Facebook changes algorithm, how to keep NewsChannel 7 in your feed

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WSAW -- Facebook has again changed the way you see posts in your newsfeed. The announcement takes another algorithm change Facebook made back in April -- which put more emphasis on content posted by close friends and less emphasis on news and posts from "liked" pages.

"Our top priority is keeping you connected to the people, places and things you want to be connected to -- starting with the people you are friends with on Facebook," Facebook's engineering director Lars Backstrom said in a blog post late last month.

To make sure you see news from NewsChannel 7 there are a few adjustments you can make.

First, make sure you “Like” NewsChannel 7 on Facebook. If the “thumb's up” is blue you already like our page. If it is gray, click it to “Like” us.

If you hover of the “Like” box, a dropdown menu will appear giving you a few options to change your level of interaction. The first option is to pick how you want to view NewsChanel 7 in your newsfeed. Your options are “See First”, or “Default”. “Default” means Facebook will use their algorithm to determine how frequently our news will appear in your newsfeed. The algorithm is based off your interaction with our page. “See First” means our news will appear at the very top of your newsfeed.

The category in this tab is also important. If you turn your notifications “All On” your notifications button will be highlighted anytime we go live, post a video, or story.

The latest change came after the company received feedback from users "worried about missing important updates from the friends they care about," Facebook said in the blog post.

CBS News contributed to this report.