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

November 10, 2012 · 34 comments

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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 ~
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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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Sadie-Michaela Harris November 10, 2012 at 2:43 am

Thanks for this Kim there has been much chatter about it! Great to have the clarity and clarity can as soon as I saw the graphic you made for this post!

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Jafar Dhada November 10, 2012 at 5:55 am

Hey nice discovery, Now we can see every update of a page which we like the most.

Thanks for sharing (y).

I liked it. Thank you very very very much.

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Angela Arnold November 10, 2012 at 10:30 am

Hi, Kim,
Thanks for keeping us posted on all things concerning Facebook. I am not sure yet whether I will use this feature, but I think I’m going to go for it.

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Kim Castleberry November 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Test it out by getting notifications for yourself from a page that interests you. That will give you the best feel for how it works and what can go right/wrong!
Kim

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Rhett Dail November 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

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.

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Kim Castleberry November 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

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

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marquita herald November 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

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.
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Kim Castleberry November 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

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

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Jens P. Berget November 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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.

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Willena Flewelling November 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

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
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Holly November 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

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!!
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Lynn Jones November 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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

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Kim Castleberry November 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Awww, thank you for your sweet words Lynn <3 I just do my best to make sure all of the Facebook silliness gets documented somewhere other than on their geek blog LOL!
Kim

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Lydia Brown November 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

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.
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Kevin Martineau November 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

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

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Paul Reimers November 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm

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.

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Melanie Young November 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm

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.

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Kim Castleberry November 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm

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

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Maja November 11, 2012 at 4:25 am

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.

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Nile November 11, 2012 at 4:46 am

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.
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Kim Castleberry November 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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

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Nick Travolta November 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

The new ‘Pin’ features added to Facebook pages recently is surely a killer addition, i just love it

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Garen November 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm

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. :)
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Jimi Ellis November 12, 2012 at 7:15 am

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.

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james storey November 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

nice share. i really didnt know about it but now its really nice to know this.. nice post..

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Oluwayomi Obadina November 14, 2012 at 12:52 am

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.

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William Amis November 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

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.
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fatima November 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

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.

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Sai Krishna December 1, 2012 at 3:47 am

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.

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Bogdan January 18, 2013 at 2:41 am

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.

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Amaan March 19, 2013 at 9:27 am

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.

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Yorinda Wanner December 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm

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
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marquita herald December 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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.
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Chery Schmidt January 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm

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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