WOA! This is Pretty Big News about Changes in Facebook

Last Update: November 29, 2014

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."

Here's link: http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-facebook-rules-will-sting-entrepreneurs-1417133694

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CathyS Premium
Whew! This sure saves some of us the time and trouble of creating a "business" page for FB. Appreciate you getting this info out to us and God Bless! ~Cathy
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Sugarbird Premium
Cathy, I'm so glad this was helpful for you! Thanks so much for your comment.
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steveo5770 Premium
People's businesses being wiped out at the whim of a social media's change in policy is nothing new. It's just history repeating itself. That's why I think it's unwise to rely too heavily on something you don't own or control.

The best business model (in my opinion) is to learn SEO, conversion and PPC.
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steveo5770 Premium
Luckily, I rely on 0 traffic from Facebook :)
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Sugarbird Premium
Luckily indeed! I really don't rely on FB much either, except just to drum up interest in my sites. I don't ever advertise anything in my posts.
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clyncar Premium
Thanks Patti!
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Anewcreature Premium
Thank you for your reminder. i was sent an email and printed off but just have gotten around to it which I think I should after reading your blog. By the way, great job!!
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