Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers among most popular NFL teams on Facebook

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As the National Football League kicks off its season tonight, let’s take a look how well football teams are shaping up on Facebook.

According to PageData, the Dallas Cowboys are the most popular team in Facebook, with more than 7 million fans. The Cowboys have nearly 2 million more fans than the 2nd place Pittsburgh Steelers, and are also currently the most talked-about team page on Facebook.

The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have the 12th most fans of any NFL team on Facebook. Check out the list below to find where your favorite football team ranks, in terms of Facebook fans.

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Top 25 Facebook pages: September 2014 — Facebook for Every Phone nearing 500M likes

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Facebook for Every Phone has been the most popular page on Facebook for quite some time. Now, the hub of Facebook users on feature phones is quickly approaching the 500 million like milestone.

As of Tuesday, Facebook for Every Phone has 492 million fans and is growing at a rate of roughly 3.5 million fans per week.

Want to see the Facebook pages with the most likes? Check out the monthly leaderboard, courtesy of PageData.

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Top 25 Facebook pages: August 2014 — Soccer stars still on the rise

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Long after Germany claimed the World Cup title, soccer players and teams are rapidly growing their Facebook pages. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal is now the 2nd-most popular person on Facebook, trailing Shakira by roughly 8 million likes.

F.C. Barcelona, Real Madrid F.C. and Leo Messi have also seen significant gains on the PageData leaderboard. Every month, we track the top 25 pages on Facebook, in terms of the number of page likes.

Want to find out which Facebook pages have the most likes? Look below.

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4th of July: Top Facebook pages liked by Americans

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As today is 4th of July — the United States’ celebrated Independence Day, we figured it would be prudent to take a look at the top pages liked by Facebook users in America.

Though by far the page on Facebook with the most likes is Facebook for Every Phone, it’s a major big-box retailer that captures the most likes from the U.S., according to PageData. Additionally, more American Facebook users like the page for rapper Nicki Minaj than President Barack Obama.

Look below for a list of the top 25 pages, in terms of likes from American users.

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Top 25 Facebook pages: July 2014 — Cristiano Ronaldo passes Rihanna

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One of the most popular athletes in the World Cup has been Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, despite his team’s elimination. That popularity is evident in Ronaldo’s Facebook page, which has passed singer Rihanna to become the fifth biggest page on the site, according to PageData.

Since we last tracked the pages with the most likes on Facebook in June, Ronaldo’s page has grown by roughly 6 million fans.

Look below to find the top 25 pages, in terms of Facebook fans.

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Top 25 Facebook pages: June 2014 — Cristiano Ronaldo zooms past Coca-Cola

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As soccer fans gear up for the World Cup, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s Facebook page has become increasingly popular. Ronaldo’s Facebook page has gained more than 880,000 fans in the past week, and has passed Coca-Cola in terms of popularity on the social network — according to Mediabistro’s PageData.

Since we last tracked the Facebook pages with the most likes, there has been little significant movement, but with a big World Cup performance, Ronaldo could be primed to pass singer Rihanna and become Facebook’s third-most popular person.

Want to see a list of the most-liked Facebook pages? Check it out below.

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West make Instagram history

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A photo posted this week by reality TV star Kim Kardashian has broken Justin Bieber’s Instagram record for most likes, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed.

Kardashian recently wed rapper Kanye West in a private ceremony. Kardashian posted a photo May 27 of the newlyweds kissing and since then, the photo has more than 1.99 million likes. The photo has also generated more than 37,100 comments.

The kiss photo broke the old record, set by singer Justin Bieber, posted 5 months ago, where he is being hugged by singer Selena Gomez. That photo has 1.82 million likes.

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Where are the most popular universities on Facebook?

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As millions of graduates around the world turn their tassels this month, we took a look at the most-liked universities on Facebook. According to Mediabistro’s PageData, many of the universities with the most Facebook fans are online or based outside of the U.S.

Did you go to any of the schools below?

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Top 25 Facebook pages: May 2014 — Real Madrid growing

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One of the world’s most popular soccer teams is also a force against other Facebook pages. According to Mediabistro’s PageData, Real Madrid C.F. has gained more than 1 million fans over the past week and is now the No. 23-most liked page on Facebook. Real Madrid is the second-most-popular soccer team on Facebook, as F.C. Barcelona and its 63.5 million fans rank No. 18.

Want to discover the pages with the most Facebook likes? Look below. All numbers accurate as of May 5, 2014.

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Easter: What are the top 15 candy brands on Facebook?

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As Easter approaches, many kids (and adults) will wake up Sunday morning to baskets waiting to be filled with Easter eggs and chocolate.

So we took a look into PageData’s numbers to find out what candies are most-liked by Facebook users. While Hershey’s, Snickers, Reese’s and M&M’s were near the top of the list, the candy page with the most likes on Facebook doesn’t have any chocolate.

Find out what it is below.

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