MousePad Community Leader
Do you LIKE MousePlanet on Facebook? How to make sure you see all of our updates
Originally posted on Facebook, but reposted here for the 75%+ of our fans who won't see it there.
Hey MousePlanet fans! We know this is going to sound like one of those tin-foil-hat, "Facebook is about to scan your brain" posts you probably see all the time, but keep reading - this is real, and it's something most Facebook fans don't know about.
Have you wondered why some of your favorite Facebook pages (like MousePlanet) have seemed awfully quiet lately? Well, Facebook has this tool called EdgeRank that decides FOR YOU if you get to hear from the companies and organizations YOU ALREADY LIKE.
If you don't "Like," comment on or share their posts often enough, Facebook decides you don't *really* want to hear from that company or organization, and stops showing you their updates on your wall. Sucky, right?
As a company, we can PAY Facebook to share our posts with fans who ALREADY "Like" us, but if we don't, you'll only see about 25% of what we post. That means you're missing more than 75% of the news, photos and special events we post.
Fortunately there is a way you can stay in touch with the pages you really want to hear from, but it requires you to set up a list of your favorite companies. The 3/50 Project (a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses STAY in business) explains it all in this flyer:
We think that most of you "Like" MousePlanet on Facebook because you really do want to hear from us, so we hope you'll LIKE this post to let us know you got it, COMMENT if you have any questions, and SHARE it with your friends so they know why they are no longer seeing posts from the companies and organizations they "Like."
If you run a small business page on Facebook, or have friends or family who do, be sure to share this with them so THEY know why their page has started to vanish from their fans' radar.
In light of these changes, we want to encourage you to sign up for our MousePlanet Newsletter (click the "Join the MousePlanet Newsletter" button on the front page of MousePlanet.com), and/or follow @MousePlanet on Twitter. With Facebook's new policy limiting our ability to effectively communicate with our Fans here, you definitely want to subscribe to our Newsletter so you don't miss the important stuff.
Thanks for reading, liking, commenting and sharing. Your support is always dearly appreciated.
- The entire MousePlanet team
06-19-2012 05:33 PM