Facebook now sucking more than ever

“Yeah. You read that correctly. Most of your fans don’t receive your posts. At all. In any way, shape, or form. Facebook is only sharing them with fans who repeatedly return to your page, post on your page, comment on your page, or otherwise engage on your page.

“In other words, the minority.

“The following day, another tidbit appeared, just to the right of the scary percentage—a “Promote” button. Tap that, and you’re asked to pay for the rest of your fans to see the post.

“Uh huh. Read that one correctly too. Pay to post.

“Not to advertise—to reach the fans you already have. The ones who thought clicking “like” added you to their newsfeeds.

“Out of sheer curiosity, I clicked Promote, then began crunching numbers. If I want a post to reach all 90,600 fans of The 3/50 Project, I need to pony up more than $500.

“Per post.

“Which simply isn’t going to happen.”
FB fans aren’t seeing your posts (and how to fix it), By Cynthia Baxter, Always Upward, June 4, 2012 (hat tip to Wendy at Wendy’s Origami for the link)

Not that I needed more reason to care less about Facebook, but considering I still go to the trouble of making fan pages for Wapshott titles, this kind of sucks. So much for Facebook being “free” anymore.

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One Response to Facebook now sucking more than ever

  1. JD says:

    Please sign the petition I started to Mark Z. asking him to change this and allow all fans of a Page to see that Page’s posts on their news feeds without the Page owner having to pay: http://tinyurl.com/FreeAllFBPagePosts. If enough people sign, he may do something to change it. He has responded favorably to petitions in the past.

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