Facebook has released a new video and and data release on how the system chooses which ads to show on Facebook and Instagram.

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    Although not the most technical post it is really useful if you are considering using the channel or are new to the system.

    The video which I will link to gives a really good round approach to the system and answers some of the common questions I am commonly asked about running these types of ads.

    It easily explains some of the metrics the system uses such as ‘ad quality score = bid x est. action rate + and quality’.

    There are some interesting points on how to understand what has led to you seeing and ad.  The “Why Am I Seeing This?” link can explain the detailed targeting options that an advertiser has used to target the ads, if off-facebook activity has been used it is explain how this data can be removed for your account.