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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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  • 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?

    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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  • 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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  • 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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