Facebook Broken on Purpose: What to Do
By now you may have seen the huge explosion over Facebook reducing who sees your updates and then offering the solution of charging you if you want to reach even your current fans.
What really matters is what you do next: Should you keep focusing on Facebook? Will you invest time in learning how Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm works to try to increase engagement with your fans in hopes of getting more visibility? Or will you pay Facebook – if you can afford it?
Each person has to decide for themselves whether Facebook is worth it or not. To help you figure that out, first watch this short video from Murray Newland’s Future of Engagement so you know what is going on:
There are a ton of posts about Facebook’s changes and how their algorithm works online already and no doubt there will be many more as people realize they have been priced off of Facebook.
I gathered the best resources I could find yesterday and will continue to add any new links I find to a massive post Facebook Users Outraged Over New Extortion Model.
After I published the post yesterday I added a new video to it that Kim Castleberry just made that goes into much more detail, so if you’re serious about using Facebook you’ll want to watch that video. Kim is an expert on Facebook and an alpha tester for WordPress so you want to know her.
If you are going to keep trying to get traffic from Facebook, you could benefit from signing up for a free social media monitoring trial account on Alerti. Usually they offer 30 days free, but if you use the Bonus Code alertivideo you can use it for free for a full 90 days to figure out what is most popular and how to get Facebook to show more of your updates.
Whether you decide to focus on Facebook or not, I encourage you to get more serious about using BlogInteract for collaborating. This is what you should be focusing on if you want to be successful:
- Make a domain you own your home base and focus on how to grow your mailing list, readers and subscribers there.
- Use major sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Reddit to drive traffic to your site.
- To effectively do that, use BlogInteract as your collaboration community. You can not drive traffic alone – we must work together.
If you are serious about making a living or even earning a little money on the side or simply having more people read what you write you need other people to share what is important to you and for them to do that you have to be willing to share what is important to them!
The easiest way to get better search engine listings and visibility is links in content on other blogs. The best way to make that happen is to build relationships with other bloggers who write about the same topics. When you know what they do and they know what you do, opportunities to include each other in posts will naturally occur.
Bloggers and small business CAN compete online IF we work together – and ONLY if we work together. If you are serious about keeping our freedom to choose what we buy (and every other kind of freedom) I encourage you to join my Viral Marketing Group here on BlogInteract. JOIN NOW so we can get things moving!
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