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  • Will Staber

The REAL Cost of Facebook Ads in 2023

As a business owner on the highly competitive landscape of the Northern Beaches, you may be considering Facebook advertising as a method to increase the awareness of your brand and drive greater traffic to your website. While Facebook advertising can be highly effective in reaching a larger audience, it's extremely important to understand the costs involved, and what you can realistically expect in return.

First and foremost, let's talk about the different types of Facebook ads. There are several types of ads you can choose from, including:

  • Image Ads: These are simple ads that display a single image or graphic with a headline and a small amount of text.

  • Video Ads: These ads can be in-feed or full-screen and include a video ranging from a few seconds to several minutes in length.

  • Carousel Ads: These ads allow you to display multiple images or videos in a single ad, with the option for users to swipe through the content.

  • Collection Ads: These ads feature a combination of images and videos, with a focus on showcasing products.

The cost of your Facebook ad campaign will depend on a few key factors, including your target audience, ad placement, and your bidding strategy.

Now, this is where things start to get a bit tricky. You can choose to bid on a cost-per-click (CPC) basis, where you only pay when someone clicks on your ad, OR a cost-per-impression (CPM) basis, where you pay for every 1,000 impressions your ad receives.

On average, small to medium-sized businesses on the Northern Beaches can realistically expect to pay anywhere from $0.50 to $2.00 per click for their Facebook ads, depending on their target audience and bidding strategy. However, it's important to note that these costs can vary greatly depending on your industry, competition, and the quality of your ad.

Check out our article on how to build effective Facebook ads for some help with building campaigns from the ground up.

So, what can you expect in return for your investment in Facebook advertising?

Again, this will depend on several factors, including the quality of your ad, your target audience, and your goals. Some businesses may see a significant increase in website traffic or sales, while others may simply use Facebook advertising as a way to increase brand awareness and reach a larger audience.

One thing to keep in mind is that Facebook advertising is not a one-and-done solution. It's important to continually analyze your ad's performance and make adjustments as needed to ensure you're getting the most out of your investment.

Overall, Facebook advertising can be a cost-effective way for small to medium-sized businesses on the Northern Beaches to increase their online presence and reach a larger audience. By creating high-quality ads and continually analyzing and adjusting your strategy, you can maximize your return on investment and achieve your business goals.

Shoot us an email at or schedule a call through our website to learn more about Facebook advertising and how we can help your business elevate itself in the digital space.

Will Staber

Digital Marketing Strategist


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