Careful what you like on Facebook

September 22, 2015 by

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Next month Facebook will start targeting users with ads based on the “Like” and “Share” buttons they have clicked on publisher websites.


First announced in June 2014, interest-based ads utilising Like and Share targeting data will be shown to people on Facebook, Instagram and any mobile apps using the Facebook ad platform.

At the same time, Facebook’s Stephen Deadman has said that it is easy for people to opt out of interest-based advertising (but not all advertising altogether) through Facebook’s ad settings page. Under Settings > Ads, they can select and turn off the “ads based on my use of websites and apps” setting.

Why should you care?

Marketers should find the additional data helps improve their interest targeting, particularly if Facebook buttons on their sites and mobile apps have had good use.

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