Libertarian Party passes 500,000 likes on Facebook

On April 20th, the Libertarian Party’s Facebook page surpassed 500,000 “likes.” By comparison, the GOP’s official Faceboook page has just over 1.3 million likes while the Democratic Party has 740,000 likes.

 

Here is how the top eight third parties stand in term of Facebook “likes” as of today:

Libertarian Party  –  500,912

Green Party  –  75,620

Communist Party USA  –  48,816

Veterans Party of America  –  22,029

The Constitution Party  –  10,507

Peace and Freedom Party  –  9,801

Party for Socialism and Liberation  –  5,139

Justice Party USA  –  4,983

18 thoughts on “Libertarian Party passes 500,000 likes on Facebook

  1. Andy

    Now just imagine if all 500,000 of those people actually donated money to the Libertarian Party. We might actually get somewhere if that happened.

  2. paulie

    More Than 11 Million Young People Have Fled Facebook Since 2011

    And many of them have come back, as well as others who have more than taken their place.

    Now just imagine if all 500,000 of those people actually donated money to the Libertarian Party. We might actually get somewhere if that happened.

    Millions of people like and sharing our advertising/propaganda is not bad either.

  3. George Whitfield

    Congratulations to the Libertarian Party and the hard-working people who maintain the Facebook page.

  4. Shane

    That’s a nice accomplishment but the reality is that Facebook fans don’t convert to donors easily.

    It’s a wasted investment of time in my experience.

  5. Deran

    You would know about MySpace, dear CLC! I well remember your delightful Millard Filmore MySpace page. Exquisite! How is it going? Godbless!

  6. paulie

    That’s a nice accomplishment but the reality is that Facebook fans don’t convert to donors easily.

    It’s a wasted investment of time in my experience.

    One does not follow from the other.

    True, they do not easily directly convert to donors. But I do believe there is a major long term value to having millions of people see and share our message, even if immediate results in terms of dues paying members and donations are not easily identifiable, quantifiable or even apparent.

  7. Jill Pyeatt

    I agree with Paulie. Something is helping the public to know about libertarianism, but it’s probably a sum of factors. I’m certain that Facebook is part of it just because so many people see our memes.

  8. Shane

    Facebook can be used for advertising but again, it’s not the best.

    For marketing, it has a horrible ROI.

    Facebook was best for buzz, which is how you build a brand — you maintain a brand with advertising.

    With Facebook’s new caps on exposure, the ability to generate buzz is now grossly limited.

    Focusing on building an email list is hands down the best value for online marketing.

    As a marketer, I wish Facebook did work, but the affinity is far too soft to be effective and they limit clear calls-to-action.

    It is really easy for folks to get caught up in things like Facebook likes and other bells and whistles but the reality is that there is no substitute for good marketing — and unfortunately Facebook doesn’t allow good marketing to take place on their platform — even if paid.

    People can say anything they want but until they drop over $100k++ a month testing six ways to Sunday across channels with multiple clients like I do, there isn’t much of an argument anyone can make that will convince me that Facebook is worth the time and effort for a non-profit political organization.

  9. paulie

    Not much time and effort, since it is all being done by volunteers who are unlikely to be doing anything else that is in any way equivalent, and ROI in this case is not direct or measurable.

  10. Mark Hilgenberg

    This is great but we do need to add in other social media sites. The average age of Facebook has increased from 30 to 40 over the past few years.

  11. Steve M

    Shane, I disagree. At least for candidates, its an easy way for supporters to communicate. Even for parties, I get to see glimpses of state organizations such as Massachusetts, Virginia, Oregon. Some percentage of articles posted on a facebook page will get to the users who like a page.

  12. paulie

    This is great but we do need to add in other social media sites. The average age of Facebook has increased from 30 to 40 over the past few years.

    We have other social media, but facebook seems to be the one where we get a lot of active volunteers.

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