Search

Phrase search (””)

By putting double quotes around a set of words, you are telling Facebook Search to consider the exact words in that exact order without any change. For example, search

“Obama Plans to Keep Estate Tax”

will find only facebook pages where this article from WSJ is shared.

Terms you want to exclude (-)

Attaching a minus sign immediately before a word indicates that you do not want pages that contain this word to appear in your results. The minus sign should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space. For example, query

Cars in USA -Chevrolet

will exclude all references to Chevrolet from the search result on Facebook.

The OR operator

Facebook Search’s default behavior is to consider all the words in a search. If you want to specifically allow either one of several words, you can use the OR operator (note that you have to type ‘OR’ in ALL CAPS). For example, query

Real estate in USA 2009 OR 2010

will give you results about either one of these years.