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Navigating the Latest Algorithm Changes

June 4, 2024

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I'm Jamie Tjornehoj, founder of Brand Bosses. We help you create the most memorable & eye-catching social media presence. Your success story is right around the corner. 
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Algorithm this. Algorithm that. It seems like we can’t get away from the constant “algorithm hacks”. If you’re nodding your head, and are feeling overwhelmed with the algorithms – then this blog is for you. 

Yes, in  the fast-paced world of social media, staying ahead of algorithm changes is crucial for maintaining and growing your online presence. But, let’s clear the air. Algorithms are here to help – not to limit our approach to social media. 

Each platform—whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or TikTok—has its unique algorithm designed to enhance user experience by prioritizing content that users are most likely to engage with. However, these algorithms are constantly evolving, which can make it challenging for content creators, marketers, solopreneurs, and businesses to keep up. Here’s a quick guide to help you truly understand  these changes and stay ahead.

Understanding the Basics of Social Media Algorithms

Social media algorithms are complex sets of rules and data-processing instructions that determine what content appears in a user’s feed. These algorithms consider various factors such as engagement (likes, comments, shares), relevance, timeliness, and user behavior to rank content. Each platform has its own specific criteria and priorities:

  • Facebook focuses on meaningful interactions, prioritizing content from friends and family over pages and public content.
  • Instagram prioritizes posts based on user interests, relationships, and timeliness.
  • Twitter uses a combination of recency, relevance, and engagement to show tweets.
  • LinkedIn favors professional content that generates engagement and adds value to users’ professional lives.
  • TikTok utilizes a highly sophisticated recommendation system based on user interactions, video information, and device/account settings.

Staying Updated with Algorithm Changes

Follow Official Channels and News Sources:

  1. Various pages often announce significant algorithm changes through their blogs, help centers, or official social media channels. For example, the CEO of Instagram is on IG always spilling the latest (Click here to see). Keeping an eye on sources like this will ensure you’re informed about any upcoming changes.

Join Industry Forums and Groups:

  1. Participating in social media marketing forums, groups, and communities can provide insights and firsthand experiences from other users. These platforms can be invaluable for tips and tricks on adapting to new algorithms. 

Utilize Analytics Tools:

  1. Regularly monitor your analytics to understand how algorithm changes impact your content. Tools like Google Analytics, Hootsuite, and Metricool can provide in-depth insights into your performance metrics.

Adapting Your Strategy

Create High-Quality, Engaging Content:

  1. Quality content remains queen. Focus on creating posts that are visually appealing, informative, and relevant to your audience. Engage with your followers through comments, likes, and shares to boost your content’s visibility.

Leverage Video Content:

  1. Videos often receive higher engagement than static posts. Utilize features like Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, LinkedIn Video, and TikTok’s creative tools to captivate your audience.

Post Consistently and at Optimal Times:

  1. Consistency is key. Use analytics to determine when your audience is most active and schedule your posts accordingly to maximize engagement.

Engage with Your Community:

  1. Building a community requires active engagement. Respond to comments, join conversations, and engage with other users’ content to foster relationships and enhance visibility. See our latest Freebie to 10x Your Engagement (check it out here).

Embracing New Features

Social media platforms frequently introduce new features designed to enhance user experience and engagement. Early adoption of these features can give you an edge:

  • Facebook and Instagram Shops allow you to sell directly from your profile.
  • LinkedIn Stories can humanize your brand and provide behind-the-scenes insights.
  • Twitter Spaces offers a new way to engage with your audience through live audio conversations.
  • TikTok’s Interactive Elements like polls and Q&A can drive engagement and increase visibility.


Navigating the latest algorithm changes on social media platforms requires a proactive approach. By staying informed, adapting your strategy, leveraging new features, and continuously engaging with your audience, you can maintain a strong presence and stay ahead of the curve. Remember, the key is to be flexible, experiment often, and always prioritize the needs and interests of your audience. Don’t forget to follow BB on IG and TikTok for the latest algorithm changes and tips.

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