How does article search work?

Currently, article search displays a maximum of 10 articles based on the keywords typed in. The search only displays articles that were published within the last 4 months and received traffic within the last 30 days.

 

Why is the article I'm searching for not showing up?

Possible causes:

  • The article was published over 4 months ago
  • The article has not received any traffic within the last 30 days
  • If searching from your site's Real-Time dashboard, the article needs to have active traffic to be returned in results
  • Keyword/s typed in doesn't match with what is in its title and/or may require you to enter more keywords from the title to increase the likelihood of a successful search

 

Why is the “Real Time” button greyed out in my search result?

If a search result displays an article with the “Real-Time” greyed out, it indicates that the article does not currently have any real-time traffic.

 

Why is the “Historical” button greyed out in my search result?

If a search result displays the “Historical” greyed out, it indicates that the article either has not accrued historical traffic (since it was published on the current day).

 

How are the search results ordered?

Article search uses a fuzzy search algorithm in order to provide results that are sorted based on two factors, relevancy to the keywords and recency.

Our search computes a relevancy score for each article based on standard TF/IDF logic (i.e how closely relevant the keyword typed in is to a title).

This score is then exponentially weighted towards how recent the article last received any traffic i.e if there are two articles with the same relevancy score, one that last received some traffic 10 mins ago vs another that last received traffic 1 hour ago, it would sort article 1 higher than 2.

 

 

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