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Mod Version: 1.0.5, by NeutralizeR (Coder/Designer) NeutralizeR is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (16 votes - 4.69 average) Installs: 238
Released: 10 May 2008 Last Update: 19 May 2008 Downloads: 1971
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Simple Search Cloud Script by Dan Fletcher
vBulletin Integration by NeutralizeR

vB Google Search Cloud

Simple Search Cloud


A search cloud is like a tag cloud, that you find on blogs- except instead of showing a cloud of tags, it shows a cloud of search terms used to access the site.

It shows different searches visitors have used to get to your website. The more people that searched for a particular term- the bigger that term will appear in the cloud.

This script is easy to install, particularly if you have a PHP based website (like a blog, a script, a forum, etc).

It will increase your page views (because it encourages customers to explore more), and is also great for SEO.

More about search clouds...

One of the best ways to get targeted traffic to your website is through the search engines. And how much traffic you get will be based on how high you appear in the search engine rankings. So it is important to spend some of your marketing time trying to improve your search engine rankings. There are many ways to do this, but the two main ways are changing the text on your website, and increasing the links to your website.

You also need to look at the actual links on your website- make sure you link to your important pages, and use good anchor text (which is the text that your link appears as, eg a link to bluewidgets.com might appear as "blue widgets", so "blue widgets is the anchor text"). A great way to optimize your internal links is to use a "search cloud". A search cloud appears on your website (often on the side), and is a large list of words. Each word is a link, and they are all different sizes. Each word is something that someone searched for when they came to your website. If a lot of people search for a certain word, then that word will appear bigger in the cloud.

Search clouds help with your search engine rankings, because they ensure that you have internal links with the anchor text that people are actually searching for. Often people will guess what anchor text they should use- but they often get it wrong. A search cloud solves this problem- because itís based on live results based on what people actually searched for. Lets say that you get some traffic for the search phrase "blue widgets". If someone visits your site after searching for "blue widgets", then the search cloud will now show "blue widgets", with a link to the relevant page. Now you have extra links to "blue widgets", you are more likely to rank higher for that term.

There are other benefits to search clouds as well. They can help lead your customers to your more important pages. If someone searches for "red widget", and then sees that the biggest phrase in your search cloud is for "blue widgets", they instantly know that your site is popular for blue widgets, and may go and visit the page. Search clouds also encourage visitors to explore your, which will help increase the average page views per visitor. This can mean more income, whether itís in the form of extra sales, or more revenue from advertising. You can usually add a search cloud quite easily to your website.


Dan Fletcher

vBulletin Integration

Shorthly, vB Google Search Cloud product will fully integrate Simple Search Cloud script with your forum.
The default script didn't work for me so i changed some variables and added a function to display the hits of each search term + make-up for vBulletin.

Installation Instructions

1-) Upload search_cloud.php to your forum root.
2-) Import the product-vbgooglesearchcloud.xml.
3-) Put $searchcloud in any template you want to display your search cloud. e.g. footer

Upgrade Instructions

- (This step is for v1.0.3 only - Uninstall vB Google Search Cloud product.)

- Overwrite search_cloud.php with the new one.
- Import product-vbgooglesearchcloud.xml.

Optional

Open search_cloud.php and change these lines if needed:

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Template
If you want to change something in the template > Search Templates > searchcloud


vBadvanced CMPS Integration

vBa CMPS > Add Module > Template Module

Module Title: Search Cloud
Template to Include: adv_portal_searchcloud
Template Content:
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Use Module Wrapper Template: Yes

Open vBadvanced Main Options and add vbsearchcloud to Portal Output Global Variables box.

Versions

v1.0.0 - May 10 2008
-First release
v1.0.1 - May 10 2008
-Fixed uncached template bug
v1.0.2 - May 15 2008
-Fixed security issue
-Added option to disable/enable hit counts
-Added blacklist option to disallow specific words
v1.0.3 - May 15 2008
-Changed mySQL variables so you don't have to enter the db details
v1.0.4 - May 16 2008
-Fixed bug: hit counts don't work
v1.0.5 - May 19 2008
-Added PHP 4 compatibility
-Small template changes

Demo

http://www.msxlabs.org/forum/

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Old 21 Feb 2010, 21:30
hulkster hulkster is offline
 
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it will be working with vb4 ??
thx
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 21:18
final kaoss final kaoss is offline
 
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I doubt that happened because of the search cloud.

Originally Posted by jmke View Post
@AshMagic go into Mysql and empty the table "google_searches"
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heads-up for those using or plan to use this mod; at first we received a huge traffic increase when we installed the search cloud, insane increase like 400% or so... but 2 months later all those same pages were added to Google's secondary index and no longer appear in the main index, so in short: banned. referring traffic from google is now lower than before this mod was installed... so beware.

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Old 23 Feb 2010, 09:19
ZuFett ZuFett is offline
 
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is a update for vB4 possible? I get a error if i installed it (vB4.0.1)
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Old 25 Apr 2010, 21:42
Cloud2 Cloud2 is offline
 
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Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [http://moja-domena.pl/function.mysql...scape-string]: Access denied for user 'apache'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in [path]/search_cloud.php on line 89

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [function.mysql-real-escape-string]: A link to the server could not be established in [path]/search_cloud.php on line 89

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [function.mysql-real-escape-string]: Access denied for user 'apache'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in [path]/search_cloud.php on line 89

Warning: mysql_real_escape_string() [function.mysql-real-escape-string]: A link to the server could not be established in [path]/search_cloud.php on line 89
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Old 28 Apr 2010, 23:38
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Originally Posted by ZuFett View Post
is a update for vB4 possible? I get a error if i installed it (vB4.0.1)
Here http://vbhelp.pl/vbulletin-google-se...html#post31230
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 21:11
Nasgoth Nasgoth is offline
 
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Originally Posted by zmickzalois3 View Post
Hello, I have a big problem with this hack, it appears! But look at the skin I've just write a message inside=> ... powered by Simple Search Cloud



thank you all aid
I have the same problem. Tags has not :/ Only these two how on small picture (up)

ver 3.8.5 help me.
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Old 24 Aug 2010, 19:07
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is it suitable for 4.0.6?
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Old 26 Aug 2010, 19:22
swissknife swissknife is offline
 
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For some reasons, it stopped working .

Has anyone an idea ?

( vB 3.8. - when i first installed it, it worked perfekt. - after an while it stopped and didnt showed any keywords. )
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Old 27 Aug 2010, 15:21
swissknife swissknife is offline
 
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Originally Posted by swissknife View Post
For some reasons, it stopped working .

Has anyone an idea ?

( vB 3.8. - when i first installed it, it worked perfekt. - after an while it stopped and didnt showed any keywords. )
No idea ?
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Old 30 Nov 2010, 07:03
alhindasi alhindasi is offline
 
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4.0.8 please
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Old 06 Dec 2010, 13:04
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Please release for 4.1.0!!
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Old 21 Mar 2011, 10:41
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valdet valdet is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jmke View Post

heads-up for those using or plan to use this mod; at first we received a huge traffic increase when we installed the search cloud, insane increase like 400% or so... but 2 months later all those same pages were added to Google's secondary index and no longer appear in the main index, so in short: banned. referring traffic from google is now lower than before this mod was installed... so beware.

Can you confirm this plugin was the cause to lose all your search engine traffic.

Search engine referral keyword clouds are quite popular and I see no reason how this could have caused your site to get "de-indexed".

I am interested to install this plugin but I would like to hear feedback from other users.

Thanks.
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Old 21 Mar 2011, 19:08
swissknife swissknife is offline
 
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Hi!

Thank you valdet for your information. - But i cna't confirm this.

I am using a simular modifikation for vB 3.8. and it seems to work good...
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  #239  
Old 19 May 2011, 16:28
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does this mod contain : " Search Cloud For This Thread "

like this site : http://www.travpl.com/forum/travel-i...italy-327.html
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Old 10 Nov 2011, 23:04
mnms mnms is offline
 
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Hi All,

I installed Google Search cloud in VB 4.1.6

I tried to publish it inside the footer template using the line below.

{vb:raw searchcloud}
$searchcloud

But nothing appears except the variable name : $searchcloud

Do you think I'm wrong ?
Do I forgot something or is this an issue with this VB version ?
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