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EdgeRank is one of the most important algorithms in marketing. Despite this, very few people have heard of it and fewer still can claim that they fully understand it.

EdgeRank is the name of the algorithm which Facebook uses to determine what appears in their users’ news feeds. The news feed is Facebook’s ‘Killer App’. There is a plethora of information available to Facebook users, and the newsfeed is the order in which it appears.

It determines which of your connections is the most important to you and thus appears most frequently, and which kinds of content should appear higher than others. For anyone seeking to market a product or service on Facebook it’s essential you understand how this algorithm works.

Understanding the rules of the algorithm and changing your tactics to reflect the system can make the difference between a business changing campaign and an embarrassing failure. Yet despite this huge importance very little has been written about the algorithm.

Unlike many of the algorithms that are changing marketing, Edgerank is actually not that sophisticated, but don’t let its relative simplicity make you underestimate the influence knowledge of the subject will have on your tactical choices.

Let’s start off with the name. Other than because it sounds cool, why is the News Feed algo known as EdgeRank? This is because every piece of content is known as an “edge”.

So, a status update is an edge; liking a status update, that’s an edge; uploading a photo, that’s an edge, too; or a change in relationship status? That’s also an edge. Basically, every interaction you have with Facebook that creates a piece of content is known as an Edge.

So, the newsfeed isn’t really a feed of news, instead it’s a chart of the most ‘important’ Edges which are determined by the EdgeRank Algorithm. What are the elements that make this algorithm? A combination of three factors: Affinity, Edge weight and Recency. 

The EdgeRank formula is based on these three elements. While this does make the algo seem simple, there’s actually a huge amount of complexity behind these three factors.

Affinity

Affinity is a score based on the proximity or how “friendly” you are with someone. You’ve probably seen this in action. Spy on an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, snoop on their profile and suddenly they’re in your news feed all the time.

Comment on someone’s photos and you’ll find them appearing in your feed more often.  This is affinity in action. You’ve sent a proactive signal that you have a ‘close-ness’ to that individual or organisation. The algorithm acknowledges this and begins to order the results in your newsfeed accordingly.

Some people aren’t wholly supportive of Affinity having such a significant role in EdgeRank. The concern is that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, i.e. the more often someone appears in your news feed, the more likely you are to increase you affinity, which in turn increases the likelihood of them appearing in your feed in the future and so on.

But given how people tend to cluster around only a small number of their connections it seems to work well for most people on Facebook.

One of the most important things you need to realise about affinity as a marketer is that affinity is one-way. This means you visiting a forgotten friends profile doesn’t increase the likelihood of you appearing in their newsfeed.

I’m sure for nosey people that is great news. It is less likely to be considered good news for company profiles. For example, if you visit a profile of someone following you, it will have no impact on your Edges appearing in their feed. However you commenting on a photo of theirs which then triggers them to comment back would lead to them having a greater affinity to you. 

Edge Weight

Edge Weight is a basic formula which decides that certain pieces of content are more likely to appear in news feeds than others. Photos are more important than someone “liking” a business profile, etc.

There’s no definitive sequence of Edge Weight, but there are certain objects which acquire more EdgeRank than others. This can imply that they tend to have a higher Edge Weight than other types of content. 

The three types of content which are widely understood to have the highest Edge Weight are Videos, Photos, and Links. Knowing that these are have the heaviest weighting should alter the way you communicate using Facebook. You should try and incorporate objects with high weight scores into any announcements that you want to reach as many of your followers as possible.

It’s also worth noting that each person’s Edge Weight is different, i.e. someone who likes browsing photographs is more likely to have them in their feed than someone who isn’t as keen on them. It’s not possible to understand which types of objects each of your followers favour, but this should at least deter you from the temptation of adding photos to every status update. 

On the one hand, this will seem like a sensible strategy. It will have a high EdgeWeight. On the other hand, for the people who don’t often click on photos you might have more success with a link, a video or an old fashioned text status update.

It’s also worth noting potential political elements to EdgeWeight. At any point in time there will be certain features which strategically Facebook will want to push. Is it that far-fetched to assume that given Facebook’s desire to own Foursquare style logins in they might turn up the weight of Facebook Places Check-Ins?

You should recognise what Facebook are trying to promote, as it’s likely to influence the EdgeRank algo.

So, clearly variety is important, but understanding the relative weights of different types of object will help you increase the potential audiences of any message you’re trying to get across on Facebook.

Recency

The final element of the EdgeRank is related to recency, which is actually known as time decay. For example, regardless of how much the EdgeRank is based on Affinity and Weight, if it’s old news it becomes less likely to appear. This is different to Twitter which relies only on chronological order;

Facebook is still very reliant on the temporal nature of content, which is again pretty self-evident. Put simply, recency is that something newer is more likely to appear than something older.

The implication of this being that you should create objects and edges at the points in time when your audience are most likely to be using Facebook. This decreases the time decay and therefore increases the chance of your content reaching their news feed.

There is also another potential consequence of understanding the time decay factor. When appearing in the news feed you have exceeded the EdgeRank of other items. You might then increase the exposure by creating content when other people are less likely to be creating content, therefore reducing the competition for spots in the news feed.

Things you can do to increase your EdgeRank

Now if you’re a regular user of Facebook, many of these ideas behind EdgeRank are obvious, but with a good appreciation and understanding of how EdgeRank works you will begin to make more intelligent decisions in your Facebook marketing campaign.

The creativity of big campaigns is important. However, from my experience of Facebook Marketing, while it’s these huge efforts that always draw the attention and become the focus of case studies, it’s actually those lower profile campaigns which are built on constant interaction with their fans that really deliver the most value. 

Whether you’re managing a campaign to make a big splash or a constant drip, there are plenty of takeaways from understanding more about more about how Edgerank works. 

For example if you have an important launch coming up and you really want that content to appear in as many of your fans’ news feeds as possible, what can you do to increase the likelihood of it appearing?

First of all, you want to do all you can to increase the affinity between your followers and you ahead of the announcement. Perhaps you could start a debate on one of your status updates which lots of your followers contribute to.

Not only will the number of comments increase the likelihood of that particular item appearing in the newsfeed , but also anyone who has made a contribution will have increased their affinity to you. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for the contribution! Buddy Media has found that using questioning words like Where, When, Why and Would have a dramatic influence on likes and comments, and as these likes and comments increase affinity, this has a positive influence on the reach of any future messages.

So, in the run up to your important announcement, plan a series of updates which have the purpose of trying to increase the affinity between your profile and your followers.  Tease the update, ask questions, say something divisive, etc. You need a plan to increase the affinity of as many of your followers as possible.  

This should be an on-going plan as affinity is something that will decrease over time, and generally speaking, you want as many of your updates to appear in front of as many of the right people as possible.

We also know that in general, photos tend to appear in news feeds more frequently than normal status update. Well then, perhaps you ought to accompany the release with a series of photographs. Videos and Links also have a higher than average weighting so should also be part of your posting plans.

So, media and assets need to be part of your Facebook strategy. You need to develop a content and asset strategy and a schedule for them. This can be comprehensive or flexible but thinking about what you can do to create updates with higher weight will enable you to interact with a bigger audience. Also, the fact that this type of content is also far more likely to be shared is an added bonus.

If you also know that the more recent your update is, the more likely it is to appear in news feeds, that should have an impact on when your announcement is made to ensure it coincides with your followers logging into their accounts. Explore when you get the most interaction on your posts and try and coincide future updates.

One of the biggest problem I have with most Facebook marketing campaigns is that they look to the number of likes a Facebook Page has the main measure of success.

Although it is very easy to measure, EdgeRank educates us that just because someone ‘Likes’ an account doesn’t mean it will appear in the followers news feed.

This means if you want your messages and conversations to reach your potential customers, you will find a smaller but more engaged audience may lead to more appearances in the feed than a larger but less engaged audience.

UPDATE: If you want to find out more about the secrets of Edgerank and live in the Manchester area then do come along to our next Digital Shorts event, on 18 May

Kelvin Newman

Published 16 August, 2011 by Kelvin Newman

Kelvin Newman is SiteVisibility's Creative Director and is the editor of the UK's most listened to Marketing Podcast. He also spends his time at conferences, tweeting too much and working on top secret research and development projects. He's also on Google+

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Roberto Kusabbi

Really interesting guide, where I work we did some data mining to find out a bit more about how our users are engaging with us - might be of use as some of the points you mention (photos etc) came out in our research too: http://bit.ly/r7ea8y

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Jan

I've read a lot of Econsultancy posts, and most of them only have one or two decent gems at best (at worst, they're simply wrong). This is by far the best and most useful post here, and I'll be applying all these considerations to my Facebook marketing campaign. Many thanks.

over 5 years ago

Hannah Rainford

Hannah Rainford, Associate Director of Social Media at Jellyfish Online Marketing

Thanks for the great article. A lot of the information has become apparent to me in the past, especially when I glance over my own 'Top News' feed but it's great to see the algorithm behind it.

Thank you also for the clear and concise considerations that we can take away and start using on our own Facebook campaigns. This information will be of use to not only myself but the clients I work with.

over 5 years ago

Ivor Morgan

Ivor Morgan, Personal

This is first rate information Kelvin - thanks for posting it!

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James Lewis

I wonder if number of friends/fans has any impact on the Edgerank of a post.

For instance, a popstar with a large number of fans is likely to get a massive number of likes and comments from their fans (seemingly sometimes no matter what they say).

However, those posts don't automatically dominate a feed, maybe because Facebook measures the number of interactions relative to the amount of fans.

Hope that made sense!

over 5 years ago

Peter Gould

Peter Gould, Senior PPC Analyst at Epiphany

A brilliant article - thanks for sharing. I've always suspected certain actions I take on Facebook determine the information I see in my newsfeed, but to hear the science behind it is fantastic.

At a personal level I find it very intriguing and interesting - but understanding the importance of Edgerank for brands takes Facebook marketing onto a whole new level.

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Kelvin Newman

Thank everyone for the kind words, James I don't think the number of followers in itself, would increase the weight, but the greater reach does increase the likelihood of it gaining weight, if that makes sense?

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Robert Custons

Good article Kevin. I wanted to know if this was directly from a Facebook source or if you have created the edge rank elements yourself? I believe you are missing a few elements another point to make is that the mobile Facebook news feed ranks things differently to the main site.

Interesting point James, I don't think Facebook takes the ratio of comments to fans into its equation. Although if you do find some kind of proof it would be interesting to see.

over 5 years ago

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Michael

Been wondering how this algorithm worked for a while now - thanks for the info!

over 5 years ago

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Kelvin Newman

@robert this is all based on Facebook's language, a lot of this post is derived from a talk they gave a while back at their f8 conference about Edgerank

So there's a little conjecture and suggestion on my part but very much based on what they've talked about.

over 5 years ago

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Dewita

Great post & video. Been trying to implement the strategy for political campaigns, because campaigns tend to be - boring. One of the things we do is, we experiment with content. For example, if we throw red-meat out there, the hard core commenters show up and post their comments. So far that works. But again, have to vary the content to keep it exciting..

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Alex

Excellent article. To be honest, I have never even heard about the edgerank algorithm before. Good to know. ;)

over 5 years ago

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Alex

Excellent article. To be honest, I have never even heard about the edgerank algorithm before. Good to know. ;)

over 5 years ago

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Gerrie Smits

Good overview Kelvin.

It's indeed scary how few people know about this. Just won a Facebook-pitch against 3 other agencies & I think we were the only that based our proposal on Edgerank.

Regarding measuring success: Likes are obviously a skewed measure. Engagement Rate would be a good alternative.
And yesterday I discovered http://edgerankchecker.com/. Not sure yet how well it works, but it could be a great way to add another level of benchmarking

over 5 years ago

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Dimitris

Exceptional article. Many many thanks! It really helps a lot. I plan to circulate this internally in our agency.

D.

over 5 years ago

Conrad Morris

Conrad Morris, Director at Match Me Now Limited

Agree it's an excellent article on a topic which does not get anywhere near the attention it deserves. Robert's point about mobile Facebook news feeds (and news feeds delivered via Apps) being different is defintitely true; does anyone have any ideas how the algorithm is different for the mobile site?

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Sebastian Hallenius

Great article, haven't read much about Edgerank algorithm before so it's very intresting to read!

over 5 years ago

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minorthreat

tl;dr

over 5 years ago

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Ryan Blundell

Excellent article! Are you aware if Facebook can track whether someone watches a video on the newsfeed (such as a link to a video on YouTube)?

over 5 years ago

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Ted Gray, Marketing Internship at Currencies Direct

That. Was. Brilliant. Thanks for the info!

over 5 years ago

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Gerrie Smits

Good overview, Kelvin.

It is indeed scary how few people have heard of Edgerank. We recently pitched against 3 other agencies for a Facebook project & none of the others had mentioned Edgerank at all. We won ;-)

Re measurement. As you say, measuring the amount of Likes is indeed a skewed mechanic.
Taking into account the Engagement Rate is a good addition.
And this week I also found out about http://edgerankchecker.com, a new (?) tool that measures a Page's Edgerank. Not sure yet how good it is, but it could be a very useful 3rd parameter for measuring success. Has anyone had any experience with it?

over 5 years ago

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Sean Callanan

Thanks for the article, great stuff

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Brian Greenberg

I never knew about edgerank! I'm so glad you explained it! Fantastic video Kelvin.

over 5 years ago

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Dag Holmboe

Kevin, thanks for adding Klurig Analytics' EdgeRank video to your post.

The video came out of some work we've done a few years ago, developing plans for an online news and social networking site. We quickly realized that we needed an algorithm that would help important information stand out from the noise, so we developed our own algorithm.

When Facebook's Edgerank algorithm, it was just a quick step to understand how they do things.

It all boils down to the fact that any social networking site is looking to provide the best and most important information to their users. And to do that, the site needs to try to understand each individual user's wants and needs.

In essence, it is very similar to how Google's Page rank algorithm works as well.

So, Kevin, thanks for a great article and thanks for adding our video.

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OnlineMarketr.com

Great insights into the drivers behind a successful social media campaigns. Your recommendations with regards to time decay are particularly insightful. It's what you post and when you post it.

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Suraj Sodha

Brilliant article, a great read.

My question is this: do updates to Business Pages from tools such as TweetDeck with links/media in them get included in the edgrank algorithm or is it updates that are made directly from Facebook?

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Dennis Taylor

I was aware of edgerank before, spoke about it with many clients but it's great to know that when you preach something it can be backed up by articles like this.
Do you know however if edgerank changes depending on if the default setting on you news feed from 'friends and pages you interact with most' to 'all of your friends and pages'?

over 5 years ago

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boni

Awesome information!
Thanks for sharing!

over 5 years ago

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Thompsonpaul

I have the same question as Dennis. Have been aware of and working with EdgeRank for some time, but am still trying to figure out if the algo affects what a user sees when they have manually selected "all friends" (or "most recent" for a Page) instead of the default view.

(By the way, the comment captchas are ridiculous when they include sequences of upside down numbers and punctuation marks - especially when the instructions say "Type the two words". How is a user supposed to know what to do with those?)

over 5 years ago

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Michael

Is there any reason that when we look at the organic impressions in 'Insights' that we could have more Impressions than we have fans?

How could this be? Sometimes it is many thousand more impressions than we have fans, given that we are competing for news feed space and I doubt our fans share our content *that* much

- does anyone have an explanation?

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Dan Allman

Fantastic article. Only thing that wasn't mentioned was status updates. Surely they have a high edge rank compared to links and photos? Always see them popping up.

Also read in a seperate article about how apps which automatically post (i.e. Twitter app) have an extremely low edgerank.

Main question is really, from a business page, is it more effective to put a status update with an @ link to another page of information on facebook, or is it more effective to put that as a link?

over 5 years ago

Alex Wares

Alex Wares, Director at Mediarun Search Ltd

Interesting, insightful, clear and concise. The best econsultancy posting I have seen for a long while.

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Heather

Michael - you are probably counting impressions, rather than unique impressions. Also unless you have a like gate non fans can also visit.

over 5 years ago

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Aimee

You cannot comment on other peoples photos/profiles etc as a company page!! I don't understand why so many websites get this information wrong!!

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Aimee

Sorry, I felt compelled to comment again.

This article is not precise whatsoever.

Two pieces of information you have given is wrong. The first being that you can comment on peoples photos as a brand page, which is impossible.

The second being that you say that by posting a status update which encourages interaction means you will gain better affinity with your fans. BUT HOW WILL YOUR FANS EVEN GET TO SEE YOUR STATUS UPDATE IN THE FIRST PLACE IF THEY DON'T HAVE ANY AFFINITY WITH YOU??

It is a catch 22 situation which this article has not address at all.

over 5 years ago

Kelvin Newman

Kelvin Newman, Creative Director at SiteVisibility

Fair comment on the photo comment element Aimee, I should have made clearer that's more of an approach for a individual rather than a brand.

And with the interactive issue you're right it is a bit of a catch 22, but what I'm getting at is a comment thread with 77 comments is more likely to appear in someone's feed, due to it's additional weight - which attracts further comments which increases their affinity in the future.

Which I'm not sure makes much sense when I explain it in text here...

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Aimee

ye it is hard to explain in writing!

but you did give advice which stated that if you were launching a product and wanted people to see content surrounding that, then people should create a status update which encourages interaction, which will lead to them seeing the content. but that's not entirely true as how will people see that update in the first place....

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Tracy @ Future Clients Marketing & Training

Great article, well done. Do you think the option at the bottom of your feed over-rides all of this? E.g Where it has Edit options with the drop down "Show posts from all friends and pages" / "Friends and pages I interact with most"? Common sense would say yes but you never exactly know!

over 5 years ago

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Matt

Aimee - By doing the other things he mentioned: Including photos/videos/links in post. Varying the "type" of posts you make. Timing the posts to times that people are most active on FB. All those will help contribute to your posts being higher up in users' newsfeeds.

He's not saying that if you have no or low interaction your posts will not be visible at all. If you do all the other things suggested and include a question to engage/encourage discussion you'll be able to help increase your edgerank for future posts. :)

Kelvin - Thanks for the informative post, I've realised our company already does quite a lot of your suggestions, nice to see it actually has a statistical support behind it! :)

Do you have any info on how edgerank applies to "top news" vs "most recent" options in the newsfeed? I know that, by default, FB has "most recent" automatically set to "friends and pages you interact with most" over "all of your friends and pages". Which implies that, despite being called "most recent", there is still some aspect of ranking applying to what actually appears in "most recent" set newsfeeds.

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Aimee

Hi Matt,

Thanks for that but I was just pointing out the bit where he gives advice about the product launch. That's all. It would have definitely been worth mentioning the catch 22 for those who are not so clued up on social media! :)

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Aimee

Tracy, in my experience I have my own personal Facebook set up to show updates from everyone, yet Facebook's Edgerank still seems to be in place as I only see updates from a select few. I am not sure about anyone else though...

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Douglas Thomas

I'm of two minds of any discussion of algorithms. While it's great to identify factors on their own, a lack of any real-world examples and data-gathering might make the stated factors be weighted in ways that might not make sense at first blush. You mention the lack of value of a like on its own, but that could be a major push in Edgerank if there's no statistical basis.

The other side to it, though, is that data isn't everything, especially with something as individual as EdgeRank (though a minor comparison can be made to search engine ranks) or Twitter's algorithm. It's I don't think the "Algorithm Marketing" post is particularly apt, since the "Field of Dreams" style "Do good stuff and the EdgeRank will come" mentality is both beneficial to customers/readers and avoidance of clearly manipulative techniques.

Have you found a way to calculate any base values for likes or other interactions?

over 5 years ago

James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson, Head of Marketing at CTI Digital

A Very interesting article thank you Kelvin, I have some questions...

Do you believe that sentiment also plays a part in this ranking algo? - For example a FB Page could have a large amount of people complaining about a product or service, so would this mean it would then be more likely to appear in the news feed?

However contradicting myself - Users could always just unlike the page, But you would think that sentiment would have some relevance also to keep things relevant?

One last point: Pages which have been reported or other users have complained about to FB - Would these have less of a chance in appearing in users news feeds? Does Facebook "rank" company pages Separately? - Pages with less complaints per followers/visitors is more likely to appear in news feed?

over 5 years ago

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Tom Huxtable, CRO at EngageSciences

Perhaps the most important thing in what is a very good article is Kevin's assertion that smaller campaigns on a frequent basis is a far better approach than big splash one-off campaigns which is often promoted by integrated marketing agencies that are being contracted for single marketing initiatives such as product launches.

For anyone that works in social media marketing, it is up to us to provide education to the end clients that social media is something that requires a calendar of activities designed to drive interaction, engagement and affinity. If clients do this then tools such as http://engagesciences.com/ can provide reach datasets on each and every fan and how they are spreading the clients campaigns to their friends.

The true value of social media for marketing purposes is in being able to reach the friends of fans and democratize marketing. Comscore produced a great report entitled the 'Power of Like' which politely points out that measuring the value of social marketing by engagement with fans does not give justice to the real value of social marketing. Rather it is the ability to reach the friends of fans through likes, comments, shares and invites that presents the greatest opportunity. Bing for example has 1.7m fans on Facebook and just the friends of those fans numbers 232m people. Being able to track how each fan is spreading your campaigns to their friends and then rewarding them for that behaviour is the next frontier for social marketing. Full disclosure: I am the the CEO of EngageSciences and a social marketing advocate who works with leading brands such as Nokia, Play.com, Speedo, and Forbes at helping drive earned media marketing strategies.

over 5 years ago

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Zuzia Thorpe

Great article!
Well put together and easy to digest- true, how few marketers realize the ER algorithm determines only about 12% of their audience seeing the news feed!

over 5 years ago

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Aimee spicer

Really useful articlle and incredibly 'easy' to read. Definately things Ill use in the future. Thanks guys

over 5 years ago

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Robin

Thanks for elaborating the algorithm in simple and easy way and I agree with you that I have never heard ER algorithm before and I am sure if I would not have come here, I would have never come across the EdgeRank algorithm. Thanks for the nice article indeed.

over 5 years ago

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Mike @ SEO Influence

Facebook is really unique in how they are collecting user metrics through social media, I feel that is a major reason why Google is chasing after them so hard with Google Plus. They are afraid they'll lose to a FB future, so they need to incorporate social media + search now.

over 5 years ago

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LRod

Great article, Kelvin! Although only Facebook truly knows how EdgeRanking works, this seems to be as close as we're going to get.

Looking forward to reading more of your articles.

about 5 years ago

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Ken Sabey

Great information on best practices for posting on Facebook. Thank you!

about 5 years ago

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Mark Lipka

I've been trying to optimize our facebook presence for some time now and only recently learned that the process is called EdgeRank and how the algorithms work.I believe this will help us greatly.

about 5 years ago

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Mark Lipka

Thanks, Kevin. I think you're right. I think EdgeRank is almost as important as Google ranking. Of course, it's merely one aspect of a complete, well-rounded business plan with online and offline marketing methods. The future of facebook still looks bright and they seem dedicated to improving their product all the time.
Hearty regards, (c:
-Mark Lipka

about 5 years ago

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Lalit

I agree with you Mark, actually Kevin has provided complete insight of the EdgeRank, I think which is equally important to understand.

about 5 years ago

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Alice

Thanks for the article. So straightforward,easy to understand and to connect with. Should it be more widely available?
It would have psychological benefits to millions of people who are needlessly frightening themselves into an early grave - worrying about "stalking", "being stalked" and "who cares about me?" It's just marketing. Most people would understand that concept. Brilliantly simple marketing. Well done.

over 4 years ago

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philippe zera / algorithm ventures

how big do you think the edgerank algorithm is?

how long do you think it took to develop?

how often is it tweaked?

over 4 years ago

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TruWebDesigners

So its all about who has the edge.

Ive wondered for a long time why certain friends come up in my feed. Facebook thinks it knows me but really it doesnt. Most of the time it shows me stuff I am not at all interested in.

Edgerank is another way of making the popular kids/brands more visible on facebook.

over 4 years ago

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Enrico Hernandez

Excellent article. I had no idea about Edgerank prior to reading this.

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Hawks

Some times it is a pain in the ass to read what people wrote
but this site is very user pleasant!

over 4 years ago

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Kirby

This is great and does strike at the core of all marketing.

Understand, Plan and Deliver.

Understand your medium, plan the strategy, deliver it to your TM.

Vague, I know, but you've done a great job at explaining it to someone like me who had very little knowledge.

Have there been any significant changes to EdgeRank since this article was posted?

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ConnectWith™ Greg

Kelvin, this is a quite comprehensive explanation of EdgeRank beginning with the actual definition of 'Edge'. I appreciated your 'EdgeRank for Dummies' approach, as I am just learning more about the intricacies involves.

Thanks for your suggestions as well on how I can increase my EdgeRank with certain post strategies. I'll be putting these into action ASAP. :)

Quick question...I'm hearing a lot about outside app posts (from Hootsuite, Twitter, etc) getting your EdgeRank penalized (a la edgeranktracker.com). Any truth to this as far as you know? Thanks.

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