Top Facebook pages in Ireland

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As the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, let’s take a look at the pages most-liked by Facebook users in Ireland.

According to PageData, Mediabistro’s database of Facebook page metrics, Irish Facebookers love Primark (known in Ireland as Pennys and unrelated to JC Penney), Rihanna and Eminem.

Find out what else Facebook users in Ireland love by clicking below.

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Facebook page admins asked to join waitlist for new layout

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Want to be among the first to get the new Facebook page layout? Facebook is now notifying some page admins to join a waitlist to have their page converted to the new design, according to sister site AllFacebook.

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Tabs with images will be in new design for Facebook page timeline

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After Facebook released plans to redesign pages, many marketers cried foul at the lack of tabs in the design.

However, it appears that tabs (with images) have returned to Facebook’s page design — on the left sidebar.

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Infographic: Socialbakers reveals top February Facebook brands

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According to Socialbakers, a social media analytics platform, the top 20 brands on Facebook possessed an average of 14,481,490 fans at the end of February, or the population of a small country.

The top 5 brands on Facebook at the end of February were:

  • Walmart with 32,134,392 fans;
  • Amazon with 21,847,918 fans;
  • Target with 21,580,619 fans;
  • Samsung Mobile with 19,363,658 fans; and
  • Subway with 19,318,831 fans.

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Infographic: How to double your Facebook likes

Trying to find some way to build your Facebook fanbase, but don’t have a bunch of money for page like ads?

Here are some tips and tricks to get more likes, courtesy of Who Is Hosting This?

Click below for the infographic.

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Facebook pages redesign puts focus back on News Feed content

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Facebook on Monday introduced a new design for Facebook pages, making things such as key performance indicators more easily visible for managers, and location info easier to find for fans.

However, this move also signals that Facebook is moving away from tabs — which have been a popular tool for many Facebook marketers to draw attention to contests as well as get users to visit other entities such as an Instagram feed or website. Page admins can still draw users to the company website, a contest, or anything else, but it’s becoming clear that this will have to be done through News Feed posts and not direct visits to a page’s timeline.

When many page admins and marketers saw the new design, they wondered, “Where did the tabs go?”

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Coming soon: A streamlined look for Facebook pages

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Not long after Facebook announced a redesign of News Feed, the company is letting marketers and page admins know that there will be a new timeline design for Facebook pages.

This will not roll out immediately, though some page admins might have this new design today. Facebook noted that this will roll out throughout the course of the week.

What’s changing?

The right-side column of the timeline will show all the page’s posts. All posts will appear consistently, in one line, as it does on a person’s timeline and on News Feed. The left-side column will hold information about the page or business, including a map, hours of operation, phone number, website URL, photos and videos. Key indicators, such as ads running, likes, post reach and unread notifications will be in a bar off to the right of the posts.

What does this mean for marketers?

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Top 25 Facebook pages: March 2014 — Shakira coming up strong

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Singer Shakira has been growing in Facebook influence, as she has now surpassed rapper Eminem to become the 4th-most popular page on Facebook. Shakira has gained more than 800,000 Facebook fans in the past week, according to PageData.

Want to find out which Facebook pages have the most likes? Check out PageData’s monthly leaderboard below.

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Facebook allowing pages to edit posts

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While users have had the ability to edit posts and comments for a few months, more pages are now being allowed to edit their posts. As noticed by Or Fialkov of Fialkov Digital, Facebook is rolling out the ability for pages to go back and correct mistakes or update information in their posts.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Inside Facebook that all verified pages can do this, and that it is being tested for some non-verified pages:

We started rolling out post editing capabilities for verified Pages earlier this month. All verified Pages now have this capability, and we’re in the process of testing it with a small group of non-verified Pages.

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How Break.com broke the one million fan barrier

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On January 19, Break.com crossed a million fans. Two years ago, they only had 193,000 fans. What is behind this nearly five-fold increase? How have they adapted to the many Facebook algorithmic changes? How does paid media most effectively counter decreases in organic newsfeed reach?

Chris Strickland of Defy Media is the social guru behind Break.com. He was courteous enough to give us a peek at the numbers. You can read our interview here.

We know that engagement is more important than just raw fan count. Break.com has been averaging 97,000 for their daily PTAT (People Talking About This), also known as storytellers. They hit 1.8 million active users when they reached a million fans.

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