Will Scully-Power: Managing Director, Datarati


Facebook page insights update
October 5, 2010, 8:49 pm
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Facebook’s new Page Insights analytics tool now allows Page admins to set a date range for exported reports. This will make it easier for long-standing Pages to focus on data from a specific time period instead the entire history of their Page.

Reports from the new Insights tool now show descriptions of the data columns and include data on news feed impressions for post, but no longer include data on views of different types of media. Admins can still view that data in reports from the old Insights tools.

Admins can access the the new Insights tool via the Pages You Admin screen. This can navigated to by clicking Ads & Pages on the homepage’s left sidebar, then Pages on the Ads Manager left sidebar. From there, admins can export data about traffic, Likes, and interactions using the “Export” button in the top right corner. The “Export Insights Data” pop-up now shows date fields for start and end time of the report.

Recently, Facebook changed what’s included in Insights reports. Columns now include descriptions in the row below the column titles. For instance, “Monthly Active Users” is explained as “Monthly Users who have engaged with your Page, viewed your Page, or consumed content generated by your Page (Unique Users)”.

The columns included in Insights reports have also changed. Most noticeably, admins can now see Daily Stream Impressions, or how many times users see posts by the Page in their feeds. This is important for tracking news feed optimization andedgerank — how visible a Page’s stories are in the news feed.

Admins won’t see data on photo views, audio plays, or video plays in reports exported by the new Insights tool. Page Admins focused on driving and measuring media impressions will be hampered by this change. This data can still be found in reports from the old Insights tool, which by accessed by clicking “View Old Page Insights” on the Insights page and then clicking “Export Data”.

More: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/10/04/page-insights-reports

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