Click this link, see all FB Page posts

by Cinda Baxter on November 8, 2012

in Facebook

I type this with high hopes and a bit of astonishment. Apparently, Facebook has been listening to the armies of Page admins and fans frustrated (that’s the nice word) by the use Edge Rank to impose a “big brother approach” when determining what someone sees in their newsfeed.

The result? Beta testing of a new option: a Pages Feed, tucked into the Pages section on the left hand side of the newsfeed screen.

It hasn’t rolled out for everyone yet—just a few lucky folks in the test group. Want to see what the results would look like on YOUR newsfeed? Log into your FB account, then click this link. Voila! There are all. Those. Missing. Pages. Again.

Yes, this makes me happy, although history has taught us that Facebook’s actions are almost always followed by a financial “Yes, but….” surprise (first, we see reach numbers for each post, then sudden horrific drops in reach, immediately followed by an “invitation” to increase your visibility by paying to “promote” posts?).

Fingers are crossed. Sure would love to welcome our long-missed fans back to the fold.

My Wish List:
The Pages Feed included in the newsfeed drop down menu someday…see here.




Susan November 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hurray! Thank you for sharing this!

Alyssa Penman November 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I’m hopeful that this will eventually provide a solution. Unfortunately right now it looks like all the same posts (limited by edgerank) that show up in my normal feed. Fingers crossed they expand this function!

Tabetha November 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Yeah, it looks like the same pages posts that I’ve seen recently. Plus, does this mean that people will have to click a link just to see ANY pages posts? Or will it be one of those annoying feeds in the corner? Neither one of those sound like great options to me. (I turn off annoying feeds, myself, and it’s doubtful that I would click on a link just to see what the pages I’ve liked are up to…)

Debbie Hinds November 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm

That’s encouraging! Thank you so much for working so tirelessly on behalf of indies! It’s very discouraging when our views drop from over 200 to 20… But retailers did not get to where we are without being creative and resilient! The same way we find new product- we always find new channels!

Erika November 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I tried it with my account — but it still looks as if I’m not seeing all posts and they are not in chronological order, either (which really bugs me). ARGH!

Cinda Baxter November 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm

@Erika, you’re right—the chronology is wacky. Not sure why, but hopefully, the hiccup will be resolved if/when (I’m going with when) Facebook rolls out the Pages Feed on a broad basis.

shasta November 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Chronology has been messed up on the regular feed of late too. I always use “most recent” but the other day I saw a post with one like and no comments at the top of my most recent feed…that was a week old.

There are other bugs too, that one might miss on casual glance. On election night two friends and I were sitting around doing social media and hanging out, and I noticed one of them had responded to the other in a thread, only I couldn’t see the original comment she replied to. I was fairly sure I wasn’t blocked by the OP (my husband!) so I commented. On her iPhone screen, he had left a comment, but on my Firefox browser: no comment.

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