With so many homeless pets in your news feed, sometimes you hesitate to share them all. It’s understandable if you feel that, if you do, you run the risk of losing friends who love animals but grow tired of the posts or feel helpless to do anything about the dogs and cats we are cross-posting.
And that’s counter-productive: if you have no Facebook friends left, it doesn’t matter how often you cross-post. A big dilemma for those of us who love to share, but understand you need to have an audience with which to share.
But here’s a fact: “Likes” and comments are also helpful. And don’t listen when someone makes the comment: “”Likes” won’t save him!”.
Cuz, they just might. Because when you “Like”, you’re giving a boost to the post’s rank. The more engagement a post receives, the more likely it is to show up in the newsfeeds of page subscribers.
Comments work in the same way: they boost a dog or cat’s chances of showing up in someone’s news feed.
Another thing: you might not want to share a homeless animal on your page. But “like” the post or make a comment, and that post will show up on your friends’ ticker.
This makes the cheap, quick “Like” and comment a more valuable commodity than you might think. In fact, while some rescues complain that they now have to pay Facebook to boost their page’s exposure in fans’ newsfeeds, what they should be doing, instead, is simply asking their fans for “Likes” and comments which, of course, are free. At the very least, these actions shouldn’t be dismissed as meaningless.
They’re not. They might even saves lives. So don’t let anyone ever tell you that “Likes” don’t help. Keep liking, keep commenting, and share when you can.
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