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Is Facebook engagement recovering for news publishers? New data from the US and Europe

EzyInsights collects tens of thousands of publishers’ Facebook data worldwide and follows closely on Facebook Algorithm Changes’ effects on publishers. We put together new data on how US and European news pages engage people after major changes on the platform in spring and summer 2018.   Year 2018 saw major changes for Facebook that affected on how …

Is Facebook killing the Far Right? A Report.

The Far Right is feeling targeted on social platforms. Britain’s Nigel Farage directly questioned Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the very subject, claiming that: “right-of-center political opinions” had been affected by a change in Facebook algorithms in January of this year, and that “on average, we’re down about 25 percent over a course of this …

Analysing Diario Público’s winning strategies

A recent post by the International Journalists’ Network highlighted Spanish publisher Diario Público and the success that their strategic changes have brought. “How Spain’s Público redefined its strategy and grew its audience by 40 percent” We are always excited to read about the success of our customers, and this article is littered with fantastic insights …

Slides: How Magazines and Broadcasters Succeed on Digital

Thanks to all the participants who joined us for an evening discussion about media and digital success. Below you can find the slides from all the presentations. Visualizing Data in the Newsroom – by Joakim Holfve, Head of Product @ Aller Media Social media management in the leading Spanish TV group – Sonia Got Leibar, Social Media …

Introducing the New EzyInsights (Part 2)

Hello everyone! Last time we went over two major changes we’ve made in for the new version of EzyInsights rolling out over the next few weeks, Storycards and TV Mode. This time we’ll take a look at two big hitting features in Over Performing and Alerts. Our Over Performing view is one of the features that we’re most excited about. …

Introducing the new EzyInsights (Part 1)

Welcome to our first post about the all new EzyInsights! Over the last year, we’ve been beavering away on an extensive set of improvements for EzyInsights. Thanks to fantastic customer feedback and requests, we have a slew of new features, big and small, to make your experience easier and more powerful. As we approach launch, we’re now able to …

More Facebook Engagement Means More Web Traffic for Publishers

Similar patterns Snowflakes are a classic example of symmetry. Correlation a fascinating pattern of similarity, and this post will show you some most important and intriguing correlations in social media publishing: how social media engagement reflects on media publishers’ traffic that eventually turns into revenue? Everybody knows correlation does not imply causation, and many of …

Live Video Polls – Never Underestimate a Publisher’s Ingenuity

Live video is Facebook’s current star feature. Ever since its launch this spring, Facebook has been heavily promoting it in the News Feed, giving live videos immense reach and therefore engagement. The idea is not new – Meerkat, Periscope, and other dedicated live-streaming apps have popularised live video over the last few years. Though the …

X Factor UK – Will Saara Win?

Will Saara Aalto win the UK’s X Factor? Or will it be Matt Terry? Or maybe 5 After Midnight will take the trophy home? Follow the finalists’ results from the EzyInsights’ data, updated regularly. We measure each finalists’ Facebook pages’s engagment twice a day. We started on Monday, 5th December, after the X-Factor semifinal, where the three finalists …

Facebook News Feed Changes And How They Affect You

A couple days ago, Facebook announced the latest changes to its ever-evolving News Feed. Most importantly, the News Feed algorithm will now put a greater emphasis on time spent reading an article. Whether it’s an Instant Article or a click-through does not matter. Average time spent in an article is a key metric in newsroom analytics.   I liked what …

Introducing SoMe Index from EzyInsights – the new benchmark for publishers

EzyInsights is proud to announce something we’ve been working on for a long time behind the scenes.   SoMe Index is a website which contains all publisher engagement data from social media, ordered and filtered to give an impartial and realistic view of how news & content publishers are performing. Our first territory for SoMe Index …

How to lose a million euros in 5 minutes

Our recently published infographic explains how publishers are losing money because they don’t know how valuable each minute is when it comes to posting news. This blog posts goes deeper into looking at the facts and figures behind the infographic, and why putting a dollar value to time is really really difficult. Breaking news, viral stories and newsworthy events proliferate across …

Why Facebook engagement does mean clickthroughs

One of the top questions publishers struggle to answer satisfactorily is “Does more engagement mean more clickthroughs?” We have seen that the answer to this is yes, although it isn’t always reflected in the data clearly enough. In this post I’ll explain how social media engagement eventually does lead to greater exposure and inevitably greater clickthrough numbers.

Controlling the world’s news: Facebook’s evolving algorithm

The importance of the Facebook Newsfeed algorithm for publishers cannot be underestimated. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen a fundamental shift in people’s behaviour when hunting down news. In the past, getting news digitally was at least a semi-active affair. People would navigate to news websites manually, using bookmarks, typing the address in manually …