Can Swiftype Index International Sites?


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My website is translated into multiple languages. How do you recommend I configure my account to handle each language?

Most often we recommend you create a different search engine for each language. This configuration would allow you to separate search rankings, weights, synonyms, and analytics by language, which can be very useful.

For example, say you have URLs like http://blog.mysite.com/en/ and http://blog.mysite.com/de/ for each language.

  • Create one crawler engine for each language using the “Add a Search Engine” button.
  • Submit the full URL http://blog.mysite.com/de/ as the URL to be crawled. This will automatically create a whitelist rule for the path beginning with /de/.
  • Do the same for each language you support.