WOA! This is Pretty Big News about Changes in Facebook
HELLO TO ALL MY WA FRIENDS, AND HAPPY SATURDAY! I just ran across this very interesting article about changes that are coming mid-January with FB policies that will profoundly affect us entrepreneurs.
The article is entitled "NEW FACEBOOK RULES WILL STING ENTREPRENEURS" and it explains the upcoming changes in easy-to-understand terms. Here's an excerpt, and I'm including a link to the whole article below. I'm thinking Pinterest is about to get way more important in our lives...
"Chrisy Bossie built a $100,000-a-year gemstone e-commerce business by sharing information about her products on her company's Facebook page several times a week."
“Steals in the Shop! I have a TON of new 36-inch-long necklaces, most priced at $15, available in amethyst, lapis, watermelon tourmaline, turquoise.... Shop them all here,” she wrote in a recent marketing post on a Facebook page for Earthegy, the business she runs from her home in rural Kent Store, Va. She also included photos and links to the products, hoping the business’s 70,000 Facebook fans would share the posts with their own Facebook friends."
"But small-business owners like Ms. Bossie will soon get less benefit from the unpaid marketing pitches they post on Facebook. That’s because, as of mid-January, the social network will intensify its efforts to filter out unpaid promotional material in user news feeds that businesses have posted as status updates."