If so, I want to tell you about something that I have seen on facebook for a while now. I have mentioned it to a few people but I don’t think I was explaining it very well.
If you’re using tools to automate posting of your blog feed to facebook, it’s being lumped together with everyone else who does it. I doctored this screenshot up a little because I didn’t want it to seem like I’m calling anyone out. Most of what you see above showed up in my facebook news feed yesterday.
I’m not judging anyone that does this, I just want to inform you if you are, you may not be getting the amount of clickthroughs you expect because on the news feed, they are being lumped together with everyone who uses NetworkedBlogs or whatever tool you use. It’s not just blog posts, I have seen this with others who use automation tools to link twitter to their facebook profile/fan page.
I have seen this time and time again. The screenshot it says “47 more posts from Networked Blogs”. I never click on the link to expand and I’m betting most facebook users don’t.
You might want to think about removing the automation and posting the links to your new blog posts by hand. It might seem like a lot of work but it’s well worth it so your posts don’t get lost in someone’s news feed. That’s what I have been doing for a while now.
What I have found is using social media on automatic doesn’t work, it’s all about human interaction. If that makes any sense. Anyone disagree? Anyone agree?