Should I Boost My Facebook Post?

Should I Boost My Facebook Post?

A basic Facebook post might be able to get a certain number of views organically but businesses that want more people to view important posts might be interested in other options. Facebook offers the “boost post” option as a way to get a particular post seen by more users if you pay a fee. Boosting a post is a quick and easy way to get a Facebook post to show up in more people’s newsfeed and increase the likelihood that they will respond and gain an interest in you.

One of the reasons that boosting a Facebook post can be helpful is if you are not reaching the particular audience that you want to reach or you simply aren’t getting enough views. Normal posts can often only reach a small percentage of your audience and businesses with an advertising budget might find boosting them more effective. Boosting can be a bit limiting however, compared to other advertising options but it can provide a quick solution if you want a particular post to be seen.

Boosting a post does not include some of the more nuanced options that are available with normal Facebook ad features. With boosting you can’t customize or target a certain audience if you want the post to be seen by particular people. Although it will bring a particular post in front of a wider audience, you can’t necessarily specify certain demographics.

For businesses that want their post to receive more likes, shares and comments or simply more views overall then boosting the post may be a good option. For more advanced types of advertising it will be a better choice to create a Facebook ad so that you can target certain groups to see the post. Boosting can be helpful for a quick increase in interaction on your page.

Matt Ramage is founder of Emarketed a web marketing agency located in Los Angeles. He loves coffee, good design, and helping businesses improve their look and getting found on the Internet.

What Do Facebook Fans Want from Your Brand?

Facebook fans expectations after LikingDo you sometimes feel unsure of what Facebook fans want after they Like your brand? That’s why studies about Facebook consumer behavior are so helpful in guiding businesses on what to expect from their customers and how to fulfill those needs.

An eMarketer study shows that the top reason that customers Like a brand is that they want to gain access to exclusive content. 58% of users feel this way for a reason – they want to be special! With the holidays just around the corner, fans want to access coupons, sales and more. Next up, fans want to hear about updates about your company. Hearing about people and company events is a great way to encourage brand awareness and give fans a break from updates about services and products.

Different media uploads will help your updates get more clicks. 47% of fans expect posts, photo and video updates. These posts are more likely to get read and will add a more interesting touch to an otherwise plain text update. People are visual and would rather much SEE something than read it.

28% of fans want to interact with a person or brand. Check out Dr. Mike Dow and CareerBuilder for some examples of the different types of conversation that fans want to engage in. Next, 27% of fans want the company to have access to their public profile and information. Even with all the talk of privacy concerns, people are still willing to share their demographic information and interests with interesting brands that they trust.

The one thing that seems slightly confusing is that 37% of users “do not expect anything to happen” after Liking a company. I guess these people are also the 37% who also want the name of the company to show on up their profile. This endorsement is not a bad thing but the hard part is keeping up with the work to retain their interest in your brand.

Let us know what you think about this study and if it reflects why you associate with brands on Facebook. You can also read our related blog post on how Facebook Likes affect retail businesses.

Matt Ramage is founder of Emarketed a web marketing agency located in Los Angeles. He loves coffee, good design, and helping businesses improve their look and getting found on the Internet.