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Facebook apps now include in-app shopping install ads

The social network is now bringing together its lucrative advertising with deep linking.

Facebook apps have now opened up a new world of monetization for the social network as they are now combining the highly revenue generating application install ads with deep linking in order to bring in a new specific form of in-app purchase page that will launch itself once the application has finished downloading.

The outcome is expected to be a powerful new direct mobile marketing tool for the sale of products and services.

Direct marketing is already highly popular on the standard web, as it makes it possible for users to view an advertisement for a specific product and click on it to open a new browser tab so that they can learn more and make their purchase. That said, in mobile marketing, if a sale is made through an application, the merchant first needs to encourage consumers to download the app. Then the merchant can only hope that the user will then follow through with the initial intentions and make his or her way through the steps that were outlined in the advertisement. Facebook apps could now change that process.

Facebook apps allow deep linking to manage the entire process, with the goal of boosting conversion rates.

Facebook AppsThe idea is that Facebook could let deep linking send the user directly to the right place to make the sale. This could make buying much more natural and convenient for the user, to the degree that app install ads and direct marketing could fuse together in the mobile ecosystem. These in-app shopping install ads have the potential to push the social network well beyond the massive $3.32 billion that it earned in the first quarter through ad revenues.

This form of mobile marketing doesn’t just stop at encouraging consumers to download an app. After all, application downloads aren’t all that helpful if consumers don’t do anything with them. Therefore, the ads for the apps are targeted to the people who are most likely to be a relevant market for the products or services being sold within the app. Then, once the app is downloaded, an ad is automatically launched to encourage the consumer to take the next step. This helps to make sure that the social network earns more through Facebook app marketing because it doesn’t just stop at the download, but it also earns commissions on a sale.

Mobile marketing in apps may provide an exceptional ROI in 2013

mobile marketing appsAdvertising within these applications will be important to generating wealth next year.

While recent research continues its highlighting of the degree to which consumers say that they dislike mobile marketing, the figures regarding the channel’s performance are strongly suggesting the opposite.

Analyses of campaigns for smartphones and tablets alike are showing that they are highly effective.

Despite the fact that consumers don’t like the pesky ads that are appearing within their applications, the data is still showing that they are engaged by this mobile marketing and that it is encouraging them to spend money. Occasionally, this even means large purchases, and they’re doing it over their smartphones and tablets.

A rising number of analysts are releasing their figures that are demonstrating this same mobile marketing trend.

According to these statistics, it looks as though standard, smartphone, and tablet commerce could all stand to greatly benefit from an explosion of mobile marketing within applications. Though this had already been suspected by the completion of the third quarter of the year, it has been far more solidified from the results of the holiday season so far.

Shoppers over the last couple of weeks have made this the most successful time for mobile marketing in the history of online purchasing. The “biggest mobile shopping day” on record for eBay occurred on December 9. The volume from smartphones and tablets skyrocketed by 133 percent over the largest purchasing day in 2011.

Moreover, it is also being suggested that the impact of mobile marketing isn’t simply limited to the purchases that are measured due to the fact that they are made directly through the smartphone or tablet on which the ad has been viewed. Steve Yankovich, the vice president of mobile at eBay, suggested that one third of all of the transactions that the company receives have been “touched” by mobile, regardless of what device has been used for making the final purchase.

This means that the eventual purchases that are made by users are highly influenced by mobile marketing and what they see on the gadgets that display the ads. It also suggests that the channel will become far more central to the efforts and campaigns that are implemented in 2013.