Facebook Upgrading “Insights” Metrics Dashboard for Page Managers Tonight

Facebook has just begun pushing an upgrade to its “Insights” metrics dashboard for Facebook Pages that gives administrators more visibility into how their posts and content are engaging fans. It isn’t live for all Page administrators now, but should be up for everyone over the next couple of days.

For Page administrators not already using Facebook’s Insights to gain a deeper understanding of the audience engaging with their Facebook Page presence, now would be a good time to start learning more. Here’s what the new dashboard looks like (click image to enlarge):


New features include:

  • A new graph showing different types of fan interactions with the Page over time. Here, you see that the graph combines comments, wall posts, and likes to show relative volume of interactions.
  • A new count of active fans this week, with full age/sex/location breakdown.
  • A new count of total interactions this week, broken down by type.
  • A new post quality rating, from 1 to 5 stars.
  • Graphs for Interactions, Interactions per Post, Post Quality, Stream CTR, Posts, Page views, Media Consumption, Reviews

The new “post quality” rating is a particularly interesting metric that measures how engaging your Posts have been over a rolling seven-day window. “Your Post Quality is determined by the percentage of your fans that engage when you post content to your Page. It is calculated on a rolling seven-day basis. The number of stars depends on how your Post Quality compares to similar Pages (for example, Pages that have a similar number of fans),” Facebook says.

The new “Stream click-through rate” graph should also be particularly valuable metric for Page administrators gauging the effectiveness of different types of status update copy in re-engaging fans.

Marketers interested in learning more about best practices around Facebook Pages should also check out our detailed guide in the Facebook Marketing Bible and crash course for big brands in the Agency and Brand Edition. In addition, PageData by Inside Facebook provides constantly updating leaderboards showing which Facebook Pages are growing the fastest for marketers interested in surveying the competitive landscape.

Ever since the Facebook Page redesign (see tour of new features) several weeks ago, brands, celebrities, and small businesses have been showing increased interest in managing their Page and publishing to the Facebook Stream. The upgraded Insights dashboard should equip Page managers to do a better and better job.

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17 Responses to “Facebook Upgrading “Insights” Metrics Dashboard for Page Managers Tonight”

  1. Chad Estes says:

    This is exciting stuff and a long time coming. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    My clients are going to love this data to help them better understand what is going on *inside* Facebook (pun-intended). But, custom Vitrue solutions will also enable to them to better understand what’s going on *outside* of Facebook too. All-in-all, forward progress is always great to see.

    Chad Estes
    Director of Strategic Services
    Vitrue http://www.vitrue.com
    We make brands social™

  2. Abby Ravera says:

    Great news! The World Food Programme’s Facebook page as exploded with fans since the layout changes to pages… what a pleasure to better track that :)

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  4. Jason says:

    Do you think FB will ever allow marketers to sell products on their pages? That could make for some really interesting data (see what purchase behavior is like for engaged fans of a page vs. website visitors, etc)

  5. Chad Mustard says:

    Can you help me understand what the post quality rating means. I have a few pages and the ratings are all very different. One of my posts got a rating of 300, one got a rating of 3.2. What do the different scores mean?

  6. Mat says:


    this is probably a newbie question, but I have an app on facebook that is picking up a little momentum and I’dlike to have deeper insights into my user base. At the moment Facebook provides me with insight into interactions with my application, but not the detailed demographics that I see are now available for pages. Any ideas on how I can get this info? is it available via FB somehow or do I need to go via a 3rd party. In particular I’m interested in understanding the location of my users.

    Any help would be appreciated!


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  8. Hilke says:

    Ok, this a late comment, Justin, but at least I’ll know whether you check comments on articles from a couple of months ago :-)

    Are there any plans to make these Facebook page insights avalaible in the API? I think many companies will be interested in the raw data to make analyses on their own.

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  12. Morten Wulff says:

    Anyone know if these data are available though an API > need to merge this into a more holistic marketing report? Thx.

  13. Nate says:


    How are you currently integrating FB with other analyses, especially with Twitter and Linkedin?

    I work for a web marketing company and we are constantly looking for ways to upgrade our reporting. The analytics FB provides is helpful, but we have built a dashboard in our CMS to display all of our reports!

  14. Mike says:

    This is a late comment, but frankly as up to date as Facebook insights seem to be.

    The analytics FB provides might be useful if they were current. But given that today the “insights” are current as of 9 days ago makes them less insightful then they could be.

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