No more riding the wave on Facebook

Last Update: March 22, 2014

Surfs flat for those who were enjoying the cool marketing waves of Facebook.

There has been talk about this and it is glassy now, they are slowly wiping out the organic reach of pages. Posts from pages are reaching less users, even meme photos will be pearling as Facebook focuses on paid marketing.

Reasons? It is said that the typical grommet is being bombed by 1,500 posts per day from friends and Pages. Facebook wants to concentrate on content that is strictly off the hook.

What does this mean for the companies/marketers? Apart from being rag dolled by the change, they will have to make a re-entry into paid advertising to keep up the numbers.

After all, 7$billion dollars worth of paid ads in 2013 (estimated to be 10.8$billion this year) was not gnarly enough for Facebook.

Hang-loose members!

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Damien Lane Premium
Awww, will miss 'em dearly.....Not, smiley face smiley face
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DNTL Premium
Lol! I take it you weren't a fan... ;p
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Damien Lane Premium
horrid platform my friend (oops, did I say that on live tv)...err, sorry fb fans, though we can do much better...
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DNTL Premium
No offense taken, I don't even have a personal fb page. We should start a platform of our own! ;)
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Damien Lane Premium
I've heard there are some semi decent communities on the www --- Just am at a loss to think of any right now... Have to get back to you on that one mate...
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HighwayMan Premium
Aaawww I just worked out this $$##% facebook thing now I have to work out pinterest ... thanks Genevieve (go up 5 points)
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DNTL Premium
Oops, sorry, lol! Nah, it doesn't mean it's worth ''nothing'' to have a Facebook page, but they have tightened up their belts and businesses are noticing the side effects. Better have more than 1 social media option. Pinterest can be good, but not for all, it is visually driven and some businesses cannot relate or use it to their advantage.
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CharlotteH39 Premium
Yes, I also get suggestions to pay for promotions. Haven't tired pinterest yet but that will be my nxt step
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DNTL Premium
Good idea! Here, maybe this can help: http://www.copyblogger.com/pinterest-marketing/
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Trialynn Premium
And there goes facebook! Another something will pop up!
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DNTL Premium
Lol. Sure, it'll be my next blog subject! They are given us material. ;)
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WrightA Premium
Funny I was just checking my page on FB to see how many views today's post received when I got an e-mail with the title of your blog. My first thought was, how did she know I was on FB?? (No no please don't answer that. I am just that tired.)
I had a feeling that this was why so few people see my posts. I am constantly receiving suggestions from FB to pay to promote my page. I honestly get more response from G+ and Pinterest.
~Amanda
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DNTL Premium
Lol, I have eyes on all you members! ;p Yep, that is what's happening. Your readers news feed may not show your posts. They will have to go to your page on their own, which is sure to bring traffic down. At least you have G+ and Pinterest working for ya, Facebook will learn it's not the only social media!
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WrightA Premium
Oh well!
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DNTL Premium
That's right, too bad for them and their billions of dollars! We can find better ''free'' solutions. :)
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