Top 4 Recent Updates by Facebook

Facebook For Advertising

Facebook is one of the most popular advertising platform available us today. And why not! After all, from companies to individuals, everyone can reach a great number of people just by sitting at one place.

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So it is really important for everyone, especially digital marketers and growth hackers to stay up to date with what is going on with Facebook!

Here are the top 4 latest updates by Facebook:

The 20% image text rule is gone

I am sure many have felt the irritation caused by the ‘stupid’ 20% image text rule. Like me, many marketers must have used the Grid Image Checker Tool. We had to ensure that only 5 squares out of 25 squares (5X5 grid) contained text.grid

According to Afsheen Ali, Product Marketing Manager at Facebook:

Our research has shown that people demonstrate a preference for ads with less text. Previously, if 20% of an ad image’s area was text, it was not approved to run on Facebook, Instagram or the Audience Network. We are shifting to a new solution to improve this experience which allows advertisers more flexibility while still allowing us to maintain an enjoyable experience for people. –Afsheen Ali, Product Marketing Manager at Facebook

Now Facebook is trying to eliminate this constraint. The new rule considers the amount of text as OK, Low, Medium or High.

facebook ad new gridThe great part of this is that it does not completely prohibit the ad with more text. It just reduces the reach.

You can test your ad’s text density by using Facebook’s Text Overlay Tool.

360° Photos

Facebook has introduced the option to upload 360° Photos and share them with your friends. It is really exciting to see the entire surrounding as experienced by someone!

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“We’re improving photos on Facebook so that people can share more immersive views of their world. For the first time, you can now easily share 360 photos on Facebook. This medium enables new opportunities for creativity, and we’re excited to see what kinds of 360° photos get shared on Facebook. –Andy Huang, a product manager at Facebook

The audience network will move beyond Facebook

Up till now, marketers had the maximum available reach as the number of Facebook users worldwide (1.65 billion approx.).

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Now Facebook is planning to expand its reach by allowing third-party apps to display advertisements and these ads will be visible to anyone who has ever visited Facebook.

This is known as online interest-based advertising. You can read more about it here.

This will allow marketers to reach more people. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook will use a mix of cookie tracking, its own buttons and plugins and other data to track and identify non-users on third-party websites.

Facebook added maps to its Local Awareness Ads

Store Visits is a new metric added to Facebook’s Ads Reporting tool. Yes. You read it right. Now marketers can track how many store visits did a particular ad drove.

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There are mainly 2 main features that help you to track the above parameter:

  1. Map card- You can enter a map pin for your business location, distance to business, hours of operation and a direction link.
  2. Call to action button- Such as Get Directions, Call Now, Learn More, etc.

The store locator shows a map of all of the locations that a business has nearby. People can click on the map in the advert to view information about nearby locations. Without leaving the advert or app, they can view the address, opening times, phone number, website and estimated travel time for each store. Facebook

Here’s a short video explaining the Facebook maps.

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Tips to Create Successful Facebook Ad Campaign

Why Run Facebook Ad?


Do you run a business? Do you manage a blog page? Do you run a Facebook page? Then you must have come across Facebook Ads at some point. Yes, Facebook ads are those which appear on your Facebook wall. It may appear as a proper ad on the right side of the page or as a page/post like ad between the pofacebook ads 2sts.

If you want quality followers, users and customers and want to make your brand popular on Facebook, you have to run ads. Facebook has made it so simple and effortless to reach millions of users worldwide. You can sit in your bathroom and still reach out to the other side of the world. You can create a Facebook campaign with bare minimum qualifications within minutes.

If creating a Facebook campaign is so simple then why do most of the ad managers struggle with it? The reason is lack of experience. Finding the right audience, ads, interest targeting and budget to spend are the main criteria that make or break a Facebook campaign.

facebook ads 1Few people have proper experience with Facebook Ads, since it is relatively a new field. We are here to help you understand more about FB Ads.

You can create a Facebook Ad for the 5 categories- Page, Page Posts, Website, Events and Apps. So before we get into tips and tricks, you have to decide why you want to do an ad. Do you want more likes on your page or a particular post? Do you care about mobile app installs or want to send traffic to your website?

Now once you have decided what the ad is for, here are few tips that will help you maximize the return on money spent on the ads.

Think Of a Clear Call-To-Action (CTA)call to action

You have to tell people what to do! If you say “check us out”, people will surely ignore you. But if you say “Get the deal” or “Sign Up now”, people might actually do it.

If you have a strong CTA, it will definitely improve your results!

Be Smart and Target Your Ads

This is the trickiest part. Many people forget to do it (like we did on our 1st try) but most marketers don’t target correctly! You spend your ad budget in a matter of minutes & get nothing in return.

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You have to keep in mind the target audience- age, gender, interests, demographics and much more before you approve a Facebook ad

Keywords are the Keyfacebook keywords

Keywords are called so because they are the key- words! Keywords are the little but important things that will make sure that your ad gets proper visibility.

Use keyword planner to find related words. This will help you make the campaign more effective and successful.

Recently Facebook changed its video tagging. There also you need to add some tags which can be helpful while deciding what keywords to use.

Set Daily Budget

budgetFacebook gives you an option to set a daily budget. Setting a daily budget has its advantages.

Firstly you won’t have to deal with manually managing the ad every day.

Secondly by setting an affordable amount, you’ll not feel budget burden!

We think that a daily budget of $5 is ideal and will give a good amount of reach and impressions.

Facebook’s 20-Percent Rule

Any Facebook Ad that has image it can contain text that amounts to 20% of the entire image space.

There are third party tools that can help you with checking whether you have exceeded this limit or not. (see image below)

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If you are not careful, Facebook will find you and kill, well not you, but your ad for sure!

Choose High Quality Imagesquality

Images are very powerful. It is useless to create an ad with image in it.

And that is why it is really important to choose an image which is crisp, clear and eye catching.

FYI- Facebook ad images display at a resolution of 100 pixels wide x 72 pixels tall.

Identify the best Time to Run Your Ad

On Facebook, not everyone is online at the same time. Some check Facebook during working hours (bored), some during night, some during afternoons and some are always online! So how do you make sure maximum people see your Ad?time

According to the timezone of your targeted area, run your Ad. Do some research and find the usage peak hours and then promote your Facebook Ad.

You can check all Facebook statistics in one place at Socialbakers. Also check out 200 Amazing Facebook Statistics (January 2016) at Expandedramblings.


Here’s a short video by Karen Yankovich on how to target for Facebook Ads. 

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Digital Marketing Simplified!

What is Digital Marketing?

Digital Marketing is a term being used widely and I am sure most of you must have heard about it. But very few people actually know what it really means.

Digital marketing, simply put, is marketing in 2016 since almost every marketing tactic has a digital aspect to it. It is a term used to describe the integrated marketing services used to attract, engage and convert customers online.

What does Digital Marketing consist of?

Ever heard of Content Marketing, SEO, SEM, Social Media Marketing and Online Advertising, Google Analytics Analysis, Online Traffic etc.? Every single one of them is an individual and comprehensive part of Digital Marketing.

Apart from the Internet (social media being the primary channel), digital marketing includes promotional efforts using mobile instant messaging, mobile apps, podcasts, electronic billboards, digital television, radio channels and much more.

Digital Marketing is seen as the grouping of push and pull Internet technologies to implement marketing campaigns. Digital Marketing not only promotes a product/ service, it also consists of the analysis of the marketing campaigns to understand what is working for the organization and what is not.

And this is real time analysis which consists of many factors such as what is being viewed, how often, how long, as well as other actions such as responses rates and purchases made.

How is the analysis done?Analysis digitalenthu

Analysis of any Digital Marketing campaign cannot be done without the appropriate tools. There are numerous Digital Marketing tools in the market like Google Analytics, Sprout Social, Alexa etc. We’ll discuss these sometime later.



Here’s a short video by SAS Software which will help you guys further in understanding the concept!


Remember that digital marketing is different for every business. The strategy of an e-commerce company will never be same as that of an IT firm or a social media company or an educational institute.

This is a relatively new field and is constantly evolving with new technologies being created all the time.