Saturday, February 9, 2013

Not Seeing Facebook Updates? You're Not Alone!

For those of you who are my fans on Facebook, you bitches rock. You get a little more of a glimpse into what my "real life" is like. Or, maybe you don't, because Mark Zuckerberg now wants me to pay him for you to see it. And I may not be the only page you like that you aren't seeing updates from. That sucks. I mean, seriously, who wants to miss a new meme from Grumpy Cat?

Well, the ladies from Pretty Providence are trying to help with that. Here is a post they did this week. Enjoy.


How to see Facebook Pages updates

Have you been wondering lately why you don't see as many updates from the Pages you've liked on Facebook? Maybe you haven't noticed, but those of us who run Pages definitely have. A friend of mine, who follows us through FB, asked me the other day "Why haven't you been posting on your blog lately?" and I told her that we still post six days a week, she just isn't getting the updates. Pretty Providence has almost 2,000 Likes on Facebook. However, the company has made some changes lately that have been discouraging. Only about 6% of each Page's fans will see their updates. They have implemented a new button where after a page posts something, they are shown that about 6% (so about 100 of 2,000 fans) have seen their update. Then they give the page admin an option to pay $5, $10, $15 and so-on to show more people your post. It would cost us $10 each time we post just for FB to show our post to all of the people who have liked our page.

Yes, they have the right to do this and to make a profit from their website, and since 800 million of us use Facebook, we go along with it. The thing is though, that if I like a page it's because I want to see their updates in my news feed, and that is not happening most of the time anymore. There is a way to get around this though, thankfully, so that you can control which Pages you get updates from. I made up visual instructions for you in case you want to do this.

How to see updates you want to see on FB: 




Hope this helps everyone! And thanks, Pretty Providence!


3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. I was just trying to figure out yesterday why I couldn't see certain things anymore. Thank you!

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  2. Thank you for the diagram! This was incredibly helpful! It's been driving me crazy trying to understand why I couldn't see posts from pages I liked (and yet I was seeing tons of posts from other pages, which I wanted to unlike for spamming me!) and now it all makes sense.

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