Beware: Advertising With Facebook Must Knows

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What you Really Get When Advertising with Facebook

Business owners beware! Facebook ads generate MUCH LESS relevant traffic than you think. Check out the below video to learn what every Facebook advertiser MUST KNOW BEFORE RUNNING A CAMPAIGN.


(Thanks for the link prashantk7)

Most small business owners jump into a Facebook ad campaign without really knowing what they are getting. Facebook’s promises of low cost highly relevant traffic/likes is only half true. Here is how it works:

1. Set your budget and choose your demographic and Facebook will display your ad to the demographic and region of your choosing.
2. For every “Like” your page gets you get charged.
3. Once your budget is reached the campaign ends
The Problem:

Due to “Click Banks” (aka. Click Farms) most likes will come from non-relevant traffic usually from the Mid-East or Africa. Click Farms are illegitimate sites that you pay to give you many likes very quickly. When your ad hits the Facebook market it catches their eye and to hide themselves from Facebook, they freely like just about every page they can find. This way their location is sending traffic all over the world and not just one page that pays them (which will look suspicious). See my video for a more in-depth explanation.

What you need to know:

Because of Click Farms when you pay for ads you need to EXPECT MOST OF YOUR LIKES TO COME FROM IRRELEVANT SOURCES. That’s not to say ads won’t find you relevant likes and customers more quickly than no ad would, just be aware that you won’t get as much bang for your ad buck as it appears.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    What are you talking about??? You are terribly, terribly confused. Legitimate Facebook "like" campaigns generate laser-targeted audiences when run properly.

    Advertising with Facebook has NOTHING to do with click farms.

    You are confusing "buying likes" from someone on Fiverr with running an actual Facebook campaign. Please understand what you are posting before you post it. Something like this only serves to confuse people. I mean, your article headline talks about Facebook Campaigns but then you mention buying likes.
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    Didn't watch the vid, but LIKE campaigns have their purpose. over 99% of our campaigns on FB are ROI based. Meaning we don't do LIKE campaigns but magbe 1% of the time. We focus more on actual clicks and ROI.
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  • Profile picture of the author prashantk7
    I think I know what he's trying to say. Check this video out. It's a very real problem, and according to this video, this guy faced it when he bought paid traffic from Facebook.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVfHeWTKjag
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  • Profile picture of the author imsirigiri
    Looks like these guys are newbies to Facebook advertising. Guys, We have watched these videos a long while back. So, do not keep creating threads and posts just for the sake on increasing your post count.

    Mods, please do the needful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tania Edwards
    there are lots of videos like these. i dont think its true what he is saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author websense
    The point being made is not to assume your FB campaign is successful simply because you are getting likes quickly. Analyze where your "likes" are coming from. In many cases you will find they are irrelevant to your business and are coming from foreign countries. When we dig deeper into why so many users outside my target market are drawn to my FB page, we see the common variable is click farms.

    I'm not saying you won't get relevant customers, but know before going into it that you will be paying for irrelevant "likes" as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
      Originally Posted by websense View Post

      In many cases you will find they are irrelevant to your business and are coming from foreign countries.
      And you would be completely wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author websense
    Due to the confusion I have updated the video. Hopefully this will help clear some things up. To anyone who disagrees with these findings I invite you to do your own research and share your findings like this fellow did.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    There is no confusion outside of your own. I am HEAVILY INVOLVED in Facebook advertising. I use it every day to create local audiences for my own pages (more than 10) and the pages of my clients (over a dozen) so I know more than a little about Facebook "likes".

    You are confused and what you are posting is going to confuse others. When you run a Facebook campaign, your targeting is honored. Please stop confusing people.
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    • Profile picture of the author websense
      Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

      There is no confusion outside of your own. I am HEAVILY INVOLVED in Facebook advertising. I use it every day to create local audiences for my own pages (more than 10) and the pages of my clients (over a dozen) so I know more than a little about Facebook "likes".
      You are free to share your data supporting your argument. But take a look at the video above. It's an issue that people should at least be aware of before blindly putting their money into FB campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author thenetpreneur
    I think facebook is a great way to advertise, may be one needs to be more knowledgeable and experienced in order to get full advantage of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    I don't care about the video above. I run approximately two dozen facebook pages - many of them local. I also manage another dozen or so for clients. I've never once had a problem with likes from foreign countries (I only target USA) from Facebook campaigns. Nor has anyone I know.

    So please, stop.
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    • Profile picture of the author websense
      I choose to trust data. I am happy to hear you out if you can back your statements with numbers. I think it's great people have sucess with FB campaigns, but until I see supporting stats I would advize people to be careful where they spend their money for marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Have you done YOUR OWN testing? Or are you relying on a video you saw someone's cousin's brother's uncle's friend do?

    Do your own testing and then come see me.
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  • Profile picture of the author websense
    I have no intention on re-inventing the wheel when the numbers are already laid out for me. You have made your opinion clear and I respect that people have had sucess with FB in the past, now I would thank you to stop spamming this thread. This thread is meant to educate and give people a better understanding before starting their campaign. If anyone else would like to share their opinion of FB paid ads feel free. Data is always welcomed too
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  • Profile picture of the author stefpdt
    Here's some "data" from a well-respected internet marketer about your Facebook click-fraud videos:

    $100,000 in One Week, a Viral Nova Follow-Up

    Sadly, the video really lacks some important information (and most of it is focused back on incidents from 2012). The fact that one of the examples only had a $25 budget and there’s no specification on whether ads targeted all countries or not.

    It’s a really important point because then the easy answer is to just block all of the countries in your ad campaigns which might be causing these issues.
    You can stop trolling this forum now OP...this thread should be deleted.
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    • Profile picture of the author stefpdt
      Originally Posted by websense View Post

      Great info stefpdt. That article is very informative.
      You're welcome. But the click fraud video you posted really is meaningless and the creator of the video (an internet marketer himself) created the video with intentions of it going viral - so that it would ultimately earn massive AdSense revenue for HIMSELF.

      Basically a pro internet marketer played a bunch of amateur internet marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    I'm not spamming anything. I'm correcting your awful info that you are couching as "facts" so less-experienced folks aren't confused.
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