Russian search engine Yandex reached an agreement with Facebook, giving it access to the social network’s “firehose” of public data for the search engine’s users in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, other Commonwealth of Independent States countries, and Turkey.
Facebook is beginning to roll out language-specific names for users, allowing their names to be displayed in the native languages of a select few countries.
When unemployment rates spike, conventional wisdom would dictate that terms such as “unemployment,” “résumé,” or “work,” or even “LinkedIn,” would dominate searches on Google. However, according to Bloomberg, conventional wisdom did not apply, as “Facebook” was actually the most-searched term.
Where do information-technology professionals turn for help in reaching purchasing decisions for their companies? According to a recent survey of 400 IT professionals tasked with technology purchase decisions, from IDG Connect, social networks have closed the gap on search, and Facebook, in particular, has made strides.
Despite Instagram’s rapid growth, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network still does not have an official application for Apple’s iPad tablet, and developer Codegent is looking to fill the void with Flow, which debuted on the iTunes App Store this week.
How does advertising on Facebook impact the paid search marketing performances of brands? Significantly and positively, according to an analysis of a 2,500-plus-store retailer by Kenshoo, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer.
Facebook appears to be testing the ability to filter search results by category, with the option directly beneath its search bar to see all results, people, pages, places, groups, applications, or events.
Facebook announced at the end of September that posts, status updates, photo captions, check-ins, and comments were being added to Graph Search results, and Ashoat Tevosyan, an engineer on the social network’s search quality and ranking team, offered his insights on just how monumental of a task this was, and how it all began.
Facebook announced Thursday that it will remove a privacy setting that was only being used by a small percentage of its users, “Who can look up your Timeline by name?,” after initially announcing the demise of the setting last December, when it revamped its privacy tools.