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Apparently Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Isn’t Too Hard To Game

Apparently Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Isn’t Too Hard To Game

By Chris Crum September 12, 2014

Another story about someone gaming Facebook’s News Feed algorithm made its way into the news, which isn’t good for the company, as it keeps going out of its way to improve News Feed quality. Do you think the quality of …

Infographic Examines The ‘Perfect’ Facebook Post Infographic Examines The ‘Perfect’ Facebook Post

With organic Page post reach declining like it has been, it’s more imperative than ever that Facebook Pages post the right type of content if they wish to get in front of fans without paying. You always hear that images …

Facebook: Your News Feed is Made By You Facebook: Your News Feed is Made By You

Wired writer Mat Honan got some attention this week after running an experiment on Facebook’s News Feed algorithm. In a nutshell, he liked every single thing he came across in his News Feed for two days straight, and concluded (unsurprisingly) …

Facebook Really Sucks When Somebody Likes Everything Facebook Really Sucks When Somebody Likes Everything

Apparently Facebook becomes a really bad place when you or someone you’re friends with “likes” everything. That appears to be the lesson we learn from an experiment by Wired writer Mat Honan, who tried liking every single thing he came …

Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature

Facebook just announced the launch of a “save” feature, which lets you save things you find to check out later. You can save links, places, movies, movies, TV shows, and music you find on Facebook. Introducing Save on Facebook from …

Senator Wants FTC To Look At Facebook Senator Wants FTC To Look At Facebook

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s controversial emotion experiment, seeking to have the commission examine the ordeal. “I come from the technology world, and I understand that social media companies are …

Facebook Encourages Users To Unfollow Pages Facebook Encourages Users To Unfollow Pages

In case you didn’t have a hard enough time reaching your Facebook followers in their News Feeds already, Facebook is apparently actively encouraging users to unfollow Pages, or at least going out of their way to remind people that they …

Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time? Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time?

Facebook went and freaked a bunch of people out again. They were about due, weren’t they? This time, the freak-out comes from an academic study of all things, looking at how Facebook can manipulate users’ emotions based on the posts …

Facebook Explains Organic Reach Decline Facebook Explains Organic Reach Decline

Facebook’s Brian Boland wrote a lengthy blog post about the much talked about decline in organic reach of Facebook Page posts. It’s happening for two main reasons, he said: more and more content is created and shared every day and …

Facebook Exec Ironically Rants About State of Media Facebook Exec Ironically Rants About State of Media

You’d probably laugh if some higher up at Little Caesars posted an epic diatribe blasting the state of modern pizza. You might scratch your head if this exec, let’s call him Bob, ranted about lesser quality pizza, and how the …

Sometimes Facebook Recommends Fake News Sometimes Facebook Recommends Fake News

Facebook is drawing some criticism for recommending questionable content to users with its “related articles” algorithm. Given the company’s recent focus on becoming a news provider, that’s not a good thing. In December, Facebook began displaying sets of articles under …

Is A Smaller Fanbase The Key To Facebook Success? Is A Smaller Fanbase The Key To Facebook Success?

Komfo recently released results of a study about Facebook Page reach and engagement that’s currently making the rounds. The study looked at 5,349 Facebook Pages. It found that fan penetration has decreased from 25.2% in August to 11.3% in March. …

Facebook Kills 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed Facebook Kills 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm today, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and …

Photos Still Your Best Bet For Facebook Engagement Photos Still Your Best Bet For Facebook Engagement

You may be having some trouble getting your posts seen by people in the News Feed lately, but it would appear that photos are still your your best bet for organic reach, if new data from SocialBakers is any indication. …

Can Facebook Win Over Small Business Advertisers? Can Facebook Win Over Small Business Advertisers?

Facebook has over 25 million Pages run by small businesses. Facebook’ s global director of small business Dan Levy announced that stat in November. As organic reach continues to decline for all kinds of Facebook pages, the company is trying …

More Stats On The Facebook Organic Reach Decline More Stats On The Facebook Organic Reach Decline

There’s been a lot of discussion about the widespread drop in organic Facebook Page post reach, and this week, EdgeRank Checker put out some more data to back up the bitter reality for brands. According to its findings (via TechCrunch), …

Rainn Wilson Finds Facebook Worthless Too Rainn Wilson Finds Facebook Worthless Too

Actor Rainn Wilson appears to be among the many people frustrated about Facebook’s controversial killing of organic reach for Facebook Page posts. In case you haven’t heard, it’s getting harder and harder for Pages to reach their audience without paying. …