How to be a good Facebook Page follower. Or, I liked a page that I really want to follow but never see the updates! Or, I liked your page and missed out on the Folsom Live tickets! You suck!
Ok so if any of those have happened to you, you’re in the right place. With so much going on in #SocialMedia is it just to confusing or did you just plain miss it? and what the hell is a #HashTag? And why did I just use one? So many questions… So here is some of the simpler answers. The whole purpose of “Liking” a business page is because you like their services or products and want more. But even after liking the page you missed out. Well here is the foolproof way to never have that happen again. When you click on the Like button don’t just leave quite yet. Stay there with your courser until you see Get Notifications and Following show up. Click on both of them so they are check marked. Now you will be alerted of every post from that page and you will see every post in your news feed. You might be one of those people I hear say, but I don’t want all that stuff showing up all over my news feed. Relax. If you have any kind of life, virtual or real, you will be just fine and you will see just what you want to see. Most pages post 1-3 times a day. Some less, some more. The point is your news feed is moving pretty fast so you will see all kinds of other stuff as well. The alert is your call to action in the upper right of your Facebook screen view with earth and numbers in red. Click on it and all the alerts drop down for you to view. Click on the ones you wanna see and voila! You are a Social Media navigating genius! If you wanna see some of the other alerts don’t worry. They are still there waiting for you. Just go back to the globe, click and enjoy.
Now we also have to back up a little bit to explain one other thing. You didn’t go there and do that. Or in other words you never visited that page and what the hell are all those red numbers about? Well we explained to you about the alerts, right? Yes, we did. Now you will get a red alert one time from a page that you have been invited to like. After that all those invites in red disappear they go into a holding area only viewable in your news feed so you can get back to them later. Problem is that this little go back feature and access to it seems to be random. So don’t go crazy when you look for it and it’s gone, then back again… It happens. So do the right thing and like the page you were invited to like and if it’s something you really like and want updates on then click on Get Notifications and Following. Remember, check marks on both! Now those of us that are Social Media Admins rely on you to follow our advise. So when we invite you to like a page, please do it and try it out. After all, it is Social Media. So lets be social!