Field weights allow for modifying the relative importance of different fields of a document. You can use Field weights to increase the ranking of pages amongst the search results with fields matching the keywords in search queries.

Field weights amplify the visibility of content from specific fields, such as headings, URLs, and custom fields.

You can use field weights if, for instance, you have product names in a <h2></h2> subheading across your web pages, and you want to make sure the content in the subheadings has more weight amongst other fields of the documents.

Field weights user interface

The Field weights user interface consists of the Standard fields and the Custom fields tabs.

The section on the right consists of the search field, the switch for enabling or disabling the visibility of Pinned results and Promotions.

Below the switch, you will find the search results used to monitor real-time how the Field weights boost affects the search results.

Standard fields

Picture of the Field weights Standard fields user interface.

Custom fields

Picture of the Field weights Custom fields user interface.

If you have several custom fields indexed the Edit button can be located by scrolling down the page.

Field weights user interface Edit button.

Editing the Field Weights values

To edit the custom fields boost values, follow these instructions:

  1. Login to your AddSearch Account
  2. Go to Ranking tools under Manage results
  3. Click the Field weights link
  4. Click a field tab to edit
    1. Standard fields boost values or
    2. Custom fields boost values

1. Editing the Standard fields boost values

To modify the standard fields boost values, follow these instructions:

  1. Click Edit button to enter the editor

The editor opens.

  1. Use the sliders or enter numbers to the input fields to change the values

Picture of the Field Weights Standard Fields editor.

  1. Click
    • Save button to save the changes
    • Cancel button to cancel the changes
    • Restore defaults button to restore the defaults

Picture of ranking tools save cancel restore option buttons.

2. Editing the Custom fields boost values

To modify the Custom fields boost values, follow these instructions:

  1. Login to your AddSearch Account
  2. Go to Ranking tools under Manage results
  3. Click the Field weights link
  4. Click Edit button to enter editor

The editor opens.

  1. Use the sliders or enter numbers to the input fields to change the values

Picture of the Field Weights Standard Fields editor interface.

  1. Click
    • Save button to save the changes
    • Cancel button to cancel the changes
    • Restore defaults button to restore the defaults

Picture of ranking tools save cancel restore option buttons.

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