PopCap and Wooga are the gainers, Zynga the big loser among this week’s Top 25 Facebook games of December

We’re now in the third week of December, which means it’s time to check back in on the Top 25 Facebook games of December and examine their traffic. Since we’re a day away from the possible end of the world, this could be the last of these traffic updates (sorry, we hope you understand).

As per usual, we’re looking at games’ daily active user numbers, which is the best measure of a title’s core audience. This week, we’ve moved up into the top half of the list, which means we’re starting to see numbers with dramatic differences between each of the chart positions.

Here’s what we’ve looked at so far:

This week, we’ll look at No. 12 through No. 7. (more…)

Top Eleven and FarmVille are this week’s gainer and loser among the Top 25 Facebook games of December, 2012

It’s the second week of December, which means it’s time to move up the list of the the Top 25 Facebook games of December. As always, we’re examining the traffic based on daily active users, which is the best analysis of a game’s core audience.

We’re still on the bottom half of the list, which means the games’ traffic numbers are relatively close together. As a result, it doesn’t take much of a gain or loss for a title to start moving around on the chart. This is especially true today, as four of this week’s selection of games are only 200,000 DAU.

Here’s what we’ve looked at so far:

  • December 6, 2012: No. 25 (DoubleDown Casino) through No. 19 (Pyramid Solitaire Saga)
Today we’re looking at No. 18 through No. 13. (more…)

Pet Rescue Saga is this week’s gainer among the Top 25 Facebook games of December 2012

The first week of December’s almost over, meaning it’s time to start checking in on the Top 25 Facebook Games of December 2012.

As always, we’re examining the games on this list by daily active users, which is the best measurement of their core audiences. Since we’re starting at the bottom of the list, the traffic numbers are incredibly close together, so even minor shifts can result in placement changes. This is especially true this month, since 15 of the titles on the list were tied for various positions.

This week, we’re looking at No. 25 through No. 19; there weren’t any traffic losses to report, all the titles we looked at this week either stayed the same or saw gains.

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Candy Crush Saga and ChefVille this week’s gainer and loser among the Top 25 Facebook games of November, 2012

As the month draws to its close, we take a look at the top titles on our list of the Top 25 Facebook Games of November, 2012. Per usual, we’re looking at games’ daily active users, which is the best measure of a title’s core audience. We skipped posting last week due to the long Thanksgiving weekend, but now we’re back to close November out.

Normally, games at the top of the list feature such massive numbers that large changes can occur without any movement on the chart, but the past couple of months have seen some dramatic traffic shifts. Witness: The Ville quickly topped the chart this summer but managed to completely drop off the list by the start of this month.

Here’s what we’ve looked at so far:

  • Nov. 8, 2012: No. 25 (DoubleDown Casino) through No. 19 (Zynga Slingo)
  • Nov. 15, 2012: No. 18 (Monster World) through No. 13 (CityVille)
This week we check out No. 6 through No. 1. (more…)

Top Eleven and CityVille are this week’s gainer and loser among the Top 25 Facebook games of November 2012

We’re two weeks into November, so we’re starting to move up the list of the Top 25 Facebook Games of November. As always, we’re checking out traffic numbers by daily active users (the best gauge of a title’s core audience).

These games are still incredibly close together in terms of traffic, which means small shifts in traffic can cause a title to move several positions up or down on next month’s chart. Many of the games listed were tied with one another in November, too, so this is especially true this time around.

Here’s what we’ve looked at so far this month:

  • Nov. 8, 2012: No. 25 (DoubleDown Casino) through No. 19 (Zynga Slingo)

This week, we’ll look No. 18 through No. 13. (more…)

Ruby Blast Adventures and Zynga Slingo are this week’s gainer and loser among the Top 25 Facebook games of November 2012

It’s been a week since we revealed the Top 25 Facebook games of November 2012, which means it’s time to start looking at the gainers and losers.

Each week, we’ll check out six or seven titles on the Top 25 list by daily active users (the best way to gauge a game’s core audience) and examine how their traffic’s changed over the month-to-date. By examining these audience changes and comparing them with the games’ previous traffic, we can provide an educated guess on how these titles will shift on next month’s list.

Since we’re starting off at the bottom of the list, a minor change in traffic as small as 100,000 DAU can actually cause a title to move up or down by several spots.

This week, we’re looking at No. 25 through No. 19. (more…)

Candy Crush Saga and ChefVille this week’s gainer and loser among the Top 25 games of October 2012

It’s Halloween, which means it’s also time to finish up our look back at the Top 25 Facebook games of October 2012.

As it’s the end of the month, we’ll be checking out the top games on the list, which tend to see the least amount of movement based on traffic changes. The games at the top of the list have such massive numbers of daily active users (the best gauge of a title’s core audience) that it’s not uncommon to see a gain or loss of a million DAU and have the game hold the same spot had the previous month.

Here’s what we’ve looked at so far this month:

  • Oct. 11, 2012: No. 25 (Hidden Chronicles) through No. 19 (The Sims Social)
  • Oct. 19, 2012: No. 18 (Slotomania) through No. 12 (Bejeweled Blitz)
  • Oct. 26, 2012: No. 12 (CityVille) through No. 7 (Diamond Dash)
This week we’ll look at No. 6 through No. 1. (more…)

Dragon City and CityVille are this week’s gainer and loser among the Top 25 Facebook games of October 2012

We’re getting close to the end of October, meaning we’re now looking at the top half of the Top 25 Facebook Games of October 2012.

This is where games start having large enough daily active user groups that significant shifts in traffic may not cause them to move much — if at all — on the list. As always, we’re examining the games’ DAU numbers because that’s the best way to gauge a title’s core audience.

Here’s what we’ve looked at so far:

  • Oct. 11, 2012: No. 25 (Hidden Chronicles) through No. 19 (The Sims Social)
  • Oct. 19, 2012: No. 18 (Slotomania) through No. 12 (Bejeweled Blitz)
Today we’re looking at No. 12 through No. 7 (more…)
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