How is Autosuggest useful to my site?
Autosuggest guides site visitors by providing search term suggestions in a dropdown list as visitors type in a search box. These suggestions become increasingly refined with each character entered. When visitors see a suggested query in the dropdown list, they can stop typing and select the query.
Suggestions are interactive. Site visitors can select a query from the autosuggest list as soon as they see one that fits their needs. The list relies on the characters visitors are currently typing as well as past search query data aggregated from all site visitors. Autosuggest results in less typing for visitors and helps them refine vaguely formed queries.
The autosuggest API requests use a different endpoint from other calls. When making autosuggest requests to Bloomreach, use the following endpoint:
Autosuggestions are sometimes called autocomplete or type-ahead.