Facebook to Hit on Low-quality content & Meme Photos, tweaks news feed algorithm.

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Facebook to Hit on Low-quality content & Meme Photos, tweaks news feed algorithm.

Umair Qureshi 4 comments
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Facebook to hit on meme’s & other low-quality content and will boost news and articles to appear more in the user news feeds which will be based on high-quality & relevancy, announced this week in the latest update release.

Facebook tweaks news feed algorithm which will bring more newsy and relevant content in the user news feed more prominently than before. The goal of this update is to ensure right content to the right users at the right time. The latest change will ensure users to see content of their choice and what relevant sources are viewing and what friends have to say about it. An average referral traffic from Facebook to media sites has increased by over 170% – almost tripled – in the past year. So any news worthy & high quality content will get decent attention in the user news feeds which will help websites to get high referral visits than ever before.

According to the update announcementWhy are we doing this? Our surveys show that on average people prefer links to high quality articles about current events, their favorite sports team or shared interests, to the latest meme. Starting soon, we’ll be doing a better job of distinguishing between a high quality article on a website versus a meme photo hosted somewhere other than Facebook when people click on those stories on mobile. This means that high quality articles you or others read may show up a bit more prominently in your News Feed, and meme photos may show up a bit less prominently.

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High Quality Content, Less Meme Photos!

The most high clicked topics on news feeds are current events, favourite sports team or shared interests or latest meme. The recent update will differentiate between the high quality content and meme photos that are hosted on other websites which means you’re favourite meme photos wont longer appear in the news feeds more often, only content with high authority will get more news feed attention.

Content Discovery:

It will based on people’s choice and what they are liking, sharing or commenting on Facebook. It will show additional articles and other high quality relevant content similar to what users had just read. It will soon appear relevant content once you click through an article, you may see relevant content directly below in the News feed which will let users to engage with more high quality content of their interest & choice.

Story Bumping:

To show relevant content and to see top conversations on high quality content, the new update will bring top stories from your friends and network with all the latest comments and conversations going on. With this update it will be easy to find stories that you’re friends are interested in and talking about and will be shown up in users news feed on top of all stories and it wouldn’t bump up in the news feed.

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Umair Qureshi

Digital Marketing Specialist at Primatics Financial
I'm specialist in Digital Marketing, B2B Social Media & SEO. I have been working in the digital media for now almost 3 years and have worked for diverse digital projects, I love combining creativity with skills and marketing with technology. You can Follow me at Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn