Jul 26, 2017 12:07 PM
I have not done this on HubSpot but did conincidentally look at it a couple of days ago for a client.
The implementation does seem rather complex, or perhaps powerful, it has lots of options.
The other solution we looked at was Swifttype - easier to implement but more costly.
With Google Custom Search Engine going end of life, there is a gap to be filled. The £100 per year charge for CSE was really nothing.
Jul 31, 2017 8:33 PM - edited Jul 31, 2017 8:35 PM
Phil, it’s Sam from Swiftype here. Thanks for mentioning Swiftype as an alternative to Algolia!
Like you said, Swiftype Site Search is easy to set up and can be implemented without writing any code. We also provide a dashboard so you can customize your search experience and view analytics. If you need more control over how the search works, we have well-documented developer APIs. Here's a short product overview.
Since Google is sunsetting their Custom Search Engine, we are actually offering a special migration package. Let me know if you have any questions and here is a link to the offer.
Aug 7, 2017 10:10 AM
Thanks for the response. Yeah Swiftype looks like best-in-class and has an easy implementation scheme but also comes at a fairly significant cost for some of our smaller clients. The other one I found in my searching is https://www.sajari.com/ but I haven't actually tried it yet.
Feb 27, 2018 3:43 PM
Re: Bing Custom Search integration, since you didn't seem to have issues implementing your test.
Did you just use the default Bing Custom Search formatting for the search bar? Or was there some CSS styling you had to do to override the default appearance? (To be clear, I don't care about styling the search results, just the appearance of the search bar itself.)
Feb 28, 2018 3:41 AM - edited May 30, 2019 12:42 PM
Feb 28, 2018 11:03 AM
@Phil_Vallender Yeah, we hate the ads from Google, so were looking at cost-effective replacement options. Bing was appealing because supposedly it was $4 per 1000 queries, and our site search isn't used terribly much, so it was essentially free. Configuration went ok, our site isn't complicated, but styling (or lack thereof), and their absense of documentation left much to be desired.
SiteSearch360 seems to be a good option though, and the price is right.