Search for Superior Search

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This article was published in the print magazine Drupal Watchdog, Volume 5 Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2015, on page 15, by Tag1 Publishing. The magazine was distributed at Drupalcon Los Angeles, 2015-05-11.

Have you ever seen Drupal.org's built-in search functionality return better results than Google's site:drupal.org mechanism? Right, me neither. Are the visitors to your websites experiencing the same disappointing results? Don't assume that they aren't. For sites with a significant number of pieces of content, popular search contrib modules may not be delivering a good experience, and the core Drupal search module may be performing even worse. The findability of content is a critical part of an effective online strategy, and may require further effort to be optimized.

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