South Dakota State University

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Brookings, SD

Facebook Page Fan Count for South Dakota State University

Date Fan Count
May 22, 2017 47,462
May 15, 2017 47,422
May 08, 2017 47,363
May 01, 2017 47,246
April 24, 2017 47,175
April 17, 2017 47,052
April 10, 2017 47,109
April 03, 2017 47,009
March 27, 2017 46,968
March 20, 2017 46,827
March 13, 2017 46,676
March 06, 2017 46,506
February 27, 2017 46,412
February 20, 2017 46,320
February 13, 2017 46,248

Recent Posts by South Dakota 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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