I am fed up with all the unwanted Facebook page suggestions and even with the ridiculous advertisements on the right sidebar which are useless and annoying me.
|sponsored page of blackberry on facebook|
So I Googled for this topic and found some solution. The solution came not only for Facebook but for blocking advertisements on other websites too.
Block Faccebook Ads and suggested pages with AdBlock Plus
The solution is simple and it is a browser addon called ADBLOCK Plus, which is available for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Android. This is an open source project fighting against (unwanted) Ads on the Internet.
When I installed AdBlock plus there was no special feature to block suggested pages so I have manually added a filter( which i got through Googling). But Recently Adblock Plus has added a feature to remove suggested pages from your news-feed. So all you need to do is install AdBlock Plus for your browser.
If you want to see the results of AdBlock Plus addon see the following screenshots of my Facebook Newsfeed.
|Facebook newsfeed with Ads and sponsored pages|
|Facebook Newsfeed after installing AdBlock Plus which removed all suggested pages and Ads|
So the problem of Advertisements is solved now.
But I have one more problem with Facebook pages. I have liked around 400 facebook pages which now a big headache for me. Actually facebook pages are good for information sharing and useful discussions. But nowadays the page admins are sharing all ridiculous photo-shop edited pictures to get more likes.Because of this I am missing some interesting stuff posted by useful facebook pages.
How to organize the pages you liked on Facebook ?
|add a facebook page to your interest list|
|create an interest list with your favorite Facebook pages and friends|
Creating a list gives you an option to see all of your important content at a place by separating it from unwanted newsfeed.
How to hide tagged photos in Facebook timeline
Finally I have once more problem. It is Photo tagging. If someone tags me in a photo(in which I am not present), It will be added to my timeline which i don't need. It takes a while to remove the tag so that i can hide it from my timeline .I have around 450 friends in my facebook account and it is hard for me to remove each and every photo which is tagged by my friends. So the simple solution is activating timeline review for my account
|activate timeline review settings for your facebook account|
I hope you like this article and implement these tips on your facebook account to make your NewsFeed interesting. Remember you can do a lot of stuff with Facebook other than chit-chat with friends. Don't mess up with unwanted clutter on Facebook.
Happy Facebooking :)