Why do Facebook posts get hidden? And how to un-hide them?

Facebook has over 800 million users, and more than half of them log in every day. Over 250 million photos are uploaded every day – it’s not just a website, it’s a community with an engaged audience. But are you hearing them? ‘Hidden’ posts are one of Facebook’s little mysteries, so read this full post to see why some posts are hidden from you and how to deal with them.

Five ways to make friends and influence people on Facebook

Facebook is the most popular social network on the planet.

At last count there were over 800 million users, and 16% of all time spent online in the UK is spent on Facebook.

Users are spread fairly evenly across all age groups, from 12-year-olds to pensioners, making it a great way to talk to your audience and find customers.

Social media is all about communication – listening, listening some more, and then talking a bit.  But it’s not just a case of setting up a page and hoping for the best.

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The good parenting guide to social media

Being a parent is the hardest job you’ll ever do (years of worry, never having a day off, endless responsibilities, sleepless nights) but it’s also the most rewarding.

Cuddles, unquestioning love, open smiles and fierce loyalty, the relationship with kids is priceless.  They get us through the toughest challenges and the biggest trials and tribulations.

But did you know they can also teach us a lot about using social media for business?

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Shhhh! The top way to get more Facebook likes (without asking)

We’ve all had them – emails asking us to ‘like’ someone’s Facebook page to give them a leg-up the social media ladder.

But just like when you were at school, asking people to like you isn’t always the best way to go about making ‘friends’ (even virtual ones).

There are more effective ways to increase your ‘likes’, spread the word about your business, and build a community of potential customers.

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