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Top 22 Social Media Search Engines to Find People and Social Information

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Facebook has just launched its new search tool called “Graph Search”. It’s the social networking site’s biggest foray into online search. Most analysts said that the new social search is not strong enough to challenge Google as the world’s dominant search engine, but it will certainly take away quite a sizeable search share from Google especially on the local information.

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Apart from social search, Facebook has collaborated with Microsoft’s Bing to provide web search results. In return, Bing also includes certain Facebook results into their search results. However, when it comes to social search, your choices are not limited to Google, Facebook and Bing only. There are other powerful social network search engines out there helping you to find social profile of people, company, group and brand, as well as user-generated content such as comments, bookmarks, videos, and news.

The social media and people search tools find information from multiple social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn at the same time. It saves you lots of efforts and time as you don’t have to search each social media site individually. Without further ado, here are our 22 best social network search engines you must check out.

Searching Numbers of Social Network Sites at the Same Time

1. Pipl People Search

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Pipl allows you to search people across social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Blogger blogs and many more. All you need to do is enter people name, email address or phone number, then hit “Search” button to see the results. Apart from people search, Pipl also supports Web search, business search as well as public records search.

2. Talkwalker’s Social Media Analytics Search

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Talkwalker’s real-time social search lets you search and uncover social media analytics metrics across all social media in one dashboard. You can track sentiment, levels of mentions, engagement and reach. The social media search also allows you to track top hashtags and analyze which channels are making an impact.

3. Social Mention

Google is the most popular search engine that people use to find almost everything on the Web. However when it comes to social network, you should give Social Mention a try. It’s a search engine specifically designed for people to find social media contents including blogs, microblogs, comments, bookmarks, videos and many more. Social Mention also features auto-alerts allowing you to receive daily email based on your searches such as brand, celebrity, company, etc. If you are blogger, consider to install its real-time buzz widget on your site.

4. Tagboard

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Tagboard is a curated public display of social media posts aggregated based on hashtags. The social media tool allows you to search hashtags from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus so that you know what people are saying around the hashtag of your concern. Tagboard also let you set filter by social network and the results will be shown in a simple dashboard.

5. Buzzsumo

BuzzSumo enables users to search keywords and find out what content on social media people are sharing the most. Through the search results, you can see who is posting about any specific topic, view your competition and monitor how others use social media. To streamline your search efforts, you can also filter results by posts, infographics, articles, videos, etc.

6. Anoox

Anoox is social networking based search engine. It enables you to find information through multiple social media websites or ask questions to the real people.

7. Social Searcher

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Social Searcher is another social network search tool which allows you to search trending links from Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Through this real-time online service, you can monitor your brands, find live stream links, find interesting content, and many more.

8. Uvrx Social Search

Uvrx Social Search is basically a combination of multiple Google custom search engines that enable users to search social networks including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, Plaxo, Bebo, Tumblr, etc. You can narrow down search results by selecting the social media site you want.

9. WhosTalkin

WhosTalkin enables you to search through a number of social media sites and blogs for trending topics and conversations about celebrity, sports, food, places, video, etc.

Searching Facebook

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10. Facebook Search

With the latest Facebook search tool, you can discover connections between people, places and things, based on your friends, activities, interests and status updates.

Searching Twitter

11. Twitter Advanced Search

With Twitter Advanced Search, you can search based on people, words, and places. On the displayed results, you can instantly connect and follow any celebrity, experts, brands and news.

12. Keyhole.co

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Keyhole.co allows you to find popular, useful and interesting content published on Twitter, blogs and news sites. You can search everything or filter the results based on tweets, links, photos, videos, experts, or trending.

13. Hashtracking

A famous hashtag search and tracking tool for Twitter and Instagram. Apart from tracking and sharing hashtags in real time, Hashtracking also offers historical data if you want to look up information on a hashtag from previously.

Search Engines’ Social Search Tools

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14. Google Inside Search

When signed in with Google Plus, you will be able to find both personal results and social results about you and your friend’s photos, posts, video and other content.

15. Bing Social

With Bing Social, you can find the latest news and trending topics from Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Searching Photos

16. Flickr Advanced Search

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Flickr is one of the largest photo and video sharing sites. It provides users advanced search tool with many filters and options helping you find image or video you want easily.

Searching Videos

17. YouTube Search

YouTube’s video search engine helps you find any videos you’re looking for from its huge video library.

18. Blinkx

Blinkx is video search engine with millions hours of indexed online videos. It lets you watch a wide variety of videos including news & politics, celebrity, technology, business, gaming, food, sports, and more, taken from famous news sites and video sharing sites.

Searching Blog Posts and Forum

19. Technorati

A famous blog posts search engine that lets you search weblogs based on keyword and tag.

20. Boardreader

This is an online search tool for forums and boards. Through the search engine, you can find popular content on the Internet including videos, news, press releases, articles, etc.

Other Social Search Tools

21. Sprinklr

Sprinklr is a social media management tool for enterprise businesses. It offers social media marketing, research, advertising, sales and content management on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social channels globally, in one integrated platform.

22. Twazzup

Another real-time online tool for you to find out trending news and topics across multiple social media and news sites.

23. Snitch Name

This is a white pages service for social networks. It enables you to search people’s profile on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, MySpace and other social media sites.

(Note: This article was updated on August 15, 2017)

Author: Jules, Quertime Editorial

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