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Facebook News Feed Changes – November 2017

Nov 6, 2017   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off on Facebook News Feed Changes – November 2017

What?! MORE Facebook News Feed changes?

It seems like Facebook is constantly changing its News Feed. They experiment as much with the changes as we experiment with what to do about the changes. 😉

My social media hero, Mari Smith, shared some insight into the changes, as well as what she thinks about how we can handle them.

 

Facebook News Feed Tests: The Impact on Organic Reach, What Marketers Need To Know

 

Do you have someone looking after your business Facebook pages that can help you successfully navigate these changes?

Facebook News on the News Feed

Aug 6, 2013   //   by Raylene   //   Facebook, News, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off on Facebook News on the News Feed

Today Facebook announced some changes to the News Feed, specifically to the “News Feed algorithm” as they call it (or “Edge Rank” as we usually call it). This news is VERY new, so we’ll be watching to see how it all rolls out in the coming weeks.

In a blog post on their Facebook for Business section, Facebook gives us a window into the workings of the News Feed.

So how does News Feed know which of those 1,500 stories to show? By letting people decide who and what to connect with, and by listening to feedback. When a user likes something, that tells News Feed that they want to see more of it; when they hide something, that tells News Feed to display less of that content in the future. This allows us to prioritize an average of 300 stories out of these 1,500 stories to show each day.

The News Feed algorithm responds to signals from you, including, for example:

  • How often you interact with the friend, Page, or public figure (like an actor or journalist) who posted
  • The number of likes, shares and comments a post receives from the world at large and from your friends in particular
  • How much you have interacted with this type of post in the past
  • Whether or not you and other people across Facebook are hiding or reporting a given post

Once again, Facebook makes it clear that it’s the stories you INTERACT with that you will see the most of.  Read more >>

Control What You See in Your Facebook News Feed – video

Aug 7, 2012   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  2 Comments

Sometimes you don’t want to see what all of your friends are sharing on Facebook.  This quick video will show you how to change some settings so you can choose what you see in your News Feed.

 

Best viewed in full screen (HD) version. If you can not see the video above, click this link:
Control What You See in Your News Feed on Facebook
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Are you missing news from your Facebook friends?

Aug 19, 2011   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Facebook  //  Comments Off on Are you missing news from your Facebook friends?

Did you know that you might be missing out on news, updates, videos, and photos being shared by your friends? It might be happening, and you have been completely unaware if it!

This might be old news for some, but I know there are others who may never have heard about some special settings in Facebook that allow you to customize the news you get from your friends and pages within Facebook.

The News Feed on your Facebook account includes 2 different kinds of information.  You will notice on the top right of the News Feed column that there’s an option to choose Top News or Most Recent.

Facebook News Feed

The default view, when you log into Facebook, is “Top News“.  This view will show you the most active items, the updates commented on the most, or the activity receiving the most ‘likes’. In short, this view shows what Facebook things is most relevant, or most likely to keep conversation going.

To see more of what is going on, and to see what your friends have posted most recently, you’ll want to click on “Most Recent“.  This version of the news feed will show you, in reverse chronological order (newest at the top), the things your friends are currently sharing about, or have most recently shared about.

The problem is that even in this mode, Facebook is still filtering what you see, unless you have changed your settings.

In order to see all content from all of your friends, and the pages you have liked within Facebook, you need to edit some options. Read more >>

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