You have no doubt heard by now of the issue on Facebook and Google regarding Fake news. News that is written on various websites spewing un truths about all sorts of things. From Election stuff to grow hair in a second. Well, during the election, Facebook and Google started trying to figure out how to weed such things out. And the way they did it, especially on Facebook is to adjust the algorithms so that small news stories are held back, or not shown to everyone on your likes. As in, if you are a small website on Classic Boats lets say, and do a link to your story to drive traffic, Facebook says no. Because it sees it as possibly fake News. And they want to encourage friends connection with friends. If you want to boost a story you can pay. And thus, we are spending money to create content for Facebook, not us. So, this is happening all over the place, and if you are a small boat restorer and wanted to do a story on your boat repair, because of the election, that has been deemed. bad. Sorry. And it is entirely possible that I am not getting the facts straight, making this more fake news. But I can say for sure, about 3 months ago, it was like someone flicked a switch..OFF. The issue here is that Google and Facebook are so huge that they in a sense can control what you read. Little guys like our entire lifestyle can get caught up in the wave of others crap. So you need to stay on top of whats happening out there if you are trying to get the word out.
Hopefully this little insight helps you out in promoting your Classic boat business or Club. Its a new world out there, which changes weekly it seems. Stay tuned to Woody Boater to find out what the latest news is in the culture of Classic Boating. We may not spell stuff right, but we sure try and make sure its the truth! And yes, Larry is alive and has Alex Watsons Penguins as security!