/// Lady Gaga Gives FarmVille a Boost, But Can it Last?

May 30, 2011  |  All Things Digital

FarmVille launched two years ago, peaking at an amazing 32.5 million daily users. At that rate, Zynga’s Mark Skaggs has said before that if you lined up all the users across the U.S., they’d cross 6.36 times from New York to San Francisco. Now a days, the game is showing its age and the number of people coming back on a daily basis is nearly a third of that. So, can a promotion with pop artist and marketing machine Lady Gaga provide a lift? Yep, it sure can. Unfortunately, the lift is probably only temporary, according to the latest usage trends  from AppData.com , which tracks usage levels of Facebook applications. Here’s how user went Gaga for GagaVille: The promotion kicked off on May 17, six days before Lady Gaga’s new album “Born this Way” was released. Farmers were invited to visit Lady Gaga’s compound that included lots of purple, crystals, unicorns and even sheep riding motorcycles. However, response to the themed farm hardly registered with visitors registering roughly 11 million a day, which lower than the week prior when users registered  more than 11.5 million. That changed quickly. On May 19, visits spiked to 13.5 million after players were able to unlock and stream three unreleased tracks. The first day on May 17, “Marry the Night,” was available, followed by “Electric Chapel,” on May 18 and “Fashion of His Love” on May 19. It was either “Fashion His Love” that created the spike or the combination of all three. Regardless, since that day, visits to the Farm have fallen off of a cliff. Now that the album is out — and you could buy it for only 99 cents on Amazon — interest in FarmVille seems to have been withering once again

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Lady Gaga Gives FarmVille a Boost, But Can it Last?

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