Boosting My post On FB

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When I posted my refurbished room photos on FB I thought maybe I'll give a boost a try. I did a £36 boost. 

So far it's been seen by 11,300 people, I've had 35 likes, 3 shares and two comments and I've spent £6.74. The number of people currently "like"ing my page has gone from 271 to 281.

Does all this mean growth in my business. I really don't know.

 

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Actually, what I have noticed today is that since I've done this boost fb has shot to 2nd place in my list of top ten "came from" sites for my main website.

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Have you received an influx of reservations recently, since the boost?

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now that is interesting

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I had a very bad FB weekend.  My posts generally get 15 - 30 'likes' and 50 - 300 'seen by's.   My post this weekend only got 4 likes and few seen by's.

I was wondering if this is a result of the new 'enhancements', or if it was perhaps my timing.   I generally post on Saturday morning.  This weekend, I didn't post until Sunday afternoon.

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Funny. It seems that FB has worked so hard to have everything be in their favor, they're running off the very people whose money they had planned to get.

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I have read that instead of doing boosts, it's better to do offers. I haven't done it myself.

Frankly, I think most people are sick of being bombarded with all the ads.

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We have about 350 likes for our page, and our post reach typically averages somewhere between 75 to 125, but occasionally exceeds 500 (we had a couple of posts like that in the past month...). FWIW.

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 a few months back, one of the non profits i work for did five paid 'boosts' ... for a total of $100.  we had a few more likes but no sales to the fundraising event through the ticketing link.  it was a bust for us. the year before, it worked better and we sold about 40 tickets through fb.  hard to compare from year to year but it was quite a difference.

fb is tough. you have to remind people to like and share without harassing them but, if they don't stay active with your page, your unpaid news or whatever it is seems to stop showing up on their pages. 

 

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I agree Dumi.

The experts cannot keep up with the FB algorithms of late.

They basically want you to pay for people to see what you want them to see. News feeds are pretty bare of late, not much is getting out there. If someone comes here new to FB they won't find the same free great social media marketing they would have even 2 years ago.

The only way for people to see your post is to pay.

Will the people who see your post be the ones you WANT to see it? Probably not. Will they share it and have it go wild online? No. It is messed up.

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Yeah... Businesses promote FB and their fan pages, add content, make the platform more "informative" by bringing content, and after all that, they get a kick in the buttocks. 

There's less and less incentive to put the FB widgets and banners on your own website.

Fortunately though, instead of seeing updates from pages that I actually liked, I get more and more ads for weight loss, for Forex and all the other crap out there.

 

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Actually a lot of businesses started moving away from Facebook fan pages, as these became somewhat irrelevant lately.

The number of likes no longer mean anything, unless you boost a post (pay for your own fans).
I have some pages with 5K-10K fans, and a regular link/photo/status gets at most 200-300 views.
So getting more likes will actually make you pay more in the future for any boosted post.

With the changes that FB made in the last 3-9 months, Facebook fan pages were transformed into cash cows that don't bring much business. 

In the near future you will see a lot of businesses deleting their FB pages and a new era for good ol' mailing lists will be upon us.

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