Facebook Launches New Metric: "People Talking About"
Facebook has overhauled its Pages Insights analytics tool and added a new metric to gauge the health of a page: "People Talking About." That statistic, which users will see on Pages below the total number of "Likes," will be one of four tracked by Pages Insights. The idea is that users will understand a Page with a high People Talking About rating is one that has compelling content. Likewise, content creators will be motivated to make their Pages more comment-worthy. People Talking About (that might not be the final name for the metric; at press time, Facebook wasn't sure) will measure user-initiated activity related to a Page, including posting to a Page's Wall, "liking," commenting, sharing a Page post or content on the Page, answering a Question posed to fans, mentioning a Page, "liking" or sharing a deal or checking in at your Place. The other metrics, which are designed for administrators of brand and media Pages, include "Likes," "Friends of Fans" and "Weekly Total Reach."
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