What's New in the New Site Search 360 Control Panel

Quick overview

Apart from some new features only available in the new interface (see below), we have revamped the control panel navigation structure.

In the old interface every menu section used subpages which made it quite hard to get an overview of all features and settings.

Old Site Search 360 control panel

The navigation in the new interface is more compact with the most important sections listed on the left, while the subpages are now presented as horizontal tabs, e.g., Crawler > Crawling, FAQ, Youtube.

Here is where you can find the old settings and features you are used to:

  • Indexing Control > Crawler Settings, FAQ Extraction, and YouTube indexing are all located in the Crawler section.

  • Advanced settings such as crawler authentication for secure content indexing can be found behind the Settings tab marked with a cogwheel icon.

  • Title, Image, and Content extraction settings have been moved to Data Structuring.

  • Content Groups (now called Result Groups) and Data Points are now also part of the Data Structuring section.

  • Index Control where you can look up any indexed URL, re-index, or remove pages from your search, is simply called Index and it's hosted as a separate menu item that you can access more easily.

  • Search Settings is now also a separate menu section that allows you to adjust search fuzziness, search snippets, enable a spellchecker, and more. PDF settings and IP Blacklisting now also appear here.

  • You can search your site from the control panel to test and configure the results under Search Preview.

Result manager

  • Query Mappings renamed into Result Mappings are part of the Result Manager tool.

    • You can finally reorder results not only in every content result group but in the All results tab as well! Click on the top-left corner of the result to move it - the green line serves as an indication for where the result should be placed.

      You can also easily promote any result to the top of the list, pin it in any position, or hide. Click the plus icon to insert a custom result.

    • Suggest this query? feature is now independent of the query mappings and can be set up under the dedicated Query Suggestions tab.

    • Adding and editing custom or featured results has become much easier in the Custom Results tab and library.

      Click "Add new custom result" and simply fill out the result name (so you can look it up internally), title, image, and snippet content - it's no longer limited to HTML code editing:

    • Once a custom result is added to your library, you can reuse it and insert into any result set for the mappings you've defined.

    • Finally, you can run a limited-time campaign by specifying trigger words, selecting an action (e.g., show custom results), and selecting a date range for your result mapping.

TLDR;

  • Query Mappings

    • Located under Result Manager and renamed to Result Mappings

    • Search results under the All Results tab can now also be re-ordered: create a new mapping, choose "Result Set", and drag and pin the result cards

    • Custom Result editor has been simplified + the same result can be reused in multiple mappings

    • Can be disabled and set to a certain time period

  • Query Suggestions

    • Suggest this query? detached from query mappings

  • Content Groups

    • Renamed to Result Groups, located under Data Structuring

  • Data points

    • Have a type (text, number, date or boolean)

    • Can have multiple sources

    • Are used to define filters and sorting options

    • Visibility is set on the Result Groups

    • Can be extracted from ld+json data (schema.org)

  • Filters

    • Based on Data Points, located under Filters and Sorting

  • Sorting

    • Based on numeric or date Data Points, located under Filters and Sorting

  • Dictionary

    • Grouped synonyms/hypernyms, no longer limited to pairs

  • Analytics (Dashboard)

    • Popular search results

    • Filter details

    • Added suggestion analytics

  • Crawling

    • Sitemap and crawling can be used simultaneously: so if your site includes PDF files that aren't listed in your sitemap, you can use root URL crawling to pick up the PDFs while indexing the rest of your site with Sitemap Crawling (which is faster and cleaner).

  • Content Extraction

    • CSS Selectors can be used instead of XPaths (click on your name in the top right and turn on the "Prefer CSS" toggle"