Well, this is not the best post to start the day with, but, I need to let y’all know.
There have been a lot of changes going on with Facebook, we have all seen it for about a year.
Last year I had a lot of people from the Grocery Shop For FREE!! Facebook page seeing the posts I posted there and coming over to check out the deals. Then one day they changed something and very few people were seeing my posts on Facebook, anymore. It hasn’t gotten much better for a long time.
I know y’all have noticed that you aren’t seeing a lot of the posts you were seeing from pages you “Liked”. You “Liked” them thinking you would be able to see what they posted, right?
Well, Facebook decided that only 16% of people that “Liked” a page will see what that page posts. 16% – that’s terrible in my opinion. If I “Liked” a page and thought that meant it would show up in my stream, and if I were following it to see deals – that means I am missing out on over 80% of those deals!! That’s not good!
So, is there anything I can do to make it where you can see my deals? Well, as a matter of fact Facebook has decided I can:
I can now “promote” my posts – each and every one, so that YOU, who chose to see my posts to begin with, will actually GET to see them! Now, not all of you will see them – for $20 per post I can only reach 4,700 of you, that’s less than 1/4 of you – so, for $20 PER POST, I can reach another 6-7% of you.
It even says “Get more people who “like your page” to see this post! WOW! Why did they “Like” it in the first place, Facebook?!
I could pay $30 per post to reach around 1/4 of you:
It goes on and on, I am sure you get the idea! I am equally as sure you know I am not able or going to pay to promote my posts. Even if I could, I feel it’s unfair to those who can’t, and slimy.
Don’t forget, when we signed up we saw this:
I guess that’s just to sign up – you can get IN FREE, but, then, well then, they can charge.
So, here’s where I remind you of all the OTHER ways you can get ALL of the updates I post, so that you don’t miss any deals:
A new thing I haven’t had time to share yet is that there is a new GroceryShopFREE Android App! If you search in Google Play on your mobile device for it, make sure you type in GroceryShopFREE all as 1 word to find it. It will update you with a notification on your notifications bar when there is a new post! (or you can click the link above and get it from there, too)
You can also:
Sign up for text alerts on your phone, just text: DIANSDEALS to 40404 (standard messaging rates apply)
There is the option of just checking our Facebook Page periodically during the day to see if you are missing anything or you can check Grocery Shop For :fr:, as well. I have added a new Mobile Site to make it easier to check out the site on your mobile device as well. Just go to groceryshopforfree.com on your mobile device to check it out!
So, there are many ways other than Facebook, you can see all the updates throughout the date and be sure not to miss any deals.
I just wanted y’all to know that Facebook doesn’t really care if you chose to follow a page or thought that by following you would get to see the updates. They are choosing for you.
So, my question to you might then be, if they are trying to charge me to make sure you see the posts, will they at some point turn around and charge you, as well?