Facebook continues to introduce new ways for page administrators to monitor their competitors’ pages, following up the addition of Pages to Watch to its page insights earlier this week with the introduction of notices when posts from those pages are generating strong engagement.
Facebook introduced a Pages to Watch module last July, allowing page administrators to choose up to five pages they did not manage and track their likes and other analytics. Pages to Watch has now been added into the social network’s page insights, rather than being broken out as a separate module.
Facebook page insights is not as scary as it looks. This powerful social analytics tool is available to anyone with a Facebook page, and, when used correctly, it can hyper-optimize your marketing efforts. Getting to know exactly who your fans are and why they like the things they do will instantly help you decide what content is worth sharing. Even if you’re new to Insights, you can start putting your efforts into the methods that work best, and stop wasting your time on fruitless campaigns.
Facebook is at it again: Have you heard about the updates that affect business pages? If you manage a business page, you’ll want to know about them. Let’s jump right in.
Is Facebook experimenting with a follow button on pages? Reader Matteo Gamba of Wimdu shared the screenshot above, in which the Wimdu Facebook page featured a follow button directly to the left of the like button.
The revamped page insights Facebook began testing with select page administrators in June have been refined based on feedback from those admins and are now being rolled out to all pages, along with some new features, the social network announced in a post on its Facebook for Business page.
Facebook’s overhaul of its advertising products continued at full-throttle with Tuesday’s announcement that the social network is shifting to a model that it calls “objective-based ad buying and reporting,” putting the emphasis for advertisers on objectives, rather than on ad types, and giving them better tools to measure the impact of their campaigns.