Facebook Edgerank Algorithm explained

January 3, 2011

There has been quite a bit of buzz lately about the Facebook Edgerank algorithm.  The Edgerank algorithm is used by Facebook to rank posts on a user’s ‘top news’ feed to determine which posts should be shown on top of the ‘top news’ feed and which posts should not be shown on the ‘top news’ feed.

Edgerank Algorithm

When a user logs in to Facebook, there are normally many more posts destined to a user than that can fit on a user’s ‘top news’.  Therefore, Facebook uses the Edgerank algorithm to determine which posts should go on top of the ‘top news’. Read the rest of this entry »