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Mompreneur Guide on How to Fix Facebook Ads Manager

Updated: Mar 23

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Being a mompreneur is a challenging yet rewarding journey, where the roles of managing a family and a business often overlap. In the digital age, mastering online advertising is crucial for the success of any business. Facebook Ads Manager is a powerful tool that allows you to reach your target audience effectively. However, it's not uncommon for mompreneurs to encounter issues with Facebook Ads Manager. In this guide, we'll provide a comprehensive, step-by-step fix-it manual to help you navigate and optimize your Facebook advertising strategy.

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Understanding the Basics of Facebook Ads Manager

Before diving into troubleshooting, make sure you have a solid understanding of the basics of Facebook Ads Manager. I always think the best way to create ad sets is to use the ads manager app for your phone or mobile device.  It is far more user friendly than the complexities of Meta ads manager on a desktop. Familiarize yourself with the different ad objectives, targeting options, and ad formats available. This foundational knowledge will be instrumental in identifying and resolving issues effectively before you even create new ads.

Account and Page Setup

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The first step in fixing any issue is to ensure your account and page settings are configured correctly. Verify that your Facebook Page is correctly linked to your Ads Manager account and that you have the necessary permissions. If you encounter any issues accessing your Page or Ads Manager, double-check your login credentials and ensure you're using an updated browser. If you're creating a new account, be sure to login as a person and create an ad account as a person who then manages multiple pages.

Ad Campaign Objectives

Choosing the right campaign objective is crucial for the success of your Facebook ads. If you want better results, revisit your campaign objectives. Whether it's brand awareness, conversions, or engagement, align your objectives with your business goals. Take note which call to action is available under different campaign objectives to decide which one fits best with your 

Target Audience Optimization

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Effective targeting is the key to reaching the right audience. If you're not getting the desired engagement or conversions, review your target audience settings. Refine your audience based on demographics, interests, and behaviors to ensure your ads are reaching the most relevant users. The only way to reach new audiences is to match their interests with what you are offering. Think about what your target audience might be searching for and include those categories in your current ads. 

Another great way to get better results with the ad manager is to scroll through the suggested detailed targeting categories when setting up a new ad. You can always go in and edit most of the ad settings like target audience attributes or even the daily budget while the ad is running. Sometimes it may suggest you wait if the ad is still in the learning phase. Don't overlook generic categories like shopping behavior and household incomes to fine tune your target audience. The search feature is also a good way to find new audience characteristics you maybe haven't thought of before. Try searching in the target audience for keywords that relate to your business like natural, fitness, small business. You never know who might purchase your product, but you can always start with appealing to their relevant interests.

Ad Creative and Copy

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Compelling visuals and persuasive copy are essential for capturing your audience's attention and creating brand recognition. If your ads aren't performing well, reassess your creative elements. Experiment with different images, headlines, and ad copy to find what resonates best with your target audience.

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Budget and Bidding Strategy

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Budget allocation and bidding strategy play a significant role in the success of your campaigns. If your ads are not delivering as expected, review your budget distribution and bidding strategy. Consider adjusting your daily budget or lifetime budget and experiment with different bidding options to optimize your ad delivery. I like to set my monthly budget and always have an ad running continuously. If you've had a successful ad, you can adjust to a new end date to keep the ad running. The minimum for Facebook Ads is $1/day, so I always say every business can probably afford a $30/month marketing budget.  This may only get you eyeballs, but the more budget, the more eyeballs. And the more eyeballs, the more potential sales.

Ad Placement and Formats

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Facebook offers various ad placements and formats, including feed ads, stories, and in-stream videos. These ads can run on both Facebook and Instagram. So if you don't have your Facebook Page linked to your Instagram account, do it now! This way both audiences will see the same ad in different formats which can only help with brand recognition. And most likely, you have different audiences on each platform, with some overlap.

If your ads are not performing well, experiment with different placements and formats to identify what works best for your audience. Each business is unique, and finding the right combination can significantly impact your campaign success. Meta is such a robust advertising platform, consider taking advantage of all their default settings where possible. Then you can fine tune with enough data and adjust from there based on your optimization goal.

Pixel and Conversion Tracking

The Facebook Pixel is a powerful tool for tracking user interactions on your website. If you're experiencing issues with conversion tracking, ensure that your Pixel is correctly installed and activated. Double-check your event setup to track essential actions such as purchases, sign-ups, or page views accurately.

Analyzing Metrics and KPIs

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Regularly monitor and analyze your campaign metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs). If certain metrics are underperforming, identify the root cause and make data-driven adjustments. Facebook Ads Manager provides detailed insights into reach, engagement, and conversions, helping you refine your strategy over time for best results.

Troubleshooting Technical Issues

If you encounter technical issues within Facebook Ads Manager, such as slow loading times or error messages, refer to Facebook's help center or support documentation. Clear your browser cache, update your browser, or try accessing Ads Manager from a different device to troubleshoot technical issues. Some common reasons for an error message to pop up are: too much text, daily budget, payment method, or account spending limit. If you are running similar ads and they are still in the learning phase, give it time to figure out how to optimize your ad and see if your results improve. There may be a number of reasons why your ad is not running or still getting errors. You can always contact Facebook support to find a resolution.

As a mompreneur, mastering Facebook Ads Manager is a valuable skill that can elevate your business to new heights and new audiences. By understanding the basics, optimizing your settings, and continually refining your strategy, you can overcome challenges and create successful ad campaigns. Remember that digital marketing is an ever-evolving landscape, so stay informed about updates and new features to stay ahead in the game. With this comprehensive fix-it manual, you're well-equipped to navigate the world of Facebook advertising and achieve the success your mompreneur journey deserves.

Written in collaboration with artificial intelligence (ChatGPT-3.5). Edited by a human.

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I a still learning FB and Pinterest ads, so this is very useful information. Thanks for sharing!

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Great post! Loved the part about $30 a day for ads, so true!

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Great information and tips on how to facebook ad issues, especially for the beginner

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Excellent post! Very well written...

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