With recent changes made to the Facebook algorithms people have been noticing that not all their friends see their posts – and likewise we don’t see all the things our friends post anymore. This is especially true of PAGES.
How can get people to find and LIKE my Facebook Page? How do I build a Facebook fan base? How does a Facebook Page help my business anyway? These are the three questions I consistently get asked about Facebook. Before getting to some of the answers, let’s cover a few basics. Read more
One of the top three questions I’m asked about using social media platforms is, “How do you find the time.” I always answer by saying, “We all have the same amount of time. I find value in using social media. If you found value, you’d make the time?” Of course, I’m writing this blog post at 6:37 am, and I’ve been at my desk since 5:00 am. I have to attend to social media and correspondence (email) before I start my day job, which many of you know involves getting on the road to visit clients in the “field” known as the Eastern Shore. Read more
Unfriending or defriending (same thing) a person on Facebook can be costly if you’re using Facebook to advance your business or cause. Most of us have done it – and most of us have had it done to us. Unfriending seems to stick in our minds … if we are the “unfriended.”
Unlike “hiding” friends on Facebook – where you exclude their posts from your newsfeed (and they never know), unfriending cuts the connection completely. It’s forever. Read more
Yesterday, I noticed two thirds of the posts on my Facebook Newsfeed were from PAGES not profiles. Some pages had posted 3 to 7 times that day alone. The posts ranged from direct marketing (new promotion, special offer, we’re great) to arbitrary posts with links and videos attached.
Today I noticed a PAGE had a third party application called FeedBlitz attached to its PAGE where entire blog posts were fed into the Facebook PAGE status. I got three today – combined word count – 1234 from those three posts.
I fear there’s some trainer out there saying, “Shove content at people any way you can – Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, LinkedIn. In fact, hook them all together with one application to really maximize the power.” They’re maximizing power, all right. But it won’t reflect well on those shoving the content.
It’s so annoying. As a Facebook user and as a writer, I get that PAGES can assist an overall marketing plan and help businesses and organizations, but if you annoy potential customers / members, and force them to hide you or unlike your PAGE, what’s the point?