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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Facebook ads settings: How to protect yourself against third party ads and social ads





Image Credit: Facebook 
Facebook makes its money through ads and there are a few settings you need to know about regarding Facebook's social ads. You might be wondering what social ads are on Facebook. lets take a closer look. Social ads are the ads you see while on Facebook with a social twist. The ads you see will not have your name or picture on it and this is good for as long as Facebook does not decide to use your picture or name in an ad. To ensure that this does not happen in the future you might need to adjust your privacy settings to the same.

What are third party ads
third party ads are ads shown by companies and people on Facebook. These might be tailored to small medium or large businesses. FB once ran into trouble with these ads as they were using users photos in the ads. That according to Facebook will not happen again but if in case this does happen in the future you need to protect yourself against it.

What are social ads
Social ads track the likes of your friends. So if one of your friends likes an ad on Facebook. You will see their name below the ad with the caption (name of friend who likes this). Social ads on Facebook pair your likes beside ads to show to your friends.


Here are the facts about social ads
Social ads show an advertiser's message alongside actions you have taken, such as liking a Page
Your privacy settings apply to social ads
Facebook won't sell your information to advertisers
Only confirmed friends can see your actions alongside an ad
If a photo is used, it is your profile photo and not from your photo albums


How to edit third part ad settings
1. login to Facebook
2. Click on the down-arrow beside home (top right-hand corner)
3. Click on Account Settings
4. Click on Facebook ads (Bottom right-hand corner
5. Click on 'Edit third party ad settings'
6. Beside 'If we allow this in the future, show my information to' click the drop-down and choose either 'No One' or 'Only my friends'
7. Click on 'save Changes'
8. You're done

How to edit social ads settings settings

1. login to Facebook
2. Click on the down-arrow beside home (top right-hand corner)
3. Click on Account Settings
4. Click on Facebook ads (Bottom right-hand corner
5. Click on 'Edit social ads settings'
6. Beside 'Pair my social actions with ads for" from the drop-down you can choose 'No One' or 'Only my freinds'
7. Click on 'save Changes'
8. You're done

Please use the comments section below to continue this discussion. Video below if you want the visual tutorial.





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