Only custom content and topic categories are indexed for search. Default, blog, and URL redirect are not currently searchable.
Workaround: Create an article with the same name that is hidden from navigation and redirects to your category URL. This way, the article shows up in search but clicking it navigates to your category.
You don't need to add keywords to your articles for your content to be searchable. By default, we indexed your title, body, permalink, meta description, search phrases, and PDFs. Your articles should be searchable by any word you use in your content.
If you have a keyword or search term that doesn't appear in your article (or you want to boost the relevance of an article for a certain keyword), you can use search phrases. Search phrases are like keywords in that they are hidden from the reader but indexed for search. You can boost the weight given to search phrases under Settings > Search.
That's not a question, but we have an answer! You can use synonyms to ensure that both versions of word bring up the same search results. When you set up a synonym for your hyphenated word, use a space instead of a hyphen since that is how we store it in the index.
For example, we have an article called "List of Sub-processors" but searching for "subprocessors" didn't work.
When we index your content, hyphenated words are split on the hyphen. This stores them as two separate tokens, which is why the search for the single word doesn't work.
To fix this, we created a synonym. Since hyphens are stripped, we needed to store the original word as "sub processors" (no hyphen) which is how the word is stored in the index.
- Original word: sub processor (sub-processor replacing the hyphen with a space)
- Synonym: subprocessor
Once we reindex with the synonym, my search for "subprocessor" now finds the "sub-processor" article. By adding a synonym called "subprocessors", we told the term that these two words have the same meaning.