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Facebook Intros New Knowledge Panel-Like Information Boxes

Facebook is introducing its knowledge panel-like information boxes into its search results for certain queries, SocialMediaToday first reported on June 9. The information within the boxes are sourced from Wikipedia. Just like with Google knowledge panels, these boxes might surface for non-human entities, such as with television shows. Clicking on any of the links within the information …

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Facebook Rolls Out Hours And Services Update For COVID-19 Communications

On April 3, Facebook announced the ability to publish hours updates and service changes on Facebook Pages. Businesses are able to mark themselves as “temporarily closed” or communicate other types of changes regarding the coronavirus outbreak. Also, as another tool that lets them communicate to customers, businesses have the ability to pin posts to the top of their timelines. …

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Facebook Opens Search Ads To All Advertisers

Facebook is rolling out search ad placement more broadly to all advertisers after almost a year of testing ads in New Feed and Marketplace search results. The adds will be displayed for search terms that have commercial intent. Search ads placement is available on mobile only right now. “Testing shows that advertisers and people are finding …

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Facebook Starts Testing Ads In Search Results

On December 11, Facebook announced that it is now testing ads in its search results.  The two places that the test will run is in both the platforms primary search results and in Marketplace search results. For Facebook, search is one of the few untapped inventory sources that remain for the social platform, which has …

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Facebook Local Is The Social Network’s Stab At Yelp, Foursquare

Facebook’s Events app hasn’t become the Google competitor it was primed to become.  Because of this, the social network has decided to relaunch it and redirect its aim at local search platforms, such as Yelp and Foursquare. Last week, Facebook debuted Facebook Local, which is a refurbished version of the Events app that aims to help people …

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Facebook Adds Public Posts To Search, More Frequent Updates May Be Coming

There has been announcement by Facebook that some incremental search improvements and a new “channel” for its news room (Search FYI) are coming that will provide updates on the evolution of search at Facebook.  So what does this mean?  More than likely, we’ll be seeing some more “search activity” going forward from this point. The announcement …

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Facebook Post Search Is Finally Coming To Android Devices

Back in December when Facebook launched its revamped search product, Android users were left out in the cold.  But now, Facebook has finally decided to let those users come in where it’s warm by allowing those who use an Android phone to find posts that have been shared in the social network, just like everybody …

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