Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
×
TK Carsites

TK Carsites

Exclusive Blog Posts

Why Educating Car Shoppers Is So Important!

Why Educating Car Shoppers Is So Important!

The average consumer doesn’t understand the complex dynamics of the automotive industry. In fact, they probably don’t even care enough to learn about i…

OP-CODES?

OP-CODES?

      At one time or another, we are all (assumably) guilty of running the same service specials online month to month. Asking …

Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R7Y3kZIDVg] Your Turn To Drive discusses Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult.  Jim D…

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

Looking for a new way to win over people more likely to send a text message than to call? Set up this free message extension for your text ads on the Googl…

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

New Orleans is ramping up for the 100th anniversary of NADA, and the convention promises to be outstanding. You’ll be entertained at the NADA100 Carn…

Be Careful what You Advertise on Facebook Sponsored Stories

Advertise

More businesses are taking advantage of the inexpensive advertising options that Facebook has available. They are far from perfect but they have value simply because they get the brand out there without a lot of cost. The affects on reach are so dramatic and the dollars spent are so miniscule that many are promoting on a daily basis as Facebook wants it to be. It takes seconds to get a story rolling on Promoted Stories. There are, however, things to watch.

Unlike Google or other forms of advertising, Promoted Posts still follow the same rules and best practices associated with normal posts. In other words, spam won't fly. In fact, it can do more damage to your Facebook page when promoted than when it's simply posted.

Facebook takes into account many factors when deciding when your posts appear in news feeds and which users will see them. When you promote a post, it appears higher in the news feed for your fans and possibly in the feeds of friends of your fans, depending on which options you select. This is a good thing but it can have a negative effect if you aren't posting quality content. If it's of low value, people who are not used to seeing you in their feed may unlike your page, remove your from their feed, or report the content as spam (even if it isn't spam). These actions have negative effects on both your promoted posts and your standard posts. In other words, by exposing content that people generally won't like, you do more damage than good.

This is a common issue for businesses. They see the benefits once they start using Sponsored Posts, but after a little while the same money isn't going as far as it used to. The costs of advertising go up while the potential reach goes down. They also start to notice that their unsponsored posts get fewer views because of the spam reports, unlikes, and removals from the news feeds.

The only way to avoid this is to make sure that the content that gets sponsored is of the same or higher value to people as your normal posts. This doesn't mean that you should use Facebook advertising dollars on frivolous posts but it does mean that you must be mindful of the value you're bringing to the audience. It's a bigger stage when the posts are sponsored so be sure to put your best foot forward.

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now