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Site Update: Improvements to Searching Beers & Places

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Oct 14, 2013.

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,534) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber Beer Trader

    Today we made some significant improvements to searching for beers and places. While it's not 100% where we'd like it to be, the following updates have addressed most of our immediate concerns and feedback from you.
    • More accurate. We reduced redundancies that were resulting in search score (relevance) inflation for some beers and places. The result are now much more accurate.
    • More useful. Search score is still priority when displaying results, however we now take the number of ratings into consideration. This makes it easier to find popular beers and places.
    • More forgiving. Improved handing of special characters.
    I just launched the desktop updates, and Mike will be updating BA mobile shortly.

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