Facebook Follies

Here we go again… every time you think you’ve got Facebook figured out they throw another monkey wrench at you! Facebook recently announced that it had reached 1 billion users. Facebook also reported $992 million dollars in ad revenue last quarter. Still investors remain leery. CNNMoney reports that Facebook’s top corporate priority is to increase those figures.  I guess it makes sense that Facebook now wants businesses and even individuals to pay to have their posts promoted???

In recent weeks we have seen some of our posts going out to as few as 9% of our followers. On average our posts are reaching less than 20% of our followers. Facebook is only sending out posts to a small percentage of our followers and are asking us to pay for the rest. While we may choose to promote a post here and there, it is not financially feasible for any small business, and certainly not individuals, to pay to promote every post.

WE VALUE OUR CUSTOMERS! Without you we would not be in business. We want to keep you informed. We have new items arriving daily at our store. We run weekly specials and giveaways and we want everyone to have the opportunity to take advantage of what we have to offer.

This is what we are asking our customers and followers to do:

1)      Subscribe to our NEWSLETTER. You can easily do this by visiting our website at www.sa1969.com. You can click on the Mailing List link or use the easy subscribe field on our front page. We only send out one (1) informative newsletter per week. We promise not to bombard you with daily dribble! This is the easiest and most effective way we have to communicate with you.

2)      Subscribe to our BLOG. We will be using our blog more to communicate with our customers. Not only will we be posting interesting information but details on GIVEAWAYS, SPECIALS as well as DIY projects. You can subscribe by entering your e-mail address. The subscribe box is located to your right.

3)      If you want to receive our facebook posts, and we hope you do, there are two things that you can do to help insure that you hear from us! The first is to like, comment, and share our posts.  The more interaction a post has the more likely it will be promoted by Facebook.

4)      Second, create an Interest List on your Facebook page. We know this is asking a lot but it is easy to do and only takes a few seconds. Log in to your Facebook account. Go to Southern Accents Facebook page.  To the right of the LIKE button is a drop down menu.  From that menu click on the “Add to Interest List”. If you do not have any Interest Lists created you can do that easily by clicking the New List option. All you have to do is name your Interest List and then select Southern Accents and any other pages you have ‘liked’ that you want to hear from to add to your list. Once the list is created you can view all posts from your Interest List by clicking on your Created List under the Interests heading which is located on the left hand side of your facebook newsfeed page.

We have sent negative feedback to Facebook regarding this most recent policy change. Not only is it affecting businesses but as an individual, Facebook is choosing to block content that I have asked to receive.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR BUSINESS AND OUR POSTS! We thoroughly enjoy hearing from you and interacting with you via our social media accounts! Please share this information with your friends. Let’s keep it going!!

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