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How to promote a Facebook post

Updated on December 12, 2013

Its been a long time coming!

Profile shown on Thefacebook in 2005
Profile shown on Thefacebook in 2005 | Source

Sponsored Facebook posts

There's a new option available on Facebook that showed up Oct 11th 2012, and is now currently enabled as a means to help users there promote posts. This was discovered by the author of this article Mike Pugh also known as CloudExplorer, and by simply following one of his friends posts there on FB, and she's a Hubpages author as well (Story below).

The video up above tells much more in great detail, and this all will become known to the social networking world there on Facebook pretty soon, and by many users as they stumble over the new promote option. The funny thing is however, once you decide to click on the cool new optional promote link (Located next to the FB share link on article posts in the news feed) it leads you to a new screen that will then ask for your payment of the amount of $7.00.

Why that amount one might ask? Well your best guess is no different from the authors here on hubpages. Maybe Mark Zuckerberg's staff are looking to earn huge monetary rewards from allowing people to self promote, or help promote that of other individuals posts, who knows. One things certain that the dynamics of social networking is totally shifting a great deal today, and money is the name of the game, as it always been on the ground, but as for the web is concerned things are truly heating up!

Screen shot of the actual post - Click the image to maximize

If you look next to the share link, there's a promote link that's there, clicking it leads to the promotional payment options there on Facebook, which renders the article as sponsored
If you look next to the share link, there's a promote link that's there, clicking it leads to the promotional payment options there on Facebook, which renders the article as sponsored | Source

How it all happened - (The FB Reveal Story)

Hubpages author Melovy was the person to locate the article from Reload Media titled "Google Penguin VS Google Panda [INFOGRAPHIC]" onto her Facebook account by FB liking it, the article then was posted onto Facebook and was located on the notifications by CloudExplorer, and became the promotable option onto his news feed from that point onward.


How it all works! or does it?

Doing the much needed research about this new promotional post option, and after scanning the web for much more relevance as to what actually occurred. A location known as ZDnet provided the answer. According to the author there Facebook proposes to allow users to only be able to promote their posts by the more likeable a FB post there becomes.

So that means that if someones Facebook friend likes their post, the option can and will become available to promote it, and also depending on certain metrics that's being accumulated daily in terms of web statistics for that given individuals posts on FB.

To get the accurate details on how it works from the official Facebook video location, follow the link on the right of this section of the article to get there.


Why seeing and reading isn't always believing!

According to the official new post promotions option on Facebook, you can do it your self, and from off of your very own timeline, and simply look for the new promote link underneath certain posts that show it. Then the option to promote it will become available, just like when your friends decide to like a FB post of yours and it appears on the news feed, with the promote link besides it.

This new option will allow for your friends to promote this post for you onto their Facebook account, as long as they decide to like it, how awesome is that if they choose to do so.

Look towards the bottom of the image here, the promote link is there
Look towards the bottom of the image here, the promote link is there | Source

The future of Facebook Promotions and all

Social dominance on the web is the game plan today, and Facebook is leading a superb commanding lead in the state of things in terms of the online leader boards, the financial gains being acquired, and the whole membership factors.

One thing however is, many people may either frown upon the latest updates there as many had done when the whole timeline thingy came into effect, and now we're dealing with this whole new option of paying Facebook to promote article posts from our news feed's. Now lets hope that they aren't thinking of disallowing much of the communications via posts, to weed out any or all self promotional avenues shared onto Facebook, because if something like that occurs, well there's no telling how many people there will simply call it quits as a user.

Maybe the Facebook staff and corporation there are looking to aim, and target at people who feel like they aren't achieving anything by randomly posting their monetized web based content, who knows what their thinking. We do know though that there's a great deal to gain by making such a move, and since Facebook is heading towards the infamous 1 billion members zone, it might not even matter what they choose to do from this point forwards.

The real time events and how it was discovered on Facebook



The world of social networking is totally unpredictable, and whenever new things are introduced to its online users, fans, companies, clientele etc... They're sure to test it all out, write about it all, and some may not enjoy the new options.

This is how the online world is like in the 21st century today, and as a Facebook dedicated member most users will either deal with the changes, dislike it there or simply care not to make a ordeal about it, and just flow with it all as if nothing even changed. Promoting of web based content has become the primary focus for most online companies, businesses, individuals looking to earn an revenue stream, and mainly those who are into online E-business using and building their very own Facebook business pages.

We will all surely see in due time the full ramifications of these new changes, and lets hope that things can remain somewhat free to use there on FB, and when it comes to posting much of our web content in the near future.


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @rahul0324, thanks bro for the comment and sharing, I'm so glad you dug my article here, yup Facebook has surely come a long way indeed hasn't it.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Great write Mike.... indeed Facebook has now provided a platform to promote oneself by what we can call investment of cyber-capital...

      Nice write bro

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      @Gypsy Rose Lee, yup facebook didn't make it to easy for us to catch notice of this latest update, but heck I figured why not help them out by writing about it all to help us all online, you know!

      I hope this hub helps a bit to clear things up, because it is kind of foggy I must admit, how all these new changes just keep popping up from time to time there on Facebook and all.

      Thanks for visiting and sharing as you do quite often for me.

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      @easypr, thanks for the cool comment and for sharing with me in my hub here, I did my very best with it all.

      It's nice to have met you here on Hubpages, chat with you soon.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and interesting. Thanks Mike as always for being on top of things and informing us. Still a bit fuzzy for me but we'll see how things progress. Passing this on.

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      Alex Smith 

      7 years ago from Bhopal, India

      Great Post & Video to promote your business or services post with the help of FB feeds.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      @billybuc, yeah Bill I seen this option today around 8am in the morning, and figured why not write about the thing, who knows many more folks might need the info right!

      Thanks Bill for the visit as always too, we will see how it goes for sure bro.

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      7 years ago

      Sorry about the typos above. If Facebook looked more organized, I think I would "like" more. I tend not to scroll down and only read what is on my screen at the time. I know I do not use either Facebook or Pinterest effectively. I have limited time I can devote to learning all the ends and outs. It would be nice seeing more hubs about using features on these outlets to their full advantage.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      As usual, buddy, you are on top of the changes and I only have to follow your articles to learn the new changes. Paying does not enter into my future, but it will be interesting to see how this pans out. Thanks for being our eyes and ears; great job as always.


    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      I'm finding as much info on it all as time goes along, I hope this hub helps everyone who choose to visit, figure things out a great deal, once they see that cool new option there on Facebook.

      I'm not certain if anyone will want to pay to promote other peoples stuff (Since the option only comes available if someone likes your post and appears onto their news feed as an option), considering the fact that most of our so-called Facebook friends have a tough time even caring to like anything of ours there, for the most part.

      I can actually count the numbers of people who do indeed choose to like my posts there, and that is a shame when you think of the average number of friends one may have there.

      We will see how all this pans out in the near future for sure, one things for sure Facebook isn't the way it was years ago, and change is inevitable.

      Thanks Summerberrie for giving this hub here a good read, and for sharing with me, I did my very best with it all for now anyhow.

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      7 years ago

      I watched this video, too. Great video, but I did not pick up on the "new option" . Great pick up noticing it. Nice that you got this out their for fellow hubber friends!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Melovy for checking this hub out, I edited a bunch of spelling errors and all here, sorry about that I rushed it as you can see LOL.

      The new promote option on facebook is very weird to me, but as new things come about I love to investigate further, and I shall dig for more info on this thing, to place much more emphasis on it all over time here into this hub.

      I have no idea why you cannot see it & I can on my FB account, maybe its all about who chooses to like it after the initial posting, who knows right! I wonder if others chose to like such a post there would they get the option as well, hmmm..... There's much to find out for sure.

      Chat with ya later after I get the info and all, maybe I can find it.

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      Yvonne Spence 

      7 years ago from UK

      Well, it's very weird Mike, I still can't see a promote button. Maybe it's only available to superstars of FB, like yourself! Nevertheless, this is a very informative hub and thanks for the mention.


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