• http://www.kishoresoft.com Sai Bharadwaj

    Matt, will this change how we look at optimizing brands for search engines? Looks more of a connected network search?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1671505155 March Dartnail

    hi danny,

    i had a blog post about this nov 2010 http://aggravationconnoisseur.blogspot.ca/2010/11/facebookmyspace-as-floor-and-google-for.html

    to clarify, what i meant from google as floor or ceiling is/was google in the traditional sense, which at least at the time i blogged that, was as a search company, then it links to Dave Heinemeierhansson breakdown of it’s then valuation

  • Matt McGee

    It’s very much “network” — ie, Facebook — search. It’s not a traditional search engine. It’s similar to what Google has been trying to do for years with personalized search and, more recently, Search Plus Your World — search results based on connections.

  • daveintheuk

    All of the queries need to be changed slightly…. “Indian restaurants liked by my friends from India who use Facebook regularly and like each restaurant based on merit rather than because they just wanted to look at the page”. Or something like that.

  • davidquaid

    Facebook had to improve its internal search – frankly, Alexa was a better search engine in 1999. As you point out – most results will be fairly common.

    The big thing people miss is that Google = Serendipity – and being connected to things you’re already connected to isn’t going to help to find new things.

    I can’t see this challenging Google – I dont even believe they’re in the same space

  • http://www.sagerock.com/blog Sage Lewis

    I think davidquaid is right. I’m having a little trouble envisioning this. Will I use this when I’m in a new city looking for a restaurant? I might try it a few times. But if the results aren’t great I’ll probably just go back to Google.

    I kind of wonder if they are hoping I’ll buy things just because my friends bought them. That is going to be a pretty small set of data. I think I would still check a place like Amazon or Google Local or Yelp before I made my decision. But we’ll see.

  • http://twitter.com/MrNunchi Smruti Ranjan

    Can it beat Google? I don’t think so. As per Mark’s words, he want to retain users in Facebook, as it’s a personalized network search. Google’s view is broader more than the Graph search. you would also like to see http://rightcolumnmedia.com/2013/01/16/facebook-launches-graph-search-no-facebook-phone

  • http://twitter.com/krystianszastok Krystian Szastok

    interesting how Samuel W. Lessin is a product at Facebook. Must be a staging account.

  • http://www.facebook.com/annmarie.landry Ann Marie Landry

    If this does take off, it will grow the need even more for small businesses to not only have a Facebook Page, but to truly cultivate a community, as to connect with “friends of friends” in these searches.

  • ankya7

    Well there is no way search can be beneficial to fb users who already are irritated by too many unwanted changes.
    This will only be useful to only some of the power users . Not happy with this change.

  • Rank Watch

    Even i too have the same thought. I would sincerely go against the title of this post. By no means Facebook Graph is going to challenge Google. Google has all web crawling to it, whether you want anything, but Graph search will be more specific and search links would be through the networks and pages. You cannot get a “How-to” in a similar way on Graph search as you get that on Google page.