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Soovle in motion pictures…

February 1st, 2012 by mamacker

Narzędzie słów kluczowych – tajemnica pozycjonera A quick round up of some of the great content people have generated about Soovle. Thank you all!

How To Use Soovle To Generate Article-Content Ideas

How To Use Soovle To Find Blog Topics – TheSocialGhost.com

How To Have FUN With Google Suggest Results! + 300 VIDEOS!

Soovle.com – Motore di ricerca interattivo

Soovle

More Next-Gen Search Engines

Narzędzie słów kluczowych – tajemnica pozycjonera

 

More to come!

We’re on Huffington Post!!

January 16th, 2012 by mamacker

Driving Thousands of Hits to Your Website!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/driving-thousands-of-hits_b_1204251.html

Soovle has a secret. A new feature unlike any other site…

June 27th, 2011 by mamacker

Let me know if you find it and figure it out.

Its fun. :)

I Couldn’t do it. The ads were ugly.

July 23rd, 2010 by mamacker

Two days of ad trial on the homepage garnered 2 cents.

And they were hideous.

Out they go. I’m leaving them on the Top Searches data they work there.

Blech.

Soovles has gone all Adsy.

July 21st, 2010 by mamacker

Just added ads. Yes it mars the beautiful simplicity – yes it looks a little out of character.

But – if the site pulls in a little money, its incentive to get back on this horse and bring in some of the nifty features folks have suggested over time.

For instance – Soon, look for a way to get a quick dump of all the suggestions on the current page in a CSV file.

Let me know what your favorite feature is and I’ll put it on the list.

Now you can add us to your search box.

June 27th, 2009 by mamacker

We’ve just added Opensearch integration to our site.

In English – users can now add our search engine to their browser’s search box. Check it out!

Go to the home page: http://soovle.com and look at the search box in your browser. See that slight highlight on the drop down arrow? That means the browser has detected the new feature.

Click the little arrow and, at the bottom of the list, you’ll be provided an option to “Add Soovle”.

Try it out. Let us know if you run into any issues.

Its Done!!! Soovle is now built with JQuery.

June 17th, 2009 by mamacker

We’re finally converted to JQuery.

It was a pain!

There are a couple of difficult bits in jQuery that were easier with the former libraries. Those difficulties were worth it though.  We get much better support and reliability from the jQuery framework.

One of the most surprising bits was the complete failure of the jStore plugin.  It has typos and other problems in its core engine.  So we had to write our own storage system – which turned out to be great because its a nice implementation of a write-through cache which prevents the need for asynchronous data loading.

Additionally we found horrible inefficiencies in the “scale” UI effect.  Leading us to use the simple “slide” effect in places where scale was preferrable.  This likely to be fixed in future releases.

So – there are likely to be bugs.  Please let us know if you find any but we are finally free to begin innovating again.

Here’s to more fun and features to come!

Currently in the throes of a jQuery conversion

May 14th, 2009 by mamacker

Soovle.com was originally written in Prototype and Scriptaculous.

After a bit of assessment and the discovery of much better library support for jQuery – I decided to convert.

That is what I’m working on now. If you’d like to take a look at the development version of the software go to:
http://soovle.com/indexd.html

*warning*: Be warned – if you use the development version of the software their maybe undesirable effects on your “saves” list. So, before going, be sure to use the download feature in the book to save it off.

The BEST part of the switch will be much better support for Chrome and more reliable drag-n-drop.

Let me know what you think!

matt@soovle.com

Where did Soovle come from?

May 9th, 2009 by mamacker

I, with another friend, built a prominent site’s search completion feature.

At launch I discovered  suggested terms are very different depending on the audience.

Take this comparison of the word “Tiger” from two very different sets:

why soovle exists

Amazon’s is far better than Google for Products where Google is working better for general web concepts.

The combination is better for the user…  enter Soovle.

I created the first version of Soovle in two train trips on the way home from work, last October(2008), and it took off in popularity.  Ever since, late at night, I’ve been adding to it.

It has now reached more than 100K people – which, sure, in web world, may not be many – but its a heck-of-alot more than I thought would visit and the traffic is continuing to grow.

Thanks to all who have visited and thanks to all who provided the great feedback that has been formative in Soolve’s creation.

The Soovle Blog

May 7th, 2009 by mamacker

I tried to do all of my blog entries about Soovle via Twitter but it is very difficult to publish how-to articles in one hundred and forty characters or less.

If you’d like to follow or see old entries goto: http://twitter.com/soovle

What you’ll find on this blog is announcements, nifty tricks and hidden features that will help you get the most out of Soovle.

My favorite twitter quote about Soovle:

rainnwilson: Holy Frak! The Zeus of all SEARCH ENGINES!