Facebook has earned its reputation as an AOL-like walled garden by keeping most of the content generated within Facebook hidden from those who haven’t logged in.
Not only does a login screen stop general Internet users from viewing Facebook content without logging in, it also impedes search engine indexing.
Currently, Google can index:
a limited view of Facebook user profiles“Fan” Pages, including user postsFacebook comments left on third-party sites
At one point in time, search engines were also able to index many Facebook groups, but this does not appear to be the case any longer. I should also note that users may change a privacy setting so search engines can’t index their specific profile.
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Content Curator Tom George
Head of Inbound Advertising North America at Internet Billboards. Pioneering inbound advertising as well as an avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.