want to share with other artists that you learned at the SongRise Conference… Read more »

3,815,7771 travelers can’t be wrong! The best targeting platform in the world

Are you excited about the new unified interest targeting in Facebook ads? We can now target people who are currently traveling.  How does Facebook know? They look at your activity by check-ins and current location, which includes mobile. What’s awesomely scary is how Facebook has been tying together what’s in your profile… Read more »

New RHS ads on Facebook increase CTR 300%

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The lowly RHS (Right Hand Side) ads, relegated to equally lowly CTRs, is revamped. It uses the same aspect ratio as newsfeed ads, so you can reuse your creatives. Should Facebook marketers rejoice? If you’re bidding on oCPM, then probably not, since Facebook will already balance placement selection for you…. Read more »

Why Facebook’s new Business Manager is a good thing for everyone

A couple weeks ago, Facebook quietly released business.facebook.com. Go check it out, if you haven’t already. It’s all right there in their video. You can manage pages, multiple accounts, users, and anything an agency would need to directly manage clients on Facebook. Sensationalists like TechCrunch believe it’s the doom of… Read more »

Facebook knows who your best friends are and what you did last night

You can do some crazy data mining on your competitors and your own page right now. And you may have noticed that Facebook can make recommendations based on what you might like. Not everyone gets the same recommendations, since the search results are sorted by where you live, what your… Read more »

What happens when you go to facebook.com/apple?

It’s her: If you were Apple, wouldn’t you go grab this? At the same time, we know that Apple isn’t officially on Facebook. And in my opinion, Apple is still the most social company on the planet. They generate sales by creating raving fans and providing tremendous support. Social media… Read more »

Guy Kawasaki shares impact of Facebook newsfeed algo changes

A lot of folks have been complaining about reduced newsfeed reach, Magic potions won’t save them. Guy Kawasaki tests the impact of 3 posts simultaneously– text, link post, and embedded link. Notice that the reach is still better on the text-only post, by 64%. But what really counts is engagement,… Read more »

How Facebook and Google work together

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Remember the “Great Taste, Less Filling” ads from Miller Lite? Today, people argue about whether Facebook or Google is better. But the reality is that they work together, like peanut butter and jelly, Laurel and Hardy, an engine and transmission for your car, and so forth. Use Facebook primarily to… Read more »