Last week we shared how Facebook’s algorithm makes it difficult for Business Pages to share their content with their followers. With only a 2% organic reach, it makes sense to put money behind your Facebook strategy in order for your efforts to be worthwhile. Today we’re going to provide tips on how you can get more exposure to current and prospective followers through the use of boosted posts.
As the owner of a Facebook Business Page, you’ve likely seen the “Boost Post” button popup next to your posts. Boosting allows Business Pages to pay to get their content seen by more people. Here’s why it makes sense to put money towards your Facebook content:
We’re not saying that you need to boost every post in order to have a successful Facebook strategy. Rather, you need to strategically boost your posts so you get the most exposure possible for important messages, and you don’t blow through your advertising budget. When thinking about boosting a post, consider the following things:
The minimum budget to boost a post is $1 per day. However, this is one of those situations where you must spend money in order to make money. Facebook will supply estimates on how large your reach will be depending on the amount of money you’re willing to put towards the post. We recommend that you start low, such as $10-$15 on your first post, and analyze the results. Test to see which type of targeting tends to get the most engagement (likes, shares, comments), new followers, and conversions on your site, and create similar content with a similar budget moving forward.
The great thing about boosting a post is it’s simple to do. You essentially click the “Boost” button next to the post you’d like to promote and follow Facebook’s step-by-step prompts to create targeting and budgeting for your post. For more information on boosting posts, we recommend reading this helpful article from social media expert, Hootsuite.
So there you have it, you now have the necessary information to setup a complete Facebook Business Page, create a consistent content calendar, and boost your posts to ensure your content is actually seen. Do you have any recommendations based on your experience using Facebook Business Pages? Be sure to share your tips and experiences in the comment section below!
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