Algolia

Helping to create delightful Search & Discovery experiences

About Algolia

Algolia is the #1 platform for building scalable search into your product, app or website. By hosting our powerful engine in the cloud on hundreds of servers around the world, we enable thousands of media, e-commerce & SaaS businesses to access our engine through our API or our various implementations in order to deliver results to billions of searches each month in a matter of milliseconds.

The most impactful feature of Algolia is how powerful it is out-of-the-box. In a matter of minutes, developers can create an account, index some sample data they'd like to make searchable, configure priorities for contextual & business relevance, and see how Algolia could make their information more accessible right away. Algolia comes with typo-tolerance, instant search results, and an as-you-type experience that users expect from their favorite websites.

After going from Zero to Go faster, Algolia's robust API allows teams to build powerful features into their search bar - synonym handling, personalization, geo-search, cross-platform compatibility, batch index updating - as well as enterprise-level features - spike protection, physical & digital data security, multi-cluster management & more.

Pricing starting from:

US$1,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Algolia

Realtime Search
We built our search engine from the ground-up with performance in mind. Unlike technologies built on Lucene, our response times return up to 200x faster than Elasticsearch and 20,000x faster than SQLite FTS4.

Simple Integration
Algolia is a fully hosted search service, meaning that you don't have to worry about hardware selection or server configuration. We provide easy onboarding through our SQL and MongoDB connectors, as well as support for API clients in 12 programming languages. With access to live help from our engineers, extensive documentation, and tutorials, you can build your new search experience quickly.

Built with your End Users in Mind
With features like typo tolerance, synonym support, filtering, geo-search, and smart highlighting, your end users can find relevant results from the first keystroke.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 21 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Pricing starting from:

US$1,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Algolia: 14

  • AI/Machine Learning
  • API
  • Campaign Segmentation
  • Compliance Management
  • Faceted Search / Filtering
  • Full Text Search
  • Fuzzy Search
  • Indexing
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • SSL Security
  • Semantic Search
  • Text Analysis
  • eCommerce Management
  • eDiscovery

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(43)
Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Ashi A.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Powerful tool for managing your search engine and optimizing results

Reviewed on 2019/01/22

Pros

The flexibility it allows for managing the types of results users get for different types of products.
They allow for many different attributes to control the different products will be displayed on your site.
I would also commend their support team that really helped us optimize the way we've been doing things with a lot of great advice and consultation sessions

Cons

Different variables for optimizing search results can be somewhat confusing, but their great customer support and documentation does a great job helping out when needed

Johan G.
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  • Industry: Luxury Goods & Jewelry
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Algolia search works well

Reviewed on 2019/10/08

Overall experience has been regular.
In general we needed around 2 months with 2 experienced...

Overall experience has been regular.
In general we needed around 2 months with 2 experienced wordpress developers to be able to implement Algolia which now works ok.

Pros

The clear analytics and ease to separate accounts when using multiple of them, however this comes at a high cost.

Cons

The difficulty to implement with wordpress.
The high cost.
The lack of flexibility when integrating with other sistems that algolia does not come out of the box for.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Other for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Decent search for okay pricing

Reviewed on 2021/03/02

The algorithm can be quite good, but you need to twist te right knobs to get that result. This also...

The algorithm can be quite good, but you need to twist te right knobs to get that result. This also goes for the implementation.

Pros

Algolia is a tool that comes with a lot of features. However, it's not as easy to implement as you would think.

Cons

It was not "plug and play". The implementation is integrated in the website and you need to work on the interface before you can implement it correctly.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Jekyll Algolia plugin for a personal blog

Reviewed on 2020/10/02

My overall experience has been excellent.

My overall experience has been excellent.

Pros

Installing the Jekyll Algolia plugin was easy.

Simple-to-follow documentation, even for a non-techie like myself. Further, the official Algolia Community forum is a place where I can find answers to questions I might have.

Free of charge (community plan) with no time limit. The Community plan, which is all I need at this stage (my blog currently has fewer than 30 pages in total) is free of charge.

Relevant search results. The Algolia software is able to take into account similar key terms and typo errors.

Search results are instant (hence "InstantSearch"), which I believe is more user-friendly than having to press 'Enter' or clicking/tapping a button to see the search results.

The search user interface looks good.

Cons

Some search terms don't show up in the results, i.e. "no results." I probably need to configure the plugin to optimize site search.

London L.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Algolia is the best option for search

Reviewed on 2020/10/03

Overall, I've absolutely loved it. I think they recently changed their free tier so that it makes...

Overall, I've absolutely loved it. I think they recently changed their free tier so that it makes more sense and I've really appreciated that. I've been recommending it to every friend that's building a site that relies on search because I feel like it works better than the custom Google search bar, and you have more control and clarity as to what's going on.

Pros

Algolia was dead-simple to set up. It literally took me a few hours from finding it to having it working on my dataset. The queries are easy, setting up rules is easy. It's just fantastic.

Cons

On the free version of PythonAnywhere they have certain URLs blocked and couldn't figure out how to unblock Algolia's separately, which was slightly annoying. In the end I just ended up paying about $5 a month for a PythonAnywhere account that had everything unblocked.

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Algolia offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Standard Pay-as-you-go pricing starts at $1 per unit / month A unit represents 1,000 search requests and the capacity to index up to 1,000 records. We offer a 14-day free trial to everyone. Want a monthly estimate? Check out the pricing calculator at https://www.algolia.com/pricing/ -------- Pay-as-you-go-pricing: Simple usage based pricing with no long term commitments. Volume discounts: Discounts trigger as your usage grows, so you always get a fair price. Committed-use discounts: Speak with Sales for access to discounts for committed usage.

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Algolia has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Algolia supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

Algolia supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile)

Algolia integrates with the following applications:

Magento Commerce, Shopify, WordPress, Zendesk

Algolia offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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