Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Top 30 Facebook Fan Pages by number of fans - October 2010

Facebook Pages seem to be growing faster than ever. Partly a derivative of the various changes implemented in recent months ('Become A Fan Of' evolving to 'Like' , Open Graph activation, the ability to take over / merge Pages and Facebook's linking Pages to Profile interests) and partly down to Page holders giving a greater focus on Facebook Fan numbers (promoted on TV etc.)

I have previously looked at the most popular Facebook Fan Pages (in May 2008, November 2008, June 2009 and January 2010) and Facebook Page fan numbers have increased significantly since then.

At the end of 2008 only Barack Obama and Michael Phelps had more than 1 million fans. by the beginning of 2010 the Michael Jackson page was the only Page in excess of 10 million, but as you can see from the list below these numbers are small fry compared to the number of Facebook Fans that Facebook Pages now have (especially Texas Hold'em Poker which has managed to gain 20 million fans since the beginning of the year!) The quirky pages like (Pizza or remembering something funny) are still popular but 'Music' is the only Community page now in the top 30 Facebook Pages:

Here are the top 30 Facebook Fan Pages by number of fans (including URL):

RankFacebook Fan Page Name
Number of Likes
Facebook Fan Page URL
1Texas Hold'Em Poker
25,568,343
http://www.facebook.com/TexasHoldEm
2
Facebook
23,630,608
http://www.facebook.com/facebook
3
Michael Jackson
22,430,514
http://www.facebook.com/michaeljackson
4
Lady Gaga
21,336,449
http://www.facebook.com/ladygaga
5
Family Guy
19,903,117
http://www.facebook.com/familyguy
6
Eminem
17,937,772
http://www.facebook.com/Eminem
7
YouTube
17,866,500
http://www.facebook.com/youtube
8
Vin Diesel
17,480,817
http://www.facebook.com/VinDiesel
9
The Twilight Saga
16,356,692
http://www.facebook.com/twilight
10Starbucks
16,099,677
http://www.facebook.com/Starbucks
11Megan Fox
15,922,621
http://www.facebook.com/MeganFox
12South Park
15,810,977
http://www.facebook.com/SouthPark
13House
15,638,282
http://www.facebook.com/house
14Linkin Park
15,425,944
http://www.facebook.com/linkinPark
15Coca-Cola
15,250,887
http://www.facebook.com/coca-cola
16Barack Obama
15,189,862
http://www.facebook.com/BarackObama
17Music
14,925,555
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Music/112936425387489
18Mafia Wars
14,366,348
http://www.facebook.com/MafiaWarsFans
19Lil Wayne
14,291,235
http://www.facebook.com/LilWayne
20
Justin Bieber
14,105,010
http://www.facebook.com/justinbieber
21
Cristiano Ronaldo
13,722,957
http://www.facebook.com/cristiano
22
Bob Marley
13,127,020
http://www.facebook.com/BobMarley
23
Dr. House
12,763,528
http://www.facebook.com/DrHouse
24
Taylor Swift
12,546,896
http://www.facebook.com/TaylorSwift
25
Rihanna
12,483,199
http://www.facebook.com/Rihanna
26
Oreo
12,200,866
http://www.facebook.com/oreo
27
Twilight
12,069,587
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twilight/44554497501
28
Skittles
11,590,439
http://www.facebook.com/skittles
29
Katy Perry
11,554,907
http://www.facebook.com/KatiePerry
30
Selena Gomez
11,363,673
http://www.facebook.com/selena

Top 30 Facebook Fan Pages by number of fans (figures taken from Facebook)

If you want to know the details on any other pages leave a comment below and I will reply.

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9 comments:

Ben said...

Cool list. Here are the brand specific rankings. http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2010/10/25/the-25-largest-brand-facebook-pages-with-most-likes/

valerio said...

Nice. Is there any way to have a similar list for each country?

Chris Arnold said...

Hi Nick
Was going to ask the same Q - do you have the stats to hand for UK? (and for UK brands only?)
Cheers

f7 said...

Do you have list for Indonesia only??

Nick Burcher said...

It's hard to split out by country as Facebook only give aggregated stats publicly. So for now I can only post a list of totals.

Amber said...

It’s interesting to see the most popular like pages because it really reflects what our media covers and what people find entertaining right now. It really shows what the current generation is interested in. I think that if Facebook sticks around and isn’t trumped by a future social networking site that it would be interesting to take note of the “fan pages” (or whatever they may be called in the future) every year to watch the evolution of the public eye. From this list we can see that Facebook users are most entranced by famous people and entertainers—mainly in the music industry. What if this changes to sports or political figures in the future?
Thanks for the report,
Amber

@UMassAmherst Diplomatic Corps said...

Hi, are these the top Facebook pages inclusive of all of Facebook - or are these only English language and American brands? Thanks so much.

Lisa

Amit said...

Hello Nick,
really cool post. I have a request similar to Chris and Valerio. I am interested in the UK usage and more specifically in the UK brands and their following on Facebook. I would be very thankful to you if you can share some information on this topic.

Daniel said...

I found this crazy fan page on Facebook, and it must be new, because it really got great content, but only have a few likes! :D
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daily-entertainment/191724424181258