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Is it possible to search keywords of posts on Facebook, for people that you are not friends with.

For example, if someone has mentioned the word 'Plumber' in a post, is it possible to find / search for these posts if they are public (and if you are not friends with them).

Does the API allow anything like this?
oo7mlAsked:
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MPCP-StewartCommented:
Use Google site search as a workaround. For example (in a google.com search box): "site:facebook.com <your search>"

I found what I was looking for after typing in a lot of specifics of what I remembered I had posted.
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oo7mlAuthor Commented:
Thank you... do you know if they have any sort of API that will allow you to search? I'm sure the Google site method would only search content that was posted a few weeks ago
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MPCP-StewartCommented:
There is no current API allowing what you want exactly.

Public Post search is no longer available.
Source: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/apps/changelog#v2_0

This is the only possibility to search for something, and it does not include posts: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/using-graph-api/v2.4#search
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Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
I'd think what you're looking for could be gathered through the public feed and the keyword insights api.
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