22 Secrets of popularity on FB

Famous American blogger Robert Scoble shared tips on how to become popular on Facebook. Lifehacker publishes the translation of his article.

  1. Share three other people’s posts that reflect your interests. After that, your publication will receive more publications on this topic. If you like kittens, you will see more posts with kittens, if you like any gadgets, there will be more posts about gadgets.
  2. Write five of your own posts on the same topic. Then in your tape similar posts will become even more.
  3. Turn off as many privacy settings as possible. Let people subscribe to your profile, not just add you as a friend. Then post a few posts, and you’ll see that your audience has expanded significantly. Do not worry, you can still post posts that are visible only to friends. For each post, you can set privacy separately.
  4. Check the relevance of your biography and make it available to everyone. So it will be easier for colleagues and friends to find you.
  5. Add everyone to the “Close friends” or “Friends” lists. This will significantly improve the quality of your news feed. But do not forget that you will receive many notifications from close friends.
  6. Remove from friends those who do not post anything and do not comment. Why? Facebook first shows your post to a small number of people and watches what they will do with it. If your friends do not like to eat, do not share, do not comment and do not post anything themselves, it will affect your profile.
  7. Do not forget to put likes, leave comments and share posts of other people. So Facebook will learn to recognize what you like to see in the stream.
  8. Hide the posts you do not want to see. For example, all Selfi, quotes, memes – everything that makes us only more stupid. For each post, you can select the option “Hide publication” in the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.
  9. Unsubscribe from too annoying. Even if it’s one of your friends or relatives. If you add them to a separate list of friends or acquaintances, you can still view their posts by clicking on the desired list.
  10. Check your activities at least once a month. Mark where you go, and where not. This will help make them more popular.
  11. Once a month, check all your settings. This is especially important for mobile applications. If you uninstall and reinstall the application, all your settings change to the default settings.
  12. Enable two-factor authentication, this will protect your profile from hacking.
  13. If you want to expand the circle of friends, publish at least 10 public posts. And they must reflect your hobbies. If you publish only your photos, do not be surprised that people do not agree to add you as a friend.
  14. Do not let others publish on your profile without permission.
  15. Get at least 400 friends.
  16. If you want to add friends to someone who already has 5,000 friends, you must have at least 50 common friends. If you want to add an ordinary person to your friends, remind them how you know him. Even better, if you have at least five common friends.
  17. Most of the content just does not reach you. If you want to see more posts from specific people, go to their profile at least once a week. And even better – add them to the list and browse their publications from there. All publications are visible in the lists, and only the most popular ones appear in your tape.
  18. When using the mobile application Facebook, be sure to specify your location. So the app will show you “friends nearby”.
  19. Post posts using Facebook’s built-in tools. Do not repost with Twitter or other sites.
  20. Respond to comments under your posts and comment on other users’ publications. Then they will want to comment on you, and this will make your profile more popular.
  21. You can customize the menu on the left the way you prefer. Click on the icons next to the menu items and drag them.
  22. Treat Facebook as a good meal. After all, you will not eat pasta without sauce? If you have only photos of your children and pets or only memes on the page, it’s like pasta without sauce. After all, do you have other interests? So show it.