A test of Italian terminology beat out all of the news about Facebook and its stand-alone applications and acquisitions to become AllFacebook’s most-viewed post of 2014.
The top 10 2014 posts on AllFacebook, by page views, were:
- ‘Impressum’ Added to Facebook Page Descriptions for Some Pages in Italy?, March 27: AllFacebook reader Veronica Gentili discovered that some Facebook pages that were based in Italy were being prompted to add an “impressum” — or a legally mandated statement of the ownership and authorship of a document — to their page descriptions.
- How Facebook Users, Public Figures Can Create Their 2014 Year in Review Posts, Dec. 23: A guide to Facebook’s Year in Review feature, as well as an overview of how public figures can use the social network’s stand-alone Facebook Mentions app to create their Year in Review posts.
- INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook’s New Image Dimensions, April 10: Social media expert Jon Loomer provided a complete guide to dimensions for images on Facebook pages and in its ad units, in infographic form.
- Facebook to Sunset Sponsored Stories April 9, Jan. 9: The social network finally pulled the plug on its controversial Sponsored Stories advertising option.
- Going Somewhere? Facebook Adds ‘Traveling to’ Option for Status Updates, April 17: Facebook posted a photo on its page April 16, urging users to share their travel plans with friends.
- Facebook Finally Addresses Messenger Controversy, Aug. 27: Facebook finally began officially addressing concerns about the permissions and privacy settings in its Messenger apps, with some mobile users seeing posts atop their News Feeds titled, “Messenger: Myths vs. Facts,” containing a “Learn More” button that brings users to a post by Peter Martinazzi, a product manager on the Messenger team.
- Facebook to Page Admins: Link Share Posts Draw More Engagement than Embedded Links, Jan. 21: The social network said in a Newsroom post aimed at page administrators by product manager, News Feed ranking Chris Turitzin that link share posts deliver higher engagement than posts in which links are embedded in status updates.
- WARNING: ‘Shark Eats Man’ Video Spreading on Facebook Is a Hoax, Jan. 6: A screen shot from 1987 film Jaws: The Revenge was used as bait in a hoax post aimed at luring Facebook users to click, with victims directed to complete surveys that earn money for spammers and, of course, no actual videos.
- INFOGRAPHIC: Cheat Sheet for Facebook Page Admins, Dec. 3: In November 2013, Internet marketing firm TechWyse created an infographic detailing the specifications for Facebook ad and image sizes, but much changed since then, so the company released an updated cheat sheet infographic, which contains every ad and image spec a page administrator needs to stay current.
- Why Facebook Pages Are Seeing Lower Organic Reach, And What They Can Do About It, Jan. 13: Deanna Sandmann of software-as-a-service local marketing platform SIM Partners wrote a blog post offering a look at the December 2013 changes to Facebook’s News Feed algorithm, which resulted in lower organic reach for pages.
Readers: Were you surprised at any posts that made or didn’t make AllFacebook’s top-10 list for 2014?