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Getting the most from EYB on Facebook

Facebook is a great way to keep informed about giveaways, announcements, new blog posts, newly indexed books, sample recipes from cookbooks, and other interesting recipes we’ve come across. But it can also be a little tricky to navigate so we wanted to offer a “cheat sheet” to help make sure you are actually able to see what EYB has posted on Facebook.



First, when you go to EYB’s Facebook page, check to make sure “Following” is checked in addition to “Liked.”

Even if you both “Like” and “Follow,” due to Facebook’s algorithms, you still may not see everything we post. By far, the easiest and most effective way to make sure you never miss a post is to enable notifications. To do this, simply hover over “Liked” and when it appears, click on “Get notifications”

By doing this you will get a notification in red at the top of your screen whenever EYB posts on Facebook:


If you don’t want to get notifications, there are a few things you can try to help you see more posts. First, did you know you have a Pages Feed in addition to your regular News Feed? Typically, very few posts from Pages you have “Followed” make it to your main News Feed, so this separate feed is a dedicated area where you can view more of them. Your Pages Feed can be found on the upper left hand sidebar, underneath your News Feed. A number will appear if there are new items you have not seen yet. 

(Note: If you don’t see your Pages Feed as shown above, try looking a little further down under the heading “Pages.”)

If you feel your Pages Feed is too cluttered or you are seeing updates from Pages you are no longer interested in, you can hover over any Page’s name and then uncheck “Following.”

Another very important thing to remember is that a lot of what you are able to see on Facebook is determined by algorithms. The more you interact with EYB’s Facebook posts, the more the algorithm will recognize them as items you are interested in, which will enable you to see more of them. So if you find anything we post interesting or helpful, please do comment, “like,” or “share”!

For a more advanced options.  

Creating an Interest List on Facebook

This is a more advanced option for following EYB on Facebook and can be helpful if there are a lot of different Pages in addition to EYB you would like to get updates from.

First, hover over “Liked” and click on “Add to Interest Lists”




If you have already created your own Interests Lists, the list names will then appear and you can check whichever one you wish. If you don’t have any Interests Lists set up yet, you can click on “+ New List”:



This screen will come up: 


You will then have the opportunity to add other Facebook Pages to that list if you would like. You can use the search box, or you can click on “Pages” and a list of all the Pages you have already “Liked” will appear. You can then click on each one you would like to add to this particular List. When you are finished, click Next


Then you will be asked to name your list and choose if it can be seen by the Public, Your Friends, or Only Yourself. Click Done once you are finished:.


Once you have created your list, it will appear at the very bottom of your left sidebar. To move it to the top and make it more accessible, hover to the left of the list name and a pencil icon will appear. 


Click on the pencil icon and then click on the option “Add to Favorites”:



This will move your chosen Interest List to the top of your left sidebar. You can then click on it to check for updates from only those Pages you have added to it. Just like with your main News Feed or Pages Feed, a number will appear if there are new items you have not yet seen.



‚ÄčAlso, please remember that a lot of what you see on Facebook is still determined by algorithms. The more you interact with EYB’s Facebook posts, the more the algorithm will recognize them as items you are interested in which will enable you to see more of them. So if you find anything we post interesting or helpful, please do comment, “like,” or “share”! 
 

 

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