How does AddSearch compare to other site search solutions?

Wondering how AddSearch compares to other site search solutions? On this page, we’ll list the best reasons to choose AddSearch over other site search solutions.


At a glance

 AddSearchSwiftypeAlgoliaGoogle CSECMS Native Search
Starting at$29 / month$79 / month$35 / month$0$0
Self-learning algorithm----
Instant search results---
Always up-to-date results
-Via API-
Multi-domain search---
Multi-language search-
Geo-distributed datacenters-Add-on-
Typo tolerance-
Custom synonyms--
Hidden keywords---
Search analytics with unlimited history----
PDF supportIn Plus package
$29/mth
In Pro plan
$199/mth
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Custom crawlerAdd-on-
AJAX-crawling---
Unlimited searches--
Curated search results--
Customize the search results to match your site-
Ad-free-
Simple and predictable pricing--
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The most popular replacement to Google Site Search

According to BuiltWith.com, AddSearch is twice as popular replacement for Google Site Search as runners-up Algolia and Swiftype. AddSearch is trusted by thousands of happy customers. Join them today.

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AddSearch vs. Swiftype

Unbeatable features at unbeatable price

With AddSearch, you’ll get fantastic site search at the fraction of the price you would pay for Swiftype. AddSearch offers site search solutions for everybody – not just large enterprises. All of our plans are fully featured, because smaller organizations deserve just as good site search as large enterprises do, and you’ll never be forced to pay extra to access premium features or tools. All of our plans give you roughly the same features as with Swiftype’s Pro plan (currently priced at $199/month).

AddSearch features missing from Swiftype’s Basic plan

Multi-domain search

Include subdomains and even separate domains in the same search

Geo-distributed datacenters

Search index is replicated in different data centers for lightning fast search regardless of user location

Unlimited search analytics

Our statistics show which terms your visitors are searching for, how often each term is searched, and which terms provided no results

AddSearch vs. Algolia

Fantastic site search without costly technical migration

AddSearch is a great alternative for companies with limited technical resources. You’ll get fantastic site search without needing to hire a developer or go through a complicated integration process. Just paste our JavaScript code snippet on your site and your site search will be ready to go. Our crawler automatically downloads and indexes your content, too.

AddSearch features missing from Algolia’s Essential plan

Crawler for fetching content and index updates

Our crawler automatically fetches content and keeps your index up to date.

Simple and predictable pricing

Our pricing depends on the number of pages on your website.

Geo-distributed datacenters

Search index is replicated in different data centers for lightning fast search regardless of user location

AddSearch vs. Google Custom Search

Free site search comes with a high price

Google Custom Search Engine is a free alternative to Google Site Search. Once Google pulls the plug from Site Search, all existing customers will be downgraded to Custom Search. Many users will accept this without seeking an alternative – but Google Custom Search is a significant downgrade from its predecessor. Here are a few of the downsides you’ll be facing.

Problems with Google Custom Search Engine

Competitors’ ads on your search results

Competitors can place advertising on your search results. Visitors who use site search are often ready to convert, meaning your competitors could potentially use their paid ads to siphon customers from your site.

Mandatory Google branding

Which may reflect badly on how customers perceive your company. With AddSearch, you can customize the look-and-feel of the search interface to match your own brand.

Slow indexing of new content

Google often takes days, or even weeks for smaller websites, to index new content. This means your latest content is not available for search. AddSearch supports sitemaps and RSS feeds to ensure your search index is always up-to-date with the freshest content.

AddSearch features not available on any Google Site Search products

Wow your users with our instant, visual search

Your users expect more than a simple search box. AddSearch delivers a modern search experience.

Tweak search results to emphasize important pages

Give more emphasis on important sections of your website to ensure they are displayed on top of the search results.

Search analytics

Our statistics show which terms your visitors are searching for, how often each term is searched, and which terms provided no results.

AddSearch vs. CMS built-in search

Poor site search results in fewer sales and conversions, and increased customer frustration

Most content management systems come with some form of a native search function, and many website owners never venture beyond these. However, site search rarely gets the attention it needs in the CMS development process, and that makes the native searches a poor option for commercial or business-critical websites.

73%

of web users will abandon a website if they don’t find what they are looking for within two minutes

50%

of sales are lost because visitors can’t find the right content

70%

of search visits are more likely to convert than visits without search

Search users are among your most valuable visitors. A good site search ensures they find the information they need – both before and after conversion.

Reasons to swap CMS native search for AddSearch

Search as you type

AddSearch is lightning-fast. Search results pop up the moment a user types in the first character. Try it out for yourself to see just how fast it is.

Great results – on the first search

Features like typo tolerance, synonyms, and hidden keywords ensure that your visitors always find what they are looking for.

Search analytics

Our statistics show which terms your visitors are searching for, how often each term is searched, and which terms provided no results.

Multi-domain search

Cover subdomains, and even completely separate domains, with the same search.

Multi-language search

AddSearch detects the default page language and only displays search results in that language.

PDF support

Supports indexing and searching content inside PDF files, so your most valuable content won’t be overlooked.



Pricing plans

Small

$299 yearly or

$29

per month
  • Up to 1000 pages
  • 5 domains/subdomains
  • 2 admin users
  • Automatic recrawl
  • Friendly & quick email support
Start your 7 day free trial

Large

$799 yearly or

$79

per month
  • Up to 50 000 pages
  • 20 domains/subdomains
  • 5 admin users
  • Automatic recrawl
  • Accelerated crawling
  • Friendly & quick email support
Start your 7 day free trial

Enterprise

Starting at

$299

per month
  • Service level agreement (SLA)
  • Implementation consultation
  • Geographically distributed search index
  • AJAX crawling
  • Pay by invoice
  • Priority support
Request a quote

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Contact us for more information

We’d love to hear from you, so feel free to email us with any questions, comments or requests at info@addsearch.com