How to Tweak Your Social Ad Success

How to tweak your social ad success

So you’ve created engaging social ads and sent them out into the social world to work their magic?

Fantastic! But you’re not finished yet.

This next step will help tie everything together.

Analyze Your Ad Success

Back when I first started using social ads, I launched my ads at around 6am and turned them off around 6pm.  Huge Mistake!  Now that ads analytics are much more precise, I learned that many people were viewing my ads and taking action on them way past 6pm.  I was missing opportunities!

The charts in Figure 1 helped me realize how late in the evening my ads were being viewed and I adjusted the time my ads turned off.  In addition, I realized I was wasting my money by targeting an audience under 35 years old.

Check the time your audience views and takes action on your ads

Figure 1 – Check the time your audience views and takes action on your ads

In addition, you can study the results by a variety of other options as shown below in figure 2.

Measure your success with these variables

Figure 2 – Measure your success with these variables

While vanity measurements like ‘Impressions’ and ‘Reach’ are nice-to-know.  When you want to better understand the drivers to your success, study these analytics for ‘Link Clicks’ and ‘3-second Video Plays’ and ‘Post Engagement’ to fully understand what resonates with your unique audience.


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Tweak Your Ad Success

Now that you have a better understanding how to split test your ad campaigns, what if you find your ads still aren’t generating the results you want.

Figure 3 shows some additional ad tweaks you can integrate into your strategy.  These tweaks can be done thru split testing or by setting up Dynamic Ads. The last key point in Figure 3 is NEVER….never give up on social ads.

What to tweak so your ads perform better

Figure 3 – What to tweak so your ads perform better

When you update and customize your ads frequently, you’ll be able to spend your ad budget more wisely and avoid ad fatigue.

Don’t let your perfectly crafted ads go out into the social world only to fall short of their potential.  Analyzing and tweaking your ads will ensure that your get the best results possible.

Bottom line:  you’ll learn to create ads that resonate and work for your ‘perfect’ clients.

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