Facebook’s New Status Update Policy
Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? I have been and it’s driving me nuts! I keep missing things I really should know about. Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?
Don’t worry, nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can’t see anything you post. Here’s why:
The “New Facebook” has a newsfeed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you’ve recently interacted with or interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends/fans commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa – you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!
HERE’S THE FIX: On the homepage click the “Most Recent” title on the right of the Newsfeed, then click on the drop down arrow beside it and select “Edit Options”, click on “Show Posts From” and change the setting to “All Of Your Friends and Pages” (you can also access the “Edit Options” link at the very bottom of the facebook homepage on the right)
Note: Business pages do not have a newsfeed however page owners should adjust the settings on their personal accounts.
The good news is: now you can now view all of your friends and fans again. The bad news is: you are still invisible to a large portion of your list. Since you can’t make everyone change their profile setting, we suggest businesses make sure to reach out and interact one-on-one with the fans they most want to target in order to reestablish a strong frequency for the algorithm.
thanks to Missy Clifford for creating these instructions.