Study: 51% of Facebook Engagement Occurs On Mobile & Status On Paid Post Performance By Type

Last month ShopIgniter released their “Social Benchmark Report” that covered overall Facebook revenue & forecasting to in-depth post performance statistics. To pull these statistics they leveraged more than 2,000 posts with 2 billion impressions in Q1 & Q2, uncovering quite a good bit of data in the process.

Some of the major stats revealed were: 51.4% of total engagement on Facebook posts came from mobile devices, and the average conversion rate (included brand awareness metrics like watching video to end, lead gen, etc) from Facebook traffic was 4.4%. Additionally the average “Consideration” rate (selecting product options, customizing products, etc) for Facebook traffic was 193%.

The individual post metrics were some of the most interesting data points in the study. ShopIgniter found that post performed differently when mixed with paid and organic promotion. Photos and Offers saw nearly 1.5x-2.25x the overall engagement when consumed in a paid format:


Surprisingly, the paid posts also did not draw a large amount of negative feedback. Facebook seem to appreciate paid links (not this included data from Q1 and Q2 — before the large image changes for link posts.) The post types that drew the most negative feedback were Notes and Videos:


To see the full report, head on over to ShopIgniter for your free copy.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Facebook | Facebook: Statistics


About The Author: is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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