The SiteSeeker implementation process


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The SiteSeeker implementation process ensures an efficient and smooth implementation, and will help you to get the most out of your search solution.

In order to maximize the business value from search, we recommend creating and implementing a search strategy. In this document, we have gathered advice that may serve as a guide to the different activities involved in implementing SiteSeeker. Do not hesitate to contact us if you would need advice regarding your search strategy or the implementation process!


1. Project Start

The implementation project usually begins when a SiteSeeker Partner orders a SiteSeeker service. In order to simplify the planning of the implementation, a list of parties and persons involved as well as a project timeline should be created. We also recommend our SiteSeeker training program.

2. Accessing SiteSeeker

The next step is to get access to the SiteSeeker service. For SiteSeeker Remote, SiteSeeker creates a search index and sends login information. Delivery time is a week.

For SiteSeeker Appliance servers, SiteSeeker will need technical information concerning the delivery of the server, e.g. server name and IP address. This information is entered in a form sent to the IT contact by SiteSeeker. The installation can be only be started once all information is received. Depending on the delivery method for SiteSeeker Appliance (i.e. SiteSeeker Appliance, Cloud Appliance or Appliance for VMware), delivery time is estimated to 2-3 weeks after the technical parameters are received from the customer or partner.

3. Design the search page

The design of the search page, including interaction and graphic design, may be done in parallel with the installation. Read the guide how to design a useful search page. Additionally, SiteSeeker offers expert advice on the interaction and design concepts for the search page.

4. Implement the search page and configure SiteSeeker

Our SiteSeeker Partners will install the integration module where applicable and configure a new SiteSeeker search index in order to ensure that the website is indexed correctly. We recommend starting with a basic search page and then improving and adding to it by testing the solution, tuning SiteSeeker and adjusting the website. SiteSeeker's Solution Architects and Specialists is available for workshops, counseling and implementation advice, helping you achieve the best outcome possible. SiteSeeker's Solution Architects and Specialists are available for workshops, counseling and implementation advice, helping you achieve the best outcome possible. Read more about how to best design the website for global search engines and SiteSeeker.

5. Ready to launch?

When you are getting closer to the launch date, we can offer "SiteSeeker Ready-to-Launch". It is a quality assurance where settings in SiteSeeker and the search page is checked against this checklist. You are of course free to run this test yourself using the same checklist.

6. Release

Introduce the new search function. Take the opportunity to tell visitors and employees that you are launching an improved search experience – this will increase user satisfaction and will make it more likely to get valuable feedback!

7. Follow up on statistical data

Now is the time to start the exciting work with SiteSeeker's search statistics. As an editor, we recommend that you review top search queries, click-through rates and search queries without results on a regular basis in order to further develop your website.