What was your most “liked” Facebook post? Not sure how to answer that? Well, you can find out by using Facebook’s own platform. They’ll give you a pretty good idea of which post it was, and even look back on past years. And if you run a Facebook page, that kind of information expands into valuable analytic tools.
Let’s take a look at what your most liked Facebook post was.
Finding the Most Liked Facebook Post on Your Profile
Facebook makes it really easy to look back on past posts you’ve made and even search for specific criteria. It’s all done with – what else – the search bar. Yes, your question can be answered by using it. Need to find your most liked Facebook post? There is where you can start.
Here’s what you do:
1. Launch your favorite web browser and or Facebook app, and visit Facebook.
2. Log in with your Facebook account.
3. At the top, you’ll see the search bar. Click/Tap on it and type in “most liked post of mine” and hit the Enter key.
4. You can use filters on the left-hand side to specify years, locations, groups, from who, or even most recent. It’s like a wayback machine, only for Facebook.
Warning: You might cringe so hard you’ll collapse into a black hole.
What’s great about the search bar is it can look for more than just liked posts, you can get specific by specifying photos, friends, videos, and your friends’ posts too.
Finding the Most Liked Facebook Post Using Publishing Tools
Let’s say you want something more concrete. Look no further than Facebook’s publishing tools. Unfortunately, this is tied to Facebook pages, rather than profiles.
Publishing Tools will give you a breakdown of how well certain posts did. How far did your post reach? How many times did someone click on it? Who liked it? What kind of reactions did it have? And so on and so forth. It would be really nice if Facebook were to implement such a tool to profiles, but alas, that isn’t so.
To visit your publishing tools, you have to first visit the Facebook page. Do note that you need backstage access to the page in order to view a Facebook page’s traffic.
1. With your preferred web browser head on over to Facebook’s homepage and, if you aren’t already, log in with your Facebook account.
2. Along the top, to the right of the search bar, click on the small arrow next to the Quick Help icon. In the drop down menu that follows, choose a Facebook page you’re a part of.
3. Now, along the top of the page you’ll see several different tabs, such as Page, Inbox, Notifications, but more importantly, Publishing Tools. Go ahead and click on it.
4. Pick out a post that has a high number of Clicks/Actions. This often leads to posts that have a lot of likes, reactions, and comments.
5. Clicking on the post will give you a breakdown and there is where you can find the most liked Facebook posts.
Avoid Using Third-Party Analytic Tools
While it might be very tempting to use third-party analytic tools, do keep in mind that those services aren’t associated with Facebook; in fact, if you’re ever asked to log in to such a service using your Facebook information, you have every reason to turn around and walk away.
Here’s the issue: your Facebook profile is home to a lot of personal information. Not only yours, but your friends, too. Imagine handing over your profile like that, and giving someone the keys to every single private conversation you’ve had with every single Facebook friend of yours. Does that make your stomach turn? It should, because it’s what some of these “services” aim to grab.
Sure, there might be legitimate platforms out there that can provide analytics for your Facebook profile without invasive tactics, but it’s better to be cautious and simply use Facebook’s search function for personal profiles and Facebook’s own analytics for pages.
Now that you’re more informed than ever, you know how to find your most liked Facebook pages for both your personal profile and your page. It was just too bad that Facebook never thought to add page insight to personal profiles. At this point, people practically run their personal profiles like a page, so why not? It’s not clear if Facebook will ever carry such a feature over. Only time will tell.