3 Top Facebook Ad Spy Trends in 2017

Facebook ads continues to grow at an astonishing pace up 60% year-over-year and though guidelines and ad creatives change you still see the same verticals getting a lot of attention even in 2017.

Here are the top Facebook ad spy trends for 2017.

1. Skin care

Surprise surprise even in 2017 people are still getting old and wrinkly and advertisers are still finding ways of getting to them.

Here are some examples:

skin care facebook ads 2017
skin care facebook ads 2017

Here is my current search link for spying skin care Facebook ads

http://app.adsvantage.net/?q=wrinkle%2Cyounger%2Cbotox%2C-sibling

2. Diet

Christmas is famous for eating too much and for many people losing weight or slimming down is high on their new years resolutions. Although not as popular as skincare diet still continues to rank among the top trends of 2017 still

diet Facebook ads 2017
diet Facebook ads 2017

Find those ads and more using this Spy Diet Facebook Ads 2017

http://app.adsvantage.net/?q=melt+away%2Cslimming+down%2Cdropping+extra%2Cdrink+melt

3. Tees and Mugs

Printed tees have been trending on Facebook Ads forever given that you have complete freedom to put whatever you want on the creative then match it to an audience proven to link that subject. This trend has expanded to include mugs in addition to the usual items of clothing.

Tee Facebook Ads 2017
Tee Facebook Ads 2017

With this search I got bit more creative and used more negative keywords to weed out non tee related ads, plus to increase the potency of affiliate ads I changed the advertiser to =a (pro tip) Spy Tee Facebook Ads 2017.

http://app.adsvantage.net/?q=tee%2C-teen%2C-teeth%2C-teep&advertiser=a&country=United+States&sort=share&order=desc&from=2016-11-30

for more ads just change the advertiser= variable to empty like this

http://app.adsvantage.net/?q=tee%2C-teen%2C-teeth%2C-teep&country=United+States&sort=share&order=desc&from=2016-11-30

Hope you had a prosperous 2016 and hope to see you back again in 2017 learning whats getting approved and whats working from the best advertisers in the world tackling arguably the worlds most difficult (high quality) platform, Facebook ads ūüôā

From the team at AdsVantage, Happy New year!

PS. Favorites is working again

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage

Facebook Ads Any Spy Can Run Quickly

In this guide we will show you how to use our Facebook spy tool to find ads that you can get up and running quickly.

Many Facebook ads are run directly by advertisers with large budgets representing big brands but there is 1 simple trick you can use to make finding ads you can run yourself like those with affiliate programs.

One thing we noticed is that Facebook ads without their shorturl set that look like this:

https://www.facebook.com/1783051225246696/posts/1826126717605813

instead of this:

https://www.facebook.com/Micro3DPrinter/posts/841183469351314

are more likely to be affiliate links because they can set then up on multiple accounts and are banking on speed and high CTR.

What we did was setup a special trick to spy Facebook ads just like this and also highlight the post link so they stand out better, here how it works.

To begin with login to AdsVantage and select your country.

Next add &advertiser=a to the url so it looks like this http://app.adsvantage.net/?advertiser=a&country=United%20States

Personally I love video ads that run to video sales letters so just do the same on the video ads page http://app.adsvantage.net/video?q=&advertiser=a&country=United%20States

spy Facebook ads

Look at how simple some of the video ads are, they are just an image with a gif to the left on repeat yet look how many likes and shares they get!

MD Steven Gundry recommends Polyphenols to patients who don't exercise and begin to obtain health issues from arterial plaque (America's Leading Cardiovascular Supporter – Vital Reds)

Posted by Gundry Medical on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Next you just need to track down an affiliate link either directly from the advertiser or from an affiliate network (which there are hundreds of).

With a little modification in your favorite image (paint, photoshop) or video editor (camtasia, premier, vegas) you are ready to get a quick Facebook ad campaign going. Make sure you get your targeting right or start with a small budget while you learn what works and as soon as you start making conversions speak with your affiliate manager to get increased payouts, the street payout is almost always able to be increased immediately.

With 100,000’s of new ads added daily there is no shortage of Facebook ad ideas

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage

Ad Spy Tool Tips and Tricks

There are a few secret tips and tricks you can use to get the most out of AdsVantage. Some will eventually become features but for now are just for power users.

ad spy negative keywords
ad spy negative keywords

1. Negative keywords

Add -keyword to search eg. wrinkle -injection will show ads with keywords wrinkle but remove those with the keyword injection

2. English only

By default the news feed shows ads from English speaking countries but to increase the search usefulness the search scans all countries which can show ads from countries you did not want to see. There is a hack by adding &country=English or changing the country variable to English with display results from United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

3. Remove Video Ads

Although video ads are the fastest growing sector of Facebook ads you may not want to see these ads so another hack is to add &advertiser=b or change the advertiser variable to b. This will remove all video ads from the results.

 

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage

Teespring Facebook Ads

Fashion is a big deal, this might explain the rise of companies like Teespring who offer custom t-shirt design fulfillment.

Teespring has made if easy for you to upload any design you want to have printed on a piece of clothing, mostly t-shirts, plus handle the eCommerce store, payment processing, postage, etc leaving you with the job of sending customers to your store.

Teespring Facebook ads have been very popular for a long time, so long that many competitor companies have entered the space such as SunFrog, TeeChip, SpreadShirt and CafePress.

Here are some examples of the most shared Teespring Facebook ads this month:

Teespring Facebook Ads
Teespring Facebook Ads Most Shared September 2016

Here are some tips for running a Teespring campaign.

Feature your T-shirt design prominently in your ad creative. If you look through any brochure for any big clothing retailer they always have the merchandise on attractive models so they customer can imagine what they will look like wearing that piece.

Black is king, 80% of the top Teespring facebook ads are on black shirts so especially when starting out use a black tee.

Tailor your ad creative specifically to your niche. Top Teespring ads always seem to be targeting very specific niches that can be related to such as engineers, nurses, veterans, bartenders etc.

Here is a quick link to Septembers top Teespring Facebook ads.

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage

Facebook Muscle Ads

Another popular niche on Facebook ads is muscle ads.

These ads typically are 2 part selling pills or powder and possibly a cleanse or more pills or powder.

Although not as popular as skin or diet mainly because of the younger, less valuable (lower salaries) demographic and the fact that you can only really target male. Female demographic is only a fraction when compared to male.

Facebook muscle ads
Facebook muscle ads

Finding muscle ads is a bit more challenging because the keywords are currently focusing the performance enhancing crowed. Many of these ads show shocking “OMG I can’t believe he did that” style and feature celebrities you would find in a men’s health magazine. Movie stars, sport athletes and martial arts fighters are most popular because you can target fans and also because the stories are more likely to be shared.

There is a peak age for people looking to gain muscle typically between 18 to 45 when how your body looks actually matters.

Here are a few searches to find muscle ads:

Muscle ads are not as popular as diet ads or skin care ads but because of this there is less competition and more profit so it is worth trying.

Make sure you optimize your pages for mobile as there is plenty of mobile traffic and also consider trying video ads because they are more engaging.

 

 

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage

Facebook Diet Ads

Diet ads on Facebook are incredibly popular because of how many people are looking to lose weight quickly using anything from teas to pills to shake weights.

Weight loss has an interesting trend spiking on international go on a diet day commonly known as news years day.

Weight loss trend graph
Weight loss trend graph

You can see what I mean in the graph above. Despite a clear trend favoring January diet ads are run all year round.

Diet ads are also great to run because most of the products are very high margin, a bottle of weight loss pills can cost less than $2 to manufacture and can be sold for upwards of $50 making it an attractive product to sell.

Facebook diet ads
Facebook diet ads

Some clear trends in diet ads (which are highly regulated these days) are drinks, animations/cartoons, and reaction photos such as shocked or crying.

Here are some keywords to help you find diet ads:

Being such a competitive product category its worth getting creative and experimenting with Facebook video ads and definitely make sure your pages are optimized for mobile as the traffic converts.

Also make sure you read Facebook’s advertising guidelines and follow them to ensure you keep campaigns approved.

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage

Best Facebook Ads United States

Here are lists of the top Facebook Ads (excluding video ads) for the United States ordered by likes and separated by month:

Best Facebook Ads United States September 2016
Best Facebook Ads United States August 2016
Best Facebook Ads United States June 2016
Best Facebook Ads United States May 2016
Best Facebook Ads United States April 2016
Best Facebook Ads United States March 2016
Best Facebook Ads United States February 2016
Best Facebook Ads United States January 2016

best ads

Best Facebook Ads United States December 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States November 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States October 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States September 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States August 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States July 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States June 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States May 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States April 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States March 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States March 2015
Best Facebook Ads United States February 2015

You can find more top Facebook ads from this page containing other countries:

Best Facebook Ads

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage

Facebook Skin Ads

Skin care is one of the most popular products advertised on Facebook and its no surprise because as people age they get wrinkles and who doesn’t want to look younger?

Facebook skin ads
Facebook skin ads

What many people who market skincare products may be shocked to learn is that men skin creams are just as popular as women. Two images side by side are the current trend along with video ads and mobile, so make sure your landing pages and product pages are optimized for mobile traffic with fast loading speeds.

Some keys to running a successful skincare campaign is to get your demographic right, targeting the right ages, locations and devices. It’s also really important to get the highest converting offers as Facebook traffic is competitive especially for cosmetics given the high margins ($2 bottle of cream for $40+).

Here are a few keywords that can help you find skin care product ads:

When running skin campaigns make sure you always have a two parts normally a cream and a cleanser as people are used to applying more than one product in the defense against wrinkles and aging.

There is still plenty of opportunity running video ads on Facebook with creatives featuring testimonials, demonstrations, product placements and special offers.

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage

Best Practices Using Keyword Search on AdsVantage

Have you ever wondered what other people are searching for on AdsVantage?

social ads searches

Keyword searches are can be an important part social marketing research and yet most users never take advantage of this powerful feature. Because of this we have made a guide to help you find more relevant social ads and get value out of your research.

Let’s go through an example using AdsVantage social ads software.

Before you begin maybe you already have a domain which you will be advertising. If this is the case go to Google Keyword Planner and use your domain as the search.

facebook keyword tool

Pro Tip: If you get few or low quality results use the URL of the blog.

facebook ad spy

From these results the main keywords that stand out are “marketing”, “advertising” and “campaign”. Go ahead and enter those keywords into the search box in (http://app.adsvantage.net/search?q=marketing+advertis).

Pro Tip: Sometimes words have multiple ending for example advertise, advertising,  advertiser and by simply trimming your keyword down to its base letters in this case advertis you will get all variations when you search.

social media advertising campaign

Next we will simply sort by most liked ads and we do this by clicking like from the sort menu.

social ads like

Scroll down and browse the most liked ads containing your keywords. Pay particular attention to advertisers promoting similar products or in similar niches.

facebook ads competition

After more searching we decided we like the look of advertiser “Russell Brunson”. To find all ads from this advertiser click on their name and again sort by likes (http://app.adsvantage.net/search?q=&advertiser=russell+brunson&sort=like&order=desc).

Russell Brunson Facebook ads campaign

This will show you that selected advertisers most successful social like campaigns. When you have found an ad you wish to view again in the future add it to your favorites list.

facebook ad campaign save

Pro Tip: Optionally once you have saved to favorites as many ads as you can find go to your favorites list and look for common or related keywords in your ads. This will allow you to find even more social advertisers and ads.

social ad keywords

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage

Growth Hacker’s Guide to Facebook Giveaway Campaigns

Marketers are always looking for high ROI campaigns and for social media if done correctly the giveaway contest can bring in emails, leads, or customers very cheap.

In this post we will show you how to find which Facebook Giveaway contest campaigns which are really working then in a case study series we will break down specific winning campaigns so make sure you are subscribed.

First step is to login to AdsVantage and search for “giveaway” “contest” “enter”. Contest search in¬†AdsVantage¬†link.

giveaway contest search

Next look for ads with many likes, shares and comments

giveaway contest ad likes

You may want to look for ads within a specific country such as “United States”. You can do this by clicking on the button under each ad to filter by country.

filter by country

Landing pages are critical to a successful campaign so make sure you look at the landing page via the Url button, or favorite the ads you like so you can go back and take a closer look.

goto url adsvantage

Why Facebook giveaway contest?

One word, ROI. Free is a powerful marketing tool and when you combine the power of free with the potential reward of a prize people love entering.

We also recommend using a social media campaign management tool like Rignite which allows you to do useful strategies like spending when the contest is coming to an end

As previously mentioned we will be doing a case study series on the best Facebook free giveaway contest campaigns so make sure you are subscribed to this blog for updates.

Easily Find Facebook Campaigns Using AdsVantage

AdsVantage is a software solution that makes it easy to find campaigns on Facebook ads. With AdsVantage you can:

  • Boost engagement by researching which ad posts attract likes or comments
  • Discover best of ads which attract more participation
  • Split test new ads ideas faster using a data-driven approach to marketing
  • Get advertiser level reports showing which ads were most effective
Sign up for a free trial today!

Sign Up For a Free Trial of AdsVantage