Dennis Yu

Boosting

Follow the data

Not only is boosting posts my favorite thing to do on Facebook, but I like to boost lots and lots of videos following the “dollar a day” technique to filter for the winners. I fully expect 95% of my boosts to fail– to get rejected, have a low average view length (should be above 15 …

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When your engagement rate sucks, Facebook massively penalizes you organically and in your ads, too.

I’ve found that boosting posts of lightweight content (not selling– but fun or educational) in video format drives the lowest OVERALL cost per sale. Running ads against a cold audience will smack you with a penalty of $80+ CPM (cost per thousand impressions), no matter the objective you choose. But spending 2 cents per light …

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The Facebook folks and our teams have argued the merits of boosting posts.

On the one hand, it’s super effective for small businesses. We’ve tested boosting stacked with conversion ads, with or without reusing the posted, versus straight conversion ads. On the other hand, the boosted posts are primarily driving likes/comments/shares, often at the expense of conversion- since Facebook will sub-target to people who engage but will never …

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Facebook now lets you automatically boost posts

5 years ago, Facebook had an auto-boost feature where they would automatically boost your posts. But they killed it because not many people were using it and because the system was boosting posts about site outages, sales that had already expired, and other things.   So this new version gives you a bit more control: You …

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