Facebook Boosted Posts Vs Ads Manager – Which One Should You Choose?

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The Power Manager Vs Boosted Posts For Facebook Ads

Hey, everybody!

On this video, we’ll talk about the differences between the Facebook Boosted Posts or the brand new Facebook Power Manager.

Which One Should You Choose?

Let’s check them out and see what’s best for your business…

Here are the pros and cons of each:

Boosted posts:

  1. Pros: Easier to use.
  2. Pros: Push button solution.
  3. Pros: Newbie friendly
  4. Cons: Not a lot of segmentation.
  5. Cons: It’s going away soon (as I speak about here).

The Power Manager:

  1. Pros: Better Targeting abilities
  2. Pros: You can create and duplicate ads on the fly.
  3. Pros: It’s easier to scale your campaigns.
  4. Pros: The ability to choose placements
  5. Cons: Kind of overwhelming until you get the gist of it.

So, as we can see Power Manager has a lot more to offer.

If you’re just starting out, go with Boosted posts, but have in mind that this is like having “training wheels” for your ads. At some point, you’d want to graduate from that.

But if you feel like going further, definitely jump into the Power Manager tool.

Now you can watch the full video above or read the transcript below.

FULL TRANSCRIPT:

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we have a fight to attend to. Would you use boosted posts or the Power Manager to run Facebook ads? Stay tuned, because the fight is going to be epic.

Hey guys, what's up? Hernan Vazquez here. How are you guys doing today? I hope you guys are amazingly well. This is a question that I get a lot on the Facebook group, which is free, that you can join, and this is a question that I get a lot from people who are starting to advertise with Facebook ads.

“What should I do? Should I do boosted posts for my page? Should I use the Power Manager?” And I'm deliberately using the word “Power Manager,” because I think it was like three days ago, or only 72 hours ago, Facebook finally decided to merge the Power Editor with the Ads Manager together, so now I'm just calling it Power Manager. You hear it here first, guys.

So, here's the thing. Should you use boosted posts, or should you use the Power Manager? Now, here's the thing. A lot of people are spending a lot of money, actually, using this, boosted posts, okay? So that's all they're doing, they're boosting posts, and that's all they're doing, which is completely fine when you're starting out.

Now, the reality is that the boosted post side of things is like having training wheels, okay? It's like having training wheels when you're kind of losing the fear of advertising on Facebook and actually spending some money on your business, because it does take some money to lift your business out of the ground, right? Who would say that? Like, there's no such thing as free traffic, as I keep saying that for the past three years.

But the reality is that when you're doing boosted posts, this is like having training wheels, okay? This is like the most basic side of the whole Facebook advertising platform, and it's completely fine when you're starting out, don't get me wrong.

Don't feel bad if you're still using boosted posts, because at some point, you need the training wheels to learn how to ride a bike, so that you can take them off, and then you can ride a bike, and then you can do bike flips and wherever without breaking your neck, right? So that's amazing, that's an amazing way of starting off.

Now, the reality is that boosted posts work really, really well when you have a fan page and you want to boost the posts that are on the fan page itself. But the reality is that most advertisers, and … For example, myself and many other people are advertising heavily on Facebook, they do not use boosted posts on their fan page. In other words, they do not post on their fan pages unless they're doing something really specific.

The vast majority of ads that you see running on Facebook are dark posts, and that can only be achieved easily with the Power Manager. So at some point, you want to graduate from the training wheels, from the basic proposal that the boosted posts are, into a more advanced or more complex way of doing things, which is the Power Manager.

Now, here's the thing. On the Power Manager, you have better targeting abilities, okay? You can create ads on the fly, pretty much. And now, with the new merger of the two, it's way easier to duplicate ads, to do a lot of other things that weren't possible with the Ad Manager. You needed to go into the Power Editor at some point.

So this is really important, okay? You want to make this jump from the training wheels into doing bike flips and whatnot, or not even doing bike flips, but going in a straight line, right? That's what you want to do. That's the whole point.

So don't get me wrong, when you're starting out, this is a great way of starting to lose some fear of advertising, because the reality is that with everything that we're putting money into, we are attached, we have fears, okay? We are uncomfortable because we don't know if it's going to work for our company, right? But as you start seeing results — and by “results” I mean maybe you start seeing some likes, maybe you start seeing some engagement, maybe you start seeing some shares or some comments, or maybe even people taking action and buying your stuff — you can then start becoming more proficiency and going … “Proficient,” sorry … And then going into the targeting to create ads.

And I have a bunch of videos that will show you how to start doing targeting, how to start creating ads, and I talk a lot about this on the Facebook group, which is free to join, by the way. And I also talk a lot about this on my new book, Perpetual Profits, which is super cheap, and you can get a copy by clicking on the link somewhere around here.

So, my point here is that when you're starting out, boosted posts work amazingly well, but at some point, you want to start working with the Power Manager, or the Power Editor plus Ads Manager, right? That's what I would suggest, because also in the Power Manager, you have the ability to choose placements, which is usually not available in the boosted post side of things. So let's say that you only want to run your promotion to mobile instead of desktop, or you only want to run your promotion on Messenger, right?

That is not usually available on the boosted posts. Let's say that you want to get out and target competitors, when it comes to targeting as well, you want to target competitors. You usually cannot do that on … Not in an easy way in the boosted post side of things, okay? And again, 98%, 95%, or 90% of the ads that you see running on Facebook, they're actually dark posts, meaning they are not being posted on your page, right?

So, when would you want to start with a boosted post? For example, let's say that you have a video. If I wanted to upload this video to Facebook, which I probably would — if you're watching this on Facebook, that's amazing — so I would probably upload this to Facebook, and then boost it for a little bit to my own fans, to my own following, to people that have engaged with my page and whatever, so I would have initial “juice,” quote-unquote, I would have initial engagement so as to get the ball rolling. But at some point, I want to get out of the people that are liking my stuff, and want to start targeting cold audiences or warm audiences, but outside of my sphere and circle of influence.

All right, guys? So, at some point, you want to make this jump. I know that when you're starting out, it can seem really, really complicated. Moreover, if you have been running with … Oops. If you have been running with training wheels for a while, but believe me, the jump is completely worth it. And if you need any kind of assistance, any kind of support to make this jump, we are here for you. You can join the free Facebook group, you can click on the link somewhere around here to join the free Facebook group.

And again, if you go to hernanvazquez.com/facebook, you will be able to get it. And I really go in depth in this kind of funnels and this kind of ads on my brand-new book, Perpetual Profits, which is super cheap, and it's a digital format, so you don't have to wait for the mailman, whatever, and it's going to be somewhere around here so that you can get a copy as well.

All right, guys, so I just wanted to make this distinction because I get this question a lot. If you have additional questions, drop them on the comments below. Join the Facebook group, it's completely free, we have a lot of fun, and I hope to see you guys on the next video. Bye-bye.

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About the Author Hernan Vazquez

Hernan Vazquez is a digital marketing trainer and consultant that built several 7 figure businesses from scratch. He specializes in helping business and students grow their online businesses through the use of Sales Funnels, Paid Advertising and Email Marketing.

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