Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association

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Charleston, IL

Facebook Page Fan Count for Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association

Date Fan Count
July 10, 2017 8,869
July 03, 2017 8,845
June 26, 2017 8,831
June 19, 2017 8,830
June 12, 2017 8,825
June 05, 2017 8,827
May 29, 2017 8,817
May 22, 2017 8,814
May 15, 2017 8,811
May 08, 2017 8,809
May 01, 2017 8,809
April 24, 2017 8,803
April 17, 2017 8,800
April 10, 2017 8,800
April 03, 2017 8,798

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Engagement Score

For each post, we have used the following formula to determine an Engagement Score:

The Engagement Score is our attempt to quantify how effective a given post is at engaging the audience of an institution's page. We use likes, comments, and shares as signals of this engagement. We've assigned comments and shares twice the weighting of likes because we believe writing a comment or sharing a post with your Facebook friends is a stronger form of engagement than a simple click of the like link. A comment involves a person contributing new content and a share increases the distribution of the original post.

We recognize that this is a rudimentary measurement, but we believe it provides a high-level sense of how engaging a particular post is and a point of comparison when looking for trends and best practices. We also recognize that our metric focuses on particular forms of engagement (likes, comments, and shares). It does not take into account how many views a video may have received, how many click-thrus a link may have garnered, or whether a post led to particular actions by an audience member. We would love to be able to incorporate these metrics into our analysis, but are limited by the data provided by Facebook via its Graph API. You should consider incorporating these metrics when attempting to analyze your own institution's Facebook Page posts, where more data can be gleaned from the Insights section.


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