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I suspected as much. After the changes I wasn't even seeing my band updates in my own news feed. I asked friends from my personal page and they weren't seeing them either.

Justin Boland


Gatekeeping never dies, and never will.

Happy Zombie Halloween.


Does anyone know if they disabled tagging on pages or it is a temporary bug?


Yes this has affected me BIG TIME!! My insights were the highest they had ever been the month prior to facebooks new changes. My monthly, weekly, and daily viewership had even tripled all until... the beginning of the end. You would almost need to post about 4-8 post a day to even be seen in todays news feed...

Bruce Tate

So the big guns will take over and emerging acts will be left behind. The Facrbook changes seem to be less organic and just as an even playing field had begun to evolve.


I noticed a big decrease in activity recently, and we have over 11,000 fans on our page. I randomly checked the "hidden posts" tab under my wall tab (which I had at least never noticed before if it was there), and wah-lah! There are hundreds of posts that have been weirdly automatically marked as spam and hidden by FB!!!! I had to manually "unhide" each post, most of which were way backdated by then. They were all regular fan love posts, not spam. Also, the decrease in fan picture postings is due to FB changing the privacy settings. Now, your fans need to switch their photo privacy settings around in a certain way to be able to tag and post their photos on your wall to be visible to the public - and you! I found some instructions and posted them on our wall. Craziness... But yeah, we have well over 1,000 fans and have also been affected, so it's not just smaller pages. Here's ours. Say hi! http://facebook.com/oneeyeddollfans


I found these instructions on how your fans can reset their privacy stuff to allow them to post pictures on your page.. I just copied it from a forum and reposted it onto my page as a status update. My fans gave good feedback, so I guess it works.. Good luck! -kimberly http://facebook.com/oneeyeddollfans

*In the main menu at the top right, mouseover SETTINGS and select PRIVACY SETTINGS.

*In the menu that appears, select PROFILE.

*In the text that appears under the tabs, "ontrol who can see your profile and related information. Visit the Applications page in order to change settings for applications," click the APPLICATIONS PAGE link.

*If PHOTOS does not appear in the list, click on the tabs above the list (BOOKMARKS, ADDED TO PROFILE, AUTHORIZED, etc...)

*Click EDIT to the right of Photos. (If you couldn't find Photos given the instruction above, you don't have Photos bookmarked. To remedy this, go to "Seach for More Applications," type "Photos," select the application created by Facebook, and mouseover Settings. There should be an option for Photo Settings in the drop-down. Click that and proceed with instructions below.)

*Select the BOOKMARKS tab, and make sure that the box is checked.

*Select the PROFILE tab and under PRIVACY, select MY NETWORKS AND FRIENDS

Floco Torres

Good article. I have a noticed a small decrease but wasn't sure if I was over-reacting. Will definitely read more into this. You can check out the page here: www.facebook.com/FlocoTorres


What is the best way to make a simple landing tab on your FB page so people have to 'Like' it to enable a free download or what have you?
Any ideas?

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