Are you missing your Facebook page invites? What’s happened to the content from all those pages you’ve chosen to follow?
Facebook is constantly changing things up and making it difficult for us to find the things that matter.
It can leave you wondering how to find and reconnect with the pages that matter to you.
Where did all those Facebook page invites go that you haven’t had a chance to review and approve?
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Those Facebook page invites haven’t disappeared, in fact, they’re together in one spot with the feeds from the pages you follow and they’re really easy to find.
Although the ever-shifting landscape of Facebook can be disconcerting – even frustrating – they actually do a really good job of keeping things pretty intuitive. If you go to Facebook.com/pages, you will see that there are three options at the top of that page for you. One is a list of recommended pages that Facebook thinks you should like. Two is a list of where all your page invites are hiding. Three is all the pages that you’ve already liked. The fourth item to be found here is a list of all of the pages where you have some level of admin or editing privileges.
If you want your Facebook experience to be a good one, you need to make conscious choices about the pages you like and engage with on Facebook. Click on the invitation tab and take a look at those page invites. Decide which ones do you want to accept. Don’t just accept them all – be discerning and choose to accept only the invites to the pages that are relevant to you and that you want to engage with or hear from on a regular basis. There is a small grey X in the upper right corner of each suggested page – click that to refuse the invitation. Click on the “thumbs up” to like the page.
Audit Your Existing Facebook Page Likes
When you’ve been on Facebook for years you may find that you have liked a lot of pages that eventually become irrelevant to you, or the business has closed, or the organization has disbanded – whatever the reason – we end up with pages that we should probably now unlike. To audit the list of pages that you like, you need to click on the tab that shows you where all the pages you like are. Look at that list and ask yourself, “Do I really like this page? Do I really want to be connected to this page?” If you decide you do, you need to do hop on over to that page, click the tiny dropdown arrow right next to the like button and decide if you want that page to show up in your news feed ,and whether or not you want notifications when that page posts.Facebook sometimes plays hide-and-seek with the information we want to see. Click To Tweet
You can see the example of how to do this on my Facebook page in the image below. If you choose “See first” and “All on”, you’ll always be up-to-date on what’s going on with what I publish on Facebook.
Don’t forget to remind your own Facebook page followers how they can make sure to receive notifications and see the wonderful things you post on your page.
Why Does This Matter?
It matters because you like those pages and you want to know what’s going on with those businesses, you need to tweak a few things so that Facebook will let you know when those pages are sharing content. The Facebook algorithm feeds you what it thinks you want to know. If you really don’t care about a particular page or its subject matter, why bother liking the page? You might as well take the time and unlike the page so that that’s not clogging up your news feed. Every time you do little housekeeping things like this on Facebook you’re customizing your experience, and Facebook will respond by adjusting your news feed.Whip your Facebook page likes and invites into shape! Click To Tweet
Take a moment. Go take a look at your Facebook page invites and likes and then come back and leave me a comment. Let me know what kind of housekeeping you did, and if you found my page and whether or not you set it to receive notifications. Or, if you have a question about another Facebook topic leave a comment about that too – I’m always looking for ideas for Shop Talk videos that you’ll find helpful.
Founder and CEO of the Lisa Larter Group, master strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, social media expert, consultant, and business coach. Lisa inspires entrepreneurs and business owners to see the possibilities for their organizations when it comes to strategy. She uncomplicates modern marketing and creates (and implements) strategies for businesses that are guaranteed to increase visibility, inbound leads, and revenue.