Help Me Help You!

I have to ask a big favor: I need you to help me HELP YOU.

It’s about Facebook. 

You see, Facebook is KILLING me. Well, not me, but KOAB.

There are nearly 19,000 of you who have liked the KOAB page on Facebook. That’s a crazy lot of people.

But the way Facebook’s algorithms have been tweaked over time in favor of PAID CONTENT, the number of you who actually see KOAB’s posts keeps dwindling. In fact, if one-fourth of you see something I post, I’m doing a MAJOR happy dance.

Most of the time, it’s closer to 1/20th of you.

Two years ago, with admittedly fewer of you following along, about 3 out of 4 of you were seeing every post. To say things have taken a downturn would be an understatement.

Every day, I get frustrated emails from readers saying, “I’m not seeing you anymore. Why am I not seeing you anymore?!”

So, I’ve got two questions for you – and I really need your input. Because I want to figure this out and turn things around!

Question #1. What do you want and need? Tell me what deals I can find for you that would make your life easier, better, more affordable — and I will look! I promise!

{I mean, maybe I’m just not finding deals on stuff you want & need. Do you not want & need clothing, FitBits, household stuff, personal care products, toys, and baby gear? Because that’s what I’ve posted in the last 24 hours! But maybe you don’t and somehow Facebook knows that and just isn’t posting it in your feeds because they KNOW you don’t want or need it?!}

Question #2: What is the best way for ME to communicate with YOU about time-sensitive deals? 

I’m going to continue banging my head against the proverbial Facebook wall, because I know that you – like me – like hanging out there. And you want your content served up in your feed, just like I do.

But I have to be honest with myself that it’s just not looking like the best way to communicate with you — especially about time-sensitive deals.

Because when I put it on Facebook, most of you just don’t see it. Unless I pay for it. And I really, really don’t want KOAB to become a site that is paying for you to see its content.

We’ve got the daily newsletter and the HOT DEAL text alerts, but maybe you have other ideas (you are smart, so I bet you do!).

Any thoughts or insights will be much appreciated!!! Leave a comment here, send me an email, leave me a comment on Facebook…. just talk to me! I want to make this work for you!


  1. Sara Youner says

    Prefer email!

  2. not only Amazon deals – I’m not as obsessed w/ Amazon, so I don’t like the Amazon deals so much

  3. I don’t do facebook, love the emails. Want to see more kosher items

  4. Does it count when I read your emails? I don’t usually go to the Facebook page. I love your finds and appreciate the work you do on our behalf!

  5. Target deals. Ways to save money. More articles you write . I like to holiday time Chanukah deals.

  6. The texts are great!!! Thanks so much for all of your hard work!! We really appreciate it!!!

  7. Lisa Helprin says

    I am not on Facebook! I am happy and grateful to read your emails!

  8. I wish I could sign up for the text alerts. I can only text 10 digit numbers. 🙁

  9. I like the emails. Love Amazon. Would love to see deodorant. 😉 And bar soap. And soy-free healthy snacks (that don’t seem to exist).

  10. MomOfOne says

    Love the emails, not on Facebook.
    I love amazon deals, baby deals, and the kosher deals. I also love your articles that share your experiences (or your friends’) about how to live life in a more frugal fashion without feeling deprived. Thanks for all you do!!

  11. S. Fried says

    Thanx for your GREAT work! Like many others have already mentioned, I prefer emails, it works very well with me. And yes, the deals you findd are just what I’m always looking for: apparel, kids gear, houseware etc. Keep it up!

  12. Barbara Cohan says

    I read your email and don’t have a Facebook account. Loved the Budget series and my daughter found it very helpful, too! Thanks for your hard work! Shabbat shalom!

  13. I go on your website blog at least once a day to see alerts… facebook

  14. I follow using a blog reader (feedly). I don’t use fb.

  15. No Facebook for me either.
    I just go to your website.
    I really enjoy your features on meal planning/easy recipes, organizing and your Whole 30 experience. Like the deals a lot too 🙂

  16. Rivka Kramer says

    I’m not on Facebook so I wouldn’t see you there. I check in on your website though almost daily and enjoy reading your posts. I would like to see more store based deals. It seems like most of the deals you post are through Amazon. Thanks for a great job

  17. i read your daily emails. i don’t go to fb on a regular basis. thanks for all your hard work

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