Sajari Blog

We design self-learning search technology.

Onsite Search Optimization using Sajari (A Step-by-Step Guide)

A comprehensive guide to optimize your onsite search. We lay down all the tip and techniques to get the most out of Sajari Site Search, and help you learn how to improve your meta information and content for onsite search optimization.

Why we don't let you manually order your search results

Potential customers sometimes ask us whether we allow you to set your own search results for queries. We don't, and we probably never will - here's why.

The definitive guide to the difference between filters and facets

Filters and facets are different. Both are essential tools for search but many people use the terms interchangeably. A quick guide on how they're different, where they're used online and how Sajari gives you the tools to use them yourself.

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

The inevitable collision of Search and AI tech

How can we maximize the learning rate and knowledge utilization while an information explosion is taking place? Our founder gives his views on this blog.

Machine learning is the future. Here’s why your search should be using it right now.

The future of site search is machine learning. A quick overview of what machine actually is, how it can be used, and how we're using at Sajari for the most relevant 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.