Facebook has opened up a new A placement is a location where your ad is shown. Examples include Facebook's mobile Feed, Messenger, Instagram feed, Audience Network, right-hand column, and more. More for advertisers to Reach measures the number of Accounts Center Accounts (formerly users) that saw your ads at least once. You can have one account reached with multiple impressions. More their potential customers: Marketplace.
Let’s take a closer look at what Marketplace is and how to utilize this placement…
[NOTE: This placement is not currently available to everyone. There is no word on when is will be rolled out globally.]
Facebook first announced Marketplace in October of 2016. Facebook positions Marketplace as a “convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community.”
Consider Marketplace Facebook’s response to Craigslist.
The focus is on local, allowing Facebook users to browse items for sale by category in their area…
Click the “Sell Something” button and you can quickly post your own item for sale.
Facebook Ads for Marketplace
Up until now, Marketplace has remained ad-free. The Marketplace placement allows advertisers to place their ads into Marketplace when users are viewing it from the mobile app (no desktop yet).
I checked Marketplace from my mobile app, and I am seeing ads there. It does take some scrolling to see the first one.
Note that this isn’t a matter of promoting the item you’re selling on Marketplace. This is simply running ads that you are otherwise sending to Facebook news feed, Instagram and Audience Network is a network of mobile apps that have been approved to monetize their apps with ads. This is how you can show your Meta ads to people while they are away from the Meta family of apps. Audience Network and associated groups are among your placement selection options in the ad set. More to users in one additional place.
Using the Marketplace Placement
To utilize the Marketplace placement, advertisers must first select from Traffic, A conversion is counted whenever a website visitor performs an action that fires a standard event, custom event, or custom conversion. Examples of conversions include purchases, leads, content views, add to cart, and registrations. More, or Catalog Sales When you create a campaign, one of the first things you'll do is select an objective. The campaign objective is your ultimate goal. Your selection will impact options, including optimization and delivery. Options include Awareness, Traffic, Engagement, Leads, App Promotion, and Sales. More. No other objectives are currently eligible.
Facebook says that for Traffic or Conversions, must first have a “Shop Now” button on your page.
While I don’t have a Shop Now button on my page and I have the option to select Marketplace as a placement, I can’t confirm whether I am still allowed to use that placement. As of this moment, I haven’t yet seen Impressions are the number of times your ads were displayed to your target audience. Impressions aren't counted if it is detected they came from bots. More in that placement.
If you have the Facebook Marketplace placement option, you will see it when choosing to edit placements at the An ad set is a Facebook ads grouping where settings like targeting, scheduling, optimization, and placement are determined. More level.
The Marketplace placement can only be selected in addition to news feed. For the time being, you can’t run ads only to Marketplace.
Ad creative options are a single image or a A carousel allows you to display two or more scrollable images or videos in the same ad, with the ability to link each to a different URL. More — videos are not yet eligible. Specs are the same for the Marketplace placement as for news feed:
- Single Image: 1,200 x 628 pixels recommended, 1.9:1 aspect ratio
- Carousel: 600 x 600 pixels recommended, 1:1 aspect ratio
At this time, you aren’t able to upload unique creative for Marketplace only.
View Marketplace Performance
This question always comes next: Should I use the Marketplace placement?
The answer, as always: It depends on your results. You should test it!
If you’re curious how this new placement is performing, just a reminder that you can isolate performance by placement within your ad reports using Breakdown is a way to get insights into your ad performance related to time, delivery, action, or dynamic creative element. More.
Thoughts on Marketplace Placement
Will this placement be effective? I don’t know. But we can’t assume that all placements are created equal.
The reason there’s potential here is that the typical visitor to Marketplace is looking to buy something. That’s a big deal. Normally, that is not the case when simply scrolling through news feed.
Understand that in order to reach someone when using Marketplace, they still need to be in your target This is the group of people who can potentially see your ads. You help influence this by adjusting age, gender, location, detailed targeting (interests and behaviors), custom audiences, and more. More. Nothing changes there. This isn’t a matter of reaching a different audience in a new place. You’re reaching the same audience you were already reaching but in a different place.
In a vacuum, it shouldn’t matter much whether you reach someone within news feed or Instagram or Marketplace. It’s the same person, different place. But context, competition, and costs will impact results.
My hunch is that conversion ads looking to sell products will perform better than traffic ads promoting content. Conversion ads will fit in with the other content. Traffic ads will stand out as not belonging.
Again, that’s just a hunch. Always test!
It’s way too soon to evaluate the effectiveness of this new placement, but I’ll be excited to try it out.
What do you think about this update? Let me know in the comments below!