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Google ads vs Facebook ads


Both Google Ads and Facebook Ads promise reach and engagement, but sometimes limited resources and time demand a strategic decision. Where should you invest to get the most significant return on this digital marketing investment? Despite their common ground in targeting capabilities and analytics, they possess distinct differences. 
This blog is to ensure Adforce clients get to understand what these PPC models are about and how they can improve your business. To learn more about our Google and Facebook Ads services, check out our PPC page.

Unlike traditional advertising avenues, Facebook Ads harness the social platform’s extensive data to target users based on interests, behaviors, demographics, and more. They are a blend of videos, images, carousels, etc. designed to capture the attention of users scrolling through their News Feed, exploring Stories, or even watching videos. 
The versatility in Ads formats and placements allows Adforce clients to show compelling content that resonate with their target audience

Finding the Right People:

Both let you choose who sees your ads based on things like age, hobbies, or what they’re interested in online.

You Control the Spending:

You don’t pay to put up the ad; you only pay when someone is interested enough to click on it.

Checking the Score:

They give you tools to see how well your ads are doing – like how many people saw them and if anyone clicked.

Different Types of Ads:

Both offer various ad styles, whether it’s a simple text, a picture, or a video, to grab people’s attention.

Where You See Them:

Google Ads often show up when you search for something on Google. Facebook Ads pop up while you’re scrolling through Facebook, checking out friends’ photos, or watching videos.

What They’re Good For:

Google is great when you’re looking for something specific, like a new coffee maker. Facebook is more about discovering things you might like, such as a coffee shop nearby you didn’t know about.

How They Look:

Google Ads are usually text with a link. Facebook Ads can be colorful pictures or videos that blend into your feed.

Paying for Ads:

Both let you control your budget, but they work a bit differently. 
For Google Ads, you mostly pay when someone clicks on your ad (PPC – Pay Per Click), especially in search ads. This means your budget goes towards people actively looking for what you’re offering.
Facebook Ads, while also offering PPC, emphasizes paying for impressions (CPM – Cost Per Thousand Impressions) as well. This means you pay based on the number of people Facebook shows your ad to, focusing more on visibility and awareness within a targeted audience

Google Ads

Facebook Ads

Choosing between Google Ads and Facebook Ads hinges on your marketing objectives, budget, and who you’re trying to reach:

  • Launching a New Product or Service? Consider Facebook Ads. They’re great for generating excitement and curiosity through visually engaging ads that tell your brand’s story, appealing to users who weren’t specifically looking for your product. They’re ideal for creating demand and reaching people who may not know they need your product yet.
  • Have a Time-Sensitive Offer? Google Ads can be your ally. By targeting keywords related to your offer, you can capture the attention of those already in search mode, ready to take action.
  • Looking to Educate Your Audience? Facebook’s variety of ad formats allows for educational content that can engage users, making it suitable for building a deeper understanding of your product or service.
  • Need Immediate Sales or Leads? Google Ads can deliver quick results by placing you right in front of people actively seeking what you offer, whether it’s a product or a local service

Deciding between Facebook Ads and Google Ads is all about getting your message to the right people in a way that fits your budget and goals. Whether it’s enhancing brand awareness, driving sales, or engaging potential customers, Adforce already has the solutions to navigate the complexities of digital advertising with ease and efficiency. We’ve mastered both platforms, leveraging years of expertise to ensure our clients’ campaigns achieve remarkable results.

Yes, using both can amplify your marketing strategy by combining Google's search intent targeting with Facebook's demographic and interest-based targeting.

The cost of advertising on Google Ads vs. Facebook Ads can vary significantly based on several factors, including your industry, the competitiveness of your keywords, and your advertising goals. Overall, Facebook Ads tend to be less expensive initially, but the best platform for your needs should be chosen based on cost-effectiveness in achieving your specific advertising goals, not just the base cost.

The choice between advertising on Facebook or Google depends largely on your specific business goals and target audience. In short, choose Google Ads for immediate sales and capturing existing demand, and Facebook Ads for building brand awareness and reaching out to new customers.

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