How can I decide which results are more important than others?

AddSearch allows you to increase or reduce the importance of certain site areas. For example, you can decide to boost your product pages higher in the search results, and lower the importance of your press releases.

To set up site area weights:

  1. Log in to the AddSearch Dashboard and go to Settings.
  2. To boost all pages in the search results that reside in /products/, you can just input /products/ into the a text field and select a weight higher than 100%, say 150%. Conversely, if you want to reduce the importance of an area, select a weight under 100%.
  3. After that, you’re basically done.  This feature has been designed so that there’s as little maintenance as possible for you as site owner. When creating new content, you don’t need to worry about how it’ll appear in the search; once you’ve decided your weight rules, you’re all set.

Please note that these patterns will be matched against URLs on your site in the order they are listed. Arrange the list of site areas so that the highest priority patterns are on the top.