According to stats Facebook is one of the most used social media platforms in South Africa. Which means many businesses still advertise on Facebook and rely on Facebook organic traffic to grow their brands.
On January 11th, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would be changing its news feed algorithm to prioritize content from friends, family and groups.
As we roll this out, Zuckerberg wrote, Youll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media. And the public content you see more will be held to the same standardit should encourage meaningful interactions between people.
Zuckerberg cites a responsibility to make sure our services arent just fun to use, but also good for peoples well-being as justification for the change, admitting that businesses are going to have to work harder than ever to gain their customers attention on the platform.