Index tools and Ranking Tools improvements for Indexing API based indices
Improved status page for Organization Management Tools
Search UI library
Store non-default sort by field in the URL for browser history support
Improvements to analytics collection from autocomplete component
June 27th, 2021
Improved Dashboard frontpage
New feature: Ranking tools – adjust field weights, date boost, custom field boost to fine tune ranking
Search UI library (new 0.5.0 release)
Changed behavior: The matchAllQuery setting won’t make search queries for the autocomplete box anymore. Only for the main search
New setting for the Search field component: onfocusAutocompleteMatchAllQuery. With this setting, focusing an empty search field fires a match all query for the autocomplete box. Intended use is to show recommended search results to the user, before she has typed anything
Optimized rendering: Components won’t be re-rendered if the output HTML wouldn’t change
Added support for “language” property in filter object.
OG image tags parsing is enabled now by default for new indices
Push your content through the Indexing API instead of using our web crawler. Great for use cases where your data is well-organized and you want to have full control over what gets indexed. The document schema is customizable and several data types are supported
Search API. Multiple features in Developer Preview
Custom search ranking with definable field weights (e.g. title is 5x more important than description) and by custom field values (e.g. boost products that are in stock and have highest ratings)
Custom ascii folding to control umlauts and carons (e.g. should schön match schon or not)
Search UI library
New filter type: Range filter. Can be used with numerical or date-based custom fields
New facet setting: Sticky. When facets are sticky, multiple facet filters can be enabled simultaneuosly
New feature: Field statistics. With this feature, you get minimum, maximum, and average values of numerical or date-based custom fields with the search response. This information is valuable for example to range filters
Other Search UI updates include sending clicks to the analytics dashboard, a new callback function that when the autocomplete is shown, and more. See full release notes in Github
Search API & JS client: Autocompletion from custom fields. For example, keyword “a” from the custom field “brand” could return results like “apple, amazon, audi”. See API docs and JS client for more information.
Dashboard: Index tools URL field autocomplete. Start typing a part of a URL in the field to see matching URLs
Custom ranking (in preview)
Ranking by custom field values: For example, product popularity or ratings can affect the order of search results
Adjustable field weights: For example, hits in the product name field can be more important than hits in the description text field
JS Client library updates to make it possible to post clicks to statistics. You’ll see the click data on your Analytics Dashboard and the data is used in our self-learning search algorithm. See release notes at Github
JWT support for search suggestions in a secured search index
Fixed a bug causing expired trial customers not being able to subscribe in some scenarios
Added support for searchable custom fields. For example, search queries with a product brand or size can match to a relevant custom field from now on
Support for defining the data type of custom fields (boolean, date, integer, double, keyword, text)
October 10th, 2019
The biggest product launch to date: Search personalization. Our Personalization feature gives you a robust toolset for building a personalized search experience tailored to your website visitors and aimed at your business needs.
Improved Dashboard behavior when the user session expires. From now on you’ll be directed to a login page properly.
Improved Regular Expression support for Site area rules. With the prefix regex: you can create complex rules to boost your pages.
Added a few new settings to the Dashboard: Show meta description instead of the standard highlight text with search results. Rename search query parameter on the traditional results page (default is ?addsearch=keyword)
From now on, PDF’s are opened to a new tab by default. The link target can be adjusted with the new link_target setting though.
Dashboard and hosted demo page: First batch of styling changes released (for example colors and fonts).
Started to list Enterprise customers’ payment receipts on the Dashboard’s Billing section.
Search-as-you-type Widget: New setting to define the search field’s placeholder text.
Improved URL handling on websites serving content over both HTTP and HTTPS.
Tightened requirements for password strength.
Improved file type detection to index missing Word and PowerPoint files.
Created additional options to detect titles in PDF files.
September 11th, 2018
Beta-version of our new modal view is added to this website. On desktop computers, the modal view combines our instant search-as-you-type widget with a traditional results view. Try it out on the top right corner: Type something to the search field and press enter. The new results window will open. Do you like it? How it could be improved? Send any comments and suggestions at email@example.com.
September 10th, 2018
All-new sign-up flow launched for new customers.
Added support to crawl websites behind HTTP basic authentication. Form-based auth is supported as well.
Improved handling of relative paths in og:image tags.
Fixed a field weighting issue in search relevance: Keywords matching to important sections, such as the page title or H1 header, were not boosted correctly due to a bug
July 17th, 2018
Added possibility to pass custom elements from HTML pages to the Search API. E.g. a page can have a meta field: <meta name=”author” content=”John Doe” />. The Search API can return the value (John Doe) with the search result
Fixed the hashbang (#!) handling for those still using it (we can also crawl real single-page apps or AJAX sites, e.g. built with React or AngularJS)
Fixed the “page limit exceeded” warning on the Dashboard. Contact us to get as large quota as needed 🙂
June 21st, 2018
New website out! Contact us if you have any issues with the site
Major performance improvements to statistics dashboard
June 14th, 2018
Another big one: E-commerce features launched to beta. Includes e.g. indexing and showing pricing information in search results. Contact us if you’re interested to try this out on your web store.
Search algorithm changes: Proximity boost tweaked to promote multi-word matches with a small distance between the words. E.g. “big dog” boosts documents containing “dog that is big” and “big angry dog” along with the exact match “big dog”