Here's an example of a boosted post from Bustle, who promoted one of its articles on Facebook. Paying to "boost" a post you already posted organically to your Facebook Business Page can greatly benefit content that has mass appeal -- versus a post that targets a specific segment of your audience. Bustle's choice of boosted post here falls into that first category. Facebook Ads Strategy: TRAFFIC Ads or CONVERSION Ads?
Note for HubSpot customers: You can integrate Facebook Ads reporting into the HubSpot Ads App to make reporting and analyzing your advertising ROI easier. You'll be able to easily see which Facebook Ads generate leads and increase your ROI without having to analyze the data yourself. You can also use this integration to edit Facebook Ads from directly within your HubSpot portal. Customers can sign up to test this integration here. Facebook Pixel - how to track a click on a button or a link?
I did want to mention a recent test that I did where in addition to the call to action below, I placed a link in the text area above the image. The result out of 5000 clicks? Only 5% of the clicks came from the link up top. 95% of the clicks came from the call to action below. I believe that people are becoming conditioned to engage that section of an ad.
You also have the option to select a Custom Audience -- this allows you to target people on Facebook who are in your company's contact database, visited a page on your website that has a tracking pixel, or use your app or game. To learn more about how to set up a Custom Audience on Facebook, check out these instructions. (And for more on the specifics of these criteria, visit this Facebook targeting resource.) How to prepare and market using Facebook Ads