Facebook is changing the rules for pages.There are big changes coming, not great for those of you like me who cannot afford the exorbitant fees imposed by Facebook to be seen. I would be more than happy to do as one friend suggested and pay a $10 annual fee, like a domain name. But to...
There are big changes coming, not great for those of you like me who cannot afford the exorbitant fees imposed by Facebook to be seen.
I would be more than happy to do as one friend suggested and pay a $10 annual fee, like a domain name. But to have to pay a minimum of $5 a day for the privilege to be seen? I simply cannot afford it.
Check out what they announced in a recent official facebook business article:
“We dug further into the data to better understand this feedback. What we discovered is that a lot of the content people see as too promotional is posts from Pages they like, rather than ads.”
Now I don’t know who they surveyed but it was definitely not the cake community nor other artistic, blogging, and other small community type page fans.
“We’re always thinking about how to make News Feed better, and this update is part of a larger, ongoing effort. By making News Feed more engaging for people — with Page post creative that is more relevant to them — we’re also creating a better platform for businesses to reach their customers and find new ones.”
Many social networking commentators interpret this as pay up or be hidden.
My personal opinion is that Facebook will no longer be important to me as a page owner. I feel that concentration on my blog and google+ will give me back the interaction I loved pages for.
Instead we’re now hounding friends to jump through hoops to help us be seen. And posts like this are floating around on page after page.
But that’s not right. It’s borderline begging and futile really as most people use mobiles to access fb not a desktop.
Facebook has taken away the community spirit from pages, and pushed me to look at other networks. I am feeling so much more interaction with google+ groups and even here on Cakesdecor.
I am preparing to lower Facebook in my priority list – and I actually think it’s a good thing! Old fashioned blogs and forums seem to be making a huge comeback.
What do you think?
Have you already noticed a drop in reach?