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Facebook Default Settings on your NewsFeed

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Digital Marketing
11 February 2011 by Web Bureau

Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your Facebook newsfeed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status updates, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?

Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can't see anything you post because the "New Facebook" has a newsfeed setting that, by default, is automatically set to only show posts from people who you've recently interacted with or interacted with the most (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 are the fixes:

  • on your homepage click 'most recent' (top of newsfeed)

  • click on that and then select it again and the drop down will appear

  • click on"Edit Options".

  • In the popup, click on the dropdown menu next to 'Show posts from:' and select "All Of Your Friends and Pages"

  • and then clickSave.

Or the long route...

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the Newsfeed on your homepage

  • click on"Edit Options".

  • In the popup, click on the dropdown menu next to 'Show posts from:' and select "All Of Your Friends and Pages"

  • and then click save.

     

     

     

     

Simply posting an update about it won't do any good because lots of your friends/fans already can't see your posts by default. You'll either have to send out a message to everyone on your list (which I'm not even sure business pages can do and is a rather tedious method) or post an event explaining the situation like this one and invite your entire fan base and/or friend list. You can also tweet about it hoping that most of your fellow Facebookers are also on twitter.

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