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post #1 of Old 03-02-2015, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Facebook and youtube video ads

Hey guys. Thinking about doing either a facebook or youtube video ad. Anybody have experience with doing video ads with either (youtube ads are pretty new). I am in the process of having a little commercial made up and will use it with an adword campaign landing page in addition to either the facebook or youtube ad.Thanks for any input!
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I've been debating this. Most people say, "oh, I tried it a few years ago and it didn't work" or "everyone says it doesn't work". They don't realize last October it totally changed and is nothing like it used to be. Actually, it's a totally different thing from before last October.

If you do it will you please keep us updated on how it works? Thanks and good luck!
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facebook video ad

Yeah I will post the video I am using when its done and will update on the results I get.
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Even though effective "adblockers" have been around for quite sometime, not a lot of people actually have it especially on mobile devices w/c people are likely to use when on youtube and fb. So if you get a good deal for a location specific ad then I think you should give it a shot. I only get an fb an campaign every 2 maybe 3 quarters depending on how much of my schedule I want to fill. It does pay for itself most of the time which is good enough I guess. I have my cousin do all those for me so I don't really know specifics.
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My Two cents, I feel most people ignore the You Tube ads, besides most people (my customer base) does not spend allot of time on You Tube. As far as Fb goes, I read an article in Forbes Mag. where GM pulled majority of FB ads after seeing they werent working. IMO If a company that has the largest advertising budget in the U.S. wont use them.... but.. Fb does have a section where you put in Ideal customer info and it will target a demographic..that thing is awesome

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My Two cents, I feel most people ignore the You Tube ads, besides most people (my customer base) does not spend allot of time on You Tube. As far as Fb goes, I read an article in Forbes Mag. where GM pulled majority of FB ads after seeing they werent working. IMO If a company that has the largest advertising budget in the U.S. wont use them.... but.. Fb does have a section where you put in Ideal customer info and it will target a demographic..that thing is awesome
I have done a few regular facebook ads with little success. I didn't spend a ton so, not that big of a deal. I am going to try the video ad, hopefully that will convert better.
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whats the goal for the ads?

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whats the goal for the ads?
Convey a special offer and get a few sales, of course. Also brand recognition in my area.
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IMo I dont think your going to get the results you want out of it. Short term success PPC long term, rank higher in Google is where you need to be

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The Way it was explained to me when I looked into that, SEM works for some business types but this industry isnt one of those

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The Way it was explained to me when I looked into that, SEM works for some business types but this industry isnt one of those
Plenty of guys on other forums claiming success with facebook ads. Worth a shot since I can control what I want to spend.
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The Way it was explained to me when I looked into that, SEM works for some business types but this industry isnt one of those
What month was it explained to you?
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What month was it explained to you?
Oh do define

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If it was explained to you within the last 1-2 months it would be true. But if the information was 'had' before then, it is useless. FB has a whole new program now. And let's say for example someone told you in November or December... the new program wasn't out long enough for them to see if it worked or not. Most people don't get instant results so they think things don't work. Most things take a lil time.

I'm thinking about trying it for the lawn care business I have.
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I'd say it was a month or so ago, but I was thinking bout this last night, I know the "likes" dont matter anymore, plus I rank pretty good on Google so all this plays a determining factor for me I guess. But I also factor in my "ideal customer" as well which, majority of them dont spend tons of time on Facebook.
As for YouTube ads, i feel it would be more productive to create a channel and make "company videos" all linking to your website/ Facebook page which ever you get the most out of.

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I'm not in it for the 'LIKES'. I will be doing the LOCAL FB and if it gets me a new client any time within the for 60 days it will have worked. My limit will be $1 per day.

As for building a brand on FB or any other social media, that takes a lot of time that I could devote to flyers. So I will run the ad and if it works, it works. If I spend 3 hours a day on FB trying to get customers who knows how many I could get. If I spend 3 hours per day passing out flyers I can get atleast 1 new customer a day on average guaranteed.
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I'm not in it for the 'LIKES'. I will be doing the LOCAL FB and if it gets me a new client any time within the for 60 days it will have worked. My limit will be $1 per day.

As for building a brand on FB or any other social media, that takes a lot of time that I could devote to flyers. So I will run the ad and if it works, it works. If I spend 3 hours a day on FB trying to get customers who knows how many I could get. If I spend 3 hours per day passing out flyers I can get atleast 1 new customer a day on average guaranteed.
I agree there, I love Flyers! The guy that puts them out for me does .10 a flyer @ 5k a month, but this year I plan to bump up to 10k a month

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Facebook or youtube ads are just another source of marketing for me. The great thing about the Facebook ads, is I can test the waters fairly cheaply. Flyers are great and we utilize them as well as eddm and valpak and other sources of local print advertising.
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I wouldn't suggest using YouTube ads for a cleaning business. Reason being it is not nearly as targeted as Facebook is.
With Facebook you can target very specific people you want to provide your services for, in a very strict demographic. With YouTube, it is not as targeted, and not many people go onto YouTube searching for cleaning services in there area.

I suggest Facebook highly, just be sure to target the right people in the right area and you will find it will work out great and be pretty cost-effective.
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I wouldn't suggest using YouTube ads for a cleaning business. Reason being it is not nearly as targeted as Facebook is.
With Facebook you can target very specific people you want to provide your services for, in a very strict demographic. With YouTube, it is not as targeted, and not many people go onto YouTube searching for cleaning services in there area.

I suggest Facebook highly, just be sure to target the right people in the right area and you will find it will work out great and be pretty cost-effective.
After looking in to the youtube ads, I decided to pass on it. Currently running a facebook video ad.
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