Facebook's News Feed algorithm update cuts traffic to major viral sites down significantly

By Justin Kahn ยท 5 replies
Feb 11, 2014
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  1. Viral content site Upworthy posted some impressive traffic numbers in November of last year. The company reached a total of 90 million people at its peak based on numbers from Quantcast, and then suffered a massive decline at the same...

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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    They just don't get leave things alone and people will come, Now they changed things and people won't come back.
     
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Here's some more info:

    - The default News Feed option is 'most popular', which is full curation from FB.
    - Even changing it to 'most recent' allows FB to curate the feed.
    - The only way to get close to all status updates from people/pages is to go to each individual page, open their 'friendship', and 'show all'.
    - Even when all the above is done, FB still curates your news feed.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    Is there an algorithm that cuts off Facebook articles significantly? :p

    Facebook Blocker - lol :)
     
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  5. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    Just change things back and leave it alone. You are hurting not helping.
     
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

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