Michigan State University

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East Lansing, MI

Facebook Page Fan Count for Michigan State University

Date Fan Count
April 24, 2017 473,211
April 17, 2017 471,314
April 10, 2017 471,290
April 03, 2017 470,417
March 27, 2017 470,090
March 20, 2017 469,715
March 13, 2017 469,243
March 06, 2017 468,853
February 27, 2017 468,491
February 20, 2017 468,025
February 13, 2017 467,652
February 06, 2017 467,329
January 30, 2017 466,953
January 23, 2017 466,449
January 16, 2017 465,992

Recent Posts by Michigan State University

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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