Coveo for Sitecore 4 Cloud Edition Maximum Returned Results
We are in the process of upgrading Coveo for Sitecore 3 to 4/Cloud Edition. Currently in 3 we had to update our Maximum Returned Results value in the CES Admin tool 5000 from 1000. Does this initial limit of 1000 exist in the Coveo Cloud edition and if so where do we update this?
This setting is currently not available in Coveo Cloud.
Can you explain to me why did you have to increase this value with Coveo for Sitecore 3.0 please? It will help me finding an alternative approach for you.
In most cases, a visitor that is scrolling through all the first 1000 search results is a very bad smell indicating very poor relevance of the search results for his query. This should be solved not by increasing the number of returned results, but by ensuring:
- The search results are sorted by relevance by default
- Query Ranking Expressions (QRE)/boosting is used to improve default index relevance
- The Sitecore items are indexed along with their HTML representation and this body doesn't contain the header/footer/navigation areas (see Indexing Only Relevant Parts of Sitecore Rendered Content)
If displaying more than 1000 results is really a business requirement, it can only be done with a CES7 on-premises index by increasing the maxNumberfPages value and the Maximum Returned Results value in the CES7 administration tool.
If you really want to be able to configure this setting for a Coveo Cloud index, I suggest you to add an idea on our ideas portal: https://coveo.ideas.aha.io/ideas