If you follow Smitten by Britain through Facebook, this post is for you. Last week it came to my attention that most of you are not seeing my Facebook posts 100% of the time. (Try visiting my page and see how many posts you missed!)
This is due to a change that took place some time ago that I only became aware of when this started happening on my page last week:
As you can see, this post, which I posted this morning on Facebook, only reached 49 people out of the approximate 1700 followers I have on Facebook! So, chances are, YOU will miss this post if you only follow my blog through Facebook.
So how do I get ALL of my followers to see this post? You see that Promote button on the bottom right? Facebook now wants me to click this button and PAY in order to promote this post to 100% of my followers. (By the way, you won’t see this happening on your own personal Facebook page. These changes are only to Fan Pages and Business Pages and only the Admins of those pages can see this.)
This is a change I am not happy about and a practice I will not be supporting! As a Facebook user myself, I am upset that I may not be seeing all of the posts from pages that I have followed as well. I’m sure that when you chose to LIKE my Facebook page, you did so in order to see ALL of my posts, not just the ones Facebook wants you to see.
Read more about these changes here: http://mashable.com/2012/05/31/facebook-promoted-posts-tips/
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO!
To make sure you never miss a single one of my posts, you can do one of the following:
1. Make a Facebook List and add my blog to it. Here’s how to make a list. Once you’ve made that LIST, you’ll need to check it daily to see my posts.
2. Sign up for my newsletter so you NEVER miss a post! Sign up below.
4. Naturally, you can use a reader like Bloglovin’ to follow me as well.
I hope I haven’t confused you too much; I’m still figuring this out myself. Just know that if you are following me on Facebook ONLY, chances are, you’re missing some of my posts.
If you have further questions, leave me a comment and I’ll try to get back to you. If I learn anything new that I think you need to know, I’ll update you here.
Thanks for your patience!