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How-to: View and Organize Fan Pages on Facebook

How-to: View and Organize Fan Pages on Facebook

Today’s post is in response to a question I’ve received from a few people lately.  With the most recent redesign of Facebook, some people are finding it much more difficult to keep up with their favorite fan pages as their updates drift by in the stream along with your friends’ status updates. Most often, you’ve joined a fan page because you’re hoping to learn, interact, take advantage of limited-time deals, etc. Much of this takes place in real time, so you may have missed an opportunity if you don’t see the update until a few days after it was posted.

Here is a quick and easy way to organize your content stream on Facebook using Friends Lists, so that you will be more likely to see the updates from your favorite pages.

You can easily take this a step further if you have a lot of fan pages you’d like to track closely. Simply create more than one list. You may want to create separate lists for business fan pages, retail fan pages, and hobby fan pages. Organize them in a way which makes your favorite content easier to find.

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13 Responses to “How-to: View and Organize Fan Pages on Facebook”

  1. Adam Helweh says:

    Great trick Irene! I am going to use it. I was not aware that fan pages could be added to lists.

    • Cool! With the frequent redesigns, we’ve got to figure out workarounds to keep an eye on our favorite content on Facebook. This one isn’t perfect, but it seems to help.

  2. Theresa Dias says:

    Thanks!! Can I also post only to particular lists? If someone looks at my wall directly, will they see posts not intended for them? And why didn’t I see the list entitled, “Friends who ask Lots of Questions?!”

    • Yes, you can post a status update to just one (or more) lists. Before clicking on ‘share’, click the drop down button next to it to select which individuals or lists you’d like to see your update. Only those people will be able to see it. Of course, there is not guarantee that they *will* see it, though. If you want that, send an email.

      Ahem, Theresa, you don’t think I’d have that list visible now, do you? 🙂

  3. Ann Scott says:

    I must be missing something here because when I go to my pages section or my groups, I do not see a way to add lists.

    • Ann, Go to Account (top right) -> Edit friends. At top of page, there is a “Create New List” button.

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  5. SophB says:

    When i go to account, edit friends.. it only says Friends, Phonebook, Find Friends and Invite friends … ;/ ????

  6. dan cojocarescu says:

    if i have 2 businesses, is it possible for me to create 2 separate pages to promote both businesses?

    • Yes, you can set up a page for each business.

      • dan cojocarescu says:

        how do you do that? when i go to pages, it takes me straight into the one page i created some time ago with no option to create a new or additional ones.

  7. Carlos says:

    This no longer works due to the FaceBook changes, is there a work around, my FaceBook pages has grown and its becoming a pain when I want to just look at the pages I subscribed to.


    • Kaylene says:

      It does work still – I’ve finally got to see my pages as a list. Thanks so much.

      Select lists – More. Then create list and give it a name. Add friends – by default it gives you your friends however you can click the Friends button on the top left and change it to Pages. It then gives you all your pages.

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