We are excited to announce that we have listened to your feedback about the usability of our product, and as part of Funnelback version 15 our dedicated R&D team have developed a brand new Marketing Dashboard in the administration interface!
Let’s go on a quick tour of this new interface, shall we?
The first thing you’ll see when logging in to the administration interface is a the Marketing Dashboard giving you an at-a-glance summary of your search service.
The dashboard will give you an immediate overview of the status of your search service, such as:
The analyse section gives you access to features to help you analyse your search users and your content: Search Analytics, Accessibility Auditor, Content Auditor and SEO Auditor. We’ll have a quick peek at Search Analytics and SEO Auditor.
The Search Analytics present your existing search metrics broken down by searches, clicks and locations. Comparison of data between multiple date ranges is possible, in the example below between 2014 and 2015.
The SEO Auditor has been improved to make it easier to use; It will now suggest terms and documents for you to audit:
The optimize section allows you to make the most out of Funnelback to improve the search experience for your users.
The publication of best bets, synonyms and curator rules has been greatly simplified. Each item can now be published and unpublished individually in a very quick fashion, and unpublished changes are clearly visible.
Adding multiple synonyms at once has also never been easier.
Tuning is one of the most powerful but overlooked features of Funnelback. It allows Funnelback to automatically tune its ranking algorithm to be best suited to your content, based on a training set. The new dashboard makes editing the training set easier and provides suggestions about which documents and keywords to tune.
The dashboard provides an built-in contextual help system for features that deserve a bit more explanation:
Upgrading to Funnelback v15 is the next step you need to take to get access to this new dashboard. Your existing Funnelback configurations and data will be preserved and automatically available through the new dashboard.
Upgrade today and start analysing and optimizing your search service like never before!