27 Site search solutions for search performance and functionality

by Louisa Bainbridge
on Jun 7, 2017

Site search can increase conversions and present new opportunities for growth. But understanding which site search solution is right for your company can present a challenge. That’s why we’ve put together a buying guide to help you evaluate your options and enhance your site visitors’ experience.site-search-solutions









E-Commerce product search solutions

SaaS site search solutions look after eCommerce retailer search engines, including the cloud hosting. These tools help site visitors find the most relevant product in a catalogue.

Uses deep learning to analyse eCommerce product catalogues and return results.

Site search that ensures your best performing results rise to the top.

Swift Type
Uses filters, bigram matching and an intuitive interface to deliver relevant search results.















Twilio Screenshot - Swiftype case study 

Fast, bilingual site search that uses typo-tolerance to ensure relevant results are returned.

Google Custom Search Engine
Fast and relevant basic search solution, for free, but with adverts.

Location site search solutions

Location based search solutions host and sort geographical data. These tools allow users on your site to view and search maps by distance or travel time, making their search content more relevant to the world around them.

TravelTime Search API
Site search that uses geographical data to return relevant results by time instead of distance, including filters for modes of transport.



Mapbox allows you to create maps, search by radius and explore points of interest, including filters by genre.

MomentFeed gives you the power to navigate the mobile landscape and generate more foot traffic to your locations.

Mapquest uses geographical data to allow customers to search for exact retail locations.

Internal data location search providers

AFD Software
AFD software provide a secure data base of addresses and bank information to allow your site to validate details as they are entered into your location search solution.













Screenshot from AFD

Provides mapping and spatial reasoning tools for internal large-scale location search so you can explore data and share location-based insights.

Location data visualisation tool for mapping, displaying and filtering data.

PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL. PosterSQL is an object-relational database which stores data securely and returns that data in response to requests from other software applications. PostGIS adds support for geographic objects, allowing location queries to be run in SQL.

Cloud search applications

Cloud search solutions create search engines that are personalised to your product offerings. They are hosted by a third party, and can grow alongside the size of your site traffic. This tool allows smaller sites to access superior technology and the opportunity to compete with industry leaders.

Amazon Web Services 
Amazon Cloud Search is a fully managed custom search service with the ability to scale your domain’s resources up and down depending on site traffic.

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure is a Cloud search service for web and mobile app development with the ability to scale up or down and connect search results to business goals.

Cludo uses an intelligent search algorithm and customisable features to return search results. The Cludo intuitive dashboard also allows you to change the relevance of search results yourself, instead of relying on a developer.

Searchify is an easy to use, custom full-text search, without the cost or complexity of managing search servers.

Elasticsearch is a fast, distributed and scalable, search and analytics engine.















Dell screenshot - Elastic case study

Enterprise search solutions

Enterprise search tools provide solutions for large scale businesses that have high demand big data, that may need to be available across many countries.

Lucid Works
Lucid Works make all data sources available from one interface, allowing for relevant search results on a large scale.

Oracle enables a secure, high quality, easy-to-use search across all enterprise information assets.

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Oracle secure enterprise  search example result page

Algolia Enterprise
Algolia allows advanced search for over hundreds of millions of objects, supported by infrastructure that can handle multiple queries a second.

Swift Type
This search solution provides a suite of AI-powered applications that help you search and organise vast amounts of data.

Coveo allows users to search large amounts of data, intuitively recommends relevant content, and measures usage to assist with informed decision making.

Solr is a reliable and scalable enterprise solution facilitating the search and navigation of multiple queries on large internet sites.

IBM Watson Explorer
Watson Explorer is a cognitive search and content analysis platform that gives you access to insights from your data.

MySQL Enterprise Edition includes a comprehensive set of advanced features, management tools and technical support, to achieve scalability with security.




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