Doofinder Academy: Best Practices for your Mobile Search

We continue updating and improving our Javascript Version 7 (V7). So, first of all, to take advantage of all the features and optimisation, you’ll need to upgrade to V7. This takes less than one minute, just use the Layer Installer under Configuration -> Doofinder Layer -> Setup -> Create Doofinder Layer. Here you have some more information.

For any questions about the upgrade, please contact support@doofinder.com

In this article we will discuss the following:

  1. Filtering
  2. Sorting
  3. Voice Search
  4. Mobile Suggestions
  5. Hash URLs
  6. 0 result page

What does the 2019 Doofinder mobile version offer to your online shop?

 

1. DYNAMIC FILTERS

V7 brings dynamic FILTERS into the mobile search layout. To use filters on the mobile version just add them under FACETS in your Admin Panel. We recommend that you also adapt your Header and include for example your logo.

Best Practices for your Mobile Search

2. SORTING 

You can also provide sorting options to your visitors. You can do this under Configuration -> Doofinder Layer -> Settings -> SORT FIELD. This will allow you to provide your visitors with the possibility to sort by price ascending or descending and many other options.

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NOTE: You also can show Filters as Widgets, such as Colours or Sizes. Please check our documentation.

Below you have our best practice, how to sort:

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3. VOICE SEARCH 

The new update also brings Voice Search into the mobile search layout. This way your clients can send the search query, similar to Google Voice Search, by speaking into the microphone.

The voice search microphone shows up out of-the box by using the V7.

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4. MOBILE SUGGESTIONS

New Suggestive Search technology via our Suggest Extension is also available on mobile devices. For more information, how Doofinder Suggestions work and how to activate them, please check out this article.

Doofinder Suggestions will be shown out of the box in all Layer Types (see Classic & Compact):

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5. HASH URLS

To offer a great User Experience you should active hash URLs. These URLs will control and re-open search result pages when your clients click on one product and want to go back to the results. 

Doofinder will show the search results that were searched and filtered before. 

#URLs will be active by default. 

6. 0 RESULT PAGE

We also recommend you to customise the 0 result page. Doofinder tries to avoid 0 results in any case so you don’t lose opportunities. But in case your business really can not offer an alternative item you can style the page like this. 

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Any ideas or requests of what features you would like to have in mobile search? Please contact us: marketing@doofinder.com