A few months ago the AllFacebook statistics tools that I originally built myself stopped working. The reason was that I had effectively crashed a bunch of servers and resulting from database tables that were storing too much data. While there were technical issues that I could go into detail about, I’ll save you the detail and let you know that we now have a dramatically upgraded set of statistics tools which are tracking over 1.4 million Facebook applications and approximately 8 million Facebook Pages. You can view them here.
Phase one of this upgrade is simply configuring a backend that will be able to scale as we add new features. For the time being, there aren’t many new features, except for one thing: the data is accurate and up to date. While I’m not going to outline our product roadmap, we understand the need for deeper access to various data sources. We will continue to work on providing detailed analysis about the Facebook ecosystem through the use of our improved statistics tools.
We are also actively recruiting writers and analysts who want to cover this space so please do not hesitate to reach out if you wish to be involved. In the meantime, we’ll be pushing out new features to our stats tools. If you have any feature suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Also, if you have a lot of applications that you’d like added to the directory and it’s too many to manually enter, feel free to email me the list of IDs and we’ll get it added!
Go check out the new application statistics area to find out stats such as that almost 65 million users “like” things each day. Or check out our new Facebook Page statistics area to see that YouTube added 144,000 fans yesterday.
If for some reason your Facebook Page isn’t showing up in the directory (even though we’re tracking close to 8 million Pages), let us know and we’ll get it added. Alternatively, wait a couple weeks and we’ll soon have a tool to add your Facebook Page to the directory on your own. A special thanks to Yuri, Peter, Tom, and the rest of the WebMediaBrands tech team for helping rescue the behemoth which was my self-programmed stats tool.
If you have any feedback for us, please feel free to leave it in the comments or email us directly!