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What social network is the best for advertising?

Businesses are increasing their social media presence in order to increase their exposure to customers. But which social networks are actually better for advertising? If you take the advertisements on Facebook then you can use targeted advertising to make sure that your advertisements are not wasted and are only shown to your target customers. However, if you want to just use posts as advertisements then FB is a problem as the timeline is not in chronological order anymore. This means that the order of posts are based on popularity. This can make it difficult for smaller businesses to properly advertise their site. Twitter on the hand allows your posts to go viral which can increase exposure. As the timeline is in chronological order, chances of your target audience seeing it is also increased. What do you guys think is the best social network to advertise on?

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Corzhens

I have a Facebook account which is my main endeavor in social media. It is the most potent of social networks at present with 2 billion users. Aside from that, users are mostly active based on my experience. Too many of my friends are posting everyday and interaction is very dynamic. So my take on social networks, Facebook is the best for advertising purposes.




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airfightermax

Definitely agree with this, Facebook is now considered the virtual place where people get together. Where's the best place to advertise? Facebook.

Facebook users will also give out reviews about you are offering. If they like it, they'll comment about it promoting it. If they don't like it though, they'll give out bad reviews so just make sure your product is in best quality to not get disliked by the users.




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fishmonk

I agree with this. I am one of those who frequently use Facebook over every other social media. I find it as an essential part of my life. It's pretty easy to have advertisements reach your target users on Facebook.




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Neiltarquin

Using social media to adverstise one product, the best to use is all of them. The more sites your ad is available, the more chance the product will be seen. It doesn't matter which social media is the best, what matters is your target market, which is the user.




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hermessantos

I also agree with you. One can not simply choose the most popular social network. I think it is also fundamental to evaluate which social network the target market prefers.




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airfightermax

I agree with this reply as well, why only use one when you can use both? But if don't have spare time to use both sites, I suggest you go with Twitter. Twitter's User Interface is way friendlier and I can say that user to user interaction in Twitter feels more personal, which makes your "audience" trust you more.

Go with both if you have the time, but If you can't do that, use Twitter.




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Olaryeankarh

This answers it all. But if you are looking for preference, I can advise that you put more money in Facebook because more people = larger audience = larger target. That does not stop you from using all other social media platform because you simply cannot tell which would convert more.
My 2 cents!




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rage35

I agree. It is best to advertise to all social media networks available. Even those who are not yet known in the public because you are doing business and your business is not solely focuses on a group of people but to all the people who are using social media. The more your ads are seen on various social media, the more you can get customers to your business.




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wallet

Hi, Darth I advertise on Facebook and Twitter. But my favorite social media to advertise and brought me a lot of users is Facebook. It provides an extraordinary medium for your business to connect with your prospective customers all around the world. And from an advertising
perspective, it’s the easiest to manage and allows for the best
possible targeting.




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hermessantos

In general, Facebook is considered the best social network to invest in ads. However, you need to always be aware of the profile of your target audience.

Does your target audience prefer Facebook more than Instagram? Sometimes many people are wrong and bet all their chips on Facebook, however, you need to assess where most of your audience is concentrated.




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Tronia

All of them! I never understand the question of ''which is the best'', they're all good so use them all. Don't just focus on one... focus on all. The more advertising, the bigger market you cover, the more traffic you will generate.

For me, personally, it is in this order:

- Twitter,
- Facebook,
- YouTube,
- Instagram,
- the rest.

It honestly also depends on your target audience and what they prefer using.




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PedroP

Do you think Instagram is a good network as well? I was planning on creating a Facebook specifically for promoting my upcoming blog. Since it's about spirituality I think Facebook would be the best bet because I can make posts promoting my content.




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Tronia

Yes, Instagram can be good as well but it obviously focuses around posting photos rather than text or posts. So unless you have some photos and then put some text on them to try to attract people to your blog, it might be hard. I guess, Facebook and Twitter and your best options! You could always try, there's nothing to lose.




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thart

Yes Instagram is one of the most popular social network, And there is lot of people who use it in advertising. According to many of their views, It's working well and some people prefer using it than other social networks.




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PedroP

Yeah being free of charge there is no harm in trying. To be quite honest I hate social networking for personal uses but when you have a higher end in mind like a business they can help a lot.




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harmony4love

Forum is one of the best for advertising your business over the top. If you're not a people person, then you might be more comfortable working for someone else. However, if you are an extrovert like myself, you will enjoy the benefit of having forums to network with other like-minded individuals who share the same vision as you.




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thart

Can you tell me the way how to advertise in forums, because i have a bad experience about it. I tried it before but it didn't succeed.




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Dhanidhamy

I think facebook is the best social media for advertising because it has advantages of many users around the world and can be accessed easily by people viewing your timeline after a long while.




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vinaya

There is no such thing as best, as along as it works for you it will be your best. Which one is best depends person to person. A persom who has 1000 followers on Pinterest and just 200 friends on facebook will love Pinterest more than facebook because he will be
getting more Pinterest traffic than facebook. facebook is the largest social media, however, it is not working for people who have less followers and friends.
Which social media is best depends on various factors such as
Followers: More followers you have, better is the conversion
Audience: various social media have different kind of demographics, your success rate depends on the demography of the particular social media.,




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Fuzyon

It depends on your niche, but I've had the most success with Facebook. Their targeted ads seem to be the most efficient and I actually found people interested in my company, unlike Youtube/Twitter where people were mostly just curious.




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giovanniiiii

I believe it would be best to use Facebook for that matter. It is very convenient since they allow the creation of pages which you could use to promote the product or business you are willing to advertise. What's better is that Facebook even offers services for advertising your page which will then help it get views and traffic, despite Facebook users not actually visiting the page. I haven't seen any other social media that offers the same kind of services.




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zeedollar

With 2 billion monthly active users, facebook sits on top of the list, plus its a great place if you are running targeted promotions too. Instagram is another great place as they really have high engagement and it is constantly growing rapidly too. Just set out a budget for your marketing needs and when you start seeing results, you can then scale up.




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overcast

Facebook seems to be gaining a lot of popularity lately for the better conversion. Many sites and the services are making use of the facebook. You can see that some people also make use of the adwords and the twitter ads. That may also work but you may not find it easy to convert in some cases. I have found facebook ads to be more useful in that case.




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vinaya

Google has more than 65 percent market share, which measn more than 65 percent internet searches are performed on Google. Therefore, it is beneficial to advertise through adwords. Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users, which means you can reach 2.2 billion people through facebook ads. Pinterest has over 150 million monthly active users. Interesting thing about Pinterest is about 80 percent buyers who check products through Pinterest end up buying.




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mcbryan080990

I believe Facebook is the best place for advertising because it has large number of members and not only members but actively participating in their daily routine. I myself is member of Facebook community and once encourage to buy something i saw in one of the advertisement placed in Facebook. Most people choose Facebook rather than other social media sites because of being user friendly. It also has advance features wherein other sites doesn't have it. My family, friends and I strongly agree that Facebook is the best and effective place for advertising.




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DenisP

Well the truth is that I feel the most appropriate answer would be that they're all the best one. Each has their own benefits and rather than focusing on the demographic of one or the other, it's important to view them a single entity and create one huge demographic for yourself. That being said, I don't think it's exactly the answer you're looking for.

If you were to limit yourself to just one platform, I would say that at the moment Facebook is the way to go. Twitter has 328 million users, while Instagram has about 250 million. Facebook, on the other hand, has recently gone to over 2 billion users with the number expected to each over 3.2 billion at the current rate. Not only is it very popular but many people take it seriously and constantly stay up to date with it, so Facebook is prime real estate for advertisement.




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ajlancer

Hi there thanks for your query. I would like to say from my practical experience. I advertised my website in two different social network Facebook and google. Facebook one of the best source for getting traffic by cheap rate. I advert here many times and I got well response. But, disappointment is you will not get worth targeting client by advertising on Facebook. You will get huge responsive but over 50% unrelated and they will not make any profit to you. But, for cheap and convenient concern, you can add your product on Facebook. Contrast with other social network google one of the best platform for adverting your product. Though cost concern it is bit higher than other. But for effectiveness and getting targeting traffic, google one of the effective source for advertising. Twitter and linkedin also considerable.

Regards by Ajlancer




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TheArticulate

It's a good idea to be on as many social media platforms as you can for marketing purposes. People don't use just one medium of social media, and being on multiple platforms allows you keep your business or your product in front of your audience more prominently. Facebook is a great start because it has the highest traffic and monthly user count than any other platform. Starting a page and promoting posts and other advertising material is a great way to get yourself out there.

However, don't discredit other platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. You'll find different crowds there sometimes. Instagram appeals more toward the "artistic" crowd, so you'll have to tailer your posts and marketing strategies to focus more on visual things like photos and videos to be noticed there.




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zeedollar

I agree with you, you should never discredit any of the social media platforms with good data statistics. depending on what you are promoting, some social media sites might just prove more important than others, so when you are evenly spread out, you can be rest assured that which ever network it is you require for promotion, you have a good follower base there.




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keen2write

For me I see more success when using Facebook. As there is a lot of way's to promote from making your own business Facebook page to joining or creating groups.

There is also campaigns which can drive traffic to your website or page. As there is few choices I find owning your own group works great. Think of a catchy group name to go with your niche and upload a picture for the cover. Fill the description well and add your friends and try get more members in your group.




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TsuyoyRival

Facebook is probably the biggest social media and a very reliable way to promote advertisement, because of the gigantic target market and the activity made every single day.




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itommy

I know more people will say that Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin is the best for advertising but to be honest I disagree with that because I tried to advertise on these networks but they are not effective for my sites. According to me, using high traffic blogs and forums that relate to your site niche is the best effective and can convert traffic into sales.




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Corzhens

Pardon me for saying this, no offense meant, but I think your are not using the proper way of promoting your interest in Facebook. With the more than 2 billion users, it is definitely the largest pond of fish and all you need to do is to use the proper reel and hook and bait. Maybe you have to modify your approach and establish a stronger presence in Facebook so your posts will be noticed. If you are not interacting with people in your network then they may do the same to you.




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vinaya

I disagree with @itommy and agree with @corzhens. I have tried advertising on facebook. I did not get the expected sales through my facbook advertising campaign, however, I did get a lot of traffic. With a small budget of $10, I was able to reach 14K people through facebook.




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overcast

PPC is definitely more effective than some blogs and forums. People are earning more leads through facebook, twitter and instagram. And they are not wasting time on random forums. It depends on the type of the product or service you have. If it's low quality it would be promoted through blog and forums. High quality products get better response on fb.




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arachnophobik

Facebook is very good for advertising as they will find the target audience for you in your target countries. The prices aren't cheap if you want a million or thousands of viewers, but it's pretty decent for a hundred or so. Aside from that, I think Twitter would be a good idea. The only con to it is that you have limited characters in a tweet.




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Scholarkin

To me, the best social media for advertising is Facebook. The interface and features are simple and easy to use. You can create a page and when you set everything right, within days, you may get the necessary traffic to your page.
More traffic could mean more customers or clients for your products and services.




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Meg24

I believe Facebook seems to be the most efficient for advertisement. It has many users and people can find your ad in an easier way. You can even set up a page for your business, which will attract more people and cause new ones to stumble upon it.




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Laibrown

Every businesses especially the businesses that is internet based require social media presence for proper exposure. And basically every social media networks are good for advertising but my favorite will be instagram. Actually I prefer instgram, for it visual and lot of visitors on the platform.




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cmoneyspinner

Below is a chart showing the most popular social networks. They're popular. But are they the best for advertising?

Out of the 15, I have accounts at 8 sites. It would be 10, but for some reason neither Instagram or Reddit will approve me. (O.o) (???).

Out of the 8 sites, in my humble opinion, the best one for advertising is Twitter.

Why? Because anything you share or advertise on any of those other social networks can be tweeted! Tweets are real time bursts of information tidbits around the clock. Tweets were created to grab a person's attention.

That's my flawless logic and I'm sticking to it!
What social network is the best for advertising?

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What social network is the best for advertising?




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vinaya

You have a point. I market my websites on Twitter as well as facebook. I get more clicks from Twitter than from facebook. I have tried paid advertising on facebook, it works. I am yet to try paid advertising on twitter. Therefore, I cannot compare paid advertising on twitter with facebook. But I imagine that twitter has a better conversion rate because twitter generates more traffic than from facebook.




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cmoneyspinner

I "tested" paid advertising on Facebook. I wouldn't call it trying because I couldn't spend that much money. My test showed that if I had paid a little more for advertising it would have probably worked well. As for Twitter, I am thinking about trying it. I think you're right about it generating more traffic. But will the traffic turn into commissions? My websites, blogs and social media accounts are for affiliate marketing.




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vinaya

From my facebook ad campaign, I was able to generate thousands of clicks on my websites and products. However, the traffic did not convert well. Therefore, I am confused on whether your facebook ad campaign will bring sales or. Facebook advertising works if you are trying to gain social signals or followers I was able to generate followers for my facebook pages and likes on my posts through facebook advertising.




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Eggy216

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albertocosta

Facebook, Twitter, Google plus and LinkedIn are the best social networking sites for advertising. You can also use Pinterest, Instagram, and many more.




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amazingsteven

When it comes to social media advertising , Facebook is the best among all the social media sites. Facebook has about 1. 2 billion active users world wide. You can target people based on their interests, demographic, sex, age and even people who visited your site once. However, its all depends upon which works best for you. As for me, Facebook is simply the best.




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JackDan

I'm using Facebook ad campaigns since 2015 and I think it is one the best PPC network because of its good pricing. Facebook ad campaigns are more advanced now and it gives a lot of options to target your audiences with interest and demographic options.




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Neiltarquin

For me, all social media platforms are the best to use to promote a product. That is the main key about advertising. As long as it be seen by your target market, it is a good advertisment.




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PinkTurtle

I use Facebook and twitter! I didn't quite knew how to do it through instagram so I stick to facebook. There's a lot of traffic and you can make your family and friends to help you if you don't want to spend money in "real" -paid- advertising. I sold many products just doing so and it worked great, so Facebook is the answer to your question.




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Pixie06

I mostly use Facebook for advertising. I also have a Facebook page and so far I have been quite successful when it comes to advertising on Facebook. I have been able to sell many of my products. My friends have also been helping me by encouraging their friends to visit my page. I think how successful you are also depends on the products you are selling.




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clara1993

I think all social media this include Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, snapchat, google plus, Kik and more are good for advertising ; it's only depends on where you are active and that's where it's going to be good to place your advirtisment. For example if you have a Facebook page with 10 000 likes and a Twitter account with a 100 followers your best option will be your facebook page right??




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augusta

Amongst the social media platforms, instagramI think in recent times Instagram is a better platform now for advertising.Alot of person have left facebook and have open Instagram account.So to capture good market share or drive traffic.I think using Instagram would do the magic.




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honeybabe

I agreeface book is the best for advertising for now because almost all people have an
account in face book. I myself also using this to advertise and post some of my
merchandise and it turns well. You can easily interact to buyers as well it is
easy to post your merchants.




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vinaya

The best social network for advertising purpose is the one where you have the most followers. Let me illustrate this. You have 1000 followers on your facebook page and 2000 followers on twitter. For you, twitter will be a better platform for advertising. I have 2K followers on facebook but only 1K followers on twitter. For me, facebook is a better platform. Another important point that you have to consider while choosing an advertising platform is the reach. You have more followers means you can reach more people.




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Barida

To me, Facebook is really the king of social media advertising simply because of the huge members that are on the site. Once you place ads on Facebook, more users will get to see it as well.




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MiaManimbo

Social media is one of the important tools in marketing businesses. And the mostly used social media platform nowadays is Facebook. This social media has a lot of users since it has been created.It is one of the easiest way to market your business and your products through various posts and ads. It's also easier to contact with your potential clients through Facebook's messeging app.




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