If you'd rather not get notifications each time your close friends post, you can use a different setting to choose who comes first in your News Feed. Click the three dots to the side of the News Feed link on the Facebook website, then select Edit Preferences. The top option lets you set who you'll see first in the News Feed. Just click to select any of the suggestions Facebook gives you. Alternatively, head to a friend's page, hover over the Following button, and choose See first.