Saturday, June 9, 2012

Don't Miss Facebook Postings - Create an Interest List!


If you’re on Facebook, then most likely you’ve done your fair share of “liking” fan pages. It can be addicting, and once you become a fan of one page, you suddenly find other pages to like as well. Now your feed is overloaded with posts and you know you’re missing what you want to see most.

There has been a lot of talk/postings on Facebook about fans not seeing all of a page’s posts in their feed. Well I can tell you that I tested it and it’s true. Facebook has conveniently made that possible and efficiently solved that problem by offering admins the opportunity to pay to get your eyes back. No thanks. Here’s a better way to see all the posts from your favorite pages; Interest Lists.

Below I’ll show you step by step how to create one. Once you’re done, your lists will appear in the Interests section of your bookmarks. Simply click the list's name to see all the recent posts and activity from the Pages and people featured in the list, without overwhelming your main news feed.

STEP 1



Go to one of your favorite fan pages and hover over the like button. When you get the pull down menu select “New List.” A pop up window will automatically show that page and you just have to 
click "Next." Then name your list (here I named my list "Book Lovers Pages") and click “done.” Now the list should come up as an option whenever you hover over any like button. If you go to another page, you can hover over the like button and select that list to add to.

STEP 2

Now you are probably thinking it’s too much work to go to each page to add them to your list. Yes, there is an easier way to add more pages. One way is to simply hover over any fanpage name that appears in your regular feed. You should see the little pop-up window with the like button. Then hover over the like button and it will let you select your list there.

VIEWING YOUR LIST


Go to your home page and scroll down the left side column. Since the list is new you may not see it at first. You may have to click the “more” button. Click on your list and all the posts from the pages you selected will appear in this refined news feed search.

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To quickly add more pages to your list, look at the right side of your screen while on your list (screen shot above) Facebook will have suggested pages in a list and you can simply click "add" to put them on your list.

Interest lists are a good way to not only make sure you see all the posts from your favorite pages, it also keeps you organized and can save you time from filtering through excess posts.

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If you have problems with these instructions or with seeing the pictures, feel free to post below and I'll try to answer any questions.


5 comments:

  1. ok, so now I have managed to create and interest page, and all the postings are showing up there, but they are still in my main feed as well, what am I doing wrong please.

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    1. You have to remove the tick that says "Show in News Feed" just leaving the one that shows- hover over the Liked button to find the option.

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  2. I'm sure you did it right. The Interest List is only filtering out everything else. So if you have all your friends and all your pages posts together in your feed, it can get very cluttered. And, sometimes FB doesn't show all the posts from a particular page. But when you click on your Interest List, then you see all the posts from those you selected to be on your list. It's more refined.

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  3. I clicked on the link above that says add quickie reviews to your facebook list, but it just takes me back to my page, I can't see what to do from there. I am sure it is easy but I am a bit of a technophobe I'm afraid!!

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  4. Wow, you're right. Thanks for pointing it out. Not sure what happened but it's fixed now. Click the link above. Like QBR. Then click the pull down arrow next to the "message" button. From there you can click "add to Interest list" if you already have one created. Or, follow the directions above to "create new list."

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