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Facebook Want to Charge ME to Show Deals in Your News Feed!


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This is a crazy turn of events for Facebook. I just don’t know how much longer they expect to keep users if they keep making ridiculous changes like this.

If you guys didn’t know, not all of the things I post on the Freebies2Deals Facebook Page for you actually shows up in your newsfeed. Facebook decides which ones to show and which ones not to with their Edgerank System. The ONLY way to help make sure you see them is to “like” the Freebies2Deals Posts and leave comments on them on a regular basis. The more you do, the more the posts will show up on your wall.

But, now, Facebook has decided that if I want to make sure that my posts show up on more of your walls, I have to pay $15 or $30 PER POST!! (This is what they are offering to all FB Business pages- Personal pages are not affected.) Wow, I can’t afford that… and it is so disappointing because they already determine what posts are seen by you and they can twist it anyway they please.

So, for those of you who don’t know, make sure you go to the Freebies2Deals Facebook page and hover over the “Liked” button with your mouse. A drop down will appear and make sure the “Show in News Feed” line has a checkmark by it.Looks like this:

Then, if you really do want to get updates via Facebook from Freebies2Deals, you have to “like” and comment on the FB posts regularly. Or, Facebook will determine you don’t want to contine to see posts from Freebies2Deals.

With this change, Facebook will still let my posts appear on your wall… but with their Edgerank system, it calculates who to send it to. If I want more of you to see the posts, I have to pay for the extra wall posts. So, by checking the “Show in my News Feed” and making sure to like and comment on the F2D Facebook posts, hopefully the majority of you will still see them!

**Of course, the best way to make sure you don’t miss a deal is to check Freebies2Deals.com directly throughout the day, or sign up to get daily email updates with all the day’s deals.

(Thanks The Dealyo for the info)

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23 Comments

  1. That is CRAZY! So…as long as we “like” and comment on the posts, then we will still be able to see them *without* you having to pay extra? Am I understanding that correctly?

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    • Yeah, pretty much. If you don’t comment or like on the FB posts, Facebook’s system will decide that you don’t want wall posts from me anymore.

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  2. Melea- I love your Freebies2Deals- sorry FB is such a pain in the butt. It surely depletes the Freebies2Deals mentality to have to pay $15 to $30 to post- as that is neither free nor a deal in my book. FB seems to be going down hill a bit in my estimation…thanks for all you do! Thanks for updating us on your pregnancy, as I tend to be more of the silent type

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  3. That is one thing I hate about facebook. I may see Person A’s post multiple times a day because they post all the time. But then one of my good friends that rarely get on post something and facebook thinks that I probably don’t want to see it because I don’t comment on their posts often. I hate facebook telling me what I want to see and don’t want to see.

    Luckily I check this blog out almost every day, so I can still catch most the good deals.

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    • Oh and it’s crazy changes like this that make me wish Google+ had more usage. Facebook needs some competition. They make a ton of money, they are just looking for ways to make more money.

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      • FB is going public soon… Things will only get worse. 🙁

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        • Actually Facebook already went public and was a big flop compared to what they thought would happen.

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  4. I thank you for everything. Hope your message is seen by many. I will make sure to “like”. I thought by “liking” all the time it just put more messages in your box. <3

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  5. This is ridiculos! This is wgat happens when pages or companies get “public”, i appreciate all u do in F2D i love it n it helps ne a lot, but i don’t want u to have to pay in order to help us. This is a dumb change…. Ugh… How frustrating!.

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  6. This stinks. Another option so that you don’t miss any deals is to download F2D app on your smart phone. I love this app and it is actually easier for me to check then the website or Facebook. Good luck

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  7. We quit using FB (for freebies) because it automatically sent that stuff to others. *UGH!* I do miss the free stuff but, not all of the other problems. I still can’t believe that have the audacity to charge you for posts!! However, I guess it’s like most things in life: they let you try it for free, get you addicted & then start demanding money for the same things.

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  8. Wow. Seriously? They are just money grubbing bastards, aren’t they? I’m a quiet person by nature and even my facebook shows it. It’s going to be hard for me to be so active but I like seeing your posts.

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  9. Not good! Fb should be ashamed.

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  10. That is crazy! I can’t believe Facebook is expecting you to pay for your posts. I’m not liking this at all! Facebook better get it’s act together before we all leave!! I am so sorry it is such a hassle for you. I really appreciate all the deals you find and all the time you dedicate to it. I wish Facebook would make it easier, not harder on you!

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  11. So I was hoping this was just another one of those things going around saying that Facebook is going to to charge you to have an account, and then Facebook comes out saying that they would never send out anything saying that they are going to charge. So this is verified that this will for sure be the case? If so…that is soooooo lame!

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    • Facebook will always be free. They are just offering an “option” for those who want to pay extra so more of their fans see their posts.

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  12. So crazy!

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  13. It made me make a list and put your page in in before it would come up as show in news feed.

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  14. I’m glad I don’t have Facebook anymore. Following you on Google Reader has been fantastic and much easier to get deals in real time!

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  15. Stupid facebook! I LOVE getting your emails though. I don’t necessarily have to look at your website all day and I know that at 2pm- I will have all of what you posted at my fingertips. Sometimes it sucks, like when there is a crazy deal that doesn’t last long (ie: goes away or gets sold out) but for the most part, your emails are awesome.

    I don’t know why I just said all that. Maybe to make you feel better about the fact that, even if I don’t see all of your fb posts, you are still reaching me 🙂

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  17. that sucks but it’s a good thing i always use the website to check deals and don’t really use facebook 🙂

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  18. Melea, I have a teeny tiny facebook page linked to my blog. Defiantly not as popular as yours but I went into my settings on my facebook blog page to see about this today and I didn’t see that option…maybe its because your audience is so large? OR maybe its like that timeline feature that eventually they will get everyone, just not all at once. This is sad tho. I love reading other blogs and I usually do it through Facebook!

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