Sajari Blog

We design self-learning search technology.

Why you should care about the humble canonical tag (and why 56% of web pages don't).

Canonical tags have been around for about six years now, but they're still one of the most underused (and underappreciated) tools in content publishing. Often confused, often misused, and sometimes abused, the canonical is vitally important to searching content on the internet, and on your own site.

Your internal site search checklist to improve user experience

Improving internal site search experience for your users and visitors can lead to better engagement and conversions. The blog covers various aspects that you might consider for improving your internal site search

Does your search suck? Demystify your search and SEO health

Checking that your site has everything it needs to search properly and rank correctly.

BigQuery, a serverless data warehouse

Why we use BigQuery for our data warehousing, how we save money, and how it scales.

Leveraging site search analytics

Customer intent is a powerful and under-utilised analytics tool.

Real-time JavaScript error reporting with Stackdriver

Error reporting from browser side applications can be tricky. Unlike backend systems, your code is running in an environment that you have very little control of, and as a result is much harder to manage.

Reinforcement learning assisted search ranking

How learn-to-rank and reinforcement learning techniques differ, and how we use both at Sajari.

Replacing Google Custom Site Search (GSS)

A quick and easy replacement for google site search (GSS) now that it has been deprecated.

An engineering year in review: Kubernetes, GRPC, and more

2016 was a massive development year for our team. This post is a quick look at some of the larger changes, why we made them, what we learnt and how these changes have set the foundation for the future.

Simplifying file storage using Go interfaces (video)

golang interfaces are extremely useful for standardising things such as file storage. This talk shows how.

Replacing Google Search Appliance

Now that Google Search Appliance has been discontinued, now is the time to start planning your search migration.

We're using Kubernetes and here's why you should too

Kubernetes has transformed the way Sajari develops our backend infrastructure. This article is a brief intro into why we made the choice to use it.

gRPC and the displacement of REST-based APIs

JSON based REST is slow and clumsy once you begin to use gRPC. We've given up almost all our REST based APIs and this article explains why.

Upgrading Sajari to Go 1.5

Go 1.5 is a major milestone release, so we took the time to run some tests and see what the impact was for Sajari.

What if your search index was more like a database?

Read about zero-copy, realtime search indexes and how they're powering a new hybrid search engine with amazing possibilities.

Binary Encoding in Go (Video)

Sajari uses the Go language as part of the core technology. Binary encoding is one of the keys to a super fast search index.

Duplicate detection explained

Duplicate document detection can be done in many ways, Sajari is designed to make that as flexible for businesses as possible.

Top six reasons why your website needs better search

Your website is likely leaking sales, leads and page views to your competitors or of course, Another Google Search.

The most overlooked thing site owners forget about conversion

Site search shows users direct intent, yet it is largely unmonitored and ignored.