Search Checklist

The search checklist contains the tasks that can be performed to customize search. Outside of the basic search setup, most of these are optional, but recommended.

Basic Search Setup

Task Role

 Configure the search pipeline and search templates.

If you are using SiteGenesis as starting point of your application the search pipeline is already configured. See also Understanding the Search Pipeline and SiteGenesis Application Search Implementation.

Developer

 Configure Searchable Attributes

To find products by an attribute, such as product name, you must make sure that the attribute is indexed and searchable.

Merchant

 Configure Search Preferences

Merchant

 Create a No Results Found Page

Developer

 Update Indexes

Merchant

 Configure Index Rebuild Schedule

Merchant

Configure How Products Are Found on the Site

Configure How Products Are Sorted in the Search Results

Configure How Products Are Found by External Search Engines

Task Role

Configuring Host Aliases

Create short, meaningful URLs for external search engines to index by assigning a short alias to a long hostname.

Developer

Creating SEO URLs

Use the URL Rules module to change the URLs for your site and add information that can improve your search rank.

Merchant
Generating Sitemaps

Create sitemaps for external search engines to improve freshness and completeness of data indexed by search engines.

Developer
Generating a Robots.txt File

Add a robots.txt file to control portions of the site you don't want search engines to index. This can include non-html resources that could cause problems with indexing.

Developer
Creating URL Redirects

Add redirects from a legacy platform or redirect from an old Salesforce B2C Commerce category to a new category.

Merchant

Improve and Troubleshoot Search

Task Role

 Troubleshoot Search

Merchant

 Use Search Analytics

Merchant
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