You may knock your head why am i seeing so many ads on facebook all of a sudden in 2023?
If you are seeing too many ads on Facebook, then your ad interest categories, data about your activity from partners, advertisers using your activity, list of ad topics and number of advertisers might have increased.
The following post will discuss different ways to block ads on Facebook.
In reality, it is very hard to completely block sponsored ads on Facebook for a life-time.
You may be successful for a limited time. But Facebook will come with a new technology to replace the tweaks. This is how Facebook survives for its advertising revenue.
Why am i seeing so many ads on Facebook all of a sudden 2022
In its help center page, it made clear that it cannot completely block the sponsored or any ads in the news feed or the site. But you can select the preferences, to see what type of ads you can see. You can also decide to hide an ad at an individual level.
Why am I seeing so many Ads on Facebook 2023?
Meta the parent company of Facebook makes lot of revenue through advertising.
The social media platform is free because the advertisers bring revenue to Facebook. It’s revenue in the year 2021 was $115 billion dollars approximately.
Based on your activity and interests, sponsored ads are shown. Around $40 million per day revenue is generated by ads. If the average spend by a single advertiser is $250/day, then you need around 130k ads per day.
If the CPM is roughly $6, then you can reach 42k people per ad.
So if you multiple 130k ads into 42k people, you get around 5.4 billion ads per day.
In order to show that many ads Facebook needs to be aggressive even though ad personalization is available.
That is why you see so many ads on Facebook increasing each year.
How to Stop Sponsored Ads on Facebook
For a small time, you can make use of Facebook settings to stop your Facebook ads. In addition, if you use the ad blockers you can get rid of ads for a longer time. It is a cat and mouse game.
Total Time: 5 minutes
Click on the Profile Pic of Facebook
The interface has changed in 2022. So you may be confused with the 2021 or 2020 version of Facebook web interface.
Settings & privacy > Settings.
You need to click twice to go to the ads. I don’t understand why Facebook has made it difficult to reach the ad preferences page.
On the next screen scroll down to click on Ads.
It is little hidden even on bigger screen. You might have missed it among all the list of settings.
3 Ad Preferences are visible.
The interface has been made easy and smooth. Previously there were too many ad settings which were confusing.
Click on each advertising preference and remove ad categories, advertisers, ad topics etc.
It takes some time to complete this operation. As there many ad interests and categories added from time to time, the list will be long. But you may be bombarded with too many ads in this way.
This should at least hide all ads on Facebook for sometime. If you are successful, then you are lucky. Otherwise, you need to remove the advertisers from time to time.
How to Stop Sponsored Ads on Facebook 2022
If you feel these ads are boring and prefer to tailor them, then follow these steps.
You can also make money from Facebook reels in the new era. So if you want earn from them, advertisements will not go soon away.
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This will apply to the desktop or laptop or PC version of Facebook. The settings are similar in mobile app also.
1. Click the “drop-down” on the top blue bar. (the last option).
2. Click on “Settings”.
8. The following options are available.
- Ads based on data from partners
- … based on your activity on Facebook Company Products that you see elsewhere
- … that include your social actions
9. Click on each option.
10. There will be a drop-down box for each setting. For the first two, select “Not allowed”. For the third one, select “No one”.
Facebook Ad Interests in 2022
Instead of completely blocking the Facebook Ads, want to fine tune them? Then the following options will help you.
Business Facebook is another way for monetization for this big company. The simple fact is that too many market players are involved in making money from Facebook.
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So sponsored ads are here to stay. Otherwise, you need to pay subscription cost for your Facebook account.
As said before, Facebook displays ads in your status column based on different conditions. The first condition is using interests based on your activity on Facebook, such as your engagement with certain Pages and ads.
There are different categories to choose under this
1. Business and industry
2. News and entertainment
4. Travel, places and events
6. Hobbies and activities
7. Family and relationships
8. Food and drink
9. Lifestyle and culture
11. Sports and outdoors
and many others.
Under each category these are several other sub-categories. When you hover that item, you can see a “cross” mark at the top-right-hand corner of the item. Click on it, to remove that preference of ads showing in your status history.
If you want, you can add the same item again to your ad interests.
Advertisers and businesses
In this category, ads are displayed from advertisers and businesses who uploaded a list with your info and advertised to you. It includes those
– whose website or app you may have used
– Who you’ve visited
– Whose ads you’ve clicked
Some of the Facebook ads that reach potential users are based on the information provided on their profiles. In this setting, you can manage whether you want to see Facebook ads based on certain parameters.
You can turn off the toggle switch to disable ads based on a particular condition of your profile. These include –
- Relationship status
- Job title
Under the same setting, there is another tab that says “Your categories“. These help advertisers reach people who are more likely to be interested in their products, services and causes. Some categories are added based on the information you provided on Facebook and other activity.
You can click the “into” mark to remove those categories from the list. Ads related to those categories will not be displayed to you.
Hide ad topics
There are certain topics which are abusive, potentially harmful and pervasive content. You can hide ads about these topics temporarily or permanently. Certain ads will still show up. But this will improve the quality of ads shown. The number of ads you will will not change.
You can also turn off suggestions for pages if you like. These settings will help to minimize the diversion from the actual content of Facebook posts.
FAQ – Facebook Sponsored Ads
Why am i seeing so many ads on Facebook 2023
Interest categories are part of Facebook ad settings. Some categories are automatically added or otherwise set by default. If you block Facebook ads through settings you may see an increase many fold. Based upon profile, email and browsing habits Facebook creates an ad face for you. Due to the advertising algorithm, policy and usage, you will see too many ads or increase in ads on Facebook.
How to block ads on Facebook 2023
No way. For a limited time, you can make use of Ads settings to block ads on Facebook. But Facebook’s advertising algorithm will tweak its code to display the ads again. I have listed some add-ons and extensions that could completely block
Facebook ads. They worked for me in 2022. Check them now.
How to stop payment on Facebook ads
Click on Ads payments under Settings on Facebook. Payment settings page will open. On that screen you can see the payment methods. Probably you might have added a credit card or bank account for making payment towards Facebook ads. When you remove all those, then automatically you can stop payment on Facebook ads.
How to delete interests on Facebook
Click on profile pic at the bottom left of your screen. Settings & privacy > settings > Ads > Ad settings. You can see the label categories used to reach you. Click the arrow to the right. You can see all ad interest categories. Click on Remove beside each interest. They are all deleted.