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Site Search Introduction

With Site Search, you can provide your users with a dynamic, intuitive, and valuable search experience. People love to search. Whether we are looking for tasty restaurants, a new pair of shoes or how to solve a problem, nothing beats typing a simple sentence into a box and seeing the right results appear. Well crafted search can help your visitors find what they are seeking, leading to deeper engagement, more bountiful conversions and profound insights into their exploration habits.

If you have not done so already, create an account and select Site Search. Next, enter your website address. Site Search will complete a "pre crawl" of your domain to see if any issues will interfere with your initial set-up. If the pre crawl is successful, you will be asked to create an Engine.

Your Engine is your search engine. It is the brains of your search experience. Provide it with a name and then select a language from the language drop down menu:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Universal (Default)

If you are unsure or have mixed languages, apply Universal for effective general language analysis.

Once your Engine has been created, the Swiftype Crawler will navigate and index your pages, similar to any major search engine. After indexing, your webpages become your documents, your searchable source of data. Your users will search against your documents and you will control the experience from your Dashboard.

The last step is to install a snippet within your web pages to display a basic search box at the bottom-right of your pages. We have a Design and Customizations guide to help you create your ideal search experience.

Once Site Search is installed, you can apply powerful and useful features such as autocomplete, results tuning, drag-and-drop ranking adjustments, weighting, synonyms, view analytics and much more.

Ready to get started?

Stuck? Looking for help? Contact support or check out the Site Search community forum!