Thursday, 29 June 2017

Adobe Search and Promote Menus Explained



Through this post, we will try to explain the main menus and their functionalities here.

Home:


This menu holds the dashboard for viewing overall search system for a specific account. It includes below sections.

  • Index Information,
  • Terms Report,
  • Null Search Terms Report,
  • Crawl Performance,
  • Search Form,
  • Recent Changes,
  • Alerts


Design:
This menu helps to adjust the design specific search configurations on a page. It includes,

  • Navigation - Facets, Facet Rails(Group of facets), Breadcrumbs, Page Navigation, Menus, Recent Searches
  • Templates - Section where we can create new templates. This templates includes both transport(.tpl) and presentation(.tmpl) templates.
  • Banners - Helps to add HTML Banner
  • Autocomplete - Setting up auto complete, word lists, styles of search form and its form related configurations are available in this section.

Rules:

  • Query Cleaning -  When the query is hit on the browser, if we need to clean up the query, this rules can be used.
  • Direct Hits -  For a specific query term, if we need to redirect to a specific url, we can do the same here.
  • Pre-search rules - This rules gets executed before the search happens; useful when we need to do an operation on query term(for eg: check query contains a specific word)
  • Post search rules- This gets executed once a search is done and result is available. (An example could be, if a custom variable is present and its value is meeting some criteria)
  • business rules - purely business queries. For eg if business wants to show a banner(promotional Advt) when the query term contains a specific term.
  • Ranking rules - Helps to provide weights to metatags and adjusting its weights. Based on this, search results can be pushed up or down.


Linguistics:

  • Dictionaries - to add our own dictionary.
  • Words & Language -  To add any conditions like case sensitivity, sound alike etc.
  • Did you mean - If a user types a wrong spelled term and if we need to suggest him a relevant term.
  • Excluded words - always helps to omit some terms from search.

Simulator:
An html form of search page in S&P environment. This helps to test the search functionality in Search and Promote itself. We can set up rules for various simulators.

Staging:

A section which gives idea on what are all things modified in stage and not yet pushed to live

Reports:
An over view section of all search operations. Index reports, term reports, Adobe analytics, alerts etc. Changes made by different users can be tracked here.

Index:
All indexing operations can be performed here. This include configuring new index, editing various types of indexes, running index, roll back etc.

Settings:
All account related and user related settings are found here. Crawl, searching, metadata, filtering, rules, analytics, seo, profile, account, user operations etc are managed through thi

s menu.

Accounts:

All accounts are listed here for a logged in user. If the person is a normal user with single account access, only one account will be listed here.


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