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The diminishing organic reach of Facebook 

By Clint Demeritt on Oct 17, 2014

Facebook has been a game changer in the marketing world. It's offered brands a free or cheap way to spread content and connect with fans and potential customers. But the free ride may soon be ending. Studies have shown that the organic reach of non-paid posts on Facebook for pages is going down. And some predict it will sooner or later hit zero. Back in 2012, Facebook started restricting the organic reach of posts originating on brand pages to around 16 percent and cut it down even further in late 2013. The organic reach of posts has been plummeting ever since. That's according to a study of more than 100 brand pages from Social@Ogilvy, an online social media strategy network. The study started keeping track in October 2013, showing about a 12 percent organic reach for brand pages at that

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