Suggestions for Developers to Improve Functionality for Search
September 2, 2015
The article on SiteCrafting titled Maxxcat Pro Tips lays out some guidelines for improved functionality when it comes deep search. Limiting your Crawls is the first suggestion. Since all links are not created equally, it is wise to avoid runaway crawls on links where there will always be a “Next” button. The article suggests hand-selecting the links you want to use. The second tip is Specify Your Snippets. The article explains,
“When MaxxCAT returns search results, each result comes with four pieces of information: url, title, meta, and snippet (a preview of some of the text found at the link). By default, MaxxCAT formulates a snippet by parsing the document, extracting content, and assembling a snippet out of that content. This works well for binary documents… but for webpages you wanted to trim out the content that is repeated on every page (e.g. navigation…) so search results are as accurate as possible.”
The third suggestion is to Implement Meta-Tag Filtering. Each suggestion is followed up with step-by-step instructions. These handy tips come from a partnering between Sitecrafting is a web design company founded in 1995 by Brian Forth. Maxxcat is a company acknowledged for its achievements in high performance search since 2007.
Chelsea Kerwin, September 2, 2015