Facebook Search Coming Eventually

Sep 13, 2012 • 8:31 am | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Search Engines

Facebook Search

Did you hear, Facebook will eventually do search. When, eventually. At TechCrunch Disrupt, the interview of Mark Zuckerburg, he said they will do it at some point, by it, means search.

Here are some quotes from Mark:

We're basically doing 1 billion queries a day and we're not even trying.

Facebook is pretty uniquely positioned to answer the questions people have. At some point we'll do it. We have a team working on it.

Search engines are really evolving to give you a set of answers, ‘I have a specific question, answer this question for me.

Here is the interview:

Danny Sullivan has his commentary on Search Engine Land.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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09/13/2012 12:45 pm

Come on Zuck' it together. You can spin right off of the Mac v. PC commercials. Except Google is the PC. Wait? Who would be the Mac?

Ben Greenwood

09/13/2012 12:50 pm

I blogged my own views on this here: http://blog.fluidcreativity.co.uk/facebook-search-to-become-a-reality-as-the-semantic-search-race-hots-up/ It's a bold, logical but hugely difficult move for FB to take.

Adam Grunwerg

09/13/2012 02:04 pm

I'm sceptical about how much more Facebook can grow. They already have maximised ads on mobile in my opinion (it's already hurt user experience as I can't scroll down a screen without seeing a full screen ad). Google are doing so many things in search such as the Knowledge Graph and Slider Wheel, not to mention G+, that I can't see Facebook catching up. The big Asian economies have Facebook blocked so I can't see any growth there. At the end of the day Facebook doesn't provide that much value, I could see myself switching to G+ if enough of my friends start using it. Google few because more people were searching the internet, the internet was expanding, they found a really good way to monetise it, and there was little serious competition. Facebook on the other hand has a limited market of expansion and has some fierce competitors. End of the day, if Facebook opened up their network so that I could download all my friends and pictures to upload on another social network then they've lost their USP and traction.

Adam Grunwerg

09/13/2012 02:05 pm

That was meant to sat Google grew* not google few.

Peter Gore

09/13/2012 02:24 pm

What is Moble? I assume they mean Mobile

Webstats Art

09/13/2012 04:17 pm

I watched the whole thing. Mark is a very smart guy and Wall Street should not underestimate him!

Bryan Gray

09/13/2012 06:13 pm

This would be a good move by FB. They already have the audience so it's just a matter of making a really good product -- no small feat. FB is driven by ad revenue and they are seeing that the value of search based traffic with intent is much higher than interruption based marketing. If they want to take earnings higher they need higher value traffic. Enter search.

Adblaze Marketing

09/13/2012 06:50 pm

Its about time for a Google competitor. Unfortunately it may just be another company that will censor results and spy on people.


09/13/2012 07:25 pm

I support other companies getting into search as long as I can still nail it using it as a marketer. Anything to reduce one company (Google) from being a monopoly over search is good.

Sarah King

09/13/2012 11:32 pm

I don't have time to sit through 32 minutes of video... summarise! As a user all I want to do is search through my own timeline for something that has appeared in the past eg john dogs - and get the relevant results. As a marketer I may want more to be searchable but lets start with giving me easy access to my own timeline! Long overdue.

Avinash Kumar

09/14/2012 08:52 am

Yes, I have the same query. What is it's (Moble) actual meaning? Is it related to tech & tips? Avinash Kumar http://www.igennie.net


11/14/2012 04:47 pm


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