Search overview

There are many different search tools and methods - federated, permission based, fuzzy, wildcards, basic and advanced

We take findability of content and users very seriously. Whether it is a digital directory of people or a map of local services, the ability to find what you need is at the core of all of our projects. We have experience using a number of search tools, to help improve your site’s search functionality, helping users find content and make the most of your website.

Advance / Recommended Search Tools

Apache Solr

Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.

Smart searching

Smart searching allows the user to misspell terms or enter synonyms and still return relevant data. We have implemented advanced search capabilities in most of our community sites including Teach First, the Future Science Group, the Tate, and British Rowing.


Below: Faceted search functionality in the Teach First community



  • Community search analysis
  • SEO
  • Design of search system (indexes)
  • Search output design & implementation
  • Facets



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