Basic Search Client Configurations

Search client configurations enable admins to customize the main search page. They can activate typeahead, turn on search recommendations, and even display a knowledge graph. All the features are explained next.

Enter Platform Name

The very first setting. It allows admins to edit the existing name of their search client. Descriptive names are a great aid when you are responsible for managing several clients.

Enter Base URL

The login page of your SearchUnify instance is the base URL of your search client. Its role is to maintain communication between the platform where the search client is installed and the content sources managed with the instance.


Turning on Recommendations adds a section to the search results page where relevant articles are displayed. The articles are different for each query and their relevancy is measured by how many users click them after a query. If a lot of users click articles, X, Y, and Z after a query Q, then X, Y, and Z will populate the Recommendations section for the query Q. Users can find the sections by scrolling down a search results page.

Preview Search Results

View the contents of a search results page without opening it. This feature is currently in beta.

Knowledge Graph

Give answers right on the search page with a knowledge graph, which supports audio-visual content as well. To turn it on, toggle the button to the right and then go to Configure a Knowledge Graph


No. of Autocomplete Results

Help users find what they want with a powerful implementation of typeahead. Select from the drop down the number of suggestions that to be displayed.

Did You Mean?

Guide users when they misspell with relevant suggestions from Did You Mean. The feature comes with a standard dictionary and can be taught in-house jargon. Check out Providing Useful Suggestions to Misspelled Queries with Did You Mean for details.

Recent Searches

It stores a history of search queries in browser cache and suggests the terms from the history when users are trying to run an old search again.

Similar Search Recommendations

Similar to Recommendations (point 3). However, instead of suggesting articles, keywords are recommended. Someone searching for "data repositories" on SearchUnify Docs could be suggested "content sources" which is the company term for the server where data-to-be-indexed is stored. Similar Search Recommendations analyzes data from multiple users before suggesting a keyword. The suggestions are stored in your browser's cache, so they might be different on the devices you use.

Last updatedFriday, September 4, 2020