Quick Tip – Searching Your Facebook Timeline For A Specific Post


Three different people asked me similar questions about Facebook in the last month, which leads me to believe that even though this capability has existing for a while, some folks aren’t aware that you can search your Facebook feed for a post from the past. And it’s not just posts from the last week, it’s posts that go back years.

When Facebook introduced their updated search graph a couple years ago, one of the capabilities was the ability to search for posts from a specific person or even posted by you. As an example, I wrote a few haikus on Facebook a while back and I wanted to show them to my daughter while she was in the process of writing a haiku for school. In order to do that, I needed to search my own posts for the keyword “haiku”.

To do this, I simply typed “Posts by me with Haiku” and Facebook returned all posts where I was the author and I included the word “haiku” (don’t judge my poetry).

Quick Tip – Searching Your Facebook Timeline For A Specific Post | Social Media TodayCan’t find the awesome infographic that one of your friends posted about social media community management? Just use a query like “Posts by my friends social media management” or even “Posts liked by me social media management”. While most people use the search function to find friends, it really does offer a pretty robust content search capability.

There you have it. Search capability that allows you to find those posts you were looking for or had maybe even forgotten about. If you really want to dig in and learn more about Facebook search and all of it’s robust commands, there’s a pretty good help section on Facebook dedicated just to search.

Hope that helps others out there.

This post originally appeared on Sean Nicholson’s website

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Social Media Quick Tip: Targeting for Facebook Ads


Today we’re talking about targeting for Facebook ads.

What I’m going to show you is how you can see why you’re seeing a particular ad. In the case shown in the video, I’m seeing the ad because ‘Holly G Studios’ wants to reach people interested in ‘Oprah Winfrey’. Holly has some kind of Facebook ad strategy that figures if people are interested in Oprah Winfrey, then they might be interested in her content.

Not only does it help you understand why you’re seeing what you’re seeing in your Facebook feed, it can also help you with your ad targeting.

This tip is helpful because

1) It’ll will help you see why you’re seeing particular things in your feed
2) When you’re thinking about targeting your own ads, you can do some competitive intelligence and see what your competitors are doing. When you see their ads, take a quick screen shot, as shown in the video, and put in a Dropbox folder somewhere – so when the time comes for you to create your own ads, you’ve already got this done.

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This post originally appeared on Karen Yankovich’s blog

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