What does “new preview” mean for Facebook Pages?

Facebook new preview

So for the past few weeks, I’ve been getting notifications from Facebook that my various pages have had new views or a new preview.

Now, “New Views” has a very simple answer. They are simply how many people have gone to your page for the first time to see what your page is all about. More New Views basically mean more people discovering your page. Whether they like is another matter.

“Previews” on the other end, was much more nebulous. What did a new preview for a Facebook page mean?

The answer, as it turns out, was stupidly simple, but in Facebook’s usual way, obscured. And the fact that this surfaced for me in a Facebook business post instead of a news post means they’re either testing it or they’ve introduced a new feature that no one has found useful.

What does a Facebook page preview mean?

It simply means that someone hovered over your Page’s name to see a preview of your page’s content. That’s it.

At a glance, it may not seem useful, but if your business depends on people discovering your Facebook page and liking your posts then these Page Previews are a good way to see why potential fans are not converting.

Also, there are new metrics to show the age and gender of those who previewed your page but didn’t like it, so you can determine if you’re hitting your age group or not.

Useful or not? Depends, but I’m hoping at least this answers the question. The first answer on that Facebook business page is a completely useless error message. It was Benji’s answer that made more sense.

Grab some Pulp Toast this Comic Fiesta!

Excerpt from A Day in the Life of Charlotte Tang
Excerpt from A Day In The Life of Charlotte Tang

Would you dare to live your life on the whims of a dice?

What if the decisions we’ve made, the fights we’ve been in, were merely playthings of Gods?

What if the dice didn’t like the fact you were lucky?

What if you had to choose between biological warfare and a painful extraction?

What. If.

Pulp Toast/Roti Bakar Issue #1 explores all these and more. Themed A Roll of the Dice, take a chance and pick up a copy to read what happens in this thrilling anthology. We’ve got tales to make you laugh, tales to make you grin, and tales to make you facepalm. Regency Romance? Check. Slice of Life? Check. Murder? Check.

Earlier this year, Prose-ACK! brought you Chap Fan, a Poetry chapbook to whet your appetite. Come and join us at Booth G40 (TEAMworks!!!) this Comic Fiesta, happening from 19 – 20 December, 2015, for a dish of Pulp Toast/Roti Bakar! Each copy is RM19. 😉

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#MYWriters Book Session at Supermart Pop, Publika

Psst! Prose-ACK will be at the Supermart Pop in Publika offering autographed copies of Chap Fan for sale. Depending on space allocations, we may also offer on-the-spot commissions, done on a typewriter! Come one, come all, this 3rd October!

This is part of the month-long #MYWriters Festival. Check out the details below:

Looking for new things to read? Grab some new books and meet the authors behind them this entire October! The #MYWriters Group will be organising a month-long Meet-The-Authors Festival happening in various places around KL and Penang. If you attend at least 3 of our events, you might even get to take home an entirely new shelf of books (shelf not provided)!

Simply pick up a bookmark at our events, and bring it along for a “check-in” stamp at subsequent locations when you attend. To be eligible, you will need at least 3 stamps AND attend the Finale at Dataran KL Underground.

Visit the MYWriters site for more information and locations.

See you there!