Oct 10, 2011

Facebook games suffer activity decline?

The biggest 20 games operators on Facebook are combating a steady drop in daily user retention, an analyst group has said.

IHS Screen Digest claims that, during the first three quarters of 2011, the likes of Zynga and PopCap noticed a downward trend in user engagement.

User engagement is a specific metric that measures the ratio of daily active users versus monthly active users.

If the ratio is in decline, as the new data suggests, it means that those who log on to Facebook games every month are doing so less on a day-to-day basis.

High user engagement is seen as an important metric for social games groups because it means more players are exposed to other games advertised across game networks and, in theory, are more likely to pay for virtual items.

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