For the last three weeks, I’ve been teaching workshops at my local community college related to social media, blogging and email marketing. I’ve had a blast doing this and wrote a great post with beginner tips that I hope you check out. Each time I teach a workshop, I learn more about myself, my business and the importance of helping small business owners. Each small business owner, including myself, is just trying to make it. To live the dream, work for ourselves and do what we love.
My last workshop was on Facebook, the basics. A great workshop, chalked full of tips, information and what I’ve seen work for the brands (large and small) that I’ve worked for. I even got an email today from an attendee that made my day. It showed me that I am helping people and that I do know what I’m talking about!
“I used a couple of your tricks after last week’s class, checked the numbers on Monday and my likes were up by 14,200% (I did not add extra zeros!).”
I had to pat myself on the back. And then I remembered what a nice man said to me after the class. He asked why he wasn’t getting updates from all the pages that he liked on Facebook. A common question and one I wish I would have addressed during the short one hour that I had to cover one million things related to Facebook. With the disclaimer that tomorrow Facebook could change again and everything I teach will be out the window!
So why is that you like a dozen or more Facebook pages (I like way more than this!) and you’re not seeing what they post? What the heck!?
No worries, there is a solution and here is what you need to do.
- Go to the Facebook page you like.
- Click at the top where you see “Liked” and the big Thumbs Up image
- This is where you see a few things you need to choose to see the Facebook page updates in your Facebook feed, whether you view on your mobile device or desktop/laptop. Make sure GET NOTIFICATIONS and FOLLOW are both checked.
That’s it! Once you’ve done this, you’ll regularly see the updates from the Facebook page you like. EASY! If you have a business Facebook page, send your fans to this blog post and make sure they understand what they need to do to see what you post!
Why not? Great tips for free!