Getting Started Guide

Using Additional Features

This chapter introduces two very easy core features that can help you get more value from your search appliance:


KeyMatch enables you to promote specific documents in the search results, highlighting them to ensure that users can always find them. To create KeyMatches, use the KeyMatch tab of the Search > Search Features > Front Ends > KeyMatch page in the Admin Console, shown in the following figure.

To configure a KeyMatch:

  1. Go to Search > Search Features > Front Ends and edit the Default Frontend.
  2. In the KeyMatch tab, simply enter a search term, a title, and a URL.
  3. Click Save Changes.

In the example below, we configure the Wikipedia article for Spain as a KeyMatch.

After configuring the KeyMatch, we search for "spain" in the GSA. This result is highlighted and appears at the top of the search results, as shown in the following figure.

For more information about KeyMatches, see KeyMatch in the Admin Console Help.

Search reports

Search reports help you see what your users are searching for and how successful they are at finding results. Creating a search report is very easy and you can use the results to help identify KeyMatches, for example.

To create a report:

  1. Go to the Reports > Search Reports page, shown in the following figures.
  2. Select the default_collection.
  3. Provide a name and timeframe for the search report.
  4. Click Generate Report.

Give the server some time to generate the report and then refresh your browser to view it. The following figure shows a search report.

On a search report, you can see the number of searches during a day, peak load times for searches and also top keywords and queries used to search.

Other features

There are many more easy-to-use GSA features that you can use to improve the search experience by expanding the content available to search and providing powerful navigation that allows users to narrow their results. For information about these features, see the Introduction in Creating the Search Experience.

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