Facebook’s Gun History
Facebook has a history of proving that they supress firearm blogs. Back in June of 2016, many gun websites joined forces to send out a press release about Facebook’s suppressing nature. They collectively said that Facebook penalized them because users allegedly flagged content. One example is from Brandon Curtis, publisher of Concealed Nation. He stated, “We have over 700,000 likes on our Facebook page and tremendous reader response to our material. We didn’t change a thing about the way we post. In February, our Facebook traffic fell off a cliff. It sank by nearly 50 percent in that first month.” Follow ups to Facebook regarding an explanation to those inquires were never answered and content was never reinstated. Funny thing is that Facebook offered a free seminar to show them how to increase traffic with penalties in place.
Facebook eventually started their squeeze on the gun industry through its corporate or anti-gun establishment. Now is the time to tell it like it is. Facebook is basically dead for gun-related websites and any firearm blog. This will never change in the forseeable future.
Other Social Media Outlets for Gun Websites/Blogs
Just because Facebook is a dead resource, does not mean all other social media outlets are done for. Take a look at instagram, reddit, twitter, and pinterest just to name a few. There are many top gun blogs and websites using these outlets to promote their content. Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest are mainly used by gun blog owners for posting amazing gun build pictures, gun control debates, and custom/unique pieces installed to their guns. Reddit is a good resource for new gun owners wanting to know more about gun cleaning such as the best gun solvents or gun cleaning kits to use. These social media outlets will remain a valuable resource in the future.