Facebook Adjusts “Total Fan Count” Metric - Downturn of up to 4% for fanpage admins

quintly analyzes the effects for page admins

25 MARCH 2015, COLOGNE, GERMANY
Summary
The social media analytics provider quintly analyzes the Facebook metric change for the "Total Fan Count". With this metric change Facebook does not count deactivated and inactive accounts anymore. Through this change pages lost up to 4% of their fans in the last 14 days.

Cologne, Germany 25th March 2015. Beginning from the 13th March Facebook changed its “Total Fan Count Metric”, with the effect that almost every Facebook Fan page claimed a loss of their amount of likes. With this metric change Facebook does not count deactivated and inactive accounts anymore. Accounts are considered to be inactive when they did not log in the social network for more than six months. Pages with less than 1 Million likes lost 3% and Bigger Pages on average 4%.

Sources, such as Techcrunch, informed their readership of an upcoming loss two weeks ago. The social media analytics provider quintly published several updates on their Twitter and Facebook-Pages showing the “current status” of the metric change. Now, as the metric change seems to be completed, quintly published a study on their blog showing the effects.

The study may interest digital marketers as they want to understand the numbers and its effects on upcoming decision-making. As the total fan count affects the interaction rate of facebook pages, numbers will change in the next weeks, without changes made from the fan page admin. The maybe predicted effect in one or two weeks time be that the interaction rate increase. quintly announced that they will publish a follow up study regarding this phenomenon when the effects are tangible.


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quintly is a web-based social media analytics tool that helps users track and benchmark their social media performance against their competitors, empowering clients to take better data-based decisions and optimize their social media strategy.

quintly was founded in the small town of Ennepetal, Germany in early 2011 by the brothers Alexander and Frederik Peiniger and is now headquartered in Cologne, Germany since 2012. Having started off as a small team under the name “AllFacebook Stats” it was renamed later on to “quintly” as more and more networks have been integrated. quintly's clients can track Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest.

The company now employs 25 people in Germany, Brazil and the US, has users in 183 countries and serves paying clients in over 60 countries. After three years in business, quintly expanded internationally in 2014 and has established its US corporation as well as a sales office in Brazil with its headquarters remaining in Cologne. Besides providing an advanced analytics tool, quintly's international team also shares its expertise through publishing in-depth studies and social media data analyses regularly.

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