Facebook Fans Can Now Choose To Never Miss A Thing With Page Notifications!

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Facebook Fans Can Now Choose To Never Miss A Thing With Page Notifications!

“Get Notifications”
Allows Fans To Stay Tuned In!

In the recent “Fan Page Fear Factor” report we discussed the possibility that Facebook page fans would soon be offered a way to bypass the crippling effects of EdgeRank on their ability to keep tabs on a Facebook Page.

(If you didn’t view that report, and you are using a Facebook Page, you really should as it contains things you need to know.)

It’s here! (You may not have this feature yet but you will soon as it is in gradual release.)

Screenshot of the new "Get Notifications" link, under the Liked Button, on Facebook

Located under the “Liked” button on Facebook Fan (Business) Pages, the “Get Notifications” option allows the fan to choose to get a notification every time the page publishes a piece of content.

In the Facebook report, which I hope you’ve watched, I published a number of important pros and cons to this feature. This will either be VERY powerful for you or problematic for your fans.

The notification, of each new item posted, will show up in their upper left toolbar, just like other notifications, and can very easily be fully disabled right from there. It’s incredibly easy to turn off the notifications for an individual page, without affecting your notification status for other pages.

As of yet there are no additional notification controls added to the Facebook account settings that would prevent these from working as expected.

Yes, you need to encourage your fans to go click this IF the pro elements are in your favor. Listen to the report and make up your mind… in the meantime, click “Get Notifications” on my page on Facebook (click here) to stay up to date on Facebook and social marketing news as it happens!

Feel free to share the image above with your fans directly and encourage them to “Get Notifications” from both you and I!

Have you checked out the “Get Notifications” feature yet?

~ Kim ~
Simple Tech Tips For Marketing

PS: Several other features are currently being beta tested at the moment and may or may not be coming…. including: sound (audio) notifications, threaded commenting replies, a Pages (Liked) Feed, new layouts for friendship pages, and new layouts for profile/page timelines.

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  1. says

    Thanks Kim for telling us about this feature. I find that it becomes difficult to keep up with all the changes being implemented by Facebook and features such as this get lost. I have so many liked items that this feature will help me keep track of things that I feel are important. I think this was a great addition and will help people keep up with things that they feel interested in.

    • says

      Thanks Rhett, I really agree. Facebook literally changes daily… and sometimes, multiple changes at once! This however is a tool that, while imperfect, I think we will all find useful. Do you have a page for Geek Magazine?
      Kim

  2. says

    From a user standpoint, I must confess I have mixed feelings about receiving every post. So many people consider ‘engagement’ to be posting one photo or joke or link after another – admittedly, some people eat that stuff up and that’s why they love Facebook. Personally, while I certainly enjoy the occasional “share” on the newsfeed, I don’t think I want a steady diet of it.

    • says

      Marquita, the issue you voiced is exactly why EdgeRank exists.. and why, even though we often hate it, it fundamentally works. EdgeRank meets a very real need of providing us some noise control! This feature is really designed for those that simply need an alternative. Thanks sweetie,
      Kim

  3. says

    This is a very interesting feature Kim, but I’m not sure if I will encourage my fans to use it. It’s a powerful way to get attention, but on the other hand, it’s also easier to get people to find you annoying :)

    By the way, this is the first time I’ve heard of it. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  4. says

    Another good-to-know post. Thanks, Kim! Like Marty, I don’t know that I want to receive all those notifications… depends on the page owner and how often s/he posts… but the more choices we have, the better choices we can make. ~ Willena

  5. says

    Thanks for the info Kim… Great to know… I don’t have a FB page, but if I do, I can let me followers know about the feature! Unless of course that changes before I get a page up!! LOL It’s good to know if I want to get those notifications from the pages I have liked!!

  6. says

    Oh, Kimberly you are our Facebook Fair lady who keeps us so informed on what is up to date in Facebook land. Unless, this is something we have to reset, I believe I have mine set the way I want it. I prefer to be in the dark until I actually log into Facebook. I do have a phone and email if my closer contacts need to get in touch with me. It keep my inbox from getting clogged up. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Lynn

  7. says

    Thanks for keeping us uptodate Kim. To tell you the truth it is great to here something good happening with FB it has been getting on my nerves with them experimenting with different features. The now you see it now you don’t gets old.

  8. says

    Hi Kim:

    It’s frustrating to have to go through all these hoops in order to get your page seen by people who want to see it. I know, it’s a free service so I shouldn’t complain. :)

    I am glad though that fan page visibility is more available again.

    Thanks!
    Kevin

  9. says

    Excellent post,

    It’s cool how pages are getting new functionality to allow a user to get notifications from the page or not just like Facebook Groups. Thanks for pointing out the pros and cons of this in your Facebook Report.

  10. says

    Kim,

    I am so glad that they are offering this option. Sometimes depending on how many friends you have and having liked so many pages a lot of the posts get over looked. At that point you are missing out on the posts because you didn’t interact enough. Thanks for the heads up.

    • says

      My pleasure Melanie, I think this is going to help out alot. Already I’ve been able to enable it for pages that I NEED to keep a close eye on so it’s been very helpful in that regard.
      Kim

  11. says

    Nice to read about the Facebook tutorial. You are step by step making this blog a Social Network blog. I have learnt a lot about Facebook from your site.

  12. says

    I have not checked this feature out yet, but I think I will for some of the pages I belong to. My only issue is remembering when I am in a new group to set my notifications…lol.

    • says

      Yup, the thing with groups is that their notifications are automatically on. With Pages, the notifications are from page admins only, new posts only, and off by default. This has a lot less potential for abuse but equally is less useful to admins LOL
      Kim

  13. says

    This is great and will help with fan page awareness and keep people engaging on your fan pages. Something I know to share 80% other related content and 20% your content. I really lack monetizing my Facebook fan page. I will be sure to check out some of your other post on Facebook as I really want to increase my Facebook engagement. This is something Sadie-Michaela Harris has already helped me with some. I now have a cool cover page and avatar. :)

  14. says

    Thanks for this Kim, i can’t help feeling that the amount of new features recently from Facebook are in some way related to falling profits (pushing the gifts feature again, which failed years ago) and also trying to keep one step ahead of Google+, especially with notifications. Facebook have nothing to fear from Google+ in my opinion but i have read that Facebook are also looking into the search engine area. The gloves are off!
    Jimi.

  15. says

    Kim, thank you for sharing this new facebook fanpage feature. Those who have fans below 300 might have been witnessing some inactivity on their pages including my humble self because before you only rely on followers seeing page updates on their new feeds.
    Like you’ve right said, now the only way to fully utilise this feature is to encourage followers to select it.
    This is a wonderful blog and my first time of stopping by.

  16. says

    Yes Kim this is a feature I have learned to love and it saves lots of time. There are those sites I placed to have notification on. Yet, later it takes some time to go through it. I needed to modify when to notify me.

    I love the feature overall and thank you for sharing the usage.

  17. says

    With so much focus on social media marketing these days businesses and individuals can make good use of the Facebook Fan page. Staying in touch with the fan page is a great thing. Thanks for the share Kim.

  18. says

    Its a great option in facebook, And now we can use Feeds also to don;t miss updates of our Favorited pages.We can create our feeds as we want with combination of different pages. Thanks for the article kim.

  19. says

    Oops! I had no idea about “Get Notifications”, and I do have a FB page.
    I guess most of the users don’t know about it, which kind of makes it useless.
    One think is for sure. After the Timeline release FB managed to mess up things for the users.
    I don’t use FB a lot, but I know people who do, and they have no idea about lots of features within FB.
    Really, people shouldn’t follow tutorials, in order to make the best of FB.
    Anyways, great post. Thanks for the tip.

  20. says

    With the implementation of Page notifications it has become easy for celebritiy followers lime me to follow my favourite celebrities via facebook.

    Even some of my pages have started getting more ORAGANIC views(shown by ADMIN panel).

    This means,its mainly because of this new notification system i guess.

  21. says

    Hi Kim,
    thank you so much for alerting me to that option.

    I suppose the reverse is also true. When we have to many posts from one page we can click on the link, go to the page and change it?

    I appreciate the way you share helpful information and how to do things!
    Cheers,
    Yorinda

  22. says

    I’m aware of the “notifications” setting, just not sure how to get people to check it. Of course I could actually send a message to all my fans and suggest it couldn’t I? Seriously it’s worth a try – I have basically put FB on the back burner this holiday in part because of the dwindling reach and in part because I’m fed up with the junk coming through the newsfeed. I plan to regroup after New Year.

  23. says

    Hey Kim! I can remember reading this last month but I didn’t really understand what you were really talking about so I didn’t comment. Today I ended back here from another post and I am understanding it all better.

    I guess I still am confused though as how we get others to check this notification setting? Perhaps just asking would do but will anyone see it HUM??

    I am going to give this one some thought.. Thanks again Kim for all you do. Chery :))

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