Why Your Facebook Posts Should Be Public

April 16, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Columns

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You probably heard stories about someone who lost their job because of something they posted on Facebook or someone who had their identity stolen and they now keep all their social media activity “private”.

For most people it’s a good idea to keep all their social media activity private but for some it’s not.

If you’re on Facebook to stay connected with family and friends it’s okay to do that but if you’re there to promote your business, event, product or service you should set your posts privacy setting to “public”.

Here’s why:

If you post “private” no one will see your post.

If you post “friends only” only “your friends” can see your post and it cannot be shared on Facebook pages.

Here are a few other things to think about when posting on Facebook.

A Bigger Audience

If you love posting memes and jokes, you can attract even more shares and comments by making your posts public. It draws more people to the discussion which is not a bad thing and allows you to connect with like-minded people around the world.

Attract Prospective Clients or Employers

Your future client or boss might learn a few things from your Facebook profile before an interview. By posting professional updates and uploading decent photos, you will not only show your employer exactly what kind of a person you are but also anyone else who happens to pass by your timeline.


The Bottom Line

You can view and adjust your privacy settings at any time.  You can select your privacy settings in your Facebook post settings below the status update box in Facebook.

You can also view and adjust some of the most used privacy settings and tools from your Privacy Shortcuts at the top right of any Facebook page.