Tuesday, April 29, 2014

3 Steps to Getting Notifications of New Posts From Your Favorite Facebook Pages

Super long title, I know, but that's what this post is about.

This is to help you find out and fix why you're not getting Facebook notifications from pages you've liked.

Have you liked a Facebook page for a favorite blog, singer, actor, movie, book, etc. and then realize you never see posts from that page?

Or maybe they posts used to show up in your news feed, but now they aren't.

I'm sure there are many explanations, but here are a couple of ways to boost numbers for your favorite pages, and more importantly, for you to receive posts:

Facebok's algorithm will only show you a fraction of what your favorite pages post. But if you follow these instructions you can work around their system and see whatever your favorite page posts.

Due to Facebook pages, if you don't Like, Share, or Comment on posts, Facebook will dramatically limit, and then stop sending posts from your favorite pages to your newsfeed. (how dare they?! lol) Supposedly this is due to Facebook deciding that if you do not interact with a page's posts, it means that you have no interest in the posts; therefore Facebook with stop sending them to you.

Please Like, Share, or Comment on Facebook posts that you enjoy!!

Facebook is a business and they have the right to run it any way they want, but this is one way to get more of what you want so share, share, share! Share this with your friends so they know too. (Click here to share this blog post from my BEBBlog Facebook page!)

When you like a new page it takes just an extra click to get the notifications, but for pages you've liked in the past you'll have to go through and click 'get notifications' to keep updated on their new stuff. It might take more time to go through the old pages, but you'll probably want to go do this so you get their notifications too!

In 3 Steps you can start getting notifications from your favorite pages...

I'm going to use Miranda Lambert's (country singer) Facebook fan page for the example below.

{Miranda Lambert Facebook Page}

STEP 1. Go to the page you want to 'like'.

STEP 2. Click the 'like' button.

STEP 3. Click on or scroll your mouse over the 'liked' button and then click 'get notifications'.

Now, do keep in mind that once you've clicked 'get notifications' anything posted on the pages you like and do this to will send a notification to your personal notification box (that's a lot of 'notifications' but don't know how else to word it). Example:

{Oak Hill Homestead Facebook Page}
{Country Living Magazine Facebook Page}
{Southern Living Facebook Page}

This *could* get super annoying so you may want to consider only selecting 'get notifications' for pages that you're really interested in keeping up with. Favorite blogs, magazines, local groups, etc.

Quick tip: When you do this you will be getting a lot of notifications as these pages update with new status updates and photos. If you don't want to read them all or you've scrolled through the notifications and selected the ones you were interested in but still have 'blue ones' showing up click 'mark as read' and those that have already been posted and you've scrolled through will no longer show up as new things for you to check out.

Another quick tip: now that you're getting all these notifications you may realize you don't want some of them. Just go over notification and there will be a little 'x' on the right. Click that and then click 'turn off'. This will stop the notifications from that page, post, or photo from continuing to blow up your notification box.

Hopefully this post will help you get more out of those Facebook pages you've liked but haven't been keeping up with! See my post Bloggers: Use Facebook to Keep Up with Favorite Blogs to see another way to get notifications without blowing up your personal page notifier (you will have to use the technique shared in this post along with the idea suggested in the linked post).

Thank you for reading!

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