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

AddSearch

$ 29 per month
  • Self-learning algorithm
  • Instant search results
  • Always up-to-date results
  • Multi-domain search
  • Multi-language search
  • Geo-distributed datacenters
  • Typo tolerance
  • Synonyms
  • Hidden keywords
  • Search analytics with unlimited history
  • PDF support
  • Custom crawler
  • Simple and predictable pricing
  • Unlimited searches
  • Curate the search results
  • Customize the search bar to match your site
  • Ad-free

Swiftype

$ 299 per month
  • Self-learning algorithm
  • Instant search results
  • Always up-to-date results
  • Multi-domain search
  • Multi-language search
  • Geo-distributed datacenters
  • Typo tolerance
  • Synonyms
  • Hidden keywords
  • Search analytics with unlimited history
  • PDF support
  • Custom crawler
  • Simple and predictable pricing
  • Unlimited searches
  • Curate the search results
  • Customize the search bar to match your site
  • Ad-free

Algolia

$ 35 per month
  • 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
  • Synonyms
  • Hidden keywords
  • Search analytics with unlimited history
  • PDF support
  • Custom crawler
  • Simple and predictable pricing
  • Unlimited searches
  • Curate the search results
  • Customize the search bar to match your site
  • Ad-free

Google CSE

$ 0 per month
  • Self-learning algorithm
  • Instant search results
  • Always up-to-date results
  • Multi-domain search
  • Multi-language search
  • Geo-distributed datacenters
  • Typo tolerance
  • Synonyms
  • Hidden keywords
  • Search analytics with unlimited history
  • PDF support
  • Custom crawler
  • Simple and predictable pricing
  • Unlimited searches
  • Curate the search results
  • Customize the search bar to match your site
  • Ad-free

CMS Native Search

$ 0 per month
  • Self-learning algorithm
  • Instant search results
  • Always up-to-date results
  • Multi-domain search
  • Multi-language search
  • Geo-distributed datacenters
  • Typo tolerance
  • Synonyms
  • Hidden keywords
  • Search analytics with unlimited history
  • PDF support
  • Custom crawler
  • Simple and predictable pricing
  • Unlimited searches
  • Curate the search results
  • Customize the search bar to match your site
  • Ad-free

AddSearch vs. Swiftype

Same features at fraction of the 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 gives you roughly the same features as with Swiftype’s Standard plan (currently priced at $599/month). 

With no sales people with expensive bonuses or large organizations to maintain, AddSearch can offer you much better value for money than Swiftype.

AddSearch features missing from Swiftype's Basic plan

Typo tolerance

Automatically corrects typos

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

Synonyms and hidden keywords

Custom synonym libraries to improve search results

Fast index updates

Custom crawler and RSS and XML sitemap support ensures your search index is always up-to-date - regardless of the plan you choose

Unlimited Analytics history

We don't delete analytics history data just because you are on a lower-tier plan. It's your data and we keep for you it as long as you need it.

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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

Unlimited searches

All plans include unlimited searches, so you can rest assured there won’t be nasty surprises if your website goes viral

Unlimited analytics history

We don't delete analytics history data just because you are on a lower-tier plan. It's your data and we keep for you it as long as you need it.

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

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.

Hidden keywords

Tag your pages with hidden keywords to ensure they show on relevant search results even when the exact search term is not mentioned on the page.

Custom synonym library

Custom synonym libraries ensure your users will find exactly what they’re looking for when using similar words or phrases

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 search analytics highlights searches with no results, and searches were none of the results were clicked. You can use this data to create powerful new content that gives your users what they were asking for.

AddSearch vs. CMS native search

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

Most content management systems come with some form of 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.

Did you know that?
%
Increase in conversion rate of search visitors vs. non-search visitors
%
of visitors will abandon a website if they can’t find what they are looking for within two minutes
%
of customers try to solve their problem themselves using search engines (either Google or site search on the customer support website) before contacting customer service

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

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.

Instant results

Instant, visual search results that help users find what they are looking for faster.

Search analytics

Our statistics show which terms your visitors are searching for, how often each term is searched, and which terms provided no results. Use this information to highlight important content and to create new content that your visitors are already asking for.

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.

See our Plans & Pricing page to find a suitable plan and start your no-risk, 7-day free trial.