Jun 16, 2015

Facebook news feed algorithm to factor in "time spent"

Facebook news feed algorithm, formerly the "simple" edge rank", reportedly (according to Facebook engineer Lars Backstrom) factors in more than 100,000 individual weights - not as easy to "hack" as it may have been a few years ago. Now Facebook has announced that they will factor in "time spent" on a story, although they say they do not expect major changes for Facebook pages story distribution.

http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/06/news-feed-fyi-taking-into-account-time-spent-on-stories/