Facebook Adds Targeting By Zip Codes To Advertisements

Up til now, Facebook Ads could be targeted by Country, State/Province and by City.  Yesterday Facebook added an additional targeting type, by zip code:

This is a big deal for Facebook marketing, as it is now much more attractive for local businesses.  Local business owners can now target the exact zip codes where they draw from, and can stop wasting clicks on areas in the city that are far away from their physical presence.  This is currently only active in the U.S.

In AdWords user can append a radius around the zip code where ads should be shown to give users more proximity options.  This is simply not feasible with the new Facebook targeting option.  This means that local marketers should ensure that every single zip they draw from is included in this targeting feature.

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Facebook


About The Author: is the Chief Marketing Officer for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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  • http://www.clocktowermedia.com Andrew Jenkins

    I’m not a big fan of Facebook’s CTR, but this is an excellent move. Can’t wait to test it out! BTW, I can already hear Facebook’s ad revenue dollars “ca-chinging!”

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