eCommerce Search – Features & Benefits
Geo Location Search
Geo-location based searching enables you to implement searching for information like deals, classifieds, real estate, job listings or information near an address, zip code or landmark. Searching for information on a full text basis near a location provides users with the ease of local search.
Time/Date Based Search
SearchBlox provides the ability to search for information using specific date ranges or date histograms. The users can narrow down their searches to these specific time frames or days of the week to find exactly the type of event or deal or information they are looking for.
SearchBlox provides a faceted search results plugin that can help you get started very quickly. For example if you are interested in creating different types of restaurant categories for your local search, you can create the custom meta tag for categories and setup a term facet within the plugin for display. No schema or special coding required to enable facets. Users would be able to filter their search results through the category facet. SearchBlox provides term, date range and number range faceting without any schema, setup or configuration changes. The facets are created dynamically on any field that you choose including custom meta fields.
The search results available through the website, can also be made available on mobile devices through responsive design of the search results. SearchBlox search results can be consumed in your iPhone/iPad or Android apps. SearchBlox provides xml or json output to be consumed by your internal or external apps.
SearchBlox provides the ability to setup e-mail/text/custom alerts to users based on specific search criteria. When a new document or information is added, alerts can be sent to your users.
SearchBlox provides the ability to index geo-tagged information that can be shared at multiple locations. Have a deal or coupon that needs be presented in multiple restaurants or classifieds that can be searched for in multiple localities, create multi-location based geo-coded information for indexing.
The advanced real-time reporting in SearchBlox helps you understand what users are looking for. You can also get valuable insights into search patterns by a specific timeframe providing you with the ability to react to users quickly.