You receive a message from Facebook…
“Your post has received 1500 views.”

You’re thinking…”Wow Facebook really works.”

Then you look at the actual post Facebook is referring to and… #$%^&*!

1 like, 0 comments and 0 shares

So you go back to the message Facebook sent and the numbers just don’t match.

What the heck?

You see Facebook shows you how many times your post or video has appeared before someone’s eyes, not necessarily if they actually clicked on the post and took the time to watch or read it.

(Those insights are totally different numbers.)

So, yes, the numbers Facebook feeds you aren’t always the same as the numbers you want to see.

Facebook sends those notifications to you in hopes you will boost that post even more.

The thinking is this…”Hey your post is doing well, but if you spend some money, it could do even better.”

Yep, that’s some Facebook Jedi mind trick stuff right there!

And sadly, people fall for it.

You know the numbers aren’t right, yet you can’t resist the urge to see you post or video do better.

Then you do the very thing you swore you wouldn’t!

You open up your wallet to Facebook and hand over your credit card number.

At first it’s boosting a post for $20. Then running a $500 a month ad campaign. Next you’re pimping Facebook to your friends telling them you can manage their ads for a cut. And before you know it you’re out of friends and maxed out the mortgage to go all in.

You’ve become a Facebook ad junky.

Yup and it all started with that one message Facebook sent you about how great your post is performing.

My advice, and attempt to save you money, hours upon hours of therapy and hopefully preventing you from becoming a Facebook ad junky statistic…simply turn off the notifications and ignore any and all messages Facebook sends you.

Rob is an experienced Digital Marketing Strategist, Author, Corporate Ghostwriter, Speaker and Trust Creator who can transform and monetize your brand.He's the author of "Social Media Debunked", "Share: 27 Ways To Boost Your Social Media Experience, Build Trust and Attract Followers", "Lessons From The Dojo: 101 Ways To Improve Your Life, Business and Relationships" and "Rob Versus The Scammers: Protecting The World Against Fraud, Nuisance Calls and Downright Phony Scams" and the coauthor of "Optimize This: How Two Carpet Cleaners Consistently Beat Web Designers On The Search Engines", "The #AskDrA Book Series: Easy & Practical Answers To Enjoying Life As A New Sleever", "No Experience Necessary: Social Media For The Boomers, Gen X-ers & The Over 50 Entrepreneur" and "Power Guesting: Insider Secrets To Profit From Being A Great Podcasting Guest."Rob helps companies across the globe generate new revenue and capture online business. Rob is also available to share talks and give interviews. To learn more and to get started visit www.AnspachMedia.com or call Anspach Media at (412)267-7224 today.