Marketing and business professionals are always on the lookout for new ways to reach audiences and generate leads (and eventually sales!). It’s simply the nature of the beast. But,
for most, lead generation tools and efforts can be all over the map. Ever wish you could find
people on the social networks they’re already using—like Facebook—and encourage them to
click through to your website? That’s the simple idea of a Facebook Lead Generation ad. Here’s
how to set up a Facebook Lead ad that really works.
How to Set Up a Facebook Lead Ad for your CO Business
Anyone with a Facebook for Business account can set up ads on the social network no matter
where you live and work. These ads will allow potential customers (that you choose to target) to
access your special offers, coupons, and information without ever leaving the Facebook app. It
makes lead generation easier for you and your customers—here’s how to set it up.
1) Make sure you have access.
First, you want to make sure you have access to the Facebook business page for your
image for your ad.
2) Create ad.
Once you’re ready, you’ll open Ads Manager and select ‘Create Ad’.
3) Choose the campaign objective.
Here, our campaign objective will be ‘Lead Generation’ (which is located under ‘Consideration’
in the sales funnel).
4) Name your ad.
Choose an ad name that you will remember and makes sense for the campaign you are
running. For example, if you are running a lead generation ad about Men’s Shoes, label it
accordingly (i.e. Men’s Shoes – Lead Gen – Date).
5) Set your audience targeting.
Once you get to the targeting page, you’ll be able to customize the target audience by location,
age, gender, language, and many other target settings (like how they shop, Internet habits, etc.).
Pay attention to the ‘Audience Size’ meter on the right.
6) Place it.
If you are a business owner planning to create Facebook ads yourself, it’s recommended to
select “automatic placements” and let Facebook take charge here.
7) Customize the budget.
You’ll also need to set a budget for your ad. Ask your team how much they’d be willing to spend
for one ad. Then, do some research on ad spend and reach in your industry. Facebook ads
work as an auction system, so choose a reasonable budget for your business, location, and
8) Choose the layout and customize the form.
You can choose how your ad will appear here. Don’t forget to test different options on multiple
devices to get a feel for the final product. You’ll also customize the headline, text, and CTA in
9) Select lead information.
Next, you’ll choose which lead questions to ask. Ideally, it’s best to stick to one or two questions
because click-through rate drops ask the number of questions increase. This is any information
you are hoping to glean from a new audience to better target them in the future.
10) Customize your ‘Thank You’ screen.
11) Review your ad for errors.
Check your ad completely to make sure it’s error-free. You’ve worked so hard—you don’t want
this to go to waste!
12) Place order and wait for the results.
Last, place your order and wait. You can choose the length of time to run your campaign and
when the campaign ends, you’ll be able to analyze your results.
Choose Beyond Blue Media for Full-Service Digital Marketing Near Denver, CO
Are you exhausted running your own ad campaigns, researching keyword trends, posting on
your numerous social media pages and optimizing your website? Is trying to stay ahead of the
competition just too much? Let us worry about marketing for you…so you can actually run your business. Our team offers full-service digital marketing near Denver that produces lasting
results. Contact us today online or over the phone at 970-691-6149!
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