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How To Run Facebook Ads: A Step-by-Step Guide To Advertising On Facebook

Updated: Dec 26, 2022

As digital marketing continues to grow and evolve, so too do the platforms and tools that we use to reach our target audiences.

One of the most popular and effective platforms for advertising is Facebook, which boasts over 2 billion monthly active users and is one of the most powerful ways to expose your brand to new audiences.

While the platform has undergone some changes over the years, one thing has remained constant: it is a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes to reach their target audiences.

In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about Facebook Ads in 2022, from the basics of account setup to best practices for campaign optimization. We'll also provide some case studies and FAQs to help you troubleshoot along the way.

Let's get started!

Account Setup

The first step in setting up your Facebook Ads account is to create a Business Manager account. This is a free tool that allows businesses to manage their presence on Facebook and Instagram.

Once you've created your Business Manager account, you'll need to add your company's, Facebook Page. This is the page that will represent your business on Facebook, and it's where people will be able to like and follow your company.

To add your Page to Business Manager:

1. Go to Business Settings.

2. Click Pages in the left-hand menu.

3. Click the + Add button in the top-right corner.

4. Select Claim an existing Page from the drop-down menu.

5. Enter your Page's URL.

6. Click Continue.

7. Follow the prompts to claim your Page.

The Ad Library

Once you've set up your Facebook Ads account, you'll have access to the Ad Library. This is a searchable database of all the ads that are currently running on Facebook.

You can use the Ad Library to research your competition, see what kinds of ads they're running, and get ideas for your own campaigns. To access the Ad Library:

1. Go to

2. Enter a search term, such as the name of your competitor's business.

3. Click Search.

4. Browse the results to see what kinds of ads your competitor is running.

Campaign Idea Generator

If you're having trouble coming up with ideas for your Facebook Ad campaigns, the Campaign Idea Generator can help.

To use the Campaign Idea Generator:

1. Go to

2. Enter your business type, target audience, and campaign objective.

3. Click Get Ideas.

4. Browse the ideas that are generated and select the ones that best fit your business.

Ad Campaign Setup

Once you've come up with the offer and content for your campaign, it's time to set it up. To do this, you'll need to create a new campaign in your Facebook Ads account.

To create a new campaign:

1. Go to

2. Click the + Create button in the top-left corner.

3. Select Campaign from the drop-down menu.

4. Enter a name for your campaign and click Continue.

5. Select your campaign objective from the list of options.

6. Click Continue.

7. Enter your ad set information, such as your target audience and budget.

8. Click Continue.

9. Enter your ad information, such as the headline and text.

10. Click Continue.

11. Review your campaign information and click Confirm when you're ready to launch your campaign.

Campaign Optimization

Once your campaign is up and running, it's important to monitor its performance and make changes as needed to ensure that it is successful.

To do this, you'll need to check your campaign's metrics regularly. The most important metric to track is your cost per lead (CPL). This metric will tell you how much you're spending to generate each lead, and it will help you determine whether or not your campaign is profitable. However, if you're running a campaign that's aimed at generating conversions as opposed to leads, then the metric you'll want to pay attention to is your cost per conversion (CPC). This metric will tell you how much you're spending to generate each conversion, and it will help you determine whether or not your campaign is successful.

To track your campaign's metrics:

1. Go to

2. Click the Campaigns tab.

3. Select your campaign from the list of options.

4. Click the Insights tab.

5. Review your campaign's metrics, such as reach, impressions, and CPL/CPC.

6. Make changes to your campaign as needed to improve its performance.

7. Repeat steps 5-6 regularly until your campaign is no longer profitable.

Thank you for reading this guide on how to create successful Facebook Ads campaigns! When it comes to refining and perfecting your ad campaigns, there is tons of marketing theory and content strategy that can be tested. Hopefully, after reading this guide, you now have the tools to begin running and testing your ads. Good luck, and make sure to reach out to us if you have any questions!

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