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Marketing Monday: Who is the Top Dog on Facebook?

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past week.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 261772 individuals total, a 0.91% increase. Growth has slowed since SDCC, but is till a decent amount of people, and comparable to last week.

There was very little movement as far as ranks this week. I’ve added arrows next to what has increased in ranking. Hopefully it makes sense.

facebook pages total likes 8.18.14Marvel moved back into the top spot, bumping ComicBook.com to second place. It’s clear ComicBook.com is buying likes by running ads, as I’ve seen the ads myself, and the page continues to not generate much reach, indicating their results are poor, and likely not worth the money being spent.
facebook pages new likes 8.18.14

As usual it’s the percentage change where we see the most movement. Publisher Magnetic Press has jumped into first place by pushing their recent and upcoming releases. ComicBook.com has slipped to third followed by ComicBlitz. Small Press Expo has jumped up as their convention approaches.

facebook pages percent 8.18.14

And here’s the top posts from the last week:

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Demo-Graphics: The State of “Gamers” 2014

It’s Monday and we’re looking at the latest Facebook Fandom breakdown. It’s been a year since I did a report about “gamers” in the lead up to Gen Con. So, welcome to the “first” annual State of Gamers.

This data is gained through mining Facebook and includes over 160 different terms from a variety of games, publishers, and more. The terms I used are varied, and many, from the name of games to the name of publishers and terms like collectible card game. For this I did my best to stay away from generic terms for genres (like Fantasy) and terms that specifically mentioned video games. I also avoided games like Monopoly or Scategories, I wanted to focus on the games you’d find at Gen Con.

We’ll compare this report to last year’s, but much has changed since then. The terms used have changed as well as improvements to Facebook’s algorithm and system. So, changes may be due to that, and not due to general gains in the industry.

Facebook Population: Over 24,000,000 in the United States

The fandom for board games it would seem is about the same as the general comic fan population, whose size we got the same way. Since last year the population has increased by about 14 million, though that’s mostly the changes in Facebook algorithm.

Spanish speakers account for now 2.6 million fans, 10.83% in the United States.

Gender and Age

In 2013 Men dominated as the majority with 61.54%. Things have changed since then as men now account for 55% of the population and women make up 44.17%.

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We’ll next look at how the percentage of women and men break down through age.

games age gender 8.11.14Compared to last year, the percentages of the population has shifted much older, especially women. Here’s the above data in its raw form.

games age gender raw 8.11.14

Relationship Status

This statistic has changed a lot since last year with many more options available to choose from. The percentages have shifted to the new categories, but it’s not easy to compare the two. What has stood out to me in the new stats is the amount of women divorced or separated, but there’s an even greater number married compared to the men.

games relationship 8.11.14

And for those that like pie charts.

games relationship pie chart 8.11.14

Education

Like relationships, the education choices have expanded, so it’s difficult to compare it to last year.

games education 8.11.14

Gender Interest

This category too has expanded with more choices than ever before. But, compared to last year, it looks like there’s been a slight decrease in those interested in the same sex.

games gender interest 8.11.14

 

Marketing Monday: Who is the Top Dog on Facebook?

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past week.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 250,145 individuals total, a 0.88% increase. Growth has slowed since SDCC, but is till a decent amount of people.

There was very little movement as far as ranks this week. I’ve added arrows next to what has increased in ranking. Hopefully it makes sense.

facebook overall 8.11.14Marvel remained in second place this week as ComicBook.com stayed in the top spot. Having seen ads for the site, I doubt much of that is organic, and instead is paid for through the ads. There’s also the case that their posts don’t have the reach of a page like IGN. Without that reach, the total likes is a pretty worthless metric.

facebook new likes 8.11.14ComicBook.com remained in the top spot this week with ComicBlitz moving into second place. Publisher Magnetic Press was third, and store Big Planet Comics in Vienna placed fourth. Digital platform Farrago Comics rounded out the top five.

facebook percent change 8.11.14

And here’s the top posts from the last week:

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Marketing Monday: Who is the Top Dog on Facebook?

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past week.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 313,123 individuals total, a 1.11% increase. Compared to last week, which came off of the heals of San Diego Comic-Con, the growth is slower, which isn’t a shock. But still, that’s some solid movement over a week’s time.

We also added some new pages to watch going forward, though their increases were minimal.

Movement has also increased for pages as far as changing their ranks. I’ve added arrows next to what has increased in ranking. Hopefully it makes sense.

facebook pages overall 8.4.14Marvel remained in second place this week as ComicBook.com vaulted into the largest increase for the week. Having seen ads for the site, I doubt much of that is organic, and instead is paid for through the ads.

facebook new likes 8.4.14As usual it’s the percentage change where we see the biggest change from the previous week. ComicBook.com had massive growth this past week, so it’s not surprising they’re in the top spot when it comes to the percentage change. Second place is Valiant, followed up by digital comics platform ComicBlitz, then our own site in fourth, and the top five is rounded up by San Diego Comic-Con.

facebook percentage change 8.4.14And here’s the top posts from the last week.

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Marketing Monday: Who is the Top Dog on Facebook?

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past week.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 445,529 individuals total, a 1.60% increase. That’s four weeks in a row as far as improvement in growth. There are some massive jumps that make me think some folks are advertising on the site, and it’s not organic growth, while some of it is clearly related to this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-COn

Movement has also increased for pages as far as changing their ranks. I’ve added arrows next to what has increased in ranking. Hopefully it makes sense.

facebook likes overall 7.27.14Not surprisingly San Diego Comic-Con had a massive week of growth, bumping Marvel down to second place.

facebook likes new likes 7.27.14As usual it’s the percentage change where we see the biggest change from the previous week. Farrago Comics remained on top with their push at SDCC. We’ll see how long that’s sustained. After that, the website ComicBook had some solid growth, but most likely it’s not organic. Valiant, ComicBlitz, and Titan Comics round out the top five.

facebook likes percent 7.27.14

 

 

Marketing Monday: Who is the Top Dog on Facebook?

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past week.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 220,879 individuals total, a 0.81% increase. That’s three weeks in a row as far as improvement in growth. There are some massive jumps that make me think some folks are advertising on the site, and it’s not organic growth.

Movement has also increased for pages as far as changing their ranks. I’ve added arrows next to what has increased in ranking. Hopefully it makes sense.

facebook likes overall 7.20.14Marvel continues to sit on top with the regular cast of characters rounding out the top five. SDCC will be to watch over the next few weeks to see how the convention impacts the page’s growth.

facebook likes new likes 7.20.14As usual it’s the percentage change where we see the biggest change from the previous week. ComicBook.com drops to second this week, from what’s likely not organic growth (ie they’re buying ads). The top spot though is new digital comics app Farrago Comics which will have a push at SDCC. Valiant also jumps to third, with ComicBlitz (another digital comic app) placing in fourth.

facebook likes percent 7.20.14

Also this week, below is the top posts from the last seven days.

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Marketing Monday: Who is the Top Dog on Facebook?

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past week.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 173,162 individuals total, a 0.64% increase. That’s two weeks in a row of improved growth.

Movement has also increased for pages as far as changing their ranks. I’ve added arrows next to what has increased in ranking. Hopefully it makes sense.

page growth overall 7.13.14Marvel continues to sit on top with the regular cast of characters rounding out the top five.

page growth new likes 7.13.14As usual it’s the percentage change where we see the biggest change from the previous week. ComicBook.com is now on top, with Titan Comics in second, Farrago Comics in third, Magnetic Press in fourth and ComicBlitz rounding out the top five.

page growth by percentage 7.13.14Also this week, below is the top posts from the last seven days.

top_5_posts_7.13.14

Marvel will announce an all-new “Thundering” title on The View

Marvel ComicsMarvel is again taking advantage of its Disney family and have sent out a release that they’ll be announcing their “latest explosive” title on The View, Tuesday July 15 at 11am EST.

The View is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC and features Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. A perfect form to announce a new comic book series (though Whoopi has admitted being a comic book fan). The show airs in ABC, which is owned by Disney, which also owns Marvel.

Marvel actually hasn’t had the best luck spotlighting their comics this way. On a previous show, the talk went into DC Comics characters, on another show, The Chew, which is also on ABC talk went from Marvel to DC characters as well. We’ll see if the hosts of The View have got their talking points down this time and don’t plug the competition.

 

Marketing Monday: Who is the Top Dog on Facebook?

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past week.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 171,302 individuals total, a 0.63% increase. That ends the slowing of growth from previous weeks.

Of note, Image has combined two of their pages, giving themselves a nice boost in total likes and rank this week.

Movement has also increased for pages as far as changing their ranks. I’ve added arrows next to what has increased in ranking. Hopefully it makes sense.

page growth overall 7.6.14Marvel continues to sit on top with the regular cast of characters rounding out the top five.

page growth new likes 7.6.14Magnetic Press is on top this week, followed up by Thrillbent. The top five is made up of a blog, publisher, and a store. As usual, this is the category that shifts the most.

page growth by percentage 7.6.14Also this week, below is the top posts from the last seven days.

top_5_posts_7.6.14

Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Snowpiercer and Transformers: Age of Extinction Part 2

Today is the release of part two of my study, using Facebook likes, to see what the impact pre and post opening of a movie is.This past weekend saw the opening of two films of interest to comic fans. Snowpiercer is based on the graphic novel of the same name, and was in limited release, while Transformers dominated the box office with Transformers: Age of Extinction.

The study looks at the various terms in Facebook in the United States. Compared to last week Snowpiercer saw growth mostly in the United States, and particularly among women who increased four points.

Transformers: Age of Extinction opened number one at the box office and according to reports with 64% of the audience as men. The term for the movie is 61.29% male, the same as last week, and Transformers is around 58%. Pretty close to what came out opening weekend, and keeping up the record of the two statistics being pretty close for what we’ve looked at. The biggest change for the stats in general is a gain of about 1 million people for Age of Extinction, most of which were outside the United States.

Below is the statistics from the previous week, and this week’s statistics as well.

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