Facebook Adds Videos Tab to Page Insights

By David Cohen Comment

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Facebook accommodated the explosion in the popularity of videos posted by pages with the addition of a videos tab to its page insights.

Page administrators now have access to aggregate information on views, 30-second views, top videos within a certain date range and metrics for videos shared from other pages. Similar data was previously available only on a per-video basis.

The videos tab for page insights will be rolled out “over the coming weeks” via page insights, data export and the social network’s insights application-programming interface.

Product manager Anaid Gomez-Ortigoza offered more details on the new videos tab in a Facebook Media blog post:

In the past, page owners have only been able to see metrics on a per-video basis. With this new tab, they will now be able to understand views and 30-second views in aggregate at the page level based on any custom date range, as well.

Toggling between view breakdowns–organic vs. paid, auto-played vs. clicked-to-play and unique vs. repeat—gives a unique insight into the viewing behavior for the page’s audience.

Highlighting a time period surfaces the views from those dates. This allows page owners to have a more granular understanding of views day-over-day.

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Checking a specific benchmark allows page owners to compare their average performance over time and how their effort is shifting viewing behavior.

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The top videos section identifies a page’s best-performing videos based on reach, views or average completion over a desired date range. With this information, video creators can understand the top content that is reaching and engaging their audience.

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Clicking on any of the videos surfaces individual video metrics around engagement, audience retention and more.

Page admins: What are your initial thoughts on this new feature?

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