This is a Test Facebook message - Facebook Rumour

10 Apr 2014 - Article No: 1836. Filed under: Facebook Scams | Facebook Rumour

Facebook has been limiting our posts so that no more than 7% of our friends see our posts.
If you see this post, please simply comment with “YES” and then like it.
This way our ranking will improve and Facebook will start showing our posts to more of our friends.
Thank you so much for your help.
Your admin team.

This message is floating around Facebook asking people to like it so that whatever Page posted the image will apparently be able to increase their ranking and thus get their posts seen by more people.

The message is just another post that attempts to describe how Facebook’s EdgeRank algorithm works, albeit in a rather overly-simplistic way. Most Facebook users will understand that their newsfeed doesn’t show everything that happens in real time simply because that would be too much information to fit onto a single linear timeline.

Thus Facebook’s decision making formula, EdgeRank, decides what information appears (and does not appear) on each users timeline based on whether it thinks you’ll be interested in it or not. The amount of Likes/Shares/Comments/Clicks a post receives increases its value in the eyes of EdgeRank and makes it more likely that EdgeRank will put it on a user’s newsfeed.

Thus the image above is attempting to artificially gain interaction in the form of Likes and Comments, and yes it is true that this will likely increase the photos visibility across Facebook, and that in turn could potentially have a limited effect on future posts made by the Page that posted the image.

The "7%" value is based on estimates and not a hard value. It is generally recommended to only Like or Comment on posts in a organic way and not in a forced way like this. If you want to make sure you see all the posts a certain Page (or set of Pages) makes, then consider using Facebook Lists, which gives you more control over what you see on your newsfeed.

Get accustomed to Facebook Lists and read our article here.

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