Paid Advertising in Social Media: Tips and Tricks
Posted: Aug 26, 2018
Paid advertising is one of the most popular channels in digital marketing. We all are well aware of PPC marketing that run Pay Per Click campaigns on search engines like Google and Bing. We hire PPC experts to run our PPC campaigns. However, we often take paid advertising on social media very lightly. We all know the social networking platforms like Facebook makes paid advertising very easy, but to gain actual benefits, you must follow the best practices. The social media marketing companies put the SMM experts to create SMM campaigns and run it. However, if you want to try your own hands on social media marketing and paid ads, then this article is for you. This is also a great resource for aspiring social media marketers. In this article, I will share the top 3 tips that you should follow to gain better ROI.
1. Create a plan based on business objectives.
Don’t just go and boost any post as it will not give any specific returns. You need to define what product or service you want to advertise; who is your target audience; what can be the best time and day to run the ads; what would be the best advertising model such as pay per impressions (CPM) or pay per click (PPC), etc. All this information must be loud and clear before running the paid marketing campaign on any social networking platform. And remember, don’t forget to define your budget in advance and keep it fair as a very low budget doesn’t give good results.
2. Create posts based on the plan
Once you define the strategy, the next step is to get the content that will be boosted with the paid ads. You need to keep the paid marketing guidelines of the respective social networking platform in mind before creating a video, graphic or content that you want to advertise. Also, I suggest posting some organic posts on the page beforehand instead of hitting the market with a single boosted post. When someone comes to your page, they should see more posts to digest the content and engage with you.
3. Setup and execute the paid advertising campaign
Once your marketing content is ready, post it on your page or profile and set up the campaign to run ads. Make sure to setup the campaign very carefully. You must add all details such as, maximum budget, exact target audience, etc. If you will not make appropriate configurations in the campaign, you may end up losing money and not getting any specific returns.
These are 3 major tips that you need to keep in mind when you want to invest in paid social media marketing. It can give great returns in terms of leads, impressions and engagement, but you have to be careful and strategic. You can also hire an SMM expert or an SMM agency that can perform all of these social media marketing and paid advertising configurations at affordable rates.
Author is working in an Seo agency in India. The company has been offering fixed cost Seo service along with flexible hire Seo expert models.