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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?

    Headless commerce is the decoupling of a website’s front end (the content and user interface that comprise the customer experience) from the back end (the business engine that processes ordering,...

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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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  • 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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  • The (almost) ultimate guide to site search

    The (almost) ultimate guide to site search

    We think it’s fair to say we are experts on site search. We have over 9000 customers large and small, including some of world’s top brands like Under Armour, Lacoste, Medium and Twitch. Why, then,...

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  • Ecommerce personalization: pitfalls, tradeoffs, and solutions

    Ecommerce personalization: pitfalls, tradeoffs, and solutions

    We all know that a generic site experience doesn’t cut it any longer. A lot goes into creating a great user experience that’s tailored to different individual interests and needs — and it’s very...

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  • 40+ stats on e-commerce search and KPIs

    40+ stats on e-commerce search and KPIs

    Curious about how important site search is for e-commerce? Look no further. We compiled some of the most interesting and important statistics about site search, and its direct or indirect impact...

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  • Key findings on site search KPIs—2020 Digital Commerce 360 survey

    Key findings on site search KPIs—2020 Digital Commerce 360 survey

    We partnered with Digital Commerce 360 for the 2nd time to survey retailers about impact of site search on revenue and KPIs such as conversion rates (results of last survey are here). We asked 108...

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  • How to improve site search with Algolia A/B testing

    How to improve site search with Algolia A/B testing

    Relevance is one of the most important attributes of good site search. But it isn’t something you can just flip a switch and turn on. Honing search results for relevance is a process of trial and...

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  • Why discovery is critical for today’s e-commerce search engines

    Why discovery is critical for today’s e-commerce search engines

    Few e-commerce search engines actually do their job: helping customers easily find what they’re looking for. The key word here is “easily”. The frustration involved in the overall product search...

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  • How Algolia uses AI to deliver smarter search

    How Algolia uses AI to deliver smarter search

    AI is a key part of Algolia’s strategy. We are continually investing in AI to enhance and extend our existing battle-tested solutions to the most complex problems in search. With 1 trillion...

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  • Improve your Shopify store conversion rates with search

    Improve your Shopify store conversion rates with search

    Shopify businesses of all sizes can ride a new wave of increased opportunity with effective search solutions that enhance their shoppers’ experience. The built-in Shopify search works well, but...

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  • Supporting speech to text across browsers for voice search

    Supporting speech to text across browsers for voice search

    Until today, if you wanted to use speech to text in browsers across desktop and mobile, you were either limited to browsers that offered native support (currently just Chrome and Edge, plus...

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  • How geo search improves search and discovery

    How geo search improves search and discovery

    Relevant search results are paramount for creating a rewarding search journey that feels personalized and thoughtful. Today’s users search from many different devices with different restrictions,...

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  • ManoMano’s “make or buy” decision grid

    ManoMano’s “make or buy” decision grid

    Guest Post by Pierre Fournier, Chief Product Officer, ManoMano It’s always special when we can feature a customer on our site. Today, we are delighted to have a guest post from Pierre Fournier,...

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  • Site Crawling & Federated Search: How to make content discoverable

    Site Crawling & Federated Search: How to make content discoverable

    Today’s users have high standards for their online experiences regardless of the interface or device. A disorganized site, where it is difficult to search for and find relevant content, often...

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  • 5 ways to A/B test your search for relevance

    5 ways to A/B test your search for relevance

    Great search should guide users to their needs as quickly as possible, but achieving the right level of relevance for your site is not always straightforward and takes time to get right. With a...

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