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Fansearch Launches To Address OnlyFans' Searchability Issues


Fansearch Launches To Address OnlyFans’ Searchability Issues

Fansearch, a new OnlyFans-focused search engine, launched in November 2023 to enhance creator discovery and connect fans with relevant models. Led by founder and CEO Nina Sprenger, Fansearch aims to address OnlyFans’ limitations around search and discovery.

Fansearch Launches To Address OnlyFans’ Searchability Issues

“There’s clearly a need for improved search and discovery within the OnlyFans ecosystem,” said Nina Sprenger, Fansearch’s founder and CEO. “As a fan-focused discovery engine, we’re tailored to bridge the gap between creators and potential new subscribers.”

As OnlyFans continues its meteoric growth – topping $4 billion in creator payouts in 2022 – lingering platform limitations around searchability and discovery remain a pain point. Fansearch positioned itself as the solution, boasting proprietary algorithms and creator data aggregation focused squarely on sorting and surfacing relevant OnlyFans accounts.

Sprenger emphasized Fansearch’s commitment to protecting privacy as a top priority. “We minimize the collection of user-identifiable data and currently don’t collect anything not already publicly available elsewhere online,” she said.

That privacy focus, combined with Fansearch’s curated discovery experience, aims to serve both OnlyFans creators and fans. For creators, it provides a new discovery channel to reach their target audience. For fans, it enables finding creators that better match their interests.

The company remains fully independent from OnlyFans, operating as a third-party search engine database. However, Sprenger noted that Fansearch welcomes any potential future collaborations or partnerships that align with their core mission of supercharging OnlyFans discovery.

“We’re proud to have developed tailored algorithms that surface rising stars and recommend relevant creators that fans didn’t even know they were looking for,” Sprenger said. “It’s extremely rewarding to hear from creators that they’re gaining subscribers and growing their businesses with us.”

Sprenger envisions Fansearch as more than just a search tool for creators and fans. “Over time, we’ll launch new formats that help with discovery in addition to our core search business,” she said. “Think podcasts, newsletters for creators and fans, these sorts of things.”

The exponential growth of creator-driven content has sparked the rise of the so-called “passion economy.” In Sprenger’s view, that reshaping of digital media and entertainment will only accelerate.

“Already now, but even more in the future, creators will be their own media companies, distributing their content on many platforms,” Sprenger said. “We already see this with many creators actively present on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.”

However, most mainstream platforms still lag in enabling creator monetization compared to a site like OnlyFans. “Currently, a platform provides either distribution or monetization,” Sprenger explained. “But neither platform does well. In the future, we will see all platforms converge to offer both.”

As creators build their personal brands across an array of monetized channels, Sprenger believes the biggest challenge lies in amassing a truly global fan base.

“The most enormous opportunities and challenges will be reaching global audiences and building true fans,” she said. “Which is where we hopefully can support creators in doing so.”

Central to that goal, Fansearch aims to help creators maximize earnings and engagement by enhancing discoverability. “We will do so primarily by helping creators be discovered by their potential fans and, therefore, help them grow their fanbases,” said Sprenger.

Additionally, the platform has plans to provide creators with analytics dashboards to track performance and engagement. Fansearch also intends to facilitate brand partnership opportunities between OnlyFans models and relevant companies.

“We’ll provide them with analytics as well as partnership opportunities,” Sprenger noted.

As Fansearch pioneers improved search and discovery tools for the platform’s growing roster of content creators, Sprenger ultimately envisions it as a multipurpose hub at the center of the OnlyFans community.

“Over time, we want to build a true home for OnlyFans creators and their fans,” she said. “A place where we not only help them find each other but also provide the resources, education, connections that empower them to take their earnings and influence to the next level.”

Cecilia Carloni, Interview Manager at Influence Weekly and writer for NetInfluencer. Coming from beautiful Argentina, Ceci has spent years chatting with big names in the influencer world, making friends and learning insider info along the way. When she’s not deep in interviews or writing, she's enjoying life with her two daughters. Ceci’s stories give a peek behind the curtain of influencer life, sharing the real and interesting tales from her many conversations with movers and shakers in the space.

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