How to promote a Facebook post
Its been a long time coming!
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
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.
The official Facebook video of how the promote link works
- Facebook Promoted Posts
Promoted posts are an easy way to get more people to see your posts in news feed. (Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.)
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.
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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