Many forums host a WordPress blog or other resources on their site. Unfortunately, until now, there hasn’t been an integrated solution to search over blog and other content alongside your forum posts. Today, we’re launching Custom Search Tabs, which allows you to integrate content from your WordPress blog or other resources in your Threadloom search results.
Ever search for something on a forum and wish you could quickly drill into a specific category? Or see who the top posters are for that particular search and narrow the results instantly to the top three users' posts? Or easily view all sold or closed items based on a thread prefix?
We're happy to share today that our new YouTube channel is live!
With over 200 million posts indexed, we get the opportunity to talk with forum owners from around the world. Nearly every forum owner knows site search is important, but most aren't sure how well their current forum search engine is doing or how to improve it.
For a while now, our customers have been able to get general site search stats via Google Analytics. Today, I'm pleased to announce that Threadloom Search Reports are available to all customers.
Thread prefixes are a great way to help users quickly identify what category a post belongs to. We're happy to announce today that we now support XenForo thread prefixes in Threadloom search. Not only will thread prefixes now show up in search results, but you can also filter search results by prefix, simply by typing [prefix:myprefix]; and for the more adventurous amongst us, you can combine that with any of our other advanced search operators. Here's an example on Home Theater Forum:
Imagine if you searched for a topic on the Internet, and nothing came back? Or even worse, pages of results came back, but none of them were relevant? This sounds impossible with today’s modern search engines, yet it happens multiple times a day to 100s of millions of users of online forums.
Threadloom's powerful search engine is now available for all forums
I'm happy to share that Threadloom, the best forum search engine on the market, is now generally available! As we began this journey last fall, David Silvernail, the owner of ControlBooth.com and a participant in our Early Access Program, sent me this message:
"My job is to provide a place for new people to get accurate, safe answers from the more experienced in the industry. Your search tools make our best content easier to find!"
Last fall, a customer shared the following with me:
"I know we have great content in our forum. A lot of it ranks really well in Google. But most of our users are drive-bys: They come to us through Google Search, look at a page, and leave. Is there anything we can do to increase engagement and hopefully also boost ad revenue?"
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