11.6.12

Take that, Facebook algorithm!

Remember how I recently talked about Facebook's algorithm on my post titled "Facebook's Pay to Promote... Calm Down!"? To recap, I talked about how Facebook has always used an algorithm to determine what posts you actually see in your news feed, and how simply clicking the "show in my news feed" button on a Page does not mean that post will show up in your news feed.

Today, I wanted to give you a super simple way to make sure you see every post from your favourite Pages. All you have to do is set up a quick Facebook List and you'll never miss out on a post! Follow these steps below to get started:

Step 1: You can start by heading on over to my Facebook page and "Liking" it if you haven't yet.  (Head on over there anyways to start setting this all up!) Next, click on that little gear icon beside the "Liked" button and choose "Add to Interest Lists..."


 Step 2: If you have no lists created, create a new list as shown below:


This popup will open, click Next:


Step 3: Choose a List Name like "Favorite Pages" or "Posts I Don't Want To Miss"... Anything you want! You can then choose who can see what pages you have in your list. Click Done when you are set.


Now when you view your Facebook home page, or News Feed page, you'll see your new list in the sidebar, like so:


All of the posts from the Pages in this list will appear here. It's a shame that they won't all automatically show up in your actual news feed, but clicking on that link to your list will make sure you don't miss a thing!  If you want to move your List name to the top of your sidebar instead of at the bottom, just click on the little edit icon beside the List name and "Add to Favorites":


It will immediately move that link to the top of your sidebar!


You can now add other Pages to this list. On the right hand sidebar, Facebook suggests some pages for you that you can easily Add. You can also type in some of your fav page names in the "+ to this list" textbox.


Now whenever you are on somebody's Facebook page, you can simply add them to your List! Just click the gear icon again and "Add to interest lists" as shown below:



Voila! If you want to support your favourite pages, this is a great way to stay updated. Interacting with their posts also contribute to their Pages being visible in the actual news feeds, so don't be shy!

Please share this post on your own Facebook page if you found it useful!

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By Dana Fox Updated at: 11:13 AM

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18 comments:

  1. Woow i love your design sooo much!
    its very beautiful!

    Lovley greets
    xoxo

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  2. fabulous! I was going to post my own instructions but yours are so much more detailed! So I think I'll just point people here! :)

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  3. This is awesome! I did this the first time Facebook started making changes this year. I did it because I like too many pages. I enter a lot of giveaways and I haven't had the heart to unlike the 1000s of pages that I have liked. I see who I want to see now, even if I don't interact with them all the time.

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  4. You are so smart! Thanks for sharing this, Im going to share on my fb page! :)

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  5. I liked it better when FB was so much less complicated...but it is good to know these things!

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  6. So awesome, thank you for sharing!

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  7. This is awesome, thank you for the instructions!!!

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  8. First off, I don't remember if I commented on your first post about how facebook has always done this so calm down ;) So, I will now...I totally needed that! HA~ I am always getting worked up about everything prematurely! :))

    And second, thank you for another awesome tutorial! :) Super useful!

    And third, I got excited when I saw my little old face up there! :)

    xoxo

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  9. I'd love to hear your input on my latest post, which you can find here: http://shelbychasingbirdies.blogspot.com/2012/06/what-do-you-believe.html

    Shelby xoxo

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  10. I like it. you was smart enough !
    3lin

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  11. come on over to my page and like it I am trying to hit 10,000 fans :) www.facebook.com/artisticinclinationsboutique

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  12. Thanks for sharing this, Dana! x

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  13. Oh hooray!! Thanks, Dana! What would we do without your amazing technical skills?!

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  14. Thanks for giving such a smart thought . It will help a lot.

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  15. Can't thank you enough Dana! I had no idea how to do that and I will share this with my fans today too. You are the best!

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  16. I feel dumb, but I still cannot do this. Could it be that I have a business page? I'm not sure... As embarrassing as it sounds, even at the young age of 19, I'm so very new to Facebook :(

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