I'm trying to get a general sense of the marketplace in terms of price points and looking for an expert to potentially follow-up with in determining targeting ideas that reduce CPI. Conversion metric = acquisition.
It's nearly impossible to benchmark this number with any accuracy because so many variable affect the CPI for Facebook ads: competition, demographic, season, and so forth. But I can tell you that the best way to figure out your own potential ROI, would be to create a bunch of different ads (using variations of images, colors, headline, body copy, and call-to-action) and give them $5-$10 budgets. That way, you can split test different ads against one another and figure out whether or not Facebook ads are going to deliver a great ROI for you. Your very worst FB ad may deliver satisfactory results, or your very best-performing FB ad may still lose you money in the long run. You won't know if FB is viable for you specifically until you give it a try. Hope this helps, Austin
This totally varies, as you increase targeting, with Look-a-likes, custom audiences, retargeting, etc your CPI should theoretically come down as your most relevant users convert better.
Typical CPIs range but typically can sit as low $5CPI or as high as $25CPI again depending on the cohorts you are trying to reach. Typically gaming is pretty competitive with companies, individuals, bidding very aggressively on an oCPM against potential paying player mobile gaming cohorts.
Facebook moved away from the precise interest targeting they had as they have been looking for people to upload custom audiences and create look-a-like audiences of your existing customers. These, theoretically, depending on your vertical, again should convert much better than interest targeting.