Is it time for a boost?
How’s your Facebook interaction? Do you have thousands of engaged users commenting on every post? The truth is you can always improve your social media performance. One fantastic way to do this is by boosting your Facebook posts! To increase brand awareness, brand engagement, website traffic, or promoting new content; boosting can accomplish many things.
What are boosted Facebook posts?
A boosted Facebook post is an already published post that gets a "boost" when you determine it should. A boosted post with either push the post to "People who like your page and their friends" or " People you choose through targeting." Either can be done after clicking the "Boost Post" in the lower right corner of your post.
What happens when you boost a Facebook post?
When you “boost” a Facebook post, the post will go higher up in a user’s newsfeed. You can also target people based on your specific needs. The targeting option lets you select who you want to reach, as well as their location, age, gender, and up to ten interests. This makes your post reach more of your target audience (ex. 30-65 yr old women interested in home improvement).
How to boost your Facebook posts
Don’t go all crazy and start boosting every post on your page! There is a method to this madness.
Step 1, pick a prime post to boost
Make sure your Facebook post is eye-catching. Posts that include a question do extremely well too. Make sure the post is your own original content. You don’t want to waste your money promoting another company.
Try boosting your next important Facebook post, like an upcoming event, a new blog article you wrote, a great picture etc.
Step 2, let it gain some organic traction
Don’t boost a Facebook post right after you publish it. Let it get some organic reach first. This way the boosted post will already have some likes and comments on it, making it more inviting to other users.
Step 3, Target the right audience
Don’t waste your money boosting a post about makeup to men. The audience section allows you to pinpoint the age, gender, location, and interests. You can choose up to ten interest categories, so it is good to know your target audience and their interests.
Step 4, boost it for a couple of bucks
Facebook is going to try and get you to spend a lot of money. Mainly because Facebook makes a lot of money through ads. I would advise you not to choose the $75.00 recommended budget until you get comfortable with boosting posts. Take it easy and start with a lower amount.
Step 5, record results
Pay attention to the results of each boosted post. Which posts worked well? What time did you boost it and over how many days? The biggest question: was it worth the money? The results show up in your Facebook Ads Manager. From there you can run detailed reports and watch the performance of a boosted post.
Facebook Boosting Tips From Pros
Boosting over the weekend works extremely well. Click the calendar next to the “Run this ad until” to set a custom duration, like 3 days.
Use a pixel if you want to track conversions on your website.
Make sure you have a decent size audience before boosting a post.
What is the difference between "boosting" and "promoting" a post?
Boosting and promoting are similar, but a promoted post needs to be done through Ads Manager or Power Editor. The benefit of promoting a post is that you have more targeting, pricing, and bidding option than if you were to boost a post.
Boosting a Facebook post can be effective when done right. But this can also be undone if you commit too many Facebook mistakes. If you have any questions about Facebook posts or social media management, feel free to reach out to the experts here at Happy Dog. Happy boosting!