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new Facebook metadata on Google SERPs?  (View post)

Luke [PersonRank 0]

Monday, June 22, 2009
10 years ago5,073 views

is this new? just spotted it today.. if a facebook page appears in searches for a person, google lists in grey a couple of friends

haven't seen any mention of this when searchin blogoscoped

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Do you have any screenshots of this? I'm not seeing it. Also, could it be a Greasemonkey extension?

Edit: Actually, I'm seeing this now too...

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

it doesn't work for all profiles
google.com/search?hl=en&gl ...

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The most important question here is how this would ever help the searching experience...? It kinda feels unnecesarry and they should have rather added a profile pic for example.

Dominic Parker [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I've seen the same kind of snippet for LinkedIn rankings

google.com/search?hl=en&gl ...

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I agree with David, what good can it do?

Canna [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I'm pretty sure this has been around for quite a while ...
Privacy -> Search -> Public Search Listing
blog.facebook.com/blog.php?pos ...

(Yes, I am on facebook way too much)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Canna, friends have been searchable from public profiles for ages, but I've never seen them listed in the Google search results above the snippet like they are in that image. That blog post you're linking to doesn't mention this either. Just to be clear, the story here is with Google, not Facebook.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I don't understand what determinates if a page can have snippet or not.
Maybe it's a special bot that has crawled those pages?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

it works with Google profiles too
google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...
but I don't think it's new

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tomhtml
It's funny that the third result for your very broad search is a spam profile for FOREX trading (dozens of links to the same domain).

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It's been around before June 13, I remember searching my name on Google after getting my Facebook username and saw that. I thought someone here might have noticed it already so I didn't report.

Anderson [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Yes, Google is showing profile in the past days as well. Facebook profile pages are visible to Google and thus it shows.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Not all FB profiles are visible to Googlebot, absolutely.

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