In May 2014 we analyzed the response rates by Facebook pages and could show that the average response rate grew from 37.4% in January 2013 to 42.4% in April 2014. As some more months have passed we want to check if that rise continued and if page owners were able to improve on their customer service level.
This time we took a sample set of about 91k Facebook pages with more than 1,000 likes/fans and analyzed a total of 18.6 million questions that have been created by users. The response rate is defined by the share of questions in form of user posts that were answered by the specific pages within 14 days after the questions have been posted.
Facebook Response Rate Development
The following chart shows the development of the response rate from January 1, 2013 to January 4, 2015.
As you can see the trend continued throughout 2014 and the growth was even a bit higher compared to the old period that we analyzed last year. At the end of December 2014 about 45.4% of all questions have been answered and we are getting closer to the magical 50% mark.
It is great to see that brands and page owners continued to improve their response rates in 2014. Do you think the 50% mark will be crossed in 2015?