Last year I inherited a minivan from my brother. I’m barely 5 feet tall, and I felt like I was driving a cruise ship. A few passenger side dings and scrapes later, I started researching how to buy a new car. I narrowed down my choices to a Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Outback. I spoke with friends who owned those cars, did numerous test drives, and checked out car maker websites and a few blogs.
Last month in Chicago at the Facebook Community Summit, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s new mission to empower communities and grow FB Groups to one billion users. Currently Facebook has 100 million people (5% of all users) in meaningful groups. To grow Groups by 10x, the company will emphasize community-based features in its product roadmap.
Facebook unveiled five new admin tools at their Community Summit. These tools allow group moderators to: schedule posts; block and add members more easily; analyze group metrics; and link groups to help you find more FB groups to join.
All this begs the question: Does Facebook have plans to make online forums obsolete?
Red Model S. Baby boots. Cornet for sale. What do all of these forum searches have in common? They’re all better when you can search for images alongside posts. Today, I’m excited to share that Image Search is now available for all Threadloom customers.
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.