Currently, article search displays a maximum of 10 articles based on the typed in keywords from the article title. 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?
- 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 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 relevancy for each article based on standard BM25 (i.e a ranking function built to estimate the relevance of items, in this case titles, to a given search query).
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.