[HOW TO] Block Unwanted Notifications In Facebook

Unwanted NotificationsAre you tired of getting daily unwanted notifications in your Facebook account? It’s fine if the notifications are legitimate but what if they mostly come from some spam group, event or apps/games request you never want to use? In this busy world most of you might not have that amount of time to browse all your notifications. And also it’s not right to click on anything that you are not associated with because the link might lead you to some scam page. Facebook got secure privacy options from which you can control your account privacy. All such notifications can’t be blocked with a single click, so I am providing you the steps below to block unwanted notifications from Facebook groups, events and apps or games request.

Group Notifications: There might be a number of groups in Facebook that you are associated with but not all posts from them are of any importance to you. At times you post a particular message in the groups and would like to receive notifications only associated with it and not from other people in the group. In that case you’ll need to disable the ‘Notifications’ option to ‘off’.

Group Notifications

On the other hand, when you comment on someone else’s post into a group, you keep on receiving notifications from that thread. To disable notifications from that particular thread you can simply click on the cross sign in the post notification and unfollow or visit that thread and click ‘Unfollow post’.

Group Notification

Unfollow Post

Apps and Games Notifications: Another most irritating thing is receiving apps and games requests. Personally I hate this feature since I never use apps or play games in Facebook.  If you have a bundle of apps/games to be blocked you can directly enter the outstanding requests in your homepage.

Blocking Applications

Go to the app/game you want to stop receive notifications and click on the cross button. Then either you can block the app or ignore all games request from that particular sender.

Apps Block

Applications Block

Event Notifications: Attending some events? Still if you won’t like to receive notifications from it first head over to the event page > click on the Settings icon > Turn Off Notifications, and you’re done.

Event Block

Hope this post helps you to save some of your time browsing Facebook notifications :).

This article is written by Priyanka Bhowmick. Her write-ups can be found in her blog CyberJunkeez. If you wish to write for HBB, kindly check this.

4 Proven Ways to Increase Likes on your Facebook Page

Facebook, the most widely used social network, is the chief source of referral traffic for a humongous number of bloggers. A blog without a Facebook fan page is like a smartphone without an app store, unimaginably incomplete!

HBB Facebook Page status

Every blogger dreams of getting a few hundred K‘s beside the like button on their blog or website. So without wasting any more precious time, let’s dig into some of the methods that I have found useful, in escalating the number of Facebook Page Likes.

1. Share Humorous Multimedia Content

Whenever I share a funny cartoon on my blog TrickVilla’s fan page (of course with due credit to the author), I see a sudden surge in the number of Likes & Shares it receives.

Which one of them are you?

This not only improves engagement, but also attracts more fans due to the re-sharing of that funny picture by my fans onto their own walls & friends. This way, you can reach out to friends-of-fans.

But keep in mind that you post a photo or video related to your niche. Try to post already viral photos or make them viral 😉

Mystery Unraveled

To be resourceful of such images, subscribe to a good photographer on Facebook, or just post a photo of some cute cat (that’s gonna go viral for sure :p )

2. Create a Catchy call-to-action Landing Page

If a non-fan lands on your Facebook Page, they will see your wall or info, as per your Page settings. What you need to show, is a graphic eye-catching page, that tells them to Like the page in order to get updated about, whatever your blog provides.

HBB facebook welcome page honors its fans

See How to create Facebook landing page

Creating this welcome page is like a breeze & works as a great incentive for your Like button 😉

3. Choose your friends wisely, now target them!

This is a superbly awesome method for gaining Facebook Page fans or likes. Join a blogging group or a fan page related to yours, and start adding people from that group or page to your friends list.

facebook friend request

This way, you befriend a lot of like-minded people, what you call targeted audience. Once they accept your friend request, simply send them an invitation to your Facebook Page, from the Page itself.

Since these friends are already interested in your blog niche, they are very likely to Like your page, engage & share it. 😀

4. Like button placement on your blog or Website

No, sidebar is obviously not the perfect place to position your Facebook Like button. Sidebar is the last think your readers notice on your site, with the least interest. So what’s the perfect place for gaining maximum Like button hits?

Place like button below or above post content

The best place is after the content of the article, so that when a user has finished reading your post, they notice the Like button immediately & hit it. You may try placing it above the content too, see what works best for your blog.

This article is written by Ishaan Garg. He is the Co-founder of TrickVilla, his areas of interest include multimedia editing, SEO, web designing, social-media marketing & gadgets. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.