I created an ad for one of my Facebook posts a couple of weeks ago and it was very successful. I'd like to promote the post again to a difference audience, however, there is no boost again button and when I click on 'View Results' and edit promotion it doesn't seem to be able to start from today's date as a new ad (in other words is just editing the old one).

Is there way to create a new ad for an old post or do i have to create a brand new post and then promote it?

Thanks!

Louise

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MrRichGuy Premium
Hello, it seems you have the answer already but you can do this in the ads manager. I also recommend that you DO NOT press the boost button. Instead, boost the post(s) from the back end. Also, edit your placements and don’t use recommended. Boosting by pressing the button is not the best because you can target more specifically by not pressing the button. You can watch tons of videos on it on YouTube or read some articles on Google about it. Hopes this gives you some insight!
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Louise2812 Premium
Thank you :) I can't believe I didn't know the Ad Manager was there! You're right, it gives you a whole load more options. I'll definitely be using it from now on!
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Louise2812 Premium
I may be missing something but I really can't work out how to do it! I tried a completely new ad but it wouldn't let me as I'd already boosted the post. The only way to reboost is to edit the old promotion which then adds the cost on from the end date which was around 2 weeks ago??

Any ideas?!
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MikaelM Premium
Did you try to go into the ads manager and create a new campaign? And then from there select the audience and post.

I just tried to do it that way with a post that has already previously been boosted and it seems to work.
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Louise2812 Premium
I went into the 'Insights' tab which I'm presuming is the ad manager? I couldn't find it anywhere else.....
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MikaelM Premium
The insights tab is not the ads manager. You find the ads manager in the top right corner by clicking the little error. Here you should be able to see something called "manage ads" - click that one and it will take you to the ads manager. Here you select to create new campaign, and choose the engagement objective. Then you can first select the audience and then choose which post you want to advertise/create engagements for.

hope this helps
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Louise2812 Premium
Thank you so much - I had no idea that was there and had just been using the 'Boost Post' buttons! It's worked :)
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MikaelM Premium
You are welcome. The ads manager gives so many more options so it can be great to use. Glad I could help.

Mikael
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Louise2812 Premium
It was a great help - thanks again!
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MikaelM Premium
You can use the ad manager. Go there and create a new ad. Choose engagement, and then you can select audience and which post you want to use it for.

That should help.

All the best
Mikael
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johnwnewman Premium
You can definitely run it again, quite often they will ask if you want to add a budget or boost again etc.
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AniGago Premium
Go to your page, then in Insight. Scroll down and find the post that you want to boost again. If it is finished it will be written view results. Choose that button and the new window will be opened. So there you can edit the ad and boost it again.
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Louise2812 Premium
That's where I went but it didn't let me put in today's date and was just editing the old ad?
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AniGago Premium
Can you make a screenshot so I can see what you are doing and give you instructions?
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Louise2812 Premium
The promotion is trying to run from the old date (ie. the 9th August.....it's saying I need to pay £14 when I only want to run it for 3-5 days at £1 a day?
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AniGago Premium
Select first the period than add the amount you want to pay (minimum 1£ per day)
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Louise2812 Premium
That's what it doesn't let me do - see the red at the top. It's asking for a minimum of £14....?
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Louise2812 Premium
As it's starting from 2 weeks ago...
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AniGago Premium
I think I realized what the problem is. Did you first boost it for 14 days £1per day? So I think now its counting that period also. Maybe if you put 17 instead of 4 pounds will be ok.
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Louise2812 Premium
Hmm, I will try that. I only did it for 4 days originally but it does seem like its starting from the original start date! Thanks :)
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AniGago Premium
Give it a try and please share afterwards what what happens.
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