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  • What’s the secret to improving your Shopify conversions? Great search

    What’s the secret to improving your Shopify conversions? Great search

    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could jump-start your Shopify-powered online store or app and end up with some amazing KPIs? The good news is that you can; all it takes is adding some search features.

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  • 65% of retailers can't meet holiday demand. Can you?

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  • Black Friday: how to fine-tune your site search to maximize profit

    Black Friday: how to fine-tune your site search to maximize profit

    As an online retailer, how do you make the most of Black Friday and the rest of the season while avoiding the pitfalls? Here are our tips for 2022 focused on online search and discovery functionality.

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  • What is headless ecommerce and how does it work?

    What is headless ecommerce and how does it work?

    When you hear “headless commerce,” you probably can’t help but picture the Headless Horseman, the disgruntled dude from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, riding off on his black stallion. Don’t worry,...

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  • Building a composable front-end search with autocomplete and instant search results

    Building a composable front-end search with autocomplete and instant search results

    Autocomplete revolutionized the search experience for users. You don’t have to look very far for proof; you only need to go as far as your search engine or online retailer of choice for a...

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  • How to increase and accelerate consumer demand using live-streaming

    How to increase and accelerate consumer demand using live-streaming

    Live-streaming commerce has grown exponentially in China and is now taking the rest of the world by storm.

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  • How to boost ecommerce with social media

    How to boost ecommerce with social media

    Social commerce is a fast growing segment, currently occupying 7% of the global ecommerce market. It is projected to reach 17% by 2025, representing $17 trillion annual sales. (Source: ARK...

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  • Beyond the search box: How digital shopping got smarter with an API-first approach

    Beyond the search box: How digital shopping got smarter with an API-first approach

    Today we have an ability to search smarter with API-driven machine intelligence designed to fill our carts and warm our hearts.

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  • Gymshark’s journey to MACH: The practical case for search and navigation

    Gymshark’s journey to MACH: The practical case for search and navigation

    Founded in 2012, Gymshark is the fastest-growing fitness fashion brand in the UK, selling apparel and accessories internationally through 15 online stores. Gymshark crossed the $500 million...

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  • What is AI-powered site search?

    What is AI-powered site search?

    With the advent of artificial intelligence technologies enabling services such as Alexa, Google search, and self-driving cars, the next generation of search is about AI-powered search.

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  • 30 days to improve our Crawler performance by 50%

    30 days to improve our Crawler performance by 50%

    During the summer of 2020, we got in touch with Netlify. We both wanted to work more closely together, and Netlify suggested we build an official integration for adding search on any Netlify...

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  • How Algolia created its Netlify build plugin

    How Algolia created its Netlify build plugin

    We recently released the Algolia Netlify plugin. You can read more about the plugin, watch an intro, or get started with right away. Algolia is a flexible search and navigation platform, which...

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  • In search of a record-breaking holiday season: 5 key insights from Black Friday 2020

    In search of a record-breaking holiday season: 5 key insights from Black Friday 2020

    Hitting the shops is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition with savvy shoppers seeking a good deal. 2020 is no different, except more shoppers than ever are letting their fingers do the shopping with...

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  • Sunseting our Places feature

    Sunseting our Places feature

    We have important news to share about Algolia Places. After careful consideration, we have come to the decision to sunset our Places feature. Our customers will be able to continue to use Places...

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  • What is natural-language understanding?

    What is natural-language understanding?

    People and machines routinely exchange information via voice or text interface. But will machines ever be able to understand — and respond appropriately to — a person’s emotional state, nuanced...

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  • What is headless commerce?

    What is headless commerce?

    Test new strategies without disrupting the back-end infrastructure, all while maintaining a modern API-first approach.

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  • Bringing AI to media to delight audiences, optimize editorial workflow, and maximize revenue

    Bringing AI to media to delight audiences, optimize editorial workflow, and maximize revenue

    Your team works hard to produce, curate and polish thousands of quality content pieces, but most of them are buried once they’ve been live for a week or two. Your readers, meanwhile, grapple to...

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  • Algolia AI: Announcing the industry’s most intelligent search platform

    Algolia AI: Announcing the industry’s most intelligent search platform

    Today, Algolia is very excited to launch our latest AI capabilities, moving us one step forward in our mission to help businesses of any size take control of how people search, discover, and find...

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  • Ecommerce holiday planning: get your search in gear for the record season

    Ecommerce holiday planning: get your search in gear for the record season

    For retail teams, there’ll be nothing normal — not even “new normal”  — this holiday season. US e-commerce saw a 10 year growth in the first 3 months of this year, and some of our customers saw...

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  • Ecommerce holiday planning: get your search in gear for the record season

    Ecommerce holiday planning: get your search in gear for the record season

    Buckle up for a record breaking holiday season. Everything you need to know to prepare your ecommerce site and build a personalized online shopping experience.

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  • Mobile search UX: Best practices for in app search design

    Mobile search UX: Best practices for in app search design

    Great mobile search is table stakes. This year, before COVID struck Europe and the Americas, 66% of internet users used a mobile phone or tablet to buy. [Datareportal] Users are deeply...

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