All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Graph Search’

Moz Founder Rand Fishkin On Facebook’s Approach To Search

Last month, Facebook launched an update to its search experience enabling users to search keywords and get actual posts as results. This is arguably the most significant search feature Facebook has ever added beyond he ability to find a person or Page. It enables you to see what others have said about any given topic. When Facebook made its update, …

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Facebook Gets Rid Of Bing In Search Results

Last week, Facebook began rolling out an update to its search experience, finally enabling users to search keywords and get actual posts from their network. One part of the update that the company didn’t exactly announce, but that some have noticed, is that the search experience no longer includes web results from Bing . Facebook and Bing have been partners …

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Facebook Finally Adds Graph Search To Mobile, Adds Post Search

Facebook has really been taking its sweet time with the roll-out of certain Graph Search features. While it has promised to make it available for mobile devices and add the ability to search actual posts for a long time, only now are these features launching on a wide scale. And even this roll-out is limited as the mobile update is …

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Facebook Has A New Directory For Local Places

Facebook has an interesting new local search and discovery tool available at Facebook.com/places. It gives users a look at places with Facebook pages, including those your friends have been to (with their comments) and others who have left reviews. The directory lets you browse through restaurants, hotels, bars, cafes, public attractions, arts & entertainment, gyms, movie theaters, schools, theaters, grocery …

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‘Too Many Cooks’ Reminds Us That Facebook Is Really Slow At Rolling Out Graph Search Features

A lot of people are talking about “Too Many Cooks“. Maybe you’ve heard. It’s been trending on Twitter all weekend and throughout Monday. If you’re on Twitter, you can easily see what people are saying about it, from people you follow and celebrities to the common folk of the Twitterverse. A lot has been said, and some fun content is …

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Facebook ‘Tests’ Post Search Feature It Promised Almost a Year Ago

The slowest rollout in the history of social media continues today, as Facebook is reportedly letting some mobile users search for old posts via keyword. According to a statement provided to Bloomberg, Facebook says this is “an improvement to search on mobile.” It’s also an improvement that Facebook promised months and months ago. In January of 2013, Facebook unveiled Graph …

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Facebook Graph Search For Mobile Spotted

It’s been a year and a half since Facebook first unveiled Graph Search. Since then the updates have been few and far between, that it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are supposed to be more features coming to it. For example, we’re supposed to be able to search posts with it at some point (which would make it a …

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Get More Out Of Facebook Insights And Graph Search

Shweiki Media and Avital Eidenbom from Studio 5 Innovation have put out this short webinar about using Facebook Insights and Graph search to get more out of your social media content. One Graph Search tip from the video is to search for other pages liked by your fans, using the “Pages liked by people who like YourBrandHere” query. Look at …

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Facebook Graph Search Coming To Mobile ‘Pretty Soon,’ Says Zuck

Facebook may finally be bringing Graph Search to mobile devices soon. In fact, Mark Zuckerberg said as much on the company’s earnings call during the Q&A portion on Wednesday. “Pretty soon, I think, you should expect us to roll out the mobile version of this,” he’s quoted as saying. “I think that that’s going to be an important step, because …

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Facebook Discusses Ranking Graph Search Results

About a month ago, Facebook finally added the ability to find status updates and other posts in Graph Search, though the feature is still slowly rolling out (like pretty much everything else Facebook announces – “new” News Feed anyone?). Since then, Facebook has killed the privacy setting that lets you hide from other users in search. Now, the company has …

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Facebook Kills Privacy Setting That Was Probably Already Dead to You

Starting today, you will no longer be able to hide from other Facebook users in search. That means that your profile will always be visible in Graph Search, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. Ok, let’s back up a bit. I don’t mean to scare you. In reality, you probably didn’t know that the option …

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Facebook’s App Family Is About to Get Some Updates [REPORT]

According to sources familiar with the situation, 9to5Mac is saying that Facebook is “preparing major update” to a bunch of the apps in its purview. This includes the basic Facebook for iOS, the Facebook Messenger app, and Instagram. First off, prepare for Graph Search on your Facebook for iOS app. A couple of months ago, Facebook pushed Graph Search to …

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How to Make Sure (Most) People Can’t Find Your Embarrassing Facebook Posts in Graph Search

As you may have heard, Facebook just opened the floodgates when it comes to internet stalking. Yesterday, the company announced that Graph Search will now be able to pull up all of your old statuses, photo posts, check-ins, and basically any other post you’ve ever made on the network. Before, Graph Search was really limited to being able to cull …

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If You Live In The United States, You Now Have Facebook Graph Search

Facebook announced on Wednesday that Graph Search has finally completely launched to all users in the United States (in English). About a month ago, the company indicated that the process to getting it to everyone in the country had begun. “As a reminder, we introduced new privacy controls back in December and announced that we would be retiring the old …

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Facebook Graph Search Is Coming to All U.S. Users

If you’re an English language-using, United States-based Facebook user and you’ve yet to be granted access to Facebook’s Graph Search feature – that’s about the change. Apparently, Facebook feels comfortable enough with the product to start rolling it out to the masses. Starting today, Graph Search will begin to roll out to “several hundreds of millions” of users over the …

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Facebook Generates Random Graph Searches with New “Browse” Feature

Facebook wants you to discover all of the cool things that you can search for using the new Graph Search – so much so that they’re testing a link that will generate a new, random Graph Search query every time you click it. Some users are seeing a “Browse” link in the “Favorites” section on the left-hand side of their …

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Facebook Graph Search Gets Its First Wave of Ads

A small percentage of Graph Search users are now seeing some ads in their search results, marking the first time that Facebook has put any sort of advertising in their new product. Josh Constine at TechCrunch has a shot of the ads, which look like your basic sidebar ads. The Graph Search ads appear between the page breaks in Graph …

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Facebook Tests More Versions Of The Search Box

Here is what Facebook Graph Search has looked like for me until today: Everybody else that has had Graph Search that I have seen has had the same design. That is until last week, when we spotted a new design the company started testing. This one had more of a classic Facebook search feel to it, including a white box …

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Facebook Home Will ‘Hopefully’ Get Graph Search, Says Zuckerberg

It may be quite a while before we see it, but we can probably expect Facebook Home to get Graph Search built in sometime in the future. First, if you haven’t read about Facebook Home yet, go do that. Graph Search has not even been launched on mobile devices yet, and it remains to be seen how long that will …

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Will Google Ever Stop Dominating Search?

Google stock is currently taking a hit after reaching an all-time high last month. Any number of factors could be contributors to this, but some think it’s directly related to people’s decreased dependence on finding information with Google. Can Google keep its edge in search for the long term? Let us know what you think. Forbes, for example, has a …

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Facebook Tests Pre-Graph Search Era White Search Box

Facebook appears to be testing a new look for the search bar that more closely resembles the old white search box of old, as opposed to the box-less blue bar of the new Graph Search. Those who have been switched over to Graph Search since Facebook launched the product back in January have probably recognized that the search box at …

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You Can Get Keyword Data From Facebook Graph Search in Google Analytics

Will Facebook’s Graph Search become a major piece of successful online marketing strategies? It’s still in its infancy, and does only a small fraction of what it promises to do at this point, but just given the fact that it’s the search feature of Facebook (over a billion users), it seems like something that should play a significant part. Not …

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What Are Your Facebook Likes Revealing About You? (Hint: It’s a lot)

Is it possible that you are unwittingly outing yourself – as gay, as a conservative, as Muslim, or as a pot smoker – by simply liking stuff on Facebook? Sure, you could easily do this by liking the “Gay Men’s Alliance for Rolling Joints #420” page (I don’t think this really exists, just an example). But that’s not what we’re …

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Facebook Promotes Graph Search to the Less Than 0.1% of Users with Graph Search

Let’s just say that Facebook has 1 billion MAUs. Yes, they announced that milestone a little while back so they most definitely have a few more than that, but for the purposes of this calculation just indulge me. Ok, 1 billion active users. In a blog post today, Facebook says that hundreds of thousands of people are currently using the …

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Facebook Adds Search Results Tab To App Insights

Over the past few months, Facebook has added a number of metrics to App Insights. It’s invaluable data that allows developers to analyze where traffic is coming from, and where they can capitalize on said traffic. Now Facebook is adding a new metric that may prove very important as Graph Search gets into the hands of more people. Facebook announced …

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Facebook: Our Policies Regarding Minors Carry Over to Graph Search

We’ve already covered how Facebook’s new Graph Search feature may cause some privacy concerns for some users. It’s not that Graph Search allows people to see any more of your information than is already available, but it does make it much easier to find. The fact that users can search parameters involving “people who like ______” and “photos of people …

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Facebook Bug Shows Facebook’s Power Over Your Site (And Your Business)

Facebook experienced a glitch late on Thursday, which took down a whole lot of sites temporarily, illustrating just how much power Facebook holds over the web. Users would visit a site, and then it would redirect to an error message on Facebook.com. Sites affected by the bug include: Hulu, CNN, MNSBC, Gawker Media sites, ESPN, Reuters, Yelp, Business Insider, Soundcloud …

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Facebook Graph Search Is Going to Produce a Lot of Funny, Odd, and Creepy Queries

New Tumblr alert! New Tumblr alert! Like that Tumblr blog that let people post odd responses from Siri when she first debuted on iOS, or those various Tumblr blogs that show odd Google autocomplete suggestions, this new Tumblr blog that centers around a new Facebook feature is sure to provide us with some giggles over the next few months. Maybe …

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Facebook Graph Search, Your Privacy, and What You Can Do

Facebook just launched something new. That’s all you have to say, really. That in and of itself is enough to get people riled up about their privacy, or how Facebook is screwing with it. Of course, simply being a member of Facebook means that you give up some level of privacy – but some people expect Facebook to do everything …

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What Does Facebook Graph Search Mean For SEO?

Facebook has dominated the conversation in the tech world this week (for several reasons), but especially because of its unveiling of Graph Search. We’ve been waiting for years for Facebook to “get into search” and “take on Google,” and we appear to have the company’s first real attempt at doing so. Do you think Facebook has a legitimate shot at …

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