Social Work Search

In early 1995 Tom Cleereman's Social Work Site was created. The founder, Thomas Cleereman, MSW created the website to provide information and links to other websites of interest to social workers and other helping professionals. Over the 2 years that followed, Tom Cleereman's Social Work Site was receiving approximately 20 e-mails per day and several hundred hits from social workers and other helping professionals asking for assistance in finding Internet websites related to Social Work.

In June, 1998 the domain socialworksearch.com was purchased and all links were transferred and updated manually on a daily basis. Over the years that followed socialworksearch.com acquired software from hyperseek.com to provide an automated search system. Many other services became available including Chat, Online Discussion, and a Social Work Webring.

In 1999 socialworksearch.com began advertising the domain through search engines and Social Work related websites. It started a Webring service to link together Social Work related websites all over the world (Social Work Webring). It also received recognition in several Social Work related newsletters and provided advertisement coasters in Social Work seminars.

In early 2000 socialworksearch.com began utilizing newer methods of technology including Mysql and PHP to provide faster, more reliable services to visitors.

In mid 2000 we worked hard to get socialworksearch.com listed higher in the major search engines. By September, 2000 socialworksearch.com was listed within the top 10 of most popular search engines including the top 1 in several of them.

In April, 2001 Linkpopularity.com reported that over 900 different websites on the Internet provide links to socialworksearch.com. Now this former tiny personal website became a major portal for the online Social Work community in providing Internet related services to social workers and other helping professionals. Socialworksearch.com had grown to over 500 different webpages of services and Internet links offering the largest online database of services devoted solely to the Social Work profession.

By November, 2005 Linkpopularity.com in association with MSN reported that 3500 different websites on the Internet provide links to socialworksearch.com. Socialworksearch.com had grown to over 1500 different webpages of services and Internet links and received almost 1/2 million hits per month! Social Work Search continues to offer the largest online database of links and other services devoted solely to the Social Work profession. We are proud to offer advertisement at the lowest rates on the Internet today, targeting a large audience of Social Work and related field professionals and students.

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