*This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase I may receive a commission at no cost to you. Please read my disclosure for more info.
My way or the highway, I’m not that flexible when it comes to doing things I don’t wanna do. Same with Facebook, I don’t like following the rules and following Facebook’s constantly changing algorithm. ‘Yeah, Whatever‘ used to be my mindset until I decided to try and follow Facebook’s new algorithm rules for a week. What happened next was life-changing (haha).
This post was first published July 6th, 2015
Update September 2017: you can now like my blog page here.
It was a rainy day and I decided to – finally – test everything I’ve read about Facebook and its just-launched algorithm. Which was a mixture of posts on my Facebook page, multiple a day, combined with advertising & a lot of social interaction on my personal account.
My blog’s traffic grew insanely with 300% and everybody was happy. My interaction rate grew and my email box exploded.
All of a sudden it was like I lived again. Like people saw me and all my hard work all of a sudden. They applaud me for my work and I felt appreciated.
But then it happens. I had to keep up all the hard work. And with hard work, I don’t mean my actual work, but this side thing called Facebooking all day. I don’t really like spending every free minute on Facebook, let alone have a fulltime task of managing my Facebook fan pages.
I run a business and I barely make any sales via Facebook, so hello, what do I do now? Hire somebody to be my fulltime Facebook assistant?
Nope, I don’t wanna go that far for my own businesses. So what happened? It was like Facebook decided to break up with me.
I stopped updating more than three times a day, I stopped advertising my Facebook page, I stopped liking everything in my personal feed and I stopped crafting the right type of posts (in this case, a mixture of photos, links, and just text).
So I got ‘punished’ by Facebook and my posts didn’t show up in people’s feed anymore. I had the feeling – even more than before – that I was talking to people who were wearing their earplugs in while listening to music. I could scream all I want but they didn’t listen. Bummer, I hacked the system and now I’m in an even worse position.
A number of people that could see my posts was just a sad number, I think about 10 times less than a number of total likes of the page. Buuuh. This instantly makes Facebook less appealing to use. So what I did next? I continued to use Facebook the way I did before. Every now and then, but still up to three posts a day.
I tried to stick to the pro’s advice, and bought this Facebook ebook that’s written by a pro, that’s updated after every update and has a lot of value on growing and using Facebook (without buying ads!).
Sometimes it’s just not a great match, and I strongly believe you shouldn’t force using a platform just because it exists or because you have a massive amount of followers. I still try to make the best out of that page, but I don’t force anything anymore. I don’t spend all my time on the platform, I just don’t wanna put all my eggs in just one basket, especially now people are leaving more and more that platform. I now regret although it was a nice experiment, that I’ve invested money in Facebook because it’s just not for me. You can find me on other platforms, just add me there and stay updated 🙂
I still try to make the best out of that page, but I don’t force anything anymore. I don’t spend all my time on the platform, I just don’t wanna put all my eggs in just one basket, especially now people are leaving more and more that platform. I now regret although it was a nice experiment, that I’ve invested money in Facebook because it’s just not for me. You can find me on other platforms, just add me there and stay updated 🙂
I now regret – although it was a nice experiment – that I’ve invested money on Facebook because it’s just not for me. Plus, they do want you to steadily invest, and I just can’t afford that, the ROI is not enough for just me, as I’ve a couple of free ways that work much better for me. You can find me on other platforms, just add me there and stay updated 🙂
Right now, I’m obsessed with using Pinterest to drive traffic and affiliate sales. Read all about it on using Tailwind Tribes to boost your traffic, this affiliate marketing strategy and 5 tools to automate your Pinterest strategy. It’s visual, it’s user-friendly and it’s easy. And that for something that’s actually more a search engine than a social media website! How great!
Please make sure you stay on top of Facebook newest algorithms, as they often change. What might work today, doesn’t tomorrow.
New facebook page: www.facebook.com/nonimayblog
Leave your email behind and you'll receive The Complete Checklist to: making money blogging when you have a small following FREE checklist in your inbox!
Hello there! This post couldn’t be written much better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
He always kept talking about this. I am going to forward
this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read.
Many thanks for sharing!
(iii) You account for the work, so keep a professional attitude when confronted with your customers.
The goal would be to find a strategy to give you a complete
response, all while focusing on as small an area of investigation as
possible. However, you may also be wondering
and you’ll discover good essay writing examples.
Thanks designed for sharing such a pleasant idea, post is
good, thats why i have read it entirely
Be both a helpful guide through complex issues with an informed judge when choices have to
be made. Understand the topic – While writing the
essay, first thing you must do is to define the
niche. Run-on sentences occur due to insufficient punctuation and happen whenever you
become lost inside your essay.
Currently it looks like Movable Type is the top blogging platform available right now.
(from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your
Hello friends, pleasant piece of writing and pleasant urging commented here, I am genuinely enjoying by these.
I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish.
nonetheless, you command get bought an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following.
unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly
the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.
Quality content is the key to attract the viewers to pay a visit
the website, that’s what this site is providing.
Please for a easy rubbish like candy wrapper please let us throw it on the appropriate place. http://www.dumpsters-md.com/dumpster-rental/20772/
Hey very cool website!! Guy .. Excellent .. Superb .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds
also? I’m glad to seek out a lot of helpful information right here within the put up, we want develop extra techniques on this
regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .
Hi to all, it’s really a good for me to pay a quick visit this web page, it contains important Information.
In fact when someone doesn’t know after that its up to
other viewers that they will assist, so here it occurs.
It’s truly very complicated in this busy life to listen news on Television,
so I simply use web for that reason, and get the newest information.
Hey there! This post couldn’t be written any better!
Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this.
I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.
Thanks for sharing!
I will immediately take hold of your rss as I can’t find your email subscription link or newsletter service.
Do you have any? Kindly permit me realize in order that I may subscribe.
Hello i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace,
when i read this paragraph i thought i could also create comment due to this
You really make it seem so easy together with your presentation but I find this topic
to be actually something that I feel I might never understand.
It kind of feels too complicated and extremely large for me.
I am looking ahead for your next submit, I’ll try to get the hold of it!
Usually I don’t read post on blogs, however I would like to
say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and
do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, very nice article.
Bonsoir:) Ce post est pas mal du tout. je voulais tout juste
des réponses sur le sujet. Bon courage!
Bunk Taksim gives accommodations in Istanbul.
Hello I am so grateful I found your site, I really found
you by accident, while I was browsing on Google for something else,
Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks a
lot for a incredible post and a all round exciting blog
(I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time
to look over it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great
deal more, Please do keep up the excellent work.
Very good blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew
of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here?
I’d really love to be a part of online community where
I can get responses from other experienced people that share the same interest.
If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks!
Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to make a superb
article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never manage to get anything
What i do not realize is in reality how
you’re not actually much more neatly-appreciated than you might be right now.
You’re so intelligent. You realize thus considerably in relation to this topic, made me in my view
imagine it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like men and women aren’t fascinated until it is something to accomplish with Lady gaga!
Your individual stuffs great. At all times maintain it up!
Thanks , I have just been looking for information approximately this topic for a while and yours is the best I’ve discovered till now.
But, what concerning the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?
Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet
my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking
for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some
experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into
anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your
hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve definitely picked up something new from right here.
I did however expertise several technical issues using this website,
as I experienced to reload the website a lot of times previous
to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your
web host is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will often affect your
placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and can look out for a lot more of
your respective intriguing content. Make sure you update this
again very soon.
Hello, I desire to subscribe for this web site to take most up-to-date updates, thus where can i
do it please assist.
Right here is the perfect blog for everyone who hopes to find out about this topic.
You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa).
You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject which has been written about for years.
Wonderful stuff, just great!
When I originally commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment
is added I recieve four emails with the same comment.
There has to be a means you can remove me from that service?
This excellent website definitely has all of the information I wanted concerning this subject and didn’t
know who to ask.
Outstanding story there. What occurred after?
Excellent blog you have got here.. It’s hard to find high-quality writing like
yours these days. I seriously appreciate individuals like you!
Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Taking the
time and actual effort to generate a really good article…
but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and never
manage to get anything done.
Ahaa, its fastidious discussion concerning this paragraph at this place
at this weblog, I have read all that, so now me also commenting here.
Wow, this article is fastidious, my sister is analyzing these kinds of things,
therefore I am going to let know her.
I am sure this article has touched all the internet viewers, its really really good paragraph on building up new web site.
Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot.
I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.
I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head.
The problem is something that not enough folks are speaking
intelligently about. I am very happy I came across this in my hunt
for something relating to this.
Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads
up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly.
I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show
the same outcome.
Normally I don’t learn post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very
forced me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me.
Thank you, very great post.
Thanks for another magnificent post. The place else may
just anybody get that kind of info in such an ideal way of writing?
I have a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such info.
Yes, even after all that listing down, you will still have
to sit and compose an entire response, much the same
way you’d probably write any essay. Understand this issue – While writing the essay, the first
thing you have to do is to define the niche. If you say because over
and over again, one and only thing the various readers will likely be conscious of happens because – it’s going
to stifle your argument and it’s also at the top of the list of
issues you should avoid within your academic work.
Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through troubles with your
RSS. I don’t understand why I can’t join it.
Is there anybody having the same RSS issues? Anybody who knows the
answer can you kindly respond? Thanx!!
Hmm it appears like your site ate my first comment (it
was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up
what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.
Do you have any tips and hints for novice blog writers?
I’d genuinely appreciate it.
Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a totally different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!
I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
I do not know who you are but certainly you are going
to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!