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Facebook's new search features make it easier to find what you need, for once..
Today on searching for communities to post to on Facebook, I see that they've rolled out new search features that make finding the right business, place, company, institutions, organisation, brand or product, artist, band or public figure, entertainment or cause or community, much easier with their new category search features letting you filter out and zero in one what it is you're looking for.
Where as before, you could only really search either Top Posts, People, Photos, Videos, Pages, Places, Groups, Apps & Events. If you wanted to find communities to post to that accept posts made to their page, you have to search for "Pages" and then try to find community pages that you could like and post to.
Now though, when you click on the "Pages" link for example, after performing a search, you can now sort the search results by either any category or Local Business or Place, Company, Organisation or Institution, Brand or Product, Artist, Band or Public Figure, Entertainment, Cause or Community.
Now this makes it much easier to find those community pages in which you can like/follow and post to. For example, if I search on Facebook for "SEO services". I can now filter by Cause or Community to be shown only community pages I can post to. Not all of them let you post to them and some approve comments/posts first.
Now this is so, so much better than before! Why Facebook have taken this long to add these search filter options I don't know! LinkedIn had it licked a long time ago with their advanced search form which lets you drill down to find exactly what you're looking for from everything else that you don't want to see.
And I think that Facebook could learn from their advanced search features as well. Because LinkedIn actually let you find results based on location and country and that's what I'd like to see in the Facebook search features so I could find those businesses that are near to me without searching something like "SEO service London" or something.
Anyway, still though, these new search features make using Facebook and finding something on it much easier to do. Letting you sort the chaff from the wheat, saving time and helping you to get more done, or found, much quicker!
What do you think of Facebook's new search features?
Are you finding them more useful than before?
Just wanted to share!