FB Followers may be missing our updates!
We’ve been recently alerted that Facebook now has a “pay to reach” policy where only a few of our fans/followers will see our posts in their newsfeed.
Facebook’s new pay-to-post format is obviously intended to increase revenue, now that shareholders are involved. Sadly, it’s also a killer for their most fervent users—non-profits and grass roots movements who have built a significant following. Pages with deep pockets and corporate backing will be able to buy their way into newsfeeds, but those of us without endless cash reserves are already invisible, thanks to this new twist. [emphasis added]
So, there are some things we at Mazie’s Mission can do, but if you follow us, there’s some stuff you can do to get us (or any page) back into your feed.
First, visit our facebook page often (yeah, right, like we all have time for that!)
Second, comment on posts you do see. Also, liking individual posts and sharing them with your friends is free and helps get our message out.
Third, you can try these things from the article mentioned above:
1. Find a page you’ve “liked.”
2. Hover you mouse over the “Liked” button. Which may or may not work.
3. Try clicking the “Liked” button. That also may or may not work.
4. After clicking “Liked,” try hovering over it again. This may or may not work.
(Sensing a theme? Access isn’t consistent…nor intended to be easy, I have a feeling. Please keep trying.)
5. Once you (finally) get a drop down menu, confirm “Show in News Feed” is selected.
In theory, this should put
allmore posts from the page back in your newsfeed.
But finally, there’s a really good PDF file with screenshots that help you get almost all of your favorite pages back into your feed at http://alwaysupward.com/facebook_helpers/Get_Your_FB_Page_Posts_Back.pdf
We would like to thank the folks at AlwaysUpward for finding this and putting the PDFs together!