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2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 am

In the last day or so, I have seen two articles come across my facebook feed, but have not seen them on the TR front page. The first was on a DIY remote control (for something specific) and the second was on DX11 performance on GT1030's being twice the performance of DX12. Is tere something going on with my DNS server that I am not seeing them here?
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Mon May 06, 2019 7:16 am

Those are both really old articles, not sure why they were showing up on your Facebook?
 
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Mon May 06, 2019 8:18 am

I've been noticing this for a couple weeks (on Twitter, too). Lots of old articles and blog posts getting published to the feed. Heck, I saw this one recently, and that's almost 8 years old!
On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.
 
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Mon May 06, 2019 9:28 am

The TR Twitter bot has been pretty useless for awhile now.
 
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Mon May 06, 2019 9:39 am

Whatever is posting TR articles on Facebook seems to be choosing them completely at random from the articles available over the past decade. It's made me double-take a few times until I remembered to look at the date.
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Mon May 06, 2019 10:43 am

AFAIK, the bots got changed from "only post new stories" mode to "try and keep the traffic flowing" mode a few weeks ago. I'm dubious about it myself, but I guess every little bit helps.
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Fri May 10, 2019 4:43 am

Afraid this habit of the bot posting 4 year + reviews to FB has resulted in me un-following TR on FB.

Don't imagine that's the desired outcome, but there you go.
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Fri May 10, 2019 5:23 am

That's not unfair. I don't follow TR on any platform, but that's mostly because I'm not on any platform except TR itself.
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Fri May 10, 2019 9:44 am

I noticed this too on FB, and what's worse when I clicked on the links it just took me to the front page. After a bit of testing, it seems only about 1/3 of the time did clicking the FB link take me to the story.
 
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Fri May 10, 2019 11:43 am

drfish wrote:
AFAIK, the bots got changed from "only post new stories" mode to "try and keep the traffic flowing" mode a few weeks ago. I'm dubious about it myself, but I guess every little bit helps.

I assume there are click-through metrics for that. Can you/TR share whether it is helping with pageviews?
 
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Fri May 10, 2019 12:20 pm

I'm afraid I don't have that data. Speculating, it's likely that not enough time has passed to know for sure anyway.
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Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Sun May 19, 2019 10:07 pm

https://techreport.com/review/26401/a-f ... age-device
That one was linked on Twitter today. Geoff hasn't worked for TR in how many years?

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