Threadloom Search is now available as a supplemental option to native forum search
We’re happy to share that earlier this week, we released updated versions of our plug-ins for vBulletin 3 and 4, and XenForo 1.5 and 2. As before, one plug-in gives you access to Threadloom Search, Newsletter, and/or List Builder for your forum.
In addition to various fixes and improvements, this update includes a new feature that lets your forum members choose (and save) Threadloom Search or your native forum search engine as their default search engine. You no longer have to choose between the two – your members can have both. As an admin, however, you are able to set either option as the default search engine for new visitors to your forum.
This feature can be helpful for forum members who have grown used to the native forum search engine. At the same time, it gives you the flexibility of simultaneously offering a powerful alternative to other members and new visitors. Threadloom Search gives your forum a fast, modern search engine with image search, spell correction, and blog search. It is 10x faster than vBulletin search, and returns 10x as many results as XenForo search. Whereas the click-through rate of most native forum search engines is often less than 10%, the search click-through rate for Threadloom Search is over 40%.
The following Help Center articles provide more information about the new feature:
We’re excited to help your visitors find your best content. We hope that this update makes it easier for both long-time members as well new visitors to search in a way that is comfortable for them.
As an engineer, I enjoy being close to the product and trying to design the simplest solution to a problem. At Threadloom, I’m inspired by our values-driven, talented, and humble team. I’m excited to help build a company that is thoughtful about our role in our local communities, the vibrant online communities we work with, and society as a whole.