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The Effect of Post Type, Category and Posting Day on User Interaction Level on Facebook

Irena Pletikosa Cvijikj, Erica Dubach Spiegler & Florian Michahelles

abstract Social networks are becoming an additional marketing channel that could be integrated with the traditional ones as a part of the marketing mix. However, traditional advertising techniques are not applicable for the social media platforms, resulting in companies experimenting with many different
approaches, thus shaping a successful social media strategies based on their own experiences. To gain a more general understanding, our study analyses the effects of moderator post characteristics, such as post type, category and posting day, on the user interaction in terms of number of comments and likes, as well as interaction duration. We present the results obtained from 14 Facebook brand pages. Our results show that there is a significant effect of the post type and category on number of likes and comments as well as on interaction duration. Based on these results, we could show clear evidence of moderator posts increasing fan activity. We discuss the implications of our findings for social media marketing.
   
type conference paper (English)
   
keywords social media marketing; social networks; Facebook
   
project Auto-ID Lab
name of conference 3rd International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2011) (Boston, USA)
date of conference 9-10-2011
page(s) 4
publisher SocialCom 2011 (Boston)
ISBN 978-1-4577-1931-8
DOI 10.1109/PASSAT/SocialCom.2011.21
review not reviewed
   
profile area SoM - Business Innovation
citation Pletikosa Cvijikj, I., Dubach Spiegler, E., & Michahelles, F. (2011). The Effect of Post Type, Category and Posting Day on User Interaction Level on Facebook. In , pp.4. Boston: SocialCom 2011, DOI:10.1109/PASSAT/SocialCom.2011.21. - ISBN 978-1-4577-1931-8.