Casey Anthony Verdict Makes Facebook's Top Ten Pages

Yesterday’s Casey Anthony verdict has made a noticeable appearance on our most explosive pages list. Read on for the full rankings, and if the data here tickles your fancy, you’ll want to click over to our detailed statistics tool used to compile these rankings.

Facebook’s Most Explosive Pages

Name # Of Fans Daily Growth Weekly Growth
1. Randy “The Natural” Couture 516,254 220,694 473,571
2. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 378,952 71 294,336
3. RIP: Caylee Marie Anthony (2005-2008) 297,804 276,403 278,789
4. Next 566,801 695 253,575
5. Gerber 878,667 172,204 208,166
6. Herbal Essences 561,193 897 158,550
7. Downy 559,012 1,599 142,002
8. gnctrkcll 437,175 12,066 139,440
9. Charlaine Harris 140,193 110 130,396
10. Casey Anthony Updates 190,405 85,465 118,076

Sports

Between participating in a bike giveaway and various other projects, many are turning towards the social network to keep up with the latest happenings of retired mixed martial arts star Randy “The Natural” Couture. The page’s untouchable 473,571 weekly growth increase lands him the top spot this week.

Entertainment

The past two weeks have been a steady climb for Willy Wonka And the Chocolate Factory; the film places second this time around, as another 294,336 people’s clicked on the like button.

MTV reality show “Next” is currently following a similar pattern: The series had a 253,575 climb from last Wednesday though, for a fourth place finish.

Author Charlaine Harris makes it a point to answer her questions from her fans, and her interactive approach to social networking earns her the ninth spot this week as she accrues 130,396 weekly growth total.

Casey Anthony

When the verdict was reached in the trial yesterday, the results left Facebook users across the country bewildered and outraged. RIP: Caylee Marie Anthony (2005-2008), a page set up in memory of the young child at the center of the case, comes in the third position as it increases by 278,789 users.

A second similar alternative found in the final spot on our list, Casey Anthony Updates, provided updates leading up to Tuesday’s verdict. The page now has an additional 118,076 people joining in the conversation.

Contests, Coupons, And Promotions

Until the end of the month, the 2011 Gerber Generation Photo Search is underway and prizes include an Apple iPad 2 — that explains why the company’s page makes fifth place on our list,with a weekly growth total of 208,166. Speaking of coupons, just one place behind Herbal Essences makes sure all of their likers are current on where to find the latest savings; the page tallied 158,550 new money savers.

Downy‘s “clean sheet week” promotion continues to help grow the brand’s social media presence; the creative campaign sees a seventh place finish with a 142,002 growth total. Contests and gifts help Turkish company Gnctrkcll grow by 139,440 fans as it calls eighth place home.

Readers, did you find yourself befriending any of the featured pages this week?

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