Are you a musician, artist, promoter, or other business owner? Do you find yourself tagging promotional posts with people on your Facebook friends list because it will display in the news feed of their friends? Well, stop it!
“Promo-tags” are one of the lowest forms of promotion. Not only that, but it’s extremely annoying to the people that you tag because they will get a notification every time a comment on the post is made.
If you still feel like you have to tag people in order to get them to see a post, then tag them in the comments section of the post and not the post itself, leave it up to your “friends” to decide if they want to share it with their network of people.
If you find yourself the subject of “promo-tagging” there are two things you can do. The first thing is to turn on tagging approval in your settings, this will make it so you have to approve posts you are tagged in before they appear on your timeline (they will still show in your friends’ news feeds, though). Second step (if you want to go this far) is to prevent tagged posts from showing in the news feeds of your friends. To do this, make it so that your friends are not added to the audience of tagged posts and only you can see them. This can be done in the “Timeline and Tagging” section in your settings. You can refer to the image below to see where they are in the settings, click on the image to make it bigger.
-Max ‘ManJewky’ Wallis
KM Co-Founder and Blog Editor