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Episerver imageAdding synonyms for similar phrases

Sometimes, site visitors enter a search term that does not occur in your content, even though your site has content of interest to them. To fix this problem, create a synonym list. If a site visitor searches for any term in the list, the search returns results for it and the synonym. For example:

  • Phrases (terms not in your content but which site visitors submit while searching): bill, payment, pay, fee
  • Synonym (occurs in your site content): tuition

If a site visitor enters bill into a search field that uses synonyms, the Synonyms feature adds OR tuition to the query. So, content containing tuition is returned even though it was not submitted as a search term.

The Synonym feature typically produces more hits. So, while site visitors do no more work, Episerver Find greatly increases their chances of finding the right information.

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