Monday, June 11, 2012

Important Changes To Facebook Fan Pages

Recently Facebook added something to pages that you might have noticed. They put a "Promote" button on each of your posts. If you click on it you will see that if you pay Facebook about $10 per every 1000 fans you have they will put the post in their feed even if they are not subscribed to you. I, along with many others, am not too happy about this change.

Facebook already charges me to get more fans and now they want to charge me to share posts with them? I don't think so. This change came about the same time as Facebook going public. It looks like just another way to increase the profits of the owners at the expense of small business owners. I am working on some work arounds for this for all of you and will get back to you when I have a viable solution.

In the meantime, please feel free to take the above image and save it to your computer and post it on your Facebook page. Let your fans know that they may be missing out on specials and sales.

1 comment:

  1. I have been becoming more and more dissatisfied with Facebook. It has long been touted as THE way to keep in touch with your customers and is a must in this digital age. But I am wondering how much of this is true.

    I have had 269 fans for over 1 year. I have notification of 3-4 new folks "liking" my page a week but the "likes" number never moves. I have contacted FB about my number not moving and of course they say the won't contact me, but they will look into it. Also, according to them, I am also reaching only 15 of those 269 with each post. How is that keeping in touch?? I am wondering how many people are REALLY getting my posts!

    And don't get me started on the times in a week I get the notice that FB is not secure and my browser doesn't advise me to proceed.

    I am getting ready to ditch it!