Author Topic: Facebook Survey  (Read 1704 times)

LilyBLily

Facebook Survey
« on: January 25, 2019, 02:44:37 PM »
Facebook sent me a survey, supposedly about my experience with Facebook ads. I thought it might be my opportunity to complain about certain lacks in FB ads targeting and budgeting, but no. Question after question was about Instagram videos. One insisted that I rate various things relating to Instagram about which I know nothing. Since there was no way to declare my ignorance or to skip the question, the only way to continue the survey was to lie by randomly filling in dots. Instead, I gave up in disgust. Did anybody else actually complete the survey?   
 

baldricko

Re: Facebook Survey
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 03:28:31 PM »
Facebook sent me a survey, supposedly about my experience with Facebook ads. I thought it might be my opportunity to complain about certain lacks in FB ads targeting and budgeting, but no. Question after question was about Instagram videos. One insisted that I rate various things relating to Instagram about which I know nothing. Since there was no way to declare my ignorance or to skip the question, the only way to continue the survey was to lie by randomly filling in dots. Instead, I gave up in disgust. Did anybody else actually complete the survey?
And did anyone read the article today on Zerohedge reporting that FB may well have been making up the numbers of users by as much as 50%? I was about to fire off an ad campaign with them. I think I will wait it out another day or two, just to see if the story has legs, and evidence to be revealed.
 

LilyBLily

Re: Facebook Survey
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 03:33:46 PM »
I should add that FB sent me an email last week, calling it a "holiday gift," offering me a $30 credit on my next ad. Since the last two ads I did on FB cost far in excess of the resulting sales, I've been loath to use the coupon. A FB ad can eat up $30 in a morning and show nothing as a result.
 

Simon Haynes

Re: Facebook Survey
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 03:34:57 PM »
I'm using FB ads in AU/US/CA/UK, but I only pay per click. I'd never go with per-impression.
 

OfficialEthanJ

Re: Facebook Survey
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 11:37:08 PM »
I should add that FB sent me an email last week, calling it a "holiday gift," offering me a $30 credit on my next ad. Since the last two ads I did on FB cost far in excess of the resulting sales, I've been loath to use the coupon. A FB ad can eat up $30 in a morning and show nothing as a result.

Yes, but: If you set your budget for $30, you get free exposure on their dime. Otherwise, yeah, FB advertising hasn't been the magic bullet solution for me, either. Maybe if I wrote non-fiction.
 

Post-Crisis D

Re: Facebook Survey
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 02:41:39 AM »
You have to be careful with pay-per-click too because, reportedly, fake accounts run by bots (or paid people, I suppose) click ads so they appear to be real accounts which means they're not clicking because they're interested in your book but clicking to better pretend to be a real account.

Plus cases where people who do not like you see your ad and click on it just to cost you money.
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