Are you surprised about the title? Do you think this is incorrect or nonsense? Well, simply ask a friend who runs a website if his/her numbers of visitors went up or down during the last 3 years. Do you know a professional photographer or video producer? If yes, ask him/her about the recent developments in the market.
Sure, the increasing smartphone internet users are a reason that photos have lost their original value but Facebook is also responsible and lately also stealing billions of videos views.
Facebook is not interested in sending traffic to websites of artists who shared their work in the hope of getting something back. Unfortunately many have not realized this yet and keep uploading photos and videos instead of e.g. posting links only and Facebook can keep on generating advertising revenue.
Facebook reduces the reach of posts so only 5 – 10% of a page’s users can see them, but how long will this work?
Newsweek: Facebook Traffic
New social media sites (like tsu) have a different concept. They pay up to 90% of their advertising revenue back to their users. It looks like Goliath Facebook has become nervous already and blocked e.g. David Tsu totally just a few days ago.
AP – Tsu blocked by Facebook
We can only recommend that especially content creators think twice before uploading to Facebook and to check out e.g. still advertising free Google+ which becomes more and more an interest based system or Tsu (you can use this link ccomg profile on tsu ).