February 21, 2023

Boosted Posts vs Ads – How to Choose What’s Right for You

If you’re using Facebook to promote your business, you may have come across two different options: Boosted Posts and Facebook Ads. At first glance, they may seem pretty similar, but there are some key differences to keep in mind.

Let’s start with Boosted Posts. These are posts you’ve already created and published on your Facebook Page, and you’re paying to “boost” their reach to a wider audience. Boosted Posts are great for quickly getting your content in front of more people, especially if you’re looking to generate more engagement (likes, comments, shares).

On the other hand, Facebook Ads give you more control over who sees your content and what action you want them to take. With Facebook Ads, you can create ads from scratch, choose from a variety of ad formats (like carousel ads or video ads), and target specific demographics, interests, and behaviors. This means you can tailor your message to a more specific audience, and even retarget people who have already interacted with your business.

So, when should you use Boosted Posts vs. Facebook Ads? Boosted Posts are a great option if you’re looking to quickly get your content seen by more people and increase engagement. However, if you have a specific goal in mind (like driving traffic to your website or generating leads), Facebook Ads are likely the better option.

One thing to keep in mind is that Boosted Posts are generally simpler and more straightforward to set up, while Facebook Ads can require a bit more planning and strategizing. But don’t let that intimidate you! Facebook Ads also give you more room to be creative and experiment with different ad formats and targeting options.

Ultimately, the choice between Boosted Posts and Facebook Ads will depend on your specific goals and budget. But whichever option you choose, remember to keep your messaging clear, your visuals eye-catching, and your targeting on point.

So there you have it, folks! Boosted Posts and Facebook Ads may seem similar, but they each have their own strengths and are suited to different marketing goals. Happy advertising!

<a href="https://mwcadvertising.com/author/sara-hale/" target="_self">Sara Hale</a>

Sara Hale

Sara Hale is an experienced graphic designer, digital strategist and small business supporter. She takes pride in helping small businesses build their brand identity while providing the best customer service possible. Having been a small business owner for 10 years, Sara understands first-hand the obstacles that business owners face in an ever-changing digital landscape. As a Digital Marketing Strategist, her goals include educating her clients on how digital advertising works and the importance of blended strategies. In addition to building successful campaigns and strategies for her clients, Sara has won several Addy Awards as a graphic designer and was commissioned to design a tour poster by a major Christian recording artist. She has also been recognized for her commitment to helping others through her work with St. Jude Runs, Sigma Kappa Sorority and Crittenton Centers.