Are you familiar with the Facebook Business Manager? Do you want to keep your Facebook accounts more secure?
Whether you oversee one or many Facebook pages, Facebook Business Manager puts everything you need in one central place.
In this article you’ll discover how to use Business Manager to securely manage pages, admins, ad accounts and more.
Why Use Facebook Business Manager?
The best reason to use Business Manager is to keep you focused on your work.
When you log in to Business Manager, you’re taken directly to your business assets on Facebook. From there, you can access your pages, Ads Manager, Power Editor and other business–related assets without seeing your personal news feed or notifications.
If you’re using Facebook for marketing purposes (let’s face it, who isn’t!?) or you’re in charge of managing multiple Facebook Pages or Ad Accounts for your office/agents, Facebook Business Manager will be your new best friend.
But what is it, exactly?
Facebook Business Manager: Setup Basics
If the thought of setting up ads on Facebook makes you break into a cold sweat, let’s take it step-by-step.
Getting started first requires some basic set up before ever pushing that first ad live.
Create a Facebook Business Manager Account
“But I already have a Facebook page.”
It doesn’t matter. Think of Facebook Business Manager as the centralised hub for managing everything related to your business activity on Facebook. This means ads, Pages, co-worker admin permissions, etc. are all handled through this hub.
- Visit the Facebook Business Manager portal and choose Create Account to get started.
- You will then fill out information as it pertains to your business, such as the business name and your email.
- If you already have a Facebook Page created, you’ll then add it to your Business Manager account. You can also choose to create a new one.
Connect your Facebook Ad Account
Once Pages are set up, you’ll next want to connect your ad accounts. If you already have one created, you can choose to add it during this step.
If you have yet to create an ad account, you’ll be given the option to create one. Note that you cannot host more than five ad accounts within your Business Manager.
Manage your Admins
If you’re going at this digital marketing strategy of yours solo, there may not be a need to connect anyone other than yourself to your Business Manager account. Should you have marketing managers, interns, an agency, or any other sort of extra help, however, you’ll be able to assign them to your Facebook Business Manager with access based on relevant roles.
Plug in the emails for each person being added and choose the type of admin status you’d like to assign them with. Facebook provides a full breakdown of what each role can and cannot do as an affiliate of your account.
Install the Facebook Pixel
You’ll be able to setup the Facebook pixel within Facebook Business Manager. Once created, the piece of code will need to be incorporated into your website’s code in order to start collecting relevant data. You can create up to 10 Facebook pixels within your Facebook Business Manager account for use across multiple websites and webpages.
Creating Your First Real Estate Facebook Ad Campaign
Once the foundation of your Facebook Business Manager has been established, you can begin to put it to use for managing your real estate ads on Facebook. Choose the option to Create an Ad and you’ll be presented with a walkthrough of campaign categories to consider.
Choose Your Objective
Facebook conveniently breaks down their available objectives by Awareness, Consideration, and Conversion. Depending on which stage you’d like to focus on in engaging with your target audiences, there’s a relevant option to focus on and spend your ad money.
For example, if you’re trying to get your message in front of as many people as possible for an upcoming open house, you might choose Reach as the objective. On the other hand, if you’re more interested in driving clicks to a new listing, you might opt for Traffic. Your ultimate end goal in creating the ad should drive which objective you choose.
Narrow the Audience
An ad is only as good as the relevance of the audience it’s targeted to. This is where Facebook’s powerful audience targeting comes into play. If you’re looking to connect with home buyers and/or sellers, there are a handful of targeting options to remain cognizant of.
Location will undoubtedly be important in narrowing down the most relevant audiences of interest to your real estate business. If you’ve yet to create a custom audience based on acquired contacts in your area, set up your targeting around specific postcodes and suburbs you’d like your ad to be seen. You can even choose from a variety of demographic filters.
Before jumping off the deep end with your ads budget, start small and increase as you go. Facebook will certainly suggest a budget amount but play around with whatever feels comfortable to your wallet. Consider starting out with a set daily budget around a specific start and end date in order to ensure you aren’t surprised once the final bill rolls in.
Test, Optimise, and Repeat
The only way you’ll be able to firmly grasp what works and what doesn’t with your Facebook ads is to run tests. Experiment based on assumptions and work from there.
For example, if your cost per result was really high for one audience over another, consider positioning the creative you had used for the poor performer in front of the high performing audience. If the ad still performs poorly, you may need to evaluate the quality of the content itself.
As with the creation of campaigns across your other real estate digital marketing channels, coming at Facebook from a strategic approach is not only a good idea—it’s vital for success.
The more you familiarise yourself with the inner workings of Facebook Business Manager, the more likely you are to become comfortable with what spending money on the platform actually means. And more importantly, the results that doing so can yield.
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