MANILA – ABS-CBNnews.com was named the 7th biggest Facebook publisher in May 2014, according to news aggregator NewsWhip.
ABS-CBNnews.com beat the online portals of other popular news agencies like The New York Times, CNN and BBC, among others.
ABS-CBNnews.com is also the lone Asian website on the list.
The article said www.abs-cbnnews.com's inclusion to the list is attributed to the recent launch of their Southeast Asian section.
“Another notable ascender in the top 25 is Philippine site ABS-CBN, who come in very highly at number 7 overall."
"With the recent launch of Spike’s South East Asian section, we added the English language site to our database, and quickly noticed the site's content rising rapidly through to the top of the most shared content in that region.”
The NewsWhip article said ABS-CBNnews.com's high ranking on Facebook may be attributed to the publisher's 4.6 million fans.
"ABS-CBN publishes in English and its high ranking may be attributed to the publisher’s 4.6m Facebook fans. There is significant Facebook activity in the country – a quick look at Spike’s publisher view confirms that they have plenty of social engagement.”
The site measures Facebook Totals, which include a publisher's Likes (or Recommends), Comments and Shares combined.
Topping the list is huffingtonpost.com while buzzfeed.com comes in at close second. The third and fourth places, meanwhile belong to foxnews.com and ijreview.com, respectively, followed by nbc.com and theguardian.com.
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