Why you won’t be seeing me on Facebook anymore!


About a month ago, I started hearing what I thought were “rumors” about the Facebook reach for “business pages” dwindling to zero.  If you don’t know what “reach” is, it tells you how many people Facebook shows any given post to.  My reach has steadily been going down for the past six months, but for some reason I thought I had already hit rock bottom.  I didn’t realize how wrong I was….

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Starting last Wednesday, fewer than 100 readers were seeing most of my posts.  It didn’t matter what I posted…pictures, questions, posts with links, posts without links.  All of them were getting about the same reach.

For comparison purposes, here’s what my reach looked like the day before this happened:

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No worries, though.  For a mere $200 for ONE post, I can have all of my readers view my posts:

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Unfortunately, I don’t have $200 to spend per post and I have actually spent hundreds of dollars already this year to try out Facebook advertising and have not seen results.

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I actually paid to promote this post on Facebook.  After almost 12 hours, I have less reach than I was getting less than a week ago and most of it is “paid reach.”  So sadly, it just doesn’t work.

So…there you have it.  This is why you won’t be seeing me on Facebook anymore.

I would love to continue to share the great deals, funny posts, recipes, and budgeting tips with you, though!

Where you can find Melissa’s Bargains

1.  Sign up for my newsletter.  You’ll get no spam, I promise!  You WILL get all of my daily posts delivered to your inbox in ONE post per day! Sign up here–> Melissa’s Bargains Newsletter (make sure you confirm your subscription)

2.  Follow me on Twitter here–> Melissa’s Bargains on Twitter

3.  Follow me on Pinterest here–> Melissa’s Bargains on Pinterest (I’ve got a “Daily Deals” board and a “Favorite Recipes” board that are definitely worth checking out!)

4.  Sign up for my Facebook group.  I know, I know.  Facebook is a dying breed.  But, I am hearing that groups are being “seen” more than pages, so it’s worth a shot–> Melissa’s Bargains The Group

If you STILL love Facebook, and prefer to “hear” from me there, try this:

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1.  Hover over the “like” button and unlike the page.

2.  “Like” the page again (for some reason when you like a page initially, you see the page more in your feed)

3.  Make sure “Get Notifications” is checked

Thanks so much to all of you for being loyal readers!  I have loved being able to communicate with you for the past 5 1/2 years and I am sad about these new Facebook changes, but I’m not ready to give up yet!  Thanks for your support!

Share your Savings Sunday!

Welcome to “Share Your Savings” Sunday! Facebook has changed the profile for their fan pages to be more like the “regular” Facebook pages where there are pictures along the time. Mine is sadly very empty right now. I could go through and fill it with pictures of my stockpile or shopping trips, but I’d rather share YOUR savings!

So, here’s the deal — share your pictures from your awesome shopping trips on my Facebook page here and on Wednesday (2/16) morning, I’ll pick two posters (using random.org) who will win $25 Restaurant.com gift cards!  Make sure you include “Share Your Savings Sunday” with your photo and it’d be awesome to see what your out of pocket was!

I can’t wait to see all of your great deals!

*This post may contain affiliate links. Please refer to my disclosure policy for more information.

Become a fan of Sears on Facebook, get a $5 Sears card!

If you’re a Facebook member, hurry and become a fan of Sears and get a $5 gift card! 🙂

Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/sears

Here are the details:

The first 10,000 Facebook users to become fans of the Sears Facebook page between 11/8/08 – 11/30/08 and sign up to receive Sears email offers will be eligible to receive a free $5 Sears Gift Card by mail. The first 10,000 Facebook users to become Sears fans will be notified through a Facebook update alerting them where and when to sign up to receive Sears email offers and order their free $5 gift card. If an eligible fan does not sign up within the specified time period referenced in the notification, they will forfeit their card. Sign-up will be open for twenty-four (24) hours only. The gift card will be shipped within 1 – 2 weeks. Gift card restrictions apply.