Increase Your Facebook Page Reach With ‘Get Notifications’

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The annoying reality on Faceboook is that only about 17 percent of your Facebook fans, if you’re lucky, actually see your status updates in their feed.

Facebook wants you to pay, either by buying a Facebook ad or a Sponsored Post, so that more people can see your updates. When Facebook page owners finally realized that, they started complaining loudly.

Maybe that’s why Facebook has finally rolled out the “Get Notifications” feature for Pages. You’ve been able to use this feature on user profiles for quite some time, but Facebook recently enabled it for Pages.

It’s a way to flag your fans to your content, without paying, so they don’t miss anything.

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Tell them to subscribe to all your status updates by checking the “Get Notifications” option under the “Liked” button. “Get Notifications” is automatically turned off when they Like your page, so they must take this step. Here is the three-step procedure:

1. Tell them Like your page.

2. Then tell them to hover their cursor over the blue “Liked” button until “Get Notifications” appears.

3. Click on “Get Notifications” and they’ll see a checkmark appear.

Every time you send an update, Facebook notifies them in the “Notifications” section of their Admin panel. I “Liked” Target’s page about 15 minutes ago. Three minutes later, they added a new photo as a status update. It showed up in Notifications in my Admin Panel on my profile page:

target's notification on Joan Stewart's Facebook profile

You can subscribe to updates on my Publicity Hound page here. Go through the same process. Click on “Liked,” and then hover your cursor over the blue “Liked” button and click on “Get Notifications.”

If you like my updates, please Like, Comment or Share. What other tips do you have on how to pull more fans to your page, or encourage them to Like, Comment or Share?

Comments: 5

  • Tegan says:

    And how exactly are the other 83% of fans who don’t see my updates supposed to see my update about changing their notifications to get my updates?

    • Topher says:

      Tegan, you’ll have to bite the bullet and pay for a promoted post. I suggest only clicking the “Show this to my fans only” button. It’s cheaper and the other options brings on a lot of spam.

  • They don’t see your updates, period. Facebook claims they determine exactly who sees them depending on how much you interact with those people on Facebook, and vice versa. That’s because, Facebook claims, your feed won’t be filled with a lot of information from companies you really don’t care about. Facebook users suspect, however, the real reason is because Facebook wants to sell you either an ad.

    • Tegan says:

      You didn’t answer my question. Your article tells me to tell my fans to subscribe to my page to get notifications. HOW are the 83% of fans who do NOT get my updates supposed to see my update telling them to subscribe? This does not help me reach more than my average 17%.

  • Sarah says:

    Do you know if there is a way to see those who get notifications? So if you want to do a giveaway of those who get notifications you can pull from that list?

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