Tuesday, January 29, 2019

More Changes to Facebook — Quality Rating for Pages

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Facebook is working hard to improve the experience of users. I shared last week about the New Changes to Facebook Groups. In the past week Facebook has also rolled out the start to a new series of changes to Facebook Pages. 

I've shared before that Facebook is cracking down on fake news and doing their best to ensure more engagement. Now they're getting serious about enforcing their user guidelines. To let everyone know how every page is doing there's a new tab on pages for PAGE QUALITY. 

This tab will give Page managers and owners a look at any posts Facebook has removed because it violates Facebook's Community Standards. 

To go along with this, Facebook is listing anything that their fact-checking processes have found to be misleading or false. 

Facebook is doing this to let owners/managers know what they're doing wrong. However, they are also keeping score. Eventually, any page that has repeated violations can be shut down and all its associated groups also deleted. 

Where can you find this tab? 
(see screenshot 1 below)

  1. Go to your page
  2. Click on the MORE tab at the top
  3. Click on PAGE QUALITY
Screenshot 1
There are two main things you need to pay attention to: 
(see  screenshot 2 below)
  1. Recently Removed for Community Standards Violations
  2. Recently Found to be False News by Independent Fact-Checkers
Screenshot 2
So what does this mean for Pages? 
Nothing much immediately. BUT we all need to be aware that Facebook is going to begin enforcing their rules. We need to pay attention and be smart. 

We also need to be ready for the PAGE QUALTY tab to continue to grow. Hopefully, this will end up being a good thing. I, for one, am glad to know more about how FB wants Pages to interact. 

Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below. I'll do my best to answer any questions and I welcome your thoughts about all these changes with Facebook. 

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  1. Am certain there is some "goodness" to come from this Ms. Edie, but the "tin-foil hat" wearing part of me worries that social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter will one day apply a more social, or secular, conscious that might further restrict one's religious liberty. How, besides prayer, can we guard against that? Thanks so much for letting us know. I can't speak for others, but without your columns, I would never know it. God's blessings ma'am.

    1. Jim, you're right. We do live in scary times. We know - just by looking at history - that these changes and intrusions have the potential to be used for harm. However, we serve a very big God (as I know you know) and what the enemy and people intend for harm, He uses for good. We cannot guard against this type of intrusion and still spread His message. This one's a test of faith and I know God will show Himself strong for His people--whatever that looks like in practice. Blessings, E

  2. Thank you. I had no idea about this. I just checked my author page. :-)

    1. Melissa, the changes are coming quick and hard. Expect a post about the new changes to our FB newsfeed in the next day or two. Blessings, E

  3. I didn't know about this. Thanks for the info. I checked my page and it's OK.

  4. Thanks for sharing and researching this. My page is good. Blessings, Donna