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Threadloom Search (vB4)
Mod Version: 2.0.13, by threadloom (Coder) threadloom is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (4 votes - 4.00 average) Installs: 20
Released: 07 Mar 2017 Last Update: 05 Sep 2018 Downloads: 83
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Description

Threadloom Search provides an easy way to upgrade your forum with cloud search. It is 10x faster than vBulletin search. It also gives you image search, spell correction, and WordPress search.


Examples

Threadloom is installed on 1000+ forums with 500M posts, including: 4x4 Community SA, Air Rifle SA, AULRO, AZ Billiards, Baby Bargains, BayouShooter, Fiat Forum, FreedomCardBoard, Golden Skate, Muscle Mecca.

Compare Threadloom vs. vBulletin search in real-time on AZBilliards.

Threadloom has dramatically boosted our site's search effectiveness, lowered bounce rates and increased the time folks are staying on our site. Our members are amazed at how fast Threadloom returns results . . . And the accuracy blows away the old search engine!
Alan Fields, owner of Baby Bargains


Features
Computer vision-based image search
Finds images even if the search term isn't in the title, metadata, or post.

Spell correction
Fixes typos and word breaks, and recognizes popular brands and slang.

Custom search tabs
Lets you configure tabs that automatically search over your WordPress blog, storefront, or any crawlable web page.

Advanced search filters
Restrict by forum, user, tag, or thread prefix, with typeahead suggestions.

Auto-scaling
Doesn't slow down as your forum grows, and doesn't require server upgrades.

Real-time indexing
Adds new posts within seconds.​

Installation
  • Register on the Threadloom website.
  • Download and install the plug-in.
  • Wait for your forum to be indexed (~500K posts/hr).
  • Test Threadloom Search privately.
  • Enable it in AdminCP.

Mark as Installed at the top of the page to get updates.


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Baby Bargains case study

Threadloom is the first cloud search engine designed specifically for forums. Two months after installing Threadloom, searches on BabyBargains.com increased six-fold, while the time to complete a search decreased 90%. Sessions with a site search showed greater engagement compared to the year prior lower bounce rates, more pages per session, and longer session durations.

For sessions with a search:
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Questions and answers
Q: Do you sell or share my data?
A: No. We will never sell or share your data.

Q: Do you offer a free version?
A: Yes. Threadloom Search is free for sites with up to 1 Million posts.

Q: How do you make money?
A: We charge a monthly fee from larger forums.

Q: Do I have to pay if my members or guests search more?
A: No. All tiers free or paid include unlimited searches.

Q: Do you offer a free trial?
A: Yes. You can try it for free for 30 days regardless of how large your forum is. If you need more time, DM me.

Q: Do you support other versions of vBulletin.
A: Yes. Threadloom Search is tested and supported on vBulletin 3.8 and 4.x. View our vBulletin 3.8 page.

Q: How is Threadloom Search different from Sphinx?
A: Threadloom Search uses the latest in search technology to return more accurate results. It includes image search, spell correction, and WordPress search. It's also easier to perform advanced searches, and easier for you to administer because you don't have to run anything on your server.

Q: What if your servers go down?
A: We're built on Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, which are fairly reliable. If they do hiccup, Threadloom Search automatically fails over to native search.

Q: Do you observe my theme settings?
A: Yes. You can also override colors with RGB of hex values.

Q: Is your UI responsive?
A: Yes. Check out the example links above from whichever device you prefer, or see the attached mobile screenshots.

Q: How does this integrate with Threadloom Newsletter?
A: Threadloom Search forums who also use Threadloom Newsletter will eventually get the option of personalized email newsletters for their members.

Q: Do you have any secret search superpowers hidden in the product?
A: Of course. Check them out here.​

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Old 21 Mar 2017, 17:56
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Yeah, I see the email now. What my site covers in no way goes against any of your guidelines - not a single one. It would be interesting to see why you thought that it did. PM me if you like. Anyway, thanks for the generic email and you may now go ahead and delete my forum id from your system as I am unable to do so through the control panel. Cheers.

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Old 21 Mar 2017, 20:50
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Originally Posted by threadloom View Post
We had some sites that fell outside of our community standards and it's possible the notifications didn't get through.
I dont see anything in the first post about needing to meet some "standards".
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Old 21 Mar 2017, 23:51
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
I dont see anything in the first post about needing to meet some "standards".
I've updated the mod listing with a link to our community standards.
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 07:31
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We just set up a demo with BabyBargains.com, so you can try out Threadloom side-by-side with vBulletin standard search. Feel free to give it a go!

http://go.threadloom.com/bb-bunkbed
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 17:07
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I just tried to uninstall this and it deleted my main forum index.php

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Old 11 Apr 2017, 19:37
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Originally Posted by z3r0 View Post
I just tried to uninstall this and it deleted my main forum index.php
That happened to me on one of the sites I help admin, and it took quite a bit of time to figure out what happened. And I'm still getting an issue in the AdminCP...when I try to visit "Options" I see the forum home page instead.

Threadloom, any idea what I need to restore to get the "Options" link working correctly again?
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 21:20
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@z3r0 and @MarkFL - Thank you for alerting us. I’m really sorry about this. We’ve identified the issue and have pushed a new release (version 2.0.4) that resolves the problem. I’m sending both of you private messages to follow up individually so we can make this right.
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Old 11 Apr 2017, 23:11
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Originally Posted by threadloom View Post
@z3r0 and @MarkFL - Thank you for alerting us. Im really sorry about this. Weve identified the issue and have pushed a new release (version 2.0.4) that resolves the problem. Im sending both of you private messages to follow up individually so we can make this right.
Thank you for following up on this...the issue seems to have corrected itself.
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 11:09
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Hi,
i test it on an Demosite (coffeeforum). but i see that the threadloom Search only work with the simple search, not with the advanced search
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 15:59
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Originally Posted by MrD View Post
Hi,
i test it on an Demosite (coffeeforum). but i see that the threadloom Search only work with the simple search, not with the advanced search
Hi @MrD - that's correct. For now advanced searches will continue to go through whatever you have installed today on your forum. We do support several advanced search operators in Threadloom search.
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Old 23 Apr 2017, 22:13
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i try to install the mod on vb 4.2.3 and i got an error
XML Error: Not well-formed (invalid token) at Line 1
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Old 24 Apr 2017, 17:15
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Originally Posted by Naijasite View Post
i try to install the mod on vb 4.2.3 and i got an error
XML Error: Not well-formed (invalid token) at Line 1
Hi @Naijasite - can you send me a PM or email support@threadloom.com with your forum URL so our team can take a look?
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Old 24 Apr 2017, 21:39
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Hmm ...

http://www.webpagetest.org/result/170424_SJ_1F1Y/
vs.
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/170424_2R_1F4K/

Both tests were done from a test location in California while our servers are located in Germany, we are using HTTPS and babyforum.de is about 2.8 times bigger than Baby Bargains (which does not use HTTPS) - shouldn't your product be a lot faster than our search?

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Old 25 Apr 2017, 21:40
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Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
Hmm ...

http://www.webpagetest.org/result/170424_SJ_1F1Y/
vs.
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/170424_2R_1F4K/

Both tests were done from a test location in California while our servers are located in Germany, we are using HTTPS and babyforum.de is about 2.8 times bigger than Baby Bargains (which does not use HTTPS) - shouldn't your product be a lot faster than our search?
Hi @Andreas - Threadloom will load faster than vB search on most forums, but I'm guessing that you're running on a pretty fast server. The nice thing is that Threadloom is easy to install and you can demo before going live. We've added a side-by-side preview mode that allows you to run a search in Threadloom and your legacy search simultaneously and watch the results load next to each other. You can see what it looks like on Baby Bargains.

Beyond speed, Threadloom has a bunch of other benefits like scaling to your search traffic (no spinning up additional servers when your traffic spikes), reducing your server traffic + associated costs, and spellcheck - ex: search for Maxi Cozi on Baby Bargains suggests Maxi Cosi but returns 0 results with standard search. And we're adding more...

Hope you'll give us a try. We like working with users, so let us know if you're interested and we'll be happy to talk through any questions you have.

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Old 29 Apr 2017, 00:05
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Hey threadloom,
could you update your plugin for vbulletin phrases? Would be nice to translate it.
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