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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Facebook - How to search your wall for contests and giveaways.

Facebook Epiphany

Today I discovered that I could search for "contest" and "giveaway" or any other search term(s) on my Facebook wall, allowing me to go right to the posts I want to read right now.  The best part - I could save this search to my favorites in Internet Explorer 8 (sorry I don't know what this is called in Chrome, Firefox etc.) so I could check for new posts every day.  Way cool!


Go to your Facebook Wall ("Home").  Click on "Most Recent" posts.

In the search box at the top of the webpage type in the search term(s) you want to find.

I wanted to search for contest and giveaway so...
I entered "contest | giveaway" without the quotation marks.

Note: the symbol between the 2 search terms is the | (shift + \) aka pipe. This tells Facebook's search feature to search for both terms.

Click on the magnifying glass at the end of the search box.  If you accidently click on an item in the list that appears below the search box just start over again.


Under All Results (top left side of webpage) click on "Posts by Friends".  This narrows the search from all of Facebook to just your Facebook friends.


Save the url (it's a very long one) for this search to your favorites.

There are lots ways to do this, use the method you use most often.

My way:  I left clicked on the IE icon to the left of the url and dragged it to my favorites bar.  Then I renamed it by right clicking on the newly added link, choose Rename and then typed in the new link name.

Hope this helps someone else!