If you were sick and tired of pages begging you for likes or for subtle blackmails to share their content, fed up with spam content and repetitive content such as pictures and statuses, the good news is that Facebook finally got sick and tired of them all too and announced in a blog post a major cleansing operation. In future months to come, we will all witness Facebook punishment for like – baiters, spam and repetition, as a new Facebook News Feed policy is about to strike the ones who use the social network for unorthodox purposes.
There are three categories of malicious Facebook behavior that will be severely monitored and punished – and by punishing we mean burying the like – bait posts and cracking down the spammy links: posts from pages that trick the user into liking, commenting and sharing content, overly – repeated images and tricking links that usually push you towards irrelevant websites full of ads.
This is a smart move coming from Facebook, as more and more users reported to get increasingly bothered by their News Feeds getting jammed with irrelevant and unasked – for content. It was about time, some would say, especially the ones who feel that the Facebook experience is more and more unsatisfying as time goes by.
Will the Facebook punishment for like – baiters, spam and repetition affect your legit Page?
This very much depends on what you post on your page. If you are a legit users who doesn’t engage in spammy content or other tricks, you should be safe. Facebook officials say that
The vast majority of publishers on Facebook are not posting feed spam so they should not be negatively impacted by these changes, and, if anything, may see a very small increase in News Feed distribution.
The rest of the spammy bunch, however, have to start fearing Facebook punishment in the months to come, as the updates will begin showing their effects sooner that you might think.