To redirect a customer directly, without showing him any search-result-page, to a target page based on a search term, "search redirects" can be added in Makaira.
Creating search redirects
When creating search redirects, you can choose between URL-based redirects or document-based redirects. Document-based redirects use the URL that is attached to the choosen document in your Makaira search-index and therefore kept automatically updated with the permant indexing process in your Makaira instance. URL-based redirects allow you to create static target URLs manually.
After selecting the target URL or the target document, the desired search words can then be added.
The search words are automatically analyzed at the search endpoint so that, for example, typos, misspelled letters and umlauts or special characters are automatically adjusted. Additionally we remove whitespaces to simplify the handling when using multiple search terms. This means that you do not have to specify a large number of search words in order to trigger the redirect.
Typing errors are corrected as follows:
from a word length of 5 characters, one typing error is allowed
from a word length of 10 characters, two typing errors are allowed
Example for the simplified configuration:
"ski backpack" covers the following user search variations :"skibackpack", SKI backpack", "ski bäckpack", "ski backpacks"
Enable search redirects
To enable search redirects in your frontend/API as well, you still need to activate the search configuration under Search -> "What is searched?" the "Search Redirects" must be enabled.