Facebook Activity Log Overview

What is your Facebook pages activity log? Well, it’s exactly what you think! It’s a tool that archives your Facebook Fan Page’s history of posts, videos, comments, events, and much more.

However using it to your advantage is a whole nother story!

Page admins can access their activity log by selecting “Edit Page” in their admin panel.

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Access your Activity Log by selecting Edit Page

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Now here’s where the Facebook Activity Log comes in handy, not only can you see previous posts as well as scheduled posts if you have any, but the activity manager also has its own set of filters.

Types of Filters:

  • Posts and Apps
  • Photos
  • Spam
  • Video
  • Your Posts
  • Comments
  • Posts by Others
  • Questions
  • Notes
  • Events
  • Offers
  • About

Using the Activity Log for Recent Posts By Others

For those of you were referred here by my Recent Post by Other tutorial asking why Recent Posts by Others are not showing up on your page — the Activity Log could provide you the answer you’ve been looking for. My friend Hugh Briss over at Social Identities helped me out with his insight.

First of all, if a page is tagged from a within a personal profile update it does not show up, but if the personal profile posts directly to your fan page it does appear.

Now if the posts on your Fan Page made by others are not showing up they may be getting flagged as SPAM! As far as I know all posts from others should show up. Check the SPAM section in your Activity Log. Depending on what people are posting (pictures, links, etc.) Facebook could be seeing it as spam and hiding it from appearing on your Fan Page.

Once you’re in the SPAM section of your Activity Log all you’ll need to do is un-hide the posts and they’ll show up. Also, by doing that it will train the system to stop seeing those types of posts as spam.

One last thing, whenever you hide a post from your own fan page, you can undo that action from your Activity Log. You can also choose to highlight stories from within your Facebook Activity Log as well.

All in all your Facebook pages Activity Log is a great way to keep track of the activity on your fan page. Especially if you’ve hired somebody to manage it.

Have you ever used Facebook’s Activity Log?

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