As you may have heard, Facebook is changing their algorithm to prioritize what you see in your feed. That means much less of our content. If you want to continue seeing our posts, make these simple setting changes…

Posted by Logan Watts

Unfortunately, Facebook’s recent decisions to prioritize posts from personal friends will result in your feed showing much less content from your favorite pages, such as ours. As a result our posts will get pushed to the bottom of the list, or never display at all. Ultimately this will hurt our traffic and what keeps us going. If you like what we’re doing, please make these simple changes to your settings to prevent this:

Step 1

First, like us on Facebook (if you don’t already). Then, click on the menu arrow at the upper right of your Facebook screen… select “News Feed Preferences” from the list of options. For the mobile app, click the ‘three line’ button on the lower right of the toolbar. Then scroll down and click ‘Settings’ and select ‘News Feed Preferences’. From there follow steps 2 and 3.

Bikepacking on facebook

Step 2

Click the blue star icon and select “Prioritize who to see first”.

Bikepacking on facebook

Step 3

Find BIKEPACKING.com in your list of friends and pages you like. Click our icon to add a blue star and ‘See First’ tag. This will notify Facebook that you’d like to continue to see our posts in your news feed…

  • strangeshape

    > Ultimately this will hurt our traffic and what keeps us going. If you
    like what we’re doing, please make these simple changes to your settings
    to prevent this

    Are you really so sure about this? I think we (both readers and writers) should see this as an opportunity to break free from Facebook monopoly and centralization. I use an RSS reader and go to your site from there when I see there’s a new post. If people don’t find your content via FB, I’m sure they will find new ways to keep up with their passions, hopefully without Facebook interfering.

  • Well, about 50% of our referral traffic (20% overall) is from facebook. Much of our traffic is not directly from the passionate few in the bikepacking community, but from newcomers or passers by in other bike related user groups. These people click on links as a result of shares and reposts…. mostly from Facebook.

  • strangeshape

    Thank you for your reply and for sharing these interesting stats. My point is rather: if Facebook ultimately wants the users of their platform to see more content from friends and family, they will likely succeed. Facebook usually gets what they want (it’s their platform). When this happens, other spaces will open (people will still be interested in bike touring!).

    As a “content creator” (oh darn, I dislike that title) it is always a good idea to stay ahead of the game. I have nothing against your news feed tutorials, but I hope you will continue to strive even after the next change of the news feed occurs. That change may be even more drastic…

  • paul evans

    Just add FBP to your browser, then modify the settings to suit you so much easier.

  • Done! ;)

  • Selim Miles

    Thanks, I like your stuff!

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