What is Algolia?
AI powered search, recommendations & analytics via pre-built front-end components.
Algolia's mission is to create the worlds best instant search and discovery experiences via a value proposition centered around Search, Recommendations & Analytics that can be quickly implemented into your website using their pre-built frontend components.
Algolia Search is Algolia's search API that offers developers a robust web3 toolkit (SDK) that allows them to compose any search experience in the concept of their company or clients application.
How does Algolia Search Work ?
Algolia works by searching through index's of schemaless data that can be queried via a search interface. These queries can be enhanced via rules that allow you to elevate certain objects above others and are dynamically updated over time, via a "Search Feedback Loop" which uses ML to take into consideration customer input via analytics, to align with the content that is most valuable for your customer.
Algolia Recommend is Algolia's recommendation engine that uses Machine Learning to identify objects (i.e. blog posts or products) which are closely linked & offers them to your customer to allow them to more broadly explore your site.
Algolia Recommend offers two recommendation models:
- Frequently Bought Together
- Related Products
Algolia Recommend generates recommendations by looking at:
- Your data indexed into Algolia
- Your users’ interactions captured through the Insights API
How does Algolia Recommend work ?
Algolia Analytics is Algolia's analytics engine for its search and recommendation capabilities. Algolia offers this out of the box via their pre-built components but can be designed into custom UI using their API documentation.
This particular capability separates Algolia from its competitors due to its intuitive, real-time analytics dashboard that allows you to understand what your customers are searching for, interacting with and clicking on.
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