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Google Adds Facebook Updates to Real-Time Results

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Facebook joins Twitter and MySpace in Google's Social Update Search.

Over at Mashable, Ben Parr noticed that Facebook updates have been added to Google's real-time results. Twitter and MySpace are already featured in the real-time results, which are generally treated as a universal feature. In other words, you know how sometimes yousee sections for news results or image results? Real-time results appear in a similar fashion.

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Actually finding an example of a Facebook update in Google results on your own can be challenging. Use Google's "Search Options" feature and then click on "Updates" and search away until you find one. After many searches, I finally found a Facebook update for Olympic hockey:

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If you want your Facebook updates to be searchable, I'm going to assume that you'll need to have your privacy settings for your updates to be set to "Everyone" within Facebook. After that, you'll want to read our post on Google's ranking for Twitter to get hints at what they might be doing for Facebook updates.


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