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Stop them from making small business promote their posts

    1. Jennifer Messina
    2. Petition by

      Jennifer Messina

      Toms River, NJ

All of the changes Facebook has made in the last 2 weeks REALLY, REALLY effects people with small businesses. Now our posts are seen by virtually no one except very, very devoted fans and family. I understand not "everyone" is going to see our posts, but this is outrageous. I have over 12,000 fans and I'm lucky to have a few hundred see our posts. Even on my other business page I have over 5,000 fans and I'm lucky if just 100 fans see my post.

So what's the problem? Well, I'm not some big giant corporation and I can't "boost my post" by paying $5 every time I post something just for "approximately 550 more fans" to be able to see my post. The ironic part is that I'd be paying to have MY OWN FANS see my posts. MY OWN FANS.... Shouldn't they have a chance to see my posts no matter what? Isn't that why they are "my fans"? So my chances of selling products or services to new customers is virtually impossible anymore. Or even if I just want to create some positivity with a nice post with a picture quote than even LESS people see it. And heaven forbid I have a post linked to my actual website because then I'd be lucky to have 20 people see my page.

You are hurting my page and my business. Potentially you are taking away from my income and my ability to take care of my family and put food on the table. What a shame it is that you are so greedy that you have to take from the little businesses. I'm sorry I can't pay $100 each post to reach fans but I honestly don't think I should have to. I worked HARD to get my fans and I don't think just having 10% of my OWN fans see my posts is right. Anyone who has a small business page should be concerned and somewhat upset about this! It's effecting YOU!

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Stop them from making small business promote their posts

Sincerely,
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    1. Reached 750 signatures
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      Jennifer Messina
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      We reached 300 supporters in a matter of hours! Forward it on so we can get everyone who has a small business supporting this!!

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    • Инна Флид STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
      • 9 months ago

      I'm an alt model, not a business, and my goal is only to share my art with appreciative people. I don't even sell anything, to begin with. Still, the latest policies have influenced the huge decrease in my reach. I was forced to start advertising anyway, and guess what - it doesn't help either. Without me boosting every post, they are visible to mere hundreds from the eventual thousands that I have in followers.

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    • Jordan Mckenzie SOUTH SHIELDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      I am in a band and we rely on social networking to promote ourselves. This is hard due to not being able to have a reasonable reach to people without paying to be publicized on a free website.

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    • emily braz DORSET, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      I am a start up business and i use facebook a lot to keep in touch with potential clients, the fans i do have who like my page like it to see what i am doing its ridiculous that it doesnt come up on there news feed.

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    • Francisca Hagen THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS
      • 10 months ago

      Not owning a small business (yet), but I want that every page having the same rights with the visibility of posts for their fans.

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    • Dominique Haynes DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS
      • 10 months ago

      Because I also see as a small business owner that facebook is limiting my mean to communicate with fans/customers

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