If you have a Fan Page, you’ve seen the lovely “25 people saw this post” links at the bottom of your posts. If you’re like me, that “25” isn’t very encouraging because your page has several thousand fans. I decided to conduct an experiment yesterday to see how many people actually see my posts. I have several Fan Pages, with varying numbers of fans and levels of activity.
I’m just going to put this in the order they appear on my Fb Home Page so I don’t get lost and forget one. I posted the same thing on all of my pages yesterday afternoon. It’s been about 26 hours. None of the posts were promoted, either by paying Fb or by any other means.
There Is No Normal has 217 fans. I post there a few times a week. So according to Fb, more than half my fans saw this. Even taking into account that not everyone who saw the post would bother to click, that’s a huge discrepancy.