The Boost Post Experiment – Part 1

By Ann Kristine A. Peñaredondo | Facebook Ads Lessons

Jan 17
The Boost Post Experiment Part 1

Since I learned about Facebook Ads in 2014, I have also heard about Boost Posts. I’ve had seminar learning instructions and read articles about not doing boost posts because it is the worst way of doing ads on Facebook.

So, imagine the moment when I decided to try doing a boost post.

People close to me say that I am a fast mover; if you tell me to do something, I am going to do it. (if it is within my moral bounds and I am not going to die.) And so it goes when you tell me not to do or try something; I am not going to do it because you recommended me not to.

Yet, I am enrolled in Nina Mendoza’s Facebook Masters, where she is teaching me and the rest of a small bunch of crazy people how to do Facebook Ads. (I call them crazy because they are CRAZY enough to learn this thing. If you’re not into Math like I am, you’d understand.) One of her first modules is to do a boost post.

Oh yeah, so off I go to do it.

I tried boosting the survey question that I posted on The Joy and Ann Show Facebook Page. My objective was to find out what topics would our followers love us to talk to in the show.

I worked on followers in the Philippines, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates. I ran the boost post for 1 day for P40.00

The Boost Post Experiment Part 1

After 12 hours, I paused the campaign with these results:

1. 2 reactions
2. 3 comments
3. 166 reach (organic and paid)

I spent P27.04 in the boost post.

The Boost Post Experiment Part 1


Why did I do that? I observed the following:

  1. I did not put any image on my post. I think I should have created a Canva image to support the survey question. It could have gotten more traction.
  2. In relation to #1, I only got 2 reactions and 3 comments, way below what I was expecting to get.

With these lessons at hand, I decided to do another boost post.

Stay tuned to this site to find out what will happen on my next boost post experience.


You may be wondering: is boost post really bad? Check this post

What are the types of posts that you should boost? Check this post

Nina Mendoza’s Facebook Masters is already closed until, well, I don’t know. Want to be the first to know when it will be open again? Visit this site. 

But never lose hope! Jomar Hilario’s Facebook Ads training is always open! I heard you could also learn Instagram Ads. Cool, right? Sign up here.

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About the Author

Ann Kristine A. Peñaredondo is a Facebook Marketing Strategist who has managed and grew Facebook Pages of top shopping malls, lingerie, and dairy brands, as well as authors and experts in business, food, health, and education. Ann's podcast show, Pin To Top, is listed in Growth Mentor and Feedspot as one of the top podcasts for Facebook and marketing for 2020. Ann is also one of the Manila Workshop’s resident speakers and facilitators. She’s been featured in Jomar Hilario’s Online Show and book Virtual Careers, Wazzup Pilipinas, Astig.PH, Prime Influencers, Marketing in Asia, Thrive Global, and The Manila Times. Email her at