How to do an In-depth Facebook Analysis

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Nowadays to grow and establish a brand, social media presence is critical. A majority of people who use social media spend more time on Facebook when compared to other sites.

Most Facebook pages are set up because of the trendy marketing aspect. However, most of them fail to meet their goals. They try to follow the latest trends and copy other pages without knowing what works best for them.

A comprehensive Facebook page analysis will tell you if Facebook demographics are in line with your business demographics.

Here are the steps you need to take outlined in an easy to use format.

Revisit your social media goals

Determine the performance of your page by reviewing your social media goals. I use this opportunity to rethink my social media presence goals. Before I peruse through all the data, I check on these key areas.

  • What is my estimated reach?
  • What is the demographic of the target audience?
  • Is the target audience interacting with my page?
  • What media do they engage with on my page?
  • Are they sharing my content?
  • What is the competition doing?

Know your page insights

Analyzing your page requires you to crunch the Facebook numbers. Facebook gives you all the tools to do this. Very quickly and easily you can see how your page is performing. Every business page admin needs to know where to find this information. Having an easy access to page resources is the trick to get accurate data about your page.

Check your page overview

Take time to check the number of views, likes, and comments to see if they’re growing, stagnant, or decreasing. The Overview Page gives data in a given period. 7 days is the default period. You can also see the last 28 days, yesterday or today. Review the data online or export it to an Excel sheet. In Facebook insights, the data is presented in simple graphics blocks for ease of interpretation

  • Page Views
  • Actions on Page
  • Reach
  • Page Previews
  • Post Engagement
  • Videos
  • Page Likes

The data is presented in numerical values with blocks showing an up or down trend in the numbers. Just click on a block when you need to see more data on a block.

Tracking your competitors

Your analysis isn’t complete until you check your performance against your competitors. Visit their pages and take notice of the number fans and followers. Check their posts to see how many likes and comments they receive. Facebook will show the statistics of your competitor’s pages. This is important to zero in on the type of content to post, the time to post, and how to engage your audience.

Figure out your next action

Now that you have all the data about your Facebook page, what do you do? These stats are just the beginning of your in-depth analysis. Think about how you can use your fans to make the page better. The people who visit and engage with your page are your most important asset.

At the end of the day, coming up with a strategy that helps you to achieve the results you need is your main goal.

About Mike Gingerich

Author: Mike Gingerich, TabSite Co-Founder. Facebook and Social Marketer. Part geek, part marketer, total social media junkie. Mike is a writer and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. He is a regular contributor to Social Media Examiner and Business2Community. Mike is a marketing, social media, and internet enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated web and Social Media Strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.