Does your business have a website and want to search open Facebook profiles? If so, you’re in luck! Facebook now allows users to search their profiles from within the site. No longer does, users need to go to the Facebook home page and click on the “search” button. Instead, all they have to do is hit the enter key on their keyboard.
Facebook is now testing a new feature which allows users to search within their personal profiles. Like with searching for someone on Facebook, the user simply clicks on the search button and will be directed to a new page. The new search function looks like a separate search box on the right-hand side of the profile page, allowing you to search for specific terms or phrases. This functionality is currently only available in English but is expected to be introduced other languages in the near future.
Users are able to search for a specific person, search for a specific location, search for a specific company or category, search by keywords, search by email and search for photos. Some search options are self-explanatory, while others may require the use of a translation tool. In the search for someone, if the name is required, a suggestion list of names will appear. In the search for a location, a user can choose from one of the following: City, State, Country, Village, Zip Code or Country. In the search for a company, a user can choose among the following: Company Name, Company Logo, Company Address, Company Phone Number or Fax Number, Company Details, Company Profile, Company History and Company Products.
The Facebook search interface is similar to that of Google, Yahoo! and other popular search engines. Once a user starts using the search feature on their profile, they are prompted to put in a search query. The search criteria can include the full names of the users, a phrase that accurately defines the type of content that is being searched and/or a country. In the result, Facebook displays a list of matching profiles that contain information that is most relevant to the search query. If a user is unable to find what he is looking for, he can choose to search the pages on the individual’s personal profile.
Facebook profiles can also be searched based on various factors such as the type of content displayed. The most popular search query is “friends”. The user can specify the name of his network and/or friend in order to focus his search results on this group. Depending on the Facebook features used, there are a number of ways to search profiles on the social networking site.
A user can specify a particular group from which he/she wants to search. Then, he can either narrow down his search results to show only profiles within this group or specify a broader search term by which he can make the search more specific. A search can also be carried out according to a user’s location by using the world search or a country search. The search can also be carried out according to the type of content available on the profile.
Depending on the query type, a user may be able to choose between the usual searching and filtering options. Once a user types in a search query, he has the option of limiting the search results to people who have chosen to share their information with him/her or creating a filtered profile to only show the most relevant profile matches. For example, a user searching for real estate agents in an area can limit his search results to people who have indicated that they are interested in real estate or those who have listed a property that they wish to buy. A user can also choose to create a filtered profile to show all profile searches regardless of the type of content provided.
In addition to these advanced search options, Facebook has introduced its new Graph Search, which is a feature of its desktop application called Facebook Search. Unlike search queries which are restricted to a single region, a user looking for a particular product in a city, town or world may search through Google, Yahoo! and Bing.