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How to add call to action buttons to Facebook posts

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Recently we‘ve posted about new changes taking place in the Facebook arena, about the enhancements Facebook is going to roll-out this March and retiring the sponsored stories. Finally, you can add call to action buttons to Facebook post in order to increase clicks on your content.

In their enhancement, Facebook tell us that they clearly understand what marketers need, in order to achieve their brands/business goals, that’s why they have enhanced the design of Facebook posts’ design to be editable and can embed call-to-action to posts.

The old publishing tool doesn’t provide call to action buttons

facebook normal editor
facebook normal editor

Now you can add a specific call to action buttons to Facebook links’ posts, to get more clear goal and catch your audience’s attention to buy, download, sign up, and even read your articles.

How can you do that using Power Editor?

1- First your must be using Google Chrome, then go to http://facebook.com/ads

Create your Facebook ads account
Create your Facebook ads account

2- Choose Power Editor for the left sidebar

Power Editor
Power Editor

3- Click Create Post to start building your page post

Create Post
Create Post

4- Add Your Post Details

Add your details
Add your details

URL: Add the URL of your post, preferred to be powered by http://ow.ly to be easily tracked
Post Text: This will appear above your post when published.
Call To Action: Click to choose which button you would like to use: Shop Now, Learn More, Sign Up, Book Now or Download.
Link Headline: The headline of your article or name of your product/service.
Display Link: Your site name so users know where they will be directed.
Description: Add a small description about your article, product or service
Picture: You can upload an image directly, or add the URL of an image. If you’re going to upload a photo so it should be around 1260 X 800 pixels.

Finally, Choose ‘This post will only be used as an ad’ or ‘this post will be published on the page’

5- Create Post

After filling all your details, hit the end create post button, and your post will appear in the top of your posts’ list

Post look
Post look

6- Publish

Your post is not still published, you’ve just created it, so now hit the Publish button in the top menu

Publish post
Publish post

7- Final Review

Once you click the publish button, a preview window will pop up to confirm if this is the final look you want to share with your fans or you need to make some amendments – If it’s ok, so hit Publish

call to action buttons to Facebook
call to action buttons to Facebook

8- Upload Changes

Go up and upload changes, to get your post shared with fans on news feed and appear on your page timeline

Upload changes
Upload changes

9 – This is how it will look like in News Feed

call to action buttons to Facebook
call to action buttons to Facebook

Hope this short tutorial helped you figure out a new way to engage your customers, and the call-to-action increases your site traffic and boost your sales – Please let us know if you love to see such tutorials in the comment box below.