Category Archives: Big Content Search

Big Content Search Version 1.5 is Up and Running!

We did a few updates in the last few weeks and here’s a recap.

Changes from the 1.4 version

  • Cleanup of Personal Preferences form.
  • You can now clear your download history.
  • Increased performance of our build system to shorten maintenace downtimes.
  • More tuning of search indexes to make search quicker.
  • Lots of minor tweaks, in preparation for 2.0.

Version 2.0

We’re still working on the 2.0 version and hope to get it to you soon. We’ll probably need one more 1.x release before we’re ready for 2.0. Stay tuned and keep an eye out on your mailbox -> we’ll need beta testers!

Big Content Search Version 1.4 is Live!

We did a few updates in the last few weeks and here’s a recap.

Changes from the 1.3 version

  • Upload form for your own PLR articles. Contact us through this form to sell us your own PLR articles.
  • Categories/niches list for easier searching. The link, including recent and top downloaded articles is available under the search box.
  • Fixed a few articles with invalid characters in titles (reported by member).
  • Fixed a few bugs on the spinner page, written better error messages and welcome emails and did some minor text corrections.
  • Upgraded the base system to improve index performance -> faster search.
  • Set search results batch size to 25 instead of 10.
  • Uploaded 5000 new PLR articles – recipes.

Article Requests

Unfortunately with the upgrade we lost the article requests members posted, because we had to re-ingeneer them in a more efficient way.

This was the ranking of the requests:

  1. – Twitter marketing
  2. – Facebook PPC advertising
  3. – More articles about PLR
  4. – Personal development for kids
  5. – Amazon product reviews
  6. – Photography
  7. – How to find romance online

We’ll be adding ‘Twitter marketing’ articles soon but others will be manually re-added to the requests page. Please rate them again!

Version 2.0

Although a bit behind, we’re working on the 2.0 version and hope to get it to you in the beginning of 2012. We’ll be needing some beta testers so keep an eye out on your mailbox.

At the same time we’d like to wish you a successul new year and happy holidays!

Big Content Search Version 1.3 Live!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve just published a new version, internally known as 1.3. Before that we published 1.2 which fixed some minor bugs and put the whole members’ area under SSL, making browsing completely secure.

Changes from the 1.2 version:

  • fixed width for better control over user interface,
  • removed the static homepage and replaced it with Search Articles,
  • added a help overlay which now graphically shows what’s where

– shows automatically on first visit,
– you can manually activate it by clicking on ‘Help (?)’ on the right above the menu,
– it’s only visible on important pages (Search, Download Cart etc.).

  • Download Cart button in the menu now shows the number of articles in the cart,
  • new search results page and Download Cart

– friendlier user interface,
– ‘Add All To Cart’ button – per page (max 10 at a time),
– shows which articles were already downloaded (user history).

  • Requesting and voting for new articles,
  • underlying framework security patch,
  • minor bugs.

We’re really excited about the new update and we hope you’ll enjoy it at least as much as we enjoyed working on it.

Please let us know your thoughts in the comments!

We asked, you answered, we listened :)

Here’s a recap after the great feedback we received on the last week’s blog post.

I’ve taken the feature requests you made, went through them with our tech team and here’s the plan for the next few weeks and months:

Versions 1.2 and 1.3

  • SSL for secure login to members area.
  • Framework upgrade to the latest version.
  • Checking of over 190.000 PLR articles and importing of all new ones.
  • User download history – you’ll be able to see articles which you already downloaded (member request on the blog).
  • Bug fixes.

Version 2.0

  • Share/Send Us your PLR articles and we’ll filter and upload them to our database (member request on the blog).
  • Suggest & Vote on which new topics should we upload articles (member request on the blog).
  • Download Cart box so you’ll always be able to see how many articles you have in the cart (member request on the blog).
  • Basic and Premium membership access.
  • [Premium] Spin & Download button.
  • [Premium] WordPress autoblogging plugin.
  • [Premium] Integrate TheBestSpinner for autoblogging and Spin & Download article feature.
  • [Premium] Multiple download carts for managing different projects (member request on the blog).
  • Bug Fixes.

When?

Versions 1.2 and 1.3 should be finished in about a month and Version 2.0 somewhere in Fall – with new features dripping in every few weeks.

Send us your feature requests – now!

Big Content Search 2.0 Features

It’s been a while since there was a bigger feature upgrade in Big Content Search. And since in November we’ll already be a full year publicly online, we’re planning a bigger update (call it a 2.0). Here’s a sneak peak of what is on our menu:

  • At least 20.000 new PLR articles. We have almost 200.000 articles to send through our filters and we expect we can get at least 10% new ones (if not more) out of this pack.
  • Real Autoblogging module with WordPress plugin. Not through RSS and no need for other plugins – we’re developing our own plugin which will be free for our members! Plus, it will also have TheBestSpinner integration.
  • Better looking search results page with a quick preview button and a commonly requested feature Add-all-to-Cart. This means you’ll be able to add to cart up to 30 articles per click.
  • Better looking article page with a button “Spin & Download” integrated with TheBestSpinner.
  • And any other features requested by our members (see below).

Most New Features for Premium Members Only!

Keep in mind most of the above features will only be available for ‘Premium’ members (at a premium price ;)). While we won’t upgrade all current members to ‘Premium’, all members who leave feedback, feature request and/or testimonial will get ‘Premium’ access at the current ‘Basic’ price.

Leave Feedback to Become a Premium Member

Comment below or send us an email through the orange support button and you’re in! Remember to add your login email at the end of the email/comment.

Last system update aftermath

In the beginning of this month we performed a non-trivial update to the system in order to increase performance and give you some extra candy. With more PLR articles, of course.

However, in the first few days of running the new version, things weren’t looking bright. Our application servers were hanging every few hours for no apparent reason. We temporarily mitigated this problem by running several application server in parallel and restarting them every hour before they would hang.

After days of investigating what went wrong we finally nailed it: a teeny tiny bug that under “perfect storm” conditions caused the server to go into an infinite loop. We do extensive testing before publishing a new version of the system to prevent problems like this. However, we only test the system with logged-in users, not with anonymous users -> this enabled the “perfect storm” conditions to sneak up below our radar: when anonymous users opened the /articles/search/ URL, our application tried to do some internal checking for which JavaScript, got permission errors and hanged inside a loop. Scary. But easily fixable.

Anyhow, the patched version has now been online for a few days and the system is back to it’s stable state, performing better than ever. Sorry for any inconveniences and enjoy using Big Content Search!

If you have any questions let us know.

Beta testing autoposting articles with WP Robot

This is an idea that’s been on our list for a few months and now we’ve finally honed it to the point it’s (partly) usable. In short: you can save your RSS search and post it to WP Robot to autopost the articles from our database.

You can read more how to do this here: How To Use Big Content Search With WP Robot

The Beta limitation now is that you can feed only from the first 99 articles. We’ll be working on this the next few weeks and we’ll keep you posted.

Beta testers and comments welcome.

Prelaunch Starting

Well … after 10 months we’re almost completely ready for public launch. But before that we must test our sales page so that affiliates know what to expect.

To all of you that have bought WSOs congratulations – the starting price now is $17 per month or $97 per year – and we’re definitely not lowering it.

If you have any questions, let us know on our email.

Comments On Our New PLR Guide

Today we sent out an email with a link to the new PLR guide we prepared for our members. We hope you’ll find many useful things in it or at least one to really help you.

As already mentioned in the email, it’s a prototype guide which means we’ll be adding to it and changing it until we’re really satisfied with it. It’s meant for new users to Big Content Search who need help and ideas with using PLR content.

Please leave your comments below.

  • Did you find the report useful?
  • Did you find any new information in it?
  • Would you like to read about something in more detail?
  • Is there something missing which you’d like to read in the next version of the guide?