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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #570 on: May 17, 2021, 07:07:26 AM »
Interesting break down Ed. How does that chart relate in numbers? Obviously the US has the most, but how many views in Germany? And can you tell if these views are from different viewers or just the times watched?
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #571 on: May 17, 2021, 08:23:57 PM »
Attached is the same chart with the number of viewers (assumed to be unique) who watched 3 seconds or more of the video.
Total reach (number of views) of the "Blow Down" video is now at 104,039.

Since the "Blow Down" video went live on 5/6/2021, we've gained 700 new followers.

By way of comparison, here is the updated list of the 5 most liked railroad attractions in northern New England, according to Facebook:
#52,680 - Clark's Trained Bears (aka Clark's Trading Post) [1% increase]
#31,531 - Conway Scenic Railroad [8% increase]
#30,202 - Mt. Washington Cog Railway [4% increase]
#14,784 - Maine Narrow Gauge [18% increase]
#13,876 - WW&F  [12% increase]
Then EVERYONE ELSE!

FYI, MNG staff now regularly "boosts" (pay to promote) posts each week to increase viewership and likes. We do selected boosting only for key posts and events. The "blow down" video was not boosted or cross-posted, it went viral completely organically!
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #572 on: May 17, 2021, 08:44:27 PM »
Thanks Ed. Great numbers.
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #573 on: August 14, 2021, 10:55:12 PM »
The FB posts over the last 30 days have been filled with updates on projects such as the engine house foundation, coach 9 build and progress with engine 11. Combine that news with photo albums of special events like: (1) steaming together with three engines in service (2) Dynamo Productions, a special B&SR day and (3) the annual picnic with a double headed train from M.P. 8 to Sheepscot and you have the perfect storm of news photos and information. 

The other service the WW&F FB page provides is promotion of up-coming events which have been very popular this Summer.  Most trains have sold out which proves that the quality of the event (many shared with SeaLyon Farm) and the friendly way our volunteers interact with visitors keep families coming back to Sheepscot. 

Many thanks to everyone who works hard (many behind the scenes) to make the WW&F Railway a success, your dedication has contributed to page viewership in the last 30 days of 306,623.   

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« Reply #574 on: August 15, 2021, 09:48:36 AM »
Hats off for the tireless commited fb team. And thank you so much again for letting the farway crowd know about all the minor and major countless events that come about on the narrowgauge on a day to day basis. For almost 4 years I have greatly appreciated all your nice well framed pictures and their comprehensive captions that make it possibfe for  me  to follow you closely from over the Atlantic.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #575 on: February 25, 2022, 11:12:16 PM »
Our Facebook following continues to grow.

On Jan 3rd, we posted a video of the annual picnic double-header coming up the mountain extension. Somehow, it went viral; it reached over 2 MILLION people!

What does a viral video do your overall Facebook statistics? It boosts visitors by 10 TIMES. Moreover, nearly every post since then has reached 10,000 - 20,000 people. And we're averaging 20-30 new page "likes" every day! (We're now up to 16,487 likes.)

Thanks to everyone who makes our FB page so popular.
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #576 on: February 26, 2022, 08:03:15 PM »
Wow. 2 Million. Imagine if you will if each viewer gave $1...
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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #577 on: March 09, 2022, 02:10:45 PM »
Folks,
         as you can see by my comments and the responses; I have been enjoying those pictures. With my limited eyesight, I can't do anything with photography, so I enjoy it when others do!
Please continue them into the spring and the summer!

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #578 on: May 26, 2022, 05:40:37 PM »
The Mountain Extension news along with other updates have been popular with our FB followers over the last 30 days.  Here are some numbers from the page as of today:

* Video of the delivery of engine 53 reached 93,960 people.

* The "first test of the Trout Brook turntable" video reached 750,896 people.

* General news posts which include the build engine 11 project and coach 9 updates have helped the WW&F page reach 3,282,629 people.

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Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« Reply #579 on: May 26, 2022, 09:39:28 PM »
3 Million? Wow. Now if only they would each donate $1...
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