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Facebook Tweaks Newsfeed Algo To Show More Timely Stories from Friends and Pages

10:14 am on Sep 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps Facebook is listening to user dissatisfaction over the lack of Page appearances.

One way we show timely content higher-up in News Feed is to show people stories about things that are trending as soon as they occur, so you can immediately know what your friends or favorite Pages are saying about the stories of the day. This means that when a friend or Page you are connected to posts about something that is currently a hot topic of conversation on Facebook, that post is more likely to appear higher up in News Feed, so you can see it sooner.Facebook Tweaks Newsfeed Algo To More Timely Stories from Friends and Pages [newsroom.fb.com]
The second update takes into account the rate at which people are liking or commenting on a post. Currently one of the signals we look at is the total number of likes that a post has received when determining how high up to to show it in News Feed. With this update, we are going to begin looking at when people are choosing to like, comment and share.
We will be rolling out these changes gradually and do not expect posts to see significant changes in distribution as a result of this update. If a Page posts about a trending topic or if a post sees a high velocity of engagement early on that then drops off, that post may begin to see increased distribution early on and less distribution over time. Pages should keep producing great content that is relevant and resonates with their audience.
10:28 pm on Sept 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I'm looking forward to see the impact of the algo changes. Not very confident, though.
1:02 am on Sept 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Very unfair to those people who are always not gaining likes to their post.