Guide to LinkedIn Advertising
So you’ve been taking advantage of Facebook and Twitter advertising, but have you thought about LinkedIn advertising?
LinkedIn is a professional platform where users can connect and network with other business professionals. People connecting, making referrals and recommendations are nothing new in the world of business. The difference is, people are now able to perform these tasks online, through one social platform. In the year 2016, if you want to engage in the professional community, you must have a LinkedIn profile.
A LinkedIn profile is a page containing elements of a person’s resume, website, Facebook profile and blog posts. Ultimately, it is a presentation of who you are professionally.
Advertising on LinkedIn is a great way for businesses and professionals to reach highly targeted groups of like-minded people.
Creating an Advertising Campaign
To get started, go to your business page. If you’re currently viewing your personal LinkedIn account, look at the top tabs and scroll over Interests. Go to company and then your business page. Again near the top of the page, look for Business Services. If you scroll over this tab, it will open and the Advertise option will appear.
You will now be welcomed to the LinkedIn Campaign Manager. This is the main area to view all your campaigns. There are two types of ads you can create on LinkedIn; sponsored updates and text ads.
- These ads appear in the LinkedIn feed.
- These ads give viewers the option to follow the advertisers LinkedIn company page, click through to the advertiser’s LinkedIn company page or click through to the advertiser’s website using the link and the image in the update.
- These ads appear on the right side of the page.
- These ads are a great way to drive targeted leads across multiple LinkedIn pages.
- These ads only give viewers the option to click through to the advertiser’s website.
Once you have decided which ad is best suited for your advertising campaign, then you will open an account. You will create an account name, choose the currency you wish to pay in, and link the company page that you will be advertising. Name your campaign and decide what language you will be targeting. Next, you will decide where you want to direct users when they click on your ad. As mentioned, you can direct them to your LinkedIn page or your company website.
Now, you will create your ad. Add a catchy headline, image and content. Your headline should be engaging and include a call to action. After, you will configure your target audience and budget. Finally, you will commence your LinkedIn advertising campaign.
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