Menu Banner

Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Show and Tell: Facebook and Pinterest Settings You Want To Know About

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week and are having a ghoulish Halloween!

If you are on Pinterest or Facebook, today’s Show and Tell is for you! I have some info on Facebook and Pinterest settings that could make your news feeds include more of what you want to see.

how to adjust your pinterest settings so the news feed is shown organically

Pinterest: Recently Pinterest changed the way you see the pins on your home page. Previously your Pinterest home page was chronological, so you would simply see the most recent pins from all of the boards that you follow. Pinterest recently adjusted this so your pin news feed is based on web cookies and your browser history. Essentially Pinterest’s smart algorithms are now curating your feed, pushing pins to the top that they think you will be most interested in as well as featuring sponsored pins more heavily. If you’re fine with this, then you’re all set! But if you’d like to get your feed back to the way it was before, you can do so. Here’s how!

  1. Go to your profile page on Pinterest.
  2. Click the gear icon in the top right corner and then select “Account Settings.”
  3. Under the first section “Account Basics” you will see a small section called “Personalization.” Switch both buttons in that section to “No.” Your feed should revert to the original stream.

how to ensure you see content from pages you "Like" on Facebook by @janemaynard

Seeing Content from Facebook Pages You Like: Did you know that just because you “Like” a page on Facebook doesn’t mean content from that page will actually show up in your feed? In fact, it most likely will not. As I talk with friends I’m learning that Facebook users who do not manage pages have no idea this is the case. (People who do manage pages are very well aware – any given item I post on my Facebook page may only be seen by as few as 100 people and rarely tops 3,000, which does not match up to the nearly 18,000 likes I have on my page.) SOOOOO…if you “Like” a page and actually DO want content from that page showing up in your news feed, here’s what you need to do!

  1. Visit the page that you like.
  2. If you haven’t already, “Like” the page.
  3. The little box that says “Liked” has a drop down menu – click on that then select “Get Notifications.” Now that page’s content will appear in your feed.

Hope that’s helpful!

Here’s one fun food link for the week, this time on Cosmo: 15 Red, White, and Blue Snacks and Drinks to Serve on Election Day

As usual, show and tell is for everyone! Please share whatever you like. (Cute Halloween costumes are especially welcome!)


  1. 1
    Rachel U

    these are REALLY helpful! thanks for the tips.

  2. 2
    Jenna H

    Good to know! Thank you!

  3. 3

    Love those snack and drinks ideas for election day!

  4. 5

    This is SO helpful. I did wonder last night when it started showing me Christmas things I’d pinned last year! Definitely changing it back again…

  5. I’ve used the steps above to change Pinterest to an organic feed but it doesn’t appear to have affected the chronology of the pins. if I refresh the page and entirely new set of pins shows up and pins of mine from two days ago show near the top. any tips?

Leave a comment

2 Trackbacks