Hi, this is Ka… and today I would like to answer a very common question regarding our Facebook page that we have been getting a lot over the past few weeks. In fact, this isn’t just relevant to our Facebook page, but also to every Facebook page out there.
Where are my notifications?
So, if you are on Facebook and decide to “Like” a page, and then wonder why it is you don’t get notifications from that page in your newsfeed, this post is for you. I’m not talking about private Facebook profiles when you “Friend” somebody, I’m talking about “Liking” a page and then not getting updates. Why is that??
I believe in Facebook
We use Facebook for professional reasons – and also, even more so, to promote a message we really believe in – to help people become more healthy in a natural way and also to inspire people to reach their full potential by going after their dreams. And we use Facebook like this daily – and have done so since 2009. We’ve posted thousands of images in that time.
I really believe in Facebook – and You Tube too – they are creating a revolution! It’s never been easier to post information to a worldwide audience. I really do love Facebook, we have changed countless lives and reached hundreds of millions of people by using it. We have weeks when we reach tens of millions of people and we also have weeks when we only reach a few thousand people. We have weeks where, for days in a row, we only get up to a maximum of 100 new fans per day and then we have days where we get a 1000 new fans a day.
It’s all about the algorithms
And the crazy part is – you can’t foresee which way it’s going to go. Facebook have complicated algorithms that dictate how they place the posts in the newsfeeds of the fans and also in the newsfeeds of friends of the fans. And I don’t know how they work it out or what these algorithms are. But if you want to make sure you will get updates from your “Liked” pages you have to go to the at page and click on the dropdown menu next to the “Liked” button and select “Get Notifications”. This is the button you have to click to enable you will get updates from your “Liked” pages.
In the old days, it was enough just to Like a page and then you would automatically receive all notifications from it – plain and simple. But apparently what Facebook wants us to do now, as the owners of the page, is to pay for them to show our notifications to our fans. Which I think is a bit ridiculous because when you “Liked” the page you already gave Facebook permission to send you notifications. And you can always “Unlike” the page if you don’t want this to happen any more. But now, in order to ensure you get notifications you need to enable this feature.
Facebook seem to be making things very complicated for their users – and I don’t think that is in anyone’s best interest. There are other social media options available and if Facebook make things too difficult, people will get fed up and rather look for an alternative. And “poor” Facebook hardly need the cash! I believe they are actually based in Belize and don’t pay a dollar in taxes!
Not that I have a problem with them making billions of dollars – that’s fine, I believe in Facebook. But I would just love to see them serving their users better by making it easier for them to automatically get updates from the pages they have already taken the time to “Like”.
How do you feel about this? Let me have your comments below.
Until next time… Peace, Love and Rock n’ Roll!