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Compare the biggest facebook pages by categoryNow that 2013 is here, we want to take a look at the Best Facebook Pages 2012. Overall you can see that the year 2012 was pretty strong for Facebook. Most important were cracking the one billion user mark, the initial public offering (IPO) and the much discussed EdgeRank. Facebook has also introduced new ad formats. So what are the best Facebook pages at the beginning of this new year? In summary it can be said, that the Entertainment Industry dominates the best Facebook Pages 2012, according to our analytics tool quintly.

Top 25 Facebook Pages 2012

Pos. Page Likes +/- 30 days
1 Facebook for Every Phone 184,929,514 +12,675,290
2 Facebook 84,499,905 +1,785,826
3 Youtube 68,005,577 +1,367,128
4 Texas HoldEm Poker 67,812,809 +635,782
5 Rihanna 65,071,389 +1,205,139
6 Eminem 64,738,713 +1,115,409
7 The Simpsons 59,142,444 +1,421,299
8 Shakira 58,858,436 +1,254,624
9 Coca-Cola 57,096,519 +962,445
10 Harry Potter 55,018,871 +1,382,369
11 Lady Gaga 54,788,105 +543,936
12 Michael Jackson 54,661,663 +891,138
13 Cristiano Ronaldo 52,750,041 +831,197
14  Justin Bieber 50,267,345 +1,367,482
15 Katy Perry 50,226,944 +809,372
16 Family Guy 49,865,223 +653,839
17 Linkin Park 48,393,492 +1,036,975
18 AKON 44,099,921 +780,146
19 South Park 43,243,313 +515,613
20 Lil’ Wayne 42,231,094 +666,592
21 Music 41,699,120 +466,437
22 Bob Marley 41,424,539 +486,989
23 Beyoncé 41,132,346 +864,993
24 Leo Messi 41,073,260 +1,259,578
25 MTV 41,044,580 +1,064,272
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quintly.com 10.1.2013

Every page that is in the Top 25 Ranking for the best Facebook pages 2012 is growing and it’s clear that Facebook pages are very popular especially for musicians, athletes and brands just like Rihanna, Cristiano Ronaldo or Coca-Cola. The most popular Facebook Page is Facebook for Every Phone (181,680,592 likes), followed by Facebook (84,089,791 likes) and YouTube (67,698,390 likes). During 2012 there was the removal of fake accounts, but still all the pages show a strong growth. Also application pages like Texas HoldEm Poker (67,650,835 likes) and TV shows like the Simpsons (58,807,382 likes) or South Park (43,130,918 likes) are of interest for a lot of Facebook users.

This development can be combined with the trends of the Facebook Country Stats. Alone the Top 10 Facebook pages together got more than 150 million new fans in 2012 and all together these ten pages have more than 750 million fans (of course there could and will be overlaps). Finally it can be said that 2012 was very successful for the largest social network in the world and that’s why we’re looking forward to a probably exciting year 2013.

What do you think of this ranking and the pages in it? Will they be able to keep the positions throughout 2013?

About the author

Max aka Joe is creating Social Media and Content Marketing stories and campaigns at quintly. He is passionate about topics such as social media, live communication and graphic design.

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