The Boston Red Sox wrapped up the 2013 World Series title Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, and the teams’ performances on Facebook mirrored the on-field action, as the Red Sox were responsible for 62 percent of World Series chatter on the social network, compared with 38 percent for the Cardinals, and Red Sox Designated Hitter and First Baseman David Ortiz, who was voted Most Valuable Player of the World Series, received four times more buzz than any other player.
Select Facebook page administrators will be invited to participate in a test of changes to page insights, which include breaking out the elements that make up the social network’s people talking about this metric.
We call it MAA (not MMA or AMA) — and it stands for Metrics > Analysis > Action. The idea is this: Sort to find the top performers, ignoring the rest. Don’t mass-multiply; spend a few minutes per day, not three hours once per month. Amplify what’s working by using different forms of social retargeting via sponsored stories, sponsored results, and custom audience targeting. Don’t waste time making reports, unless you’re in that type of company — focus on insights and actions. Software is nice, but expert action is better. Software can’t mask missing competency. Repeat these cycles quickly — you can get them down to minutes and multiple cycles per day.
In January 2010, Facebook had just 337 million users — a figure that has ballooned to roughly 1 billion this year. While Facebook is still most popular in the U.S., the social network has grown in leaps in bounds in countries such as Brazil and India over the past three years. An infographic from Socialbakers illustrates how the demographics of Facebook have changed since 2010.
Mobile Facebook users running iOS 6 will now be able to install applications featured in mobile app install ads directly via Facebook, without being redirected to the App Store, and the social network also introduced some new features for developers looking to take advantage of those ad units.
Every marketer on Facebook is trying to figure out just who makes up their fan base — men, women, college graduates, wine lovers, speakers of Swahili, etc. Socialbakers has developed a program — Market Insights — that helps brands or anyone else who runs Facebook pages gain a better understanding of who is on the social network, based on their country, interests, activities, family status, gender, age, and many more categories.
For Facebook page administrators looking for a first step into the world of marketing, PageLever recently launched Minilytics — a free service that aims to teach the fundamentals of social marketing. Minilytics serves as an introduction to PageLever, offering administrators a look at the best time to post, the number of fans the page’s posts reach, the most popular kind of content to post, and an analysis of the demographics of the fanbase.
Who is on Facebook? That’s what Web monitoring service Pingdom wanted to know. We know that Facebook users span all ages, from teens to seniors, but Pingdom wanted to find out what the demographic breakdown is on the social network (as well as other social media sites). The company found out that most Facebook users are actually 35 or older.
Not a fan of politically charged sponsored stories? You’re not alone. New statistics from the Annenberg School for Communications show that an overwhelming majority of people polled (85 percent) said they would feel “angry” if they found out that Facebook was targeting political ads at them, based on their profile information.