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!
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