On my Facebook page, I posted a link to my YouTube video. When I was using the Facebook search to find a page, I was surprised to find that my link showed up and it said that 4 people shared it. Is there a way to find out who these people are, and where they shared my link?

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You will be limited to seeing only the people who shared the link publicly (according to their privacy settings).

  1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/search.php
  2. Enter the link or better the title of the link/video title (in case of YouTube video)
  3. You will be able to limit the Posts results by your friends or everyone (e.g. example)
  • If I click on posts by friends, then I can see a few results, but if I click on posts by everyone, nothing comes up. Is that normal? Shouldn't what I see in posts by friends also show up?
    – z-buffer
    Jun 26, 2011 at 3:48
  • @z-buffer this is the behaviour I am experiencing too. Must be by design... Jun 26, 2011 at 3:55
  • The number of posts by friends is nowhere near the number shown in facebook for one of my videos. Does everytime someone comment or like a video count as sharing? Even if those are taken into account, it's still nowhere near the number that is being shown as shared.
    – z-buffer
    Jun 26, 2011 at 5:04
  • Which number is greater? Jun 26, 2011 at 5:12
  • 4
    This doesn't work anymore .. Dec 28, 2013 at 5:49

Finding how many shared your link on Facebook is a three step process:

  1. you need to own that page to see haw many peoples had shared your link

  2. you need to use facebook as you page (in my case www.facebook.com/zevrat)

  3. in the search box type the part from the title of your link to see the results

  • 2
    Please do not add signatures to your posts, especially with links. Please review the FAQ.
    – ale
    Sep 26, 2011 at 13:36

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