Will online food-delivery service Eat24 still have a Facebook page after 11:59 p.m. Monday? Probably not, if it sticks to what it wrote in a scathing blog post last week, ripping the social network for the changes to its News Feed algorithm that have hammered organic reach for page posts.
GoToMyApartment CEO and Razz Interactive Chairman Joshua Swanson has a split personality, at least in the video below, in which he portrays both a thrilled Facebook investor and a not-so-thrilled Facebook marketer.
Facebook’s announcement last month that changes to its News Feed algorithm will result in lower organic reach for posts by pages has not sat well with page administrators, who have seen their posts go from reaching about 16 percent of users who like their pages to 2 percent to 3 percent. A blog post Monday from Deanna Sandmann of software-as-a-service local marketing platform SIM Partners will not ease page admins’ pain, but it may provide some clarity, as well as helpful suggestions.
Emeric Ernoult, co-founder of AgoraPulse, will speak Wednesday at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in San Francisco. He will lead the discussion, “Facebook Statistics 101: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems within Facebook Insight.”
Do you run a Facebook page? Are you constantly looking at your page metrics trying to figure out which ones really mean success or failure? The problem is that Facebook insights are made of a bazillion different metrics, and very few of them ring the bell to the savvy Web marketers we are. Stop looking for the ultimate, easy-to-understand, and meaningful Facebook metric: You already have it right here. It is reach.
Facebook has been trying to be more accurate about organic and paid reach. Last month, the social network fixed a bug that made reported reach lower than reality. Now, the site has made it easier for page administrators to find out how well their posts have been doing in terms of organic and paid reach by putting these figures at the top of the page admin panel.
Facebook is increasingly becoming a mobile company, as evidenced by the fact that roughly 600 million people access the social network via their phones. David Fisch, Facebook’s vice director of platform partnerships, spoke with Inside Network Managing Editor AJ Glasser at Mediabistro’s Inside Social Apps conference in New York about the future for the company on mobile and why organic reach has decreased.