Home > Blog > Facebook News Feed Changes: Friend or Foe? 16th May 2018 - 6 minutes read Social Media Thaw Naing - Changes to Facebook’s news feed were announced in early 2018. The update placed a new emphasis on status updates from friends and family, with a view to fostering a focus on personal networks, and reducing news feed dominance from articles and branded content. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, referred to the initiative as aiming to cultivate “meaningful interaction” – an effort to make Facebook more of a force for good. A ‘friends and family’ feel has characterised the new feed in a bid to ensure Facebook’s services “aren’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well being”. The changes have already affected all two billion Facebook users’ feeds and public content from businesses; brands and media have been featuring less prominently ever since. The … [Read more...] about Facebook News Feed Changes: Friend or Foe?
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In a press event tomorrow, Facebook will be announcing big changes to the news feed … again. According to TechCrunch, the changes will include filter-able content that will allow users to view specific content on their feed. Filterable options will exist on the top of the page and will include sorting the feed by music or photos according to the article. Additionally the new newsfeed will be much larger than the current format. This means larger images, articles and of course ads for users. Facebook recently updated the image size of images in links nearly 3x to 154px by 154px and according to TechCrunch this will increase again with the new feed layout. This may change the way that some marketers use Facebook as one of the current tricks is to use image posts with links in the descriptions to drive reach. The larger sizes teamed with image-only filtering should be a hit with users looking to sort through much of the clutter that can exist on the … [Read more...] about Report: Filterable, Content Specific Feeds Coming To The Facebook News Feed Tomorrow
Facebook recently announced they will be rolling out an update to their News Feed designed to reduce the appearance of the kinds of posts users frequently flag as spam. The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right content to the right people at the right time so they don’t miss the stories that are important and relevant to them… Today we are announcing a series of improvements to News Feed to reduce stories that people frequently tell us are spammy and that they don’t want to see. According to the announcment, many of these spammy posts are published by Pages in an attempt to manipulate the News Feed and get more organic exposure than they normally would. The update specifically targets three broad categories of spammy behavior. They are as follows: Like-baiting When a post explicitly asks users to like, comment or share the post to increase organic reach it is considered “like-baiting.” Since users tend to respond to the call to action of liking, … [Read more...] about Update To Facebook News Feed Designed To Combat Business Page Spam
Facebook will soon alter the way its 1.65 billion users discover stories in their News Feed. The social network will give preference to updates from friends and family over brands, the company announced. Why Is Facebook Making This Change? In a separate blog post today that tries to define what exactly the news feed is, Facebook emphasized that it’s all about “connecting people with their friends and family.” It seems people are worried about missing out on important updates from their friends amidst the massive number of articles, videos, and memes people are sharing on Facebook. That’s why friends and family updates are going to the top of the news feed. Facebook also has done some research and knows that, after friends and family, people expect their news feed to contain informative and entertaining stories. The network promises it will continue to work on personalization to ensure its feeding users what’s most relevant to them: “Our success is … [Read more...] about Facebook News Feed Change: Goodbye, Publishers
Facebook has announced a new change to its News Feed algorithm, favouring personal posts over news stories, in an attempt to maintain its personal element. What does this *really* mean for publishers though? Facebook is all about connecting people with their friends and family and despite attempts to divert from its original concept, it’s not ready yet to leave it aside. That’s why it decided to downplay stories from publishers on users’ news feed, in order to promote more personal stories from their favourite people. This announcement was not warmly welcomed by publishers, as it means that organic reach will probably drop even more (as if it wasn’t already low) and it will be even more challenging from now on to make it to a user’s news feed. RIP organic reach? Organic reach was already on decline over the past few years and even before the latest algorithm change, SocialFlow observed a drop of 42% from January to May, which was alarming for Page … [Read more...] about Facebook News Feed update: how #Friendmageddon will affect publishers