How do I find my audience on Facebook?

By Michela Owen on August 2, 2023

By Michela Owen on August 2, 2023

In the world of social media marketing, Facebook stands out as a giant, offering tons of opportunities to connect with your target market. While it’s not always the best fit for every organization, it makes sense for a lot of them.

But sometimes, finding your audience on Facebook can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. That’s where Facebook Audience Insights comes into play. It’s an incredibly powerful tool that empowers organizations to discover, understand, and engage with their ideal audience.

Let’s take a look at how to use Facebook Audience Insights to find your audience!

Why does your audience matter?

Your audience is not just a random collection of Facebook users. They’re potential customers, loyal followers, and brand advocates. Tailoring your content to a consistent audience that matches your ideal client or customer can be a game changer that makes your marketing much more strategic and effective.

Where are Facebook Audience Insights?

Facebook Audience Insights are located in Meta Business Suite.

  1. On your desktop or laptop, visit Meta Business Suite.
  2. In the left menu, click on Insights.
  3. Click on the Audience menu item in the new left menu.

If you have your Instagram account and Facebook Page connected, you’ll see insights for both audiences on this page. You’ll also have the ability to look at your Current Audience and Potential Audience.

What can you learn about your Facebook Audience? 

When it comes to the audience you already have on Facebook, the first thing you’ll see is the gender of your audience broken down by age range. Hovering over various parts of the graph will show you specific numbers. Below that, you can also see the top cities, as well as the top countries.

Asking yourself the following questions can help you better target your content to your current audience:

  • Is more of my audience male or female?
  • Which age bracket is most of my audience in?
  • What are the top cities my audience is located in?
  • How well does that match with my ideal client or customer?

You can also see what content is currently resonating with your Facebook Audience. From any of the Insights pages, look in the left menu, and under the Content section, click on Overview.

In the Content Overview, you can see how your recent posts have been doing with your current audience. You can discover which media type is getting the best reach and interaction.

Under Overview in the left menu, click on Content to get more details. You’ll be shown a list of your recent posts, which can be filtered and sorted to find out which of your posts are performing best with your current audience on Facebook.

Transforming Audience Insights into action

Now that you’ve taken a look at your Audience Insights, it’s time to make that information part of your overall marketing strategy. Here are some ways to leverage the information:

  1. Fine-Tune Your Content: Armed with demographic and interest data, tailor your content to align with what your audience loves. Create posts that resonate and inspire engagement.
  2. Craft Compelling Ads: Use Audience Insights to create Facebook ads that directly speak to your audience’s interests, behaviors, and pain points. Personalization is key.
  3. Refine Your Targeting: As you learn more about your audience, use the advanced targeting options to refine your audience selection for ad campaigns.
  4. Test and Iterate: Social media marketing is an ongoing experiment. Use the data you gather to refine your strategies, try new approaches, and optimize your campaigns.

And remember, Audience Insights are dynamic. So keep an eye on your analytics on an ongoing basis and adjust your strategies accordingly to keep them relevant.

Get started!

If you’re ready to take your Facebook marketing to the next level, now is the time to put these insights into action. Experiment, adapt, and refine your strategies based on the valuable information you’ve gained from Facebook Audience Insights. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or seeking professional guidance, the power of Audience Insights can’t be ignored.

For two decades, we’ve been helping businesses like yours navigate the dynamic landscape of strategic marketing. If you’re looking for expert assistance to unlock the full potential of Facebook and other digital marketing platforms, we’re here to collaborate with you. Let’s have a conversation to determine how our expertise can elevate your marketing efforts and drive tangible results. Your audience is out there, waiting to be engaged – let’s make it happen!

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