Brent Vincent
Brent Vincent
The Return of Search on
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Update 11:20 a.m., 3/29: Search has been re-enabled on

Update 3:20 p.m., 3/26: We are continuing to look into issues with search. Thanks for your patience while we investigate.

Update 11 a.m., 3/26: We are looking into a few issues post-release, and search may be unavailable for a short time. We’ll update here with more info.

As we recently announced, Network Search is making a comeback!

We have been working hard to make it easier than ever to find Ning Networks for your interests and passions. So we’re happy to announce that in the next few days, search will be back on! We’ve heard a lot of feedback about how important this feature is from Network Creators as well as from members looking for Ning Networks.

For your Ning Network to appear in’s Network Search, it must:

  • Be public. Prospective members won’t know too much about or be able to join your Ning Network if it’s private, and we want to protect the privacy of private Ning Networks and their members.
  • Be active. If your Ning Network has thousands of members but hasn’t had new content in months, it’s not likely to be ranked highly in searches.
  • Be launched and accessible. We don’t want to showcase Ning Networks that aren’t yet ready for prime time!
  • Not contain content that violates our Terms of Service.

For information on how to optimize your Ning Network for search, or if you have any search-related concerns about your Ning Network, please contact us through the Help Center.

Brent Vincent, Director of Engineering, leads the Search and Analytics teams at Ning.