As most of you have probably heard by now, a few months ago, Facebook changed its algorithm — which is a fancy way of saying how things used to appear on your feed when you logged in — to really hurt business pages. So that means if you were a professional business and had a page for your real estate business – which if you do not have by now, please contact us so you are not hurting your business –  your fans were no longer seeing the organic content you would post on your page. This change significantly hurt a lot of businesses and some smaller ones even closed their doors because they relied so heavily on Facebook’s organic traffic to drive business.

Why did Facebook make this change? Because Facebook is a BUSINESS, really an advertising platform, and not a “social media network” like most of us think. Facebook wants businesses to now “pay to play” and if they want users to see their content, they need to pay Facebook for that valuable exposure. But the problem is that not all types of content will generate effective results on Facebook and most people waste thousands of dollars on trying out various ineffective ad campaigns on Facebook because they are not familiar with their confusing Ad Manager tool but if done correctly, Facebook is a very powerful marketing tool. It allows you to hyper-segment your audience, meaning really specifically target them, which is not possible with most marketing tactics.  Targeted ads on Facebook allow you to reach people outside of your current business page followers.

Also, if done effectively, Facebook is one of the most cost-effective advertising platforms and can allow you to reach over 5,000 people a month for a fraction of what you would pay using other marketing tactics. And, if you do this with engaging content, such as video, your ads will get 3-5x more traffic and visibility. Leveraging video marketing is a powerful strategy to promote, brand, and grow your business online. More consumers are interacting with videos today than ever before and, it’s vital to boost and ramp up your video marketing to connect with your audience. Videos have a compelling way of fostering engagement, yielding results like click-throughs, shares, lead generation and sales.  Make sure you set your agency apart from competitors with captivating personalized video content and a robust marketing strategy that is maximizing your exposure on Facebook.