Facebook Is Launching New App-Install Ads to Help Developers Find Audiences

Facebook has updated its app-install ads to allow developers to select targeted audiences based on which users will most likely use an app and not just install and forget about it. The product, App Event Optimization, will allow advertisers to select from among 14 user actions that might signal how likely a person is to play a game, book a flight or buy a pair of shoes. Signifying app events include actions like adding an item to an online shopping cart or wish list, initiating a checkout, purchasing a product, rating an app, searching for an app or viewing content. According to Facebook product manager Jehan Damji, only a small number of people who download an app provide any long-term value for the company that made it. In fact, he said only six percent of people still use an app 30 days after installing it. "What that tells us is that not all installs are created equal," Damji said in an interview. Through its updated event-based bidding process, advertisers can choose whether to pay less for for an install or bid more for someone who is likely to use the app. The updates are also better for users, who could end up seeing more ads for apps they might actually want. (Rather than, say, ad after ad for FarmVille when you're just not a FarmVille kind of person.) The ads will be available for campaigns running across Facebook, Instagram and publishers using the Facebook Audience Network. "We know from what advertisers have told us and the way they think about... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2016-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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