Digital marketing tips

How to run Facebook ads for beginners

Are you someone who is looking to run facebook ads for your business or you want to learn how to run facebook ads then this blog will help you.

This blog going to save your money for a paid facebook ads course.

In this article, I am going to teach you how you can run profitable facebook ads without any prior knowledge.

We are going to look at how to create and run facebook ads, facebook ads types, facebook business manager, and many more things.

Why Facebook ads are important

Your audience is spending their time on facebook and Instagram which is also own by facebook.

You can start running facebook ads with a minimum amount of budget and according to 346.2 million people use facebook in India.

You can make people aware of your product who don’t know about your business.

Check this blog to know morewhy digital marketing or facebook ads are important .

If you make relatable content for your ads in the form of video or graphics then people share your ads with their friends and you don’t need to pay money for that.

 Facebook ads targeting helps you to target people based on their gender, demographics,  interest, and behaviour on the internet.

Facebook Ads vs Google Ads

  •       If you have a business where your customer is actively for your product then google ads are much better for your business.
  •       If you have a new business idea then facebook ads are much better for your business.
  •       Facebook ads provide better targeting option wherein google ads depends on the keyword.
  •       Facebook is outbound marketing where you go to consumers and make them aware of their product whereas google ads are inbound marketing where customer come to you.
  •       Facebook ads help you to create the demand for your product.
  •       If your business is in a location where people do no search for your business locally then facebook ads are much better.


Points to keep in mind before running effective facebook ads are:

  •  Facebook page and Instagram business account.
  •  Facebook ads account can be a personal ad account or business ad account.
  •  Facebook personal ad account for running ads for only one business.
  •  Internet banking, phone pay, or Paytm account for payment of ads for personal ad account and master card, visa debit or credit card in India for business account.
  •   Learn about Facebook ads policy.

Facebook ads terminology

Facebook ads structure: It contains of the campaign under campaign you have multiple ad sets and under ads set you have multiple ads.

Impressions: It refers to a number of time your facebook ad is displayed.

Cost Per Impression: It refers to the cost per 1000 impression.

Frequency:  It refers to how many time specific person saw your ad. Ideal frequency should be less then 3 if it increase the stop running ad and create new ad creatives.

Relevance score: It refers to how much your ad is related with your audience. It should not more than 4.

Post engagement: How your audience react to your ads.

Cost Per click: cost of one click to your ad.

CTR: Number of clicks per impression.

Results Rate: It refers to result based on your goals.

Cost per result: cost of one conversion.

Facebook pixel: It is java script code which help you to collect data of your customer. In later part of this article I will explain you how to use Facebook pixel.

Facebook ads Audience

Before start creating audiences just look at types of audience. These are:

Saved Audience: This was the basic type of audience that you create based on demographics, location, interest, and behaviours.

Custom Audience: This audience is based on people’s action on your website it includes website visits, specific page visits, or any interaction that customers have in past with your business.Custom audience is best for retargeting ads.

Lookalike audience: A lookalike audience is similar to a custom audience, it consist of similar people who already are in your custom audience. You can choose how much percentage of custom audience you want to create. 1or 2% is gave great results.


Special Audience: this audience is used for social and political ad campaigns.

Steps to create Facebook ads

Step1: Create Facebook pixel
What is Facebook pixel

Facebook pixel is a piece of code which help you to track action of people on your website. It is used to create custom audience.

You can run ads without installing pixel but you can do tracking of your ads.

How to install FB pixel

Click on navigation bar click on event manager then click on green +sign select data source from web, app, and offine.I am explaining for website point of view.

click on next then select Facebook pixel click on connect add details click on connect,

In this step select install code manually. Click on next copy the code and paste it on the header of the website.

If you have a WordPress website then you can paste the code through Facebook pixel wordPress plugins you can google about it.

I will explain it to you in the future how to paste the code and for HTML website you can ask your developer how to install

Click on continue and click on test event or if you want to know pixel is installed or not then you can use Facebook pixel chrome extension name facebook pixel helper.

For checking if the Facebook pixel is installed or not go to the website where a pixel is installed and click on the Facebook pixel helper plugin.

Step2: Create your audience

Go to the business manager home page and click on create audience then click on the saved audience, saved audience is recommended for firs time.

Select location where you want to run your ad you can run all over India as a location or only in your city within 5 km where your business is operated.

Select age gender demographics and interest of your customer and click on create a saved audience.

Step 3: Make your ad

Go to ads manager click on create give name to your campaign.

Look on campaign details select buying type go with auction, select objective of the campaign, click on more option and you can enter campaign spend limit.

Go to campaign budget optimization set your daily budget or you can also choose lifetime budget I use daily low budget it will more effective.

Choose biding strategy and go with low cost. Click on the more option and you can schedule your ads if you have lifetime budget.

Click on next and you will see ad set you can use multiple ads set under one campaign.

Give name to your ad set. Select where you want to derive traffic from website, App, messenger and whatsapp.

Choose a date when you want to start and when you want to end the campaign. Click on more and you can also add your ad set spend limit.

Select your audience.

For placement choose facebook mobile feed and if your product is related to youth then also use Instagram story.

Go to optimization and ad delievery select cost control your call to action from optimization.

Click on more and you can select when you want to pay for your ad.

Click on next create your ad give a name to your ads. Choose ad creative write description headline of your ads. Choose the destination of your ads your call to action and your ad is ready.


Facebook ads is a very deep topic it can not cover in a single blog post but this Facebook ad article helps you to run your first Facebook ad campaign and you want to know how to make your ad efficient then you can check this blog  7 Ways to Make Facebook Ads Efficient.

 I am going to explain different topics related to Facebook ads in my next blog posts but if you want to know more about it then you can also check facebook’s free course.

I also recommend you to go ahead and run your facebook ad and get practical experience.

Facebook keep updating their ads policy so updtae yourself about them.

If you like the blog give your feedback and keep checking our website for Digital marketing tips.

you can learn everything about Digital marketing for your business on my blog so comment your queries I give my best content to you.






5 replies on “How to run Facebook ads for beginners”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *