I have a Facebook group for Lost Pets. It is called Lost Pets of the River Parishes. I used an account that is not in the group to search for it and could not find it. I asked a coworker to search for it and she could not find it. It is public, it is visible, there are no issues connected to it. So why does it not show up in search? I have 1.6 thousand people, but a similar group in the area has 3.6 thousand. I always wondered why I do all the work (have been known to romp through the swamp at night looking for a dog:) and the other group has so many people. Very discouraging. Any ideas what I can do to fix it?
I found it with a quick Google search, however I do get the following message.
“This content isn’t available right now
When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it’s been deleted.”
So you are going to need to work on your permissions for the group and its visibility.
Tap or click here to see where the settings are for changing a group from private to public or vice versa.
Thanks.I will follow that link and see if it is anything I have not done. I have checked, double checked, and triple checked every setting and they are all fine.
I did have a page attached and deleted the page because the group worked better and doing double work posting in both places were a pain, but it was a problem before I deleted the page as well.
The search where it said no information was available…that was the old PAGE. I deleted it because groups was better suited for helping lost pets. I had created the page before there were groups. But if you go to Facebook and search Lost Pets of the River Parishes 1)You will not see the group at all. 2) You will see a post from the group and get to it that way. 3) You will see the group just fine. All three things have happened to friends I have asked to search for the group. Members always see it. I would hate to have to lose the 1.6 thousand people that have joined over the last 6 years. A similar group in the area has over 3000 people and has not been around as long. It is very frustrating. People think the other group is me and it is not and I have no control over it.