Configure ranking

What is relevance?

Relevance is the ordering of search results where a ranking algorithm is used to put the results in an order with the most important (or relevant) results returned first.

There are many factors that can be used to determine relevance and these factors will change from site to site. For example, some factors that might be used to determine relevance include:

  • how many times the search keywords exist in the content

  • how recent the document is

  • where the search keywords appear within the documnent

  • how many other documents link to the document

  • where the document sits in a website’s structure

Funnelback’s default algorithm has been setup to provide a good balance that works well with most indexes, so you should get good results without any adjustments. However, Funnelback also provides you with the ability to tune and tweak the algorithm so that you can optimize it for your content.

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