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How do you perform an advanced search on (the new) Facebook?

It is frustrating when you are searching for someone on Facebook and they don’t show up. The good news is that it’s possible to perform an advanced search on Facebook. Here are the steps to do so.

1. First of all, log in to Facebook.
2. Once logged in, go to: www.facebook.com/people-search.php
3. You should then be presented with options such as ‘people you may know’
4. To the right of this are the advanced filters to use when searching for friends.

It should look a little something like this:


Tumblr posts not showing up in search

tumblr-posts-not-showing-in-searchOnce you have posted to Tumblr, are you having problems with the posts showing up in search? This is a common problem and it could be for a number of reasons.

Here are some steps to take to ensure your posts show up in Tumblr search.

1. Reblogged posts: The first issue could be to do with the reblogging of content. It is important to remember that reblogged posts do not show up in tracked tags. Only the first “instance” of a post will show up in tracked tags. If you diligently add tags to everything you reblog: that’s great, keep doing it if you have your own reasons, but remember that it won’t make the post magically reappear in people’s tracked tags.

2. First five tags:  The first five tags (and only the first five), will show up in people’s tracked tags. So, for instance, if you are posting a picture of a dog, and want it to be seen by the sorts of people who have dogs in their tracked tags, make dogs one of the first five tags you use. You need to keep in mind that if you put tag commentary in your first five tag slots it’s going to push the useful tags out to where nobody can track them. A great tip is to select your highest-priority tags first, then your thoughtsnippets.

3. Check privacy settings: This has happened to me twice believe it or not. Make sure you check your privacy settings. Go to settings and make sure you have private turned off!


Does Facebook record your search history? (view and delete it!)

facebook-view-and-delete-search-historyYes, is the short answer. Facebook does record the searches you make and they are all logged on your profile. However, you can delete your Facebook search history.

Every high-school sweetheart stalked, every ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend examined, every job candidate scoped out is listed in chronological order, together with the date and time of the search.

This search data isn’t public, but at least a few Facebook users were shocked to see an unadulturated list of all the people they’d been stalking. So as Facebook rolls out its search engine, Graph Search, and pushes its users to perform more queries on the social network, it’s worth bearing in mind that those queries are not only logged, but stored in an easily-accessible way.

How to delete your Facebook search history

  • Go to your profile page
  • Click on ‘activity log’ in the top right hand corner

  • Go to the left hand side and click on ‘more’


  • A new set of options will appear. Find ‘search’ and click on it


  • Now you will see your full search history for Facebook. You can browse through by date or clear the entire search history at the top.