How to effectively search on Facebook?

Phrase search (””)
Double quotes around a set of words can be used to tell Facebook Search to find the exact words in that exact order without any change. For example, search

“Cars Insurance USA”

will find only Facebook pages where this exact phrase is posted.

Terms you want to exclude (-)
Attaching a minus sign immediately before a word states that you want to filter out Facebook pages that contain this word. The minus sign should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space. For example, query

Mobile Phone -iPhone

will exclude all Facebook posts with "iPhone" word from the search results.

The OR operator
By default all words in a search query are considered by search engine for finding mentions. 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

iPhone OR “Google Pixel”

will give you results about either one of these words.

How to search for people on Facebook?

Finding someone on Facebook is a very common problem for a lot of internet users, especially if one doesn’t have an account. Another issue is privacy concerns: not all searches should be tracked by Facebook and visible in your search suggestions due to privacy reasons. Here are some tips to safely find person on Facebook:
  • Use input above and directly search by one’s Name or Surname.
  • Try to extend search query by relevant keywords, which person could use in the Facebook profile section description, for example, education places, current city or favourites.
  • Check up Images tab for a quick preview of the possible matches.
  • Searching for mutual friends or colleagues is one of the best alternatives: follow the above mentioned steps, but for the former co-workers and school alumni.