Can you explain lucidly (My knowledge in this field is almost zero) how the search engine rank matching results when a user performs a search (I think this is called search engine algorithm)? What are ranking factors? For example, the number of times that a searched string is repeated in a post is the main ranking factor? Is there any specific algorithm including such factors that the search engine use to rank matching results?
I read some documents on the official website of ElasticSearch, but I could not find the answer there.
Thanks for your answer. I asked this question to edit some more relevant posts so that they are appeared at the top of the search results when a given terms are searched for.
So, according to your answer, to accomplish that, the best way is adding many repetitions of the given terms in such posts?
I was describing the natural ranking that occurs if you don't do anything to influence results.
If you want to take more control there are a number of extra tools at your disposal:
Please note that I am not an administrator of the website, which is equipped with ElasticSearch, to control the tools you mentioned. I am just a regular user who can edit posts. Now, in this case, the best solution is the way I mentioned in the previous reply?
- You can't change the admin's query template
- You can't change the end user's queries
- There aren't already boosts e.g number of "likes' on a post
- You're OK with your docs containing what might look like ugly repetition
Then, "yes" that would be a way to do it
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