Forgive the Star Trek Puns but it seems the rumblings about Facebook’s new promoted posts are going stratospheric!
Even Mr Spock’s infallible logic could have a hard time understanding this – but read on and maybe you’ll be illuminated!
Famous Star Trek Actor Mr George Takei (Mr Sulu) did the same as I did a couple of days ago and asked his fans to click like or comment on a post to make sure they keep seeing them …
So it’s not just us lowly small business owners that are upset about the fact we spend so much time crafting engaging content that may never be seen by those that have taken the trouble to like us!
Unusually though, a facebook employee who has been working on promoted posts and knows the story behind them inside out actually took the time to respond to Mr Takei, here’s what he had to say …
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I know from my own experiences that my page posts have never reached my entire audience but I also can’t help agreeing with Mr Takei that it does seem worse than ever and that this is so they can make more money.
Now as a page owner I actually don’t have much of an issue with paying facebook some money, I think that it is a great site and a great way to communicate with people. However what I don’t like is the feeling of being manipulated into it.
I also don’t like the idea that facebook decides what I do and don’t want to see. If I have clicked like on a page then let me see what they post, if they are annoying I can always pop over there and ‘unlike’ them. That is by far the most honest way of going about things.
Matt Kruse from Social Fixer summed it up really well in a comment on Phillip Zigoris’s post. He had this to say …
… And as you can see quite a few people agreed with him!
What’s your take on it? Do you think Facebook are just trying to help page owners get more views or are they just after your money?
Or maybe you think I need to lay off the Star Wars Jokes? Share your views with me, I love to hear them!
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