• pdobson

    Seems like Duck Duck Go is likely to become a far more valuable commodity soon. If Facebook is serious about getting in to search, the best alternative to Google looks like a very strategic aquisition.

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    I think Facebook realizes they probably can’t tackle Google with web search, but they can make searching on Facebook easier and more valuable for users. The longer Facebook can keep users on their site the better for them, so making it easier to find people/companies means users don’t have to turn to Google to do it. 

  • http://twitter.com/gsterling Greg Sterling

    Having a good search capability on Facebook would make it more useful and more people would use it, leading to ad opportunities

  • http://twitter.com/SebYoung_ Seb Young

    Might ignite yet another ‘search battle’. Looks interesting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/heinzguenter.weber Heinz-Guenter Weber

    I think Facebook is getting more serious on search as it is getting more serious on  revenues both from ads and from increased traffic. As you put it: ‘It would also create a PPC ad opportunity that is probably too lucrative for Facebook to ignore’. Could be a cash cow I think.

  • http://www.mosaictec.com Mosaic Technology

    This would be a really interesting power play by
    Facebook if the company does create a more in-depth search engine to rival
    Google. Short from the smartphone/tablet market, Facebook and Google are going
    to look remarkably similar. Nothing more would solidify Facebook and Google as
    rivals than for Facebook to amp up its search feature.



    Mosaic Technology


  • http://twitter.com/JMSBNTHM James Bentham

    Good news for UX on Facebook, which seems to have been getting steadily worse with every update. Hopefully improved search will be a step in the right direction for both users and advertisers. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zhu-Cherishsos/100003677505441 Zhu Cherishsos
  • http://incassodeal.nl/incassodeal Gratis Incassobureau

    Hello , I’m New member for Search Engine Land. So when i open Search Engine Land the Headline i saw first and I’m intersting to read the post. I’m never say i Seo Guro. I’m normal person. So I’m just say one think Google is Google and Facebook is Facebook no fight no war we are friend. 

  • http://withwindows.com Ricky Shah

    Facebook better improve its privacy policy first. Competing with Google is not an easy/ viable option for them

  • http://www.web-content-writing.com/ Vishu

    yes this is much needed feature required from the facebook, having, this much of huge database it is hard to believe that  search is working prefectly on Facebook

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586876452 Arvin Alba

    Frankly, if this is just for internal search, I don’t see the point. People rarely search for stuff on Facebook – all they need is basic search functionality. Facebook is more on discovery as opposed to search. I won’t search for pages I want to like – I click like when I see the like button, when, say, I visit the web page. I only use search to search friends, and Facebook is good enough with that. For those I haven’t friended yet – well, that happens only a few times in three months.

    Thus, I see this more of a stepping stone for eventual web search. Test run, probably, and getting the basics right. Also, having more people comfortable with using a Facebook search.

  • http://smobot.com smobot

    Facebook is more like a book for your face, whereas Google is more like the sound the internet makes when I try to think of stuff.

  • http://smobot.com smobot

    Facebook is going to launch a search engine using their subscriber base. It will be start as a social media biased alternative to portals like MSN, Yahoo and iGoogle, relying heavily on FB Pages. The geniuses at Facebook will have no problem launching a search engine with advancements in computation, and their knowledge of linguistics and user behavior. Google has already attempted to block this effort with the introduction of Google Plus, however, with persistence, and possibly in partnership w/ Microsoft (initially, as it were), Facebook will become a real player, eventually opting for an auxiliary domain name exclusively for search, perhaps capitalizing on mobile search first….. google…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002179755675 Aubrey Smith

    Totally true.  Google and LinkedIn Corporate Dev departments have been talking to Ark.com for this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aiden-Moor/100001939456401 Aiden Moor

    Facebook and Google is trying a lot for taking over each other and everyone is in a wait for the winner of this competition. So lets wait and watch who will take the trophy or hat of  winner.. By the way Facebook is trying a lot………….

  • Cruise_Co

    With how popular Google is I really do think Facebook will struggle to match it let a lone beat it. While both Google and Facebook are very popular they are popular for different reasons. Royal Caribbean cruises

  • http://www.askforeman.com/ Stephen Foreman

    I think you are right. Just look at how Google + is dealing with Social Media – Badly. The two things are entirely different animals. They might be able to make Facebook better by making it more effecient, but do Facebook have the know how to compete with a long established search engine?

    Only time will tell…

  • http://www.facebook.com/fabtshow Fabian Toth

    There is a lot of sense in Facebook creating a search engine that will compete with Google, as Google already stepped into its territory with Google+.

    I foresee some sort of integration with Bing as Facebook has been working with Microsoft a lot and Facebook has tremendous amounts of data from their users already they can use.

    A great indicator into Facebook working on a search engine is that they are starting to offer their own email, “@facebook.com” which is directly associated with the preferable search engine users use.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DH2KQZ5UI3IVMOOO35DLKLYZHM Jim

    Of course Facebook should do a search, Google has been unsuccessfully attacking Facebook since it realised it has missed the boat on the social front. It is time Facebook hit back. With the yet another google social network beginning to lose steam it will be only a matter of time before Google makes a move on Pinterest. Yes you heard it here first.

  • http://www.t3.com.pl Tomasz Leszczynski

    Try Fplorer.com

  • http://www.social-searcher.com/ Dmitry Nut

    I am sure that Facebook won’t try to clone Google, and will focus on users’ likes trends, sharing etc, however it’s a big challenge to filter out billions of spam accounts, which will flood the search results with fake likes… hope that the social network will care about it.
    Back in 2010 I mashuped by myself pros of Facebook and Google. Facebook’s big content and Google’s great search engine API – http://www.social-searcher.com Looking forward to see how Facebook will contribute into the Search area.