In my last post I showed how to add an admin to a Facebook page. I also promised to write a blog on how to change your Facebook Admin email settings. Facebook has made several changes to pages recently and one of those was to include an email service to let admins know whats happening on their page. Every time some posts on the wall or comments on a post you’ll get an email. This is a service long sot by page admins. However, if you are the admin for multiple pages or have a very active page you may find out inbox quickly filled with these emails. Facebook’s email notification is simply opt-in or opt-out. What they need is more options, like grouping emails, and what kinds of information you want in the first place. Luckily a development company has put together the site www.hyperalerts.no which offers those choices.
You’ll want to turn off the Facebook notifications first. (Even if you don’t choose to do Hyper Alerts you can still simply turn off the Facebook notifications.)
When you are logged in to Facebook and on the page where you are an admin choose Edit Page in the upper right corner.
Then choose Your Settings in the upper left. From there you will see two options. The second option is your Email Notifications. Uncheck the box and then choose Save Changes.
Go to www.hyperalerts.no and register for an account. After setting up your account you’ll be sent to a pgae where you can begin adding alerts. There are two ways to add alerts: by URL or by Facebook User. To add by Facebook User you have to add the Hyper Alerts App to your personal page. I prefer to do it by URL.
Click on the Add Alert by URL button. You will need the URL or web address of your page. This may be a custom URL that you have set or it may be a series of numbers. Copy the URL and enter it into box that will pop-up on the Hyper Alerts page.
Choose your settings. Hyper alerts allows you to choose when and how often (daily, weekly, hourly) you get email about page activities. So you can set them to come just at the time your normally check your email. You can also choose what kind of information you’d like to receive. Posts to your wall, comment on your posts, and copies of your own content are your three choices. As you can see Hyper Alerts is much more flexible that Facebook Email Notifications.
There is a separate URL for each page that you admin, and you will have to repeat this process for each of them.
After your alerts are set you will get an email at the appointed time where ever there has been the kind of activity you’ve choosen on your page. Each page will receive there own email.
Your email will look something like this.