It has been obvious to marketers that Facebook has been repeatedly reducing organic impressions of Page posts for months, but now we have the stats behind it and it shows Facebook has reduced organic impressions have been reduced by 50% over the past year.
Adobe Digital Index released their Global Digital Advertising Report for Q3 2014 and included many metrics that paint a pretty unhappy picture for marketers who are looking for organic exposure for posts made on their Facebook Pages.
Over the past 12 months, nearly every month has seen a decline, with two significant drops in both December 2013 and June 2014.
However, while we saw an increase in Facebook paid impressions (boosted posts) during the holiday season, it has been dropping and ended being only a 5% increase in paid impressions YoY.
One of the results of the huge decrease in post impressions was that marketers began posting even more to try and compensate for it. The media and entertainment industry were up 100% YoY for the number of posts while retail and finance industries saw 46% increase.
It also shows how low interaction is for many Page’s posts. Retail saw a 13% increase in shares, comments and likes but it still only accounted for activity on about 4% of posts – and in other industries it was lower.
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