Facebook: Local Search

Facebook confirms searches performed off the platform do not influence Facebook search results

Facebook confirmed this week that searches off of the platform do not influence Facebook search results. Aiming to be more transparent about how Facebook’s search graph works, product manager Yee Lee explained all the things that do — and don’t — impact Facebook searches in a blog post Friday. Factors that influence Facebook search results. …

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Facebook Local is the social network’s stab at Yelp, Foursquare

Facebook’s year-old Events app hasn’t turned into the Google Calendar competitor it was primed to become. So the social network is relaunching it and redirecting its aim at local search platforms like Yelp and Foursquare. On Friday, Facebook debuted Facebook Local, a refurbished version of its Events app that aims to help people find nearby …

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