The previous search engine, Apache Solr, was struggling to handle the large amount of data on the website, leading to slow search times and a poor user experience.
After careful consideration, we chose to replace Apache Solr with Google Site Search.
In this case study, I will explain our development process, the features of Google Site Search, and how it improved the user experience on joc.com.
The development process began with understanding the limitations of Apache Solr and the requirements of joc.com. After conducting a thorough analysis, we decided to integrate Google Site Search into the website.
We worked closely with the JOC team to ensure that the new search engine was aligned with their business needs. We developed a custom search results page that was consistent with the JOC brand and integrated Google Site Search into the website.
Google Site Search offered several features that were essential for the JOC website.
Some of the key features were:
Google Site Search was able to handle a large amount of data on the website without compromising the search speed. The search results were delivered in milliseconds, providing users with a fast and efficient search experience.
Google Site Search allowed us to customize the search results page to match the branding of joc.com. We were able to choose the color scheme, fonts, and layout of the search results page to align with the JOC brand.
Google Site Search used Google’s search algorithms to deliver accurate search results. The search engine was able to understand the user’s search query and deliver relevant results based on the content on the website.
Google Site Search provided detailed analytics on the search queries made by users on the JOC website. We were able to analyze the search data to gain insights into the user’s behavior and optimize the search engine accordingly.
The integration of Google Site Search improved the user experience on JOC significantly. The search results were delivered quickly and accurately, providing users with a better experience on the website. The customized search results page also enhanced the branding of joc.com, creating a consistent user experience across the website. The detailed analytics provided by Google Site Search allowed us to gain insights into the user’s behavior and optimize the search engine to provide a better user experience.
In conclusion, the integration of Google Site Search into the JOC website was a success. The search engine’s scalability, customization, accurate search results, and analytics provided a significant improvement in the user experience on the website. The JOC team was satisfied with the results, and we continue to optimize the search engine to provide an even better user experience. Google Site Search proved to be an excellent solution for JOC and other websites with large amounts of data to search.