Tired of Numerous Facebook Annoyance? Read This…

Facebook has grown over the years to the most popular, most visited, and most engaging social media network with outstanding traffic with a steady growth rate.

Mark Zuckerberg and his team are not relenting in their effort to make it even better and more addictive to you and me.

These added features may not go down well with some users and might want to remove them.

The social media network has capitalized on its ever-growing traffic to offer adverts from almost every niche in any industry. Many Facebook users are not finding the numerous ads funny (But how else will a genuine online social media company make a profit if not through targeted ads and sponsored posts?).

Also, posts already read are shown even more frequently than recent ones you might not have read.

Another scary part is that the social media network use cookies to track user experience and show ads based on what a user previously searched, which could be a celebrity you followed, a page you liked, or a previous ad you clicked.

I shared Facebook Statistics below showing that Facebook users are still increasing irrespective of the complaints and therefore advertisers/promoters will still find it as the best hub to market or sell. Some even use Facebook for email marketing and so on.

Users, even those who see these ads as annoying can’t entirely do much to stop them instead; Facebook has given the option to choose the type of ad you want to see.

This prompted Matt Kruse, to build Social Fixer (Formerly Better Facebook), an extension to reduce Facebook annoyance and better your Facebook user experience.

Facebook annoyance

Image Credit: SocialFixer.com

Below are various ways you can enhance Facebook and remove Annoyances!

Social Fixer for Facebook plugs into your browser and improves the existing Facebook.com website. You get to pick which features you want to use:

  • Filter your news feed by keyword, author, and more
  • Tabbed news feed organizes posts by games, apps, etc
  • Hide parts of the page you don’t want to see
  • Don’t show posts you’ve already read
  • Auto-switch to the most-recent news feed
  • Add some style with custom themes
  • Automatically retrieve more stories
  • Fix timeline

And much more!

See the List of Features.

So now, you can choose what you want to see or do on Facebook.

You can download/install the Social Fixer Extension here.

Facebook Statistics 2016

Here is an April 2016 statistics of Facebook users, likers, commenters, image and video uploaders sourced from Zephoria, a digital marketing website.

  1. Worldwide, there are over 1.59 billion monthly active Facebook users (MAUs) which is a 14 percent increase year over year. (Source: Facebook as of 1/27/16) What this means for you: In case you had any lingering doubts, statistically, Facebook is too big to ignore.
  2. 5 billion likes generated daily as of May 2013 which is a 67 percent increase from August 2012(Source: Facebook)
  3. 04 billion people log onto Facebook daily (DAU) for December 2015, which represents a 17% increase year over year (Source: Facebook as 1/27/16) The Implication: A huge and vastly growing number of Facebook users are active and consistent in their visits to the site, making them a promising audience for your marketing efforts.
  4. There are 1.59 billion mobile active users (MAU)(Source: Facebook as of 1/27/16) an increase of 21 percent year-over-year.
  5. On average, the Like and Share Buttons are viewed across almost 10 million websites daily. (Source: Facebook as of 10/2/2014)
  6. In Europe, over 307 million people are on Facebook.(Source: Search Engine Journal) The Takeaway: This isn’t just a U.S. phenomenon a worldwide market is available via Facebook.
  7. Age 25 to 34, at 29.7% of users, is the most common age demographic.(Source: Emarketer 2012) What this means for you: This is the prime target demographic for many businesses marketing efforts, and you have the change to engage these key consumers on Facebook.
  8. Five new profiles are created every second. (Source: ALL Facebook 2012) The Implication: Your potential audience on Facebook is growing exponentially.
  9. Facebook users are 76% female and 66% male. (Source: Brandwatch) The Takeaway: Since this isn’t a large statistical difference, you should be able to effectively reach both genders on Facebook.
  10. Highest traffic occurs mid-week between 1 to 3 pm. (Source: Bit.ly blog) On another note, a Facebook post at 7 pm will result in more clicks on average than posting at 8 pm (Source: Forbes). Go figure. How this can help you: You have the potential to reach more consumers and drive higher traffic to your site during peak usage times, but people may be more likely to be more engaged in the evenings. This statistic may be a factor when you are planning social communication scheduling. (Also consider that Facebook has a global audience, so you may want to plan around the time zone of your key market.)
  11. On Thursdays and Fridays, engagement is 18% higher. (Source: Bit.ly blog) The Implication: Again, use this information to determine when to post in order to optimize your social media marketing efforts.
  12. There are 83 million fake profiles. (Source: CNN) The Takeaway: Nothing is perfect, so always remain thoughtful and strategic in your efforts. Also, fake or not, these are still potential consumers. There are various reasons for fake profiles, including professionals doing testing and research, and people who want to segment their Facebook use more than is possible with one account.
  13. Photo uploads total 300 million per day.(Source: Gizmodo) The Implication: Again, this is an indication of engaged users; also, it is an indication that there are a lot of photos, as well as other information, competing for users attention, so target your efforts strategically.
  14. Average time spent per Facebook visit is 20 minutes.(Source: Infodocket) What this means for you: You could have a short time period to make your impression, so use it wisely with relevant, interesting and unique posts and offers in order to get the most return on your efforts.
  15. Every 60 seconds on Facebook: 510 comments are posted, 293,000 statuses are updated, and 136,000 photos are uploaded. (Source: The Social Skinny) The Implication: Again, there are a lot of engaged and active users, but also a huge amount of information competing for their attention, so quality and strategy on your part matter.
  16. 75 billion pieces of content shared daily as of May 2013 which is a 94 percent increase from August 2012.(Source: Facebook)
  17. 50% of 18-24 year-olds go on Facebook when they wake up.(Source: The Social Skinny) What this means for you: Facebook is important to these users, and potentially, if done correctly, so is the content you post on it.
  18. One in five page views in the United States occurs on Facebook.(Source: Infodocket 2012) How this helps you: This is a huge market on the web; if you use social media marketing efforts on Facebook well, you could have huge returns to show for it.
  19. 42% of marketers report that Facebook is critical or important to their business.(Source: State of Inbound Marketing 2012 The Takeaway: This is a crowded marketplace, but you can’t afford to sit it out, because odds are fairly high that your competition is there. The key is to use Facebook marketing correctly and make sure that your efforts stand out from the crowd.
  20. 16 Million local business pages have been created as of May 2013 which is a 100 percent increase from 8 million in June 2012. (Source: Facebook). Facebook marketing has transformed how business is conducted, and its use by local businesses to extend their markets continues to explode.

Thought to take with you: At 1.49 billion, Facebook has more monthly active users than WhatsApp (500 million), Twitter (284 million) and Instagram (200 million) combined. (Source: CNBC) Facebook continues to reign in popularity over other social media channels.

Now you see why the adverts in Facebook will keep on increasing.

Enjoy your Facebook experience.

Francis Nwokike

Francis Nwokike is a Social Entrepreneur and an experienced Disaster Manager. I love discussing new business trends and marketing tips. I share ideas and tips that will help you grow your business.

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