What is Ads? 7 steps to set up Facebook advertising campaign

What is Ads? 7 steps to set up Facebook advertising campaign

If you've used the Facebook social media platform, you've probably seen ads on it. Have you ever wondered why those ads are targeted to you? In this article, we will guide you on how to run ads on Facebook and create a successful advertising campaign.

What are Facebook Ads?

Facebook Ads are advertisements on the Facebook social media platform. By using audience segmentation tools, you can reach potential customers. To run effective ads on Facebook, use Facebook Ads Manager to control your ad's objectives and target audience. There are three main target audiences to consider for a successful campaign:

  • Saved audiences: Target your audience based on location, interests, income, behaviors, and similar criteria.
  • Custom audiences: Target people who already know about your business. For example, you may want to attract the attention of customers on your email list or those who have engaged with your website.
  • Lookalike audiences: If you know your source audience, you can target similar audiences who have the same characteristics as your existing customers. However, they haven't interacted with your online content or brand.

Benefits of Facebook Advertising

Running a Facebook advertising campaign allows you to reach a wide audience and track performance. To learn more about the benefits, continue reading the following sections.

Reach a broad user base

With Facebook advertising, you can potentially reach 2.9 billion users on the platform. This provides an opportunity to showcase your brand to a large audience and attract those who might be interested in your products or services.

Target specific customer segments

Facebook collects valuable user data, allowing you to target specific customer segments. You can select demographics such as age, gender, education, language, interests, behaviors, and more. Facebook's targeting options give you powerful control over reaching your desired audience.

Easily track performance

While Facebook no longer offers Facebook Analytics, there are still ways to measure engagement, reach, conversions, and other statistics. By incorporating the Facebook Pixel on your website, you can track the performance of your Facebook ads in real-time.

Effective marketing at a low cost

The cost of running a Facebook ad campaign depends on various factors such as your product, target audience, and expected reach. However, with knowledge and experience, you can optimize your costs. Setting a budget and schedule allows you to control your spending and optimize your budget effectively.

7 steps to set up a Facebook advertising campaign

To run ads on Facebook, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Facebook Ads Manager account: Set up a business page on Facebook if you haven't already. Then, access Facebook Ads Manager and follow the provided steps.

  2. Start a new campaign: In Ads Manager, create a new campaign or ad set by selecting the ad type you want and clicking "Create."

  3. Choose your objective: Facebook Ads Manager makes it easy to select a campaign objective from a pre-defined list that aligns with your advertising goals.

  4. Set your budget and schedule: Determine whether you want to set a daily budget or a lifetime budget for your campaign. You can also set a specific schedule for when your ads will run.

  5. Select your target audience: Utilize Facebook's built-in targeting options to define your audience based on demographics, interests, behaviors, and more.

  6. Create your Facebook ad: Choose from various ad formats such as images, videos, or carousels that align with your campaign objective.

  7. Monitor analytics and reporting: Track key metrics provided by Facebook to evaluate the performance of your ads and make adjustments as needed.


In this article, we have explained what running ads on Facebook means and outlined the steps to set up a successful advertising campaign. If you need advice or assistance in setting up your own advertising campaign, don't hesitate to reach out to us for support!

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