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My Journey with Facebook Paid Ads

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by abhijit369, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. abhijit369

    abhijit369 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I have started a journey of a website and promoting it through FB ads. I have chosen a niche and the site is completely niche specific. I am promoting a couple clickbank products.

    After a huge struggle in my life, I have done a few jobs online and earned some money to spend on this campaign.

    So far, I have done this -
    • Created a website with a premium theme and a few premium plugins.
    • I have added some content to the site (about 15 pages)
    • I have built a fan page and I am promoting it with facebook ads. I am targeting USA.
    • My niche and fanpage can bring in viral traffic, the content is viral kind of.
    • I have spent $160 so far and got 1000+ fans.
    • I am promoting my page only and not my site through ads. However I have started posting links to my website. I am getting around 20-30 reach per post. I just started today.
    • I am optimizing my site for some niche specific keywords.
    • created some social accounts, pinterest, twitter and instagram. Slowing adding pics and I have linked my site on the profile pages.
    • My niche has decent market and competition is medium.
    So far, I have spent 30 days on building the site, fanpage and getting fans to the page. As I said, I have started promotion today and I am very much tensed as of now.

    I am getting fans with my ads but I would like to get suggestions on how to promote my site.

    I have 4 days to spend my ad credit and have about 200USD more to spend on the ads.

    Can anyone suggest me what to do next and how to proceed?

    Thank you for visiting my thread.
     
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  2. abhijit369

    abhijit369 Junior Member

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    Update:

    I have decided to promote the article link with ads as well. So, I created an article which provides useful information while offering a free report. The free report has my affiliate links. The ad is approved and running now.

    Regards
     
  3. abhijit369

    abhijit369 Junior Member

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    Can anybody here shed some light. I was paying around 1-2 cents per engagement and got around 1200+ likes so far.

    Now, I posted articles for one whole day and got nothing. My posts on the page reached a few people though. But no traffic. So, I have posted an article and boosted with 4 ads. FB is charging around $1 per engagement. Why is it so, should I continue or focus on posting images and getting likes to my page and promote article links by posting them on the page without paid ads?

    So far, I have spent $200 and no sales yet.

    I have around 120 USD left, what to do with that by this month end (only 3 days left)
     
  4. J-Raww

    J-Raww Newbie

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    Goodluck interested in your journey, keep us updated!
     
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  5. Ryan Johnson

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    Good luck on your journey, I'm a noob to SEO so I'm really no help. I just wanted to stop by and say good luck!.
     
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  6. abhijit369

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    Please find the attachment below and comment about the campaign. It is running since 24hrs.
    Pay is around 18 to 60 cents per engagement. Do you think i should change the title pic etc or increase the budget?
     

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    Update:
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    I am slowly getting some likes, so far got 6 likes for the post.

    No sales yet. I think it is too early.
     
  8. Ryan Johnson

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    So let me ask you, are you selling a product on the website or what are you referring to by sales?
     
  9. abhijit369

    abhijit369 Junior Member

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    I am promoting a clickbank product.
     
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  10. abhijit369

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    Update:
    I have 2000+ fans for the page, all are attained through ads. No sales yet.
    I have spent 325USD approx so far.

    Regards
     
  11. abhijit369

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    I was sick for two days and so I have some rest.

    Today, I am going to post 3-5 new articles and post links on my facebook page plus my other social media accounts.

    All will non promotional articles.

    I will then write a promotional article and offer my free ebook which will be posted to the page.

    Regards
     
  12. jkamo

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    Hi abhijit369, thank you for your case study. I wish you much success in your endeavors. I feel you should have at lease made one sale with the amount you've invested in ads, but since you haven't you may want to scale back your budget and tweak your creatives and copy.
     
  13. abhijit369

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    Hi,

    Thank you very much for the wishes. Its may be because I invested most of that money in acquiring fans posting non promotional content.

    What I want to know, in the current trend, the number of fans I acquired for the money spent, is it reasonable?

    Would be helpful if someone post their opinion here.

    Regards
     
  14. Ryan Johnson

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    I think one way to look at it is in its purest form. How much did you spend based on how much you made. Now that can also be looked at as if you got X amount of fans posting about you, but in places that your product means nothing that can also be a negative thing. The thing about online sales is about finding your audience. If you are selling horses for example, your target should be dealing with horses not boats. So if you are getting a ton of fans in the boat category (for example still) posting about your horse deals it is wasted money.
     
  15. abhijit369

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    The fans are fully targeted and interested in the niche which I am in. The targeting isn't broad, its big niche and fans are targeted and content that I post in the page is completely niche targeted.
     
  16. Ryan Johnson

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    Hmmm might just be sheer no luck right now. Keep at it I have confidence in you and your ability, everything will work out!
     
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    hi, i also build a website ,but i sales my digital product instead of affiliate link,
    fb paid ads sometime no good as we thinking ,even you target right person ,why dun you try promote to groups post? and it free.......
    in long term ,you can find the correct group to target, and it only speed time .

    just my two cent ,sorry for my english....
     
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  18. abhijit369

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    Actually I did not promote site much, I was only concentrating to gather fans and later promote website articles to the fans.

    Yes, I am thinking of promoting to facebook groups and will start doing that today. Thank you for the advice.