I know, once you think you’ve figured out Facebook, they change it!
Here are a few tricks to help you get the things and people you like the most in your newsfeed.
1) Engage with the content you like
Want to see more from your friend, Malinda? Go to her page and like some of her posts. Comment on her pictures. These actions will signal to the newsfeed algorithm to give you more of Malinda. If Malinda is one of your really favorite people, turn on notifications so you see everything she posts. She won’t know so don’t worry about her thinking you’re stalking her. 🙂
Go to her page, click on FRIENDS, choose Get Notifications. This only works on desktop! Unfortunately, the facebook app doesn’t give you this option.
2) Hide the content you don’t like
If you see an ad you don’t like in your newsfeed, hide it every time you see it, and, ta-da, you’ll stop seeing it. Click the little v arrow in the right upper corner of the post and click either “I don’t want to see this” or “Hide all ads from _____”.
Advertisers don’t want to pay to target people who consistently say “I don’t want to see this!” Do nothing and you’ll get more of that ad. You can even ask why you’re getting that ad or tell facebook you actually LIKE it by choosing “this ad is useful.”
Ugh. Politics. After the year we’ve all just endured, maybe you already know how to do this! You know you have friends who constantly post political rants. You may like them but you don’t enjoy their politics. No worries, you can hide the posts you don’t like and keep the ones you do. Once again, all the power is under that little v in the right corner of the post.
How about that friend who gives a life play-by-play? We’ve all done it. Coffee at Starbucks. That ridiculously gorgeous lunch you ate. Your adorable dog doing something adorable. Bottom line, you can control more of Facebook than you think. Use these tricks and let me know if you’re seeing more of what you like and less of what you don’t like.
Until Facebook changes the algorithm again, which they will, because it’s their party and they can make you cry if they want to.