‘Like my post! Share my post! Comment on my Post!’ Facebook may penalize you for that.
The folks at Facebook have dreamed up yet another way to filter the content that displays in News Feeds; they are planning to penalize posts deemed “low quality.” They use over 1,000 different factors to determine what constitutes “high quality” and “low quality.”
Some of those factors include:
- Is this timely and relevant content?
- Is this content from a source you would trust?
- Would you share it with friends or recommend it to others?
- Is the content genuinely interesting to you or is it trying to game News Feed distribution? (e.g., asking for people to like the content)
- Would you call this a low quality post or meme?
- Would you complain about seeing this content in your News Feed?
This article by Scott Ayres at Post Planner explores the pros and cons.
How to block Facebook app requests
Do you get irritated with Facebook friends who constantly inundate you with invitations to try a certain app or play a game? Take back control of your Facebook profile and block those invites!
Click the Gear icon on your Facebook personal profile and select “Account Settings” from the drop-down menu. Then select “Blocking” from the left-hand sidebar. You can then customize four different sections.
This must-read tutorial by Justin Lafferty at InsideFacebook walks you through how to block apps, stop notifications, hide activity from the News Feed, and delete apps.
How to easily add Facebook posts to Pinterest
In this tutorial, Vincent Ng (a guest on Oh So Pinteresting) explains how to use the ShotPin Chrome Extension to transfer Facebook posts to Pinterest in three easy steps.