Facebook Page Fan Count for Oregon State University


Date Fan Count
March 20, 2017 154,364
March 13, 2017 154,156
March 06, 2017 153,973
February 27, 2017 153,830
February 20, 2017 153,646
February 13, 2017 153,502
February 06, 2017 153,400
January 30, 2017 153,305
January 23, 2017 153,170
January 16, 2017 153,059
January 09, 2017 152,868
January 02, 2017 152,567
December 26, 2016 152,429
December 19, 2016 152,351
December 12, 2016 152,229

Recent Posts by Oregon 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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