Sponsoring, boosting, and promoting Facebook posts

So I promoted this post to see the impact.
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I got twice as many views. Of course, as a user (not a page’s promoted post or the boost post), I don’t know how many impressions I got. But anecdotally, I got 20-30% more interactions than I’d get through organic alone.
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Thus, the paid boost likely reached folks who were slightly less likely to engage, since the newsfeed algorithm organically already does a great job.
My buddy Kevin Mullett experimented with the promoted posts when they first rolled out. He notes they supposedly last for 72 hours. Mine lasted for only 12 hours, perhaps because I have 5,000 friends and can use up the impressions faster.
What percentages have you observed when you sponsor a post? Do you get a greater ratio of paid to organic impressions?


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Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu is on a mission to create a million jobs.

He is the host of the CoachYu show, a digital marketing certification program that partners together with industry professionals just like doctors, engineers, and teachers where people can get trained and have a job at the same time.

He has been building brands and teaching marketing for over 13 years.

Specializes in helping young adults to grow into the leaders of tomorrow, by confidently developing their marketing skills through training programs and seminars with enterprise clients like The Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.

He developed the Technology Partner for Digital Marketing Agencies and Personal Brands. A RevShare Partnership Program that enables growing companies to stay competitive.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of partners such as DigitalMarketer, Social Media Examiner, Fiverr, GoDaddy, Keap, OmniConvert, Onlinejobs.ph, Tom Ferry, Barry Habib, and others who believe in training up millions of digital marketing professionals.

Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, CNN, CBS Evening News and co-authored “Facebook Nation” – a textbook taught in over 700 colleges and universities.

Dennis is an internationally acclaimed speaker in Facebook Marketing who has spoken countless times in 17 countries, spanning five continents including keynote events at L2E, PubCon, Digital Agency Expo, Marketo Summit, and B2C Growth & Innovation Virtual Summit.

Besides being a data and ad connoisseur, Dennis enjoys eating spicy buffalo wings or might just spot him playing Ultimate Frisbee under the sun.

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