Last week, we worked on making the "Save results" and the folders functionality live, updating the machine learning, and re-training the smart database model based on the updates.
We found a few complications there and the model wasn't updating, so the developers had to spend a lot of time on it and debug it. That is still work in progress.
We cannot enable it on live until the model is functional, otherwise it will start gathering incorrect data, and that will add additional complications. We are working on debugging it further this week.
We have completed the work on the database learning part for "Save results" and for the folders / collections this week. We have tested everything, found a few bugs and fixed them all. The "Save results" and the folders / collections area easy to put live, while the database learning part is a bit more complex, and the model has to be re-trained based on the updates that we did. We are in training phase now for the smart database.
This current week, we continued the work on the "Save" functionality, and on the folders / collections. Most of the back end functionality is being completed, and we will return to it to fine tune it at the end.
As far as Internet Censorship, the way we have it designed now is to have elements flagged by the users. If more than 5 users flag a particular search result or URL posting, a Zabang moderator will need to look at the post to see if it should be banned.
Last week, we have been working on the "Save" functionality for the search results. We are adding that for everything that appears in the search results (featured ads, paid ads, submitted sites / apps / social media pages / organic search results and organic social results).
Based on user focus groups, one major agreement was the idea of organizing the "Saved" results into folders or "collections." This is a great benefit for users because they can organize the dozens or hundreds of links they save. Users will give names such as "family", "health", "cars", "nature" to the folders. This will establish another set of functional uses our search engine will have over Google.
Last week, we worked on a new updated feature of the back end social media platform. We are now allowing people to save their searches and the results and conversations around it! There is nothing like it right now on the Internet and our focus group came up with this suggestion.
The "Save" button will save search results of all kind (featured ads, paid ads, submitted sites / apps / social pages, organic results) into a separate list which the user can go to anytime. Also, when users click on a search result, the machine learning ads +1 for that search result for that particular social search group.
This week, we are implementing updates on the social search groups.
Last week we worked on several updates on the Paid Ads and Questionnaire areas on the users' accounts.
There were design updates to do to make these areas look good, and we needed to rework the designs with the designers to implement them. The Questionnaire area was an area that needed quite a bit of help, as the initial focus group did not respond well.
The new design is being implemented this week. The purpose of the questionnaire is to profile users in terms of their needs to better serve the result set.
Last week, we started work on the "Submit projects" functionality. We finished it yesterday.
When you are logged in, simply press on "Submit projects" and it will take you to the Submitted Websites page where you can add a website, or navigate to the two other areas: Submitted Mobile Apps and Submitted Social Pages.
This week, the team is beta testing Zabang now with the new tabs. We will be doing this for the next 3 weeks and making any minor changes to the functionality. We should be ready to roll with Zabang soon.
We have connected the "Submitted Social Pages" with the filters from "Trending": In this way, when users look for items using the "Trending" filter, they can get results from "Submitted Social Pages" too.
We are testing it now with the existing social media feeds we have hooked up.
This week we worked on adding the scores and comments to "Submitted social pages". Yesterday, we did that successfully, and that ended all the updates following the creation of the "Social Results" page. We have put all the updates online, tested them and made sure they work well on the live site.
We completed the updates that we have been working on during the last few weeks. The updates are live on Zabang now.
1) When adding a Featured Ad, the admin can choose whether the Featured Ad to appear on "Web Results", "Social Results ", or both.
2) When adding a Paid Ad, the user can choose whether the Paid Ad to appear on "Web Results", "Social Results", or both.
3) We created a new page where Zabang users can submit "Submit Social Pages". These "Submitted Social Pages" are links to various social network websites (e.g. Facebook company page, Twitter company page, Reddit company page, etc).
4) We also made the "Submit Social Pages" appear on the Social Results in the following locations:
Submitted social pages
5) Users can add comments and scores on "Submitted Social Pages", just as they do on "Submitted Websites" and "Submitted Apps."