40 weeks ago
These days, internal search functions for websites are more and more often implemented as separate SaaS (Software as a Service) services. This can simply mean that a cloud-based search engine crawls the site regularly and forms a search index based on the contents and descriptive information of the site. In this case, only a search field and the user interface needed to present the search results need to be added to the actual site.
As part of our last year´s Web technology data report covering 2,500 noticeable Finnish websites, we also looked into which SaaS-based search solutions have been used on the sites. This article discusses the share of SaaS search solutions in Finland and a little bit in other parts of the world, and what the solutions are suitable or not suitable for.