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Dark Post Definition

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11 Nov 2019 • 1 min read • Austin shong

Dark Post Definition

What are Dark Posts?

Dark post definition: dark posts are sponsored social media posts that do not display in a brand’s news feed and cannot be found organically.

Dark Posts remain hidden in all news feeds except those of the people explicitly selected by ad targeting.

Dark Posts, due to their hidden nature, come with a lot of benefits to advertisers such as:

  • Precise targeting
  • Improved A/B testing
  • Increased news feed aesthetic
  • Reduced duplicate posting

Dark Posts are available on all major social media advertising platforms but often use more

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