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  • The 3 key search box UX design elements

    The 3 key search box UX design elements

    Marketers and website owners often overlook the design of their search interface at the expense of a good search experience. A clunky or non-intuitive search experience leaves users frustrated and...

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  • Algolia vs. Coveo: Choosing the Right Tool

    Algolia vs. Coveo: Choosing the Right Tool

    So, your site needs a great search and discovery tool. Algolia and Coveo are two popular SaaS search providers. But which product is the best fit for your business?  Coveo is a search platform...

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  • How to create a great faceted search and navigation experience

    How to create a great faceted search and navigation experience

    Today’s online users have higher expectations than ever. They expect your site to be well-designed with a navigation based on predictable design patterns. If it isn’t, they’ll likely be frustrated...

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  • Filters vs. facets for site search

    Filters vs. facets for site search

    A great site search tool not only helps website visitors find what they already want, but also helps them discover products and information they hadn’t considered before. In order for this search...

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  • Comparing the best e-commerce search solutions

    Comparing the best e-commerce search solutions

    If you’re in the market for a new e-commerce site search solution, you already know the importance of providing a robust user experience and relevant search results to your customers.  The right...

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  • Can an Elasticsearch alternative stack up?

    Can an Elasticsearch alternative stack up?

    If you’re looking at this page right now, you already know the importance of equipping your site with a great search and discovery experience. And if you’re considering an open source option like...

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  • Improve your site search UI: Best practices for search usability, microcopy, and scannability

    Improve your site search UI: Best practices for search usability, microcopy, and scannability

    Many companies pour significant effort and resources into perfecting search on their site. But even the most thought-out search search user interface (UI) design patterns can accidentally...

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  • Algolia Winter ’20 — Grow revenue with Search Experience Management

    Algolia Winter ’20 — Grow revenue with Search Experience Management

    New Search Experience Management tools: analyze, optimize, and iterate on relevance strategies It is not hard to...

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  • 5 searchandising tips for your e-commerce site

    5 searchandising tips for your e-commerce site

    Searchandising is the application of merchandising strategies to search results on your site. It allows marketers, product owners, merchandisers, and website operators to promote products directly...

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  • 5 e-commerce search trends you shouldn’t ignore

    5 e-commerce search trends you shouldn’t ignore

    In today’s online world, user expectations are higher than ever. Consumers know what they want, and they want those things now. If site visitors can’t find what they need instantly, they will...

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  • How search and discovery helps you stay ahead of e-commerce trends

    How search and discovery helps you stay ahead of e-commerce trends

    The e-commerce landscape is one of constant motion. Today, companies need to utilize all the tools at their disposal to stay ahead of the changes. In this article, we’ll discuss how search can...

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  • How site search drives content discovery

    How site search drives content discovery

    The internet is chock-full of content. With new content and products added daily, it is more difficult than ever for users to find relevant information. And since users only search for what they...

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  • The guide to e-commerce merchandising

    The guide to e-commerce merchandising

    Brick and mortar retailers are not the only ones who can leverage strategic placement of products, services, and more to facilitate the buyer’s journey. E-commerce and online retailers can...

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  • 5 voice search trends to look out for

    5 voice search trends to look out for

    For years, people have made sweeping predictions about how voice search would soon outpace all other searches. But, as the dust has settled, we’ve seen much more modest growth than expected. Still...

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  • What is searchandising?

    What is searchandising?

    In physical retail merchandising, store owners and managers can arrange the store inventory and layout to promote certain items and respond to customer demand. This process is just as important in...

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  • What is natural language search?

    What is natural language search?

    Search has changed a lot since the early days of the Internet. Users now expect fast and personalized results when exploring a website or search engine, and they’re less likely to experiment with...

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  • How to use site search as a marketing tool

    How to use site search as a marketing tool

    Many marketers see search as just a magnifying glass in the top right of the website: necessary,  but not an important as other marketing tools. Because of this perception, they often don’t devote...

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  • How to optimize your e-commerce site search

    How to optimize your e-commerce site search

    Many businesses see site search as just a box to check on the UX checklist. But with acquisition harder than ever and customer expectations higher than ever, companies that don’t leverage the full...

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  • How to use site search to avoid “no results” pages

    How to use site search to avoid “no results” pages

    With sites like Google and Amazon providing instant and personalized search results, today’s web users expect the same experience from every site they visit.  But searches that return “zero...

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  • Tips for search-based applications (SBAs)

    Tips for search-based applications (SBAs)

    Search-based applications (SBAs) leverage the strength of a great search engine to deliver relevant, personalized results to users—regardless of where the data is stored.  In many companies and...

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