User Guide

1. Getting started

Steps to follow

1. Create an account on searchIQ.

2. Copy the API key from searchIQ account, you can find it after selecting “Create Engine” option.

3. Once you’ve created an account, go to your WordPress site and install searchIQ WordPress plugin.

4. You will be asked to enter your searchIQ API key.

5. Select the post types you want to search.

6. Index your posts, you are all set!

2. Setting up a Dashboard account

- Autocomplete Customization
Video Tuttorial

Steps to follow:

1. Go to searchIQ WordPress plugin.

2. Select autocomplete tab.

3. Customize the fields as per your requirements.

4. If there is no customization for any specific element you are looking for, please watch this video

- Result Page
Video Tuttorial

Steps to follow:

1. Go to searchIQ WordPress plugin.

2. Select results page tab.

3. Customize the fields as per your requirements.

4. If there is no customization for any specific element you are looking for, please watch this video

Custom CSS Override
Video Tutorial

Video Tutorial

Steps to follow:

1. Go to searchIQ WordPress plugin.

2. Select options tab.

3. Add CSS rules to override in Custom CSS text area.

4. Click Save. Its done!

-Options

To enable or disable the results page and autocomplete you will need to navigate to the “Options” tab

searchIQ results page

Autocomplete without thumbnails

Autocomplete with thumbnails

Load thumbnail image from custom field

Steps to follow:

1. Go to searchIQ WordPress plugin.

2. Select options tab.

3. Select the dropdown list of custom fields.

4. Select the custom field you want to pull image from.

5. Click save.

6. Click regenerate thumbnails.

NOTE: If you don’t find custom field in the dropdown, select “Other…”, then mention the custom field name in the text box (it is case sensitive), follow steps from 5.

3. Setup For Non WordPress Sites

- Setup Autocomplete

1. Copy the javascript code from your searchIQ account and paste it right before </head> tag on every page to activate autocomplete.

Note: If your site has a search bar please verify the input box name, if is it not “s” then please mention you input box name as shown below.

For example: if name is “search”

<input type=”text” value=”” placeholder=”Search this website…” name=”search”>

Then you have to update the same name in the searchIQ as shown below.

After setting up correctly you should start seeing autocomplete results.

- Setup Results Page

1. If you would like to use searchIQ results page, then copy the below code to the page where you want the results to appear after user submits the search.

<div id=”siq_search_results”></div>

2. Configure results page url in the searchIQ to show results page.

For example, the page url where you copied the above code is http://sample.com/search-page.html

3. You have to configure the same url in the searchIQ as shown below.

Below image shows sample searchIQ results page

4. Features

- Cross Domain Search / Site Group

Video Tutorial

Steps to follow:

  1. Log in to the dashboard.
  2. Select Site Groups tab from the main page after login.
  3. Create a site group, and add the search engines you would like to link the results for.

4. Turn on the cross-site search results if you would like the results from one website to show on another site’s Search Engine. See example below.

5. Cross domain search is ready. See example below.

- Analytics

Video Tutorial

Steps to follow:

  1. Log in to the dashboard.
  2. Select the search engine dashboard for the analytics reports you’d like to view.

3. Select the Analytics tab.

4. To see historical analytics select the time frame in the drop down.

- Synonyms

Video Tutorial

Steps to follow:

  1. Log in to the dashboard.
  2. Select the search engine you want to configure.

3. Select Manage -> Synonyms

4. To add new synonyms, enter the words seperated by comma as shown.

4. To add new synonyms, enter the words seperated by comma as shown.

Below is an example for the keyword «cheap»

- Weights

Video Tutorial

Steps to follow:

  1. Log in to the dashboard.
  2. Select the search engine you want to configure.

3. Select Manage -> Weights

4. Type a keyword and click “Search” in order to see your changes.

5. Change the weights by sliding and configuring the results.

6. To restore the default weights, click “Restore Defaults”.

– Delete Domain

  1. Log in to the dashboard.
  2. Select the search engine you want to delete and click “Delete”.

3. Click Delete to delete the indexed data from searchIQ server. *NOTE – once this is done the data CANNOT be recovered.