Local awareness is the driving force of many small businesses.
Now Facebook is improving the tools they provide to get your company noticed in the community.
The new map card feature is a welcome addition to Facebook’s local adverts.
Quickly and easily find new customers in your local vicinity, serve them with your tailored advert and let the map card direct them to your door!
It’s a no-brainer, really.
Local adverts already have a call-to-action button, which encourages them to connect and drives offline sales. And now, there’s even more.
The map card is a pop-up extension of your existing Facebook advert, which contains all your vital location information in one handy digital card. This includes a map pin for your business location, the distance to your company, opening hours, and a link to get directions.
How is this helping your business?
Previously a local add only contained a button to get directions, pulling the user out of the Facebook app and into Maps.
The map card is much more user-friendly, meaning a consumer is more likely to click it. The distance display is encouraging – if a user sees a business is close-by they’ll be more tempted to visit. Information like ‘opening times’ is something users would have to go off and search for organically – and their interest can easily get lost on the way.
In short: you’re helping users find you before their attention switches off.
Facebook adverts are a great way to push you local business. Don’t miss the opportunity to get that much needed footfall through the door.
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