Thursday, September 27, 2007

Search Update

Hi - it's Meghan again. You may have been wondering about how things are going with search. Well, last week we switched to a new engine on the back end. You can't see it, but it is improving results and it gives us the flexibility to make further improvements.

Over the next few days you'll see the first visible change on the site: auto-complete suggestions. As you type in the search box, you will see a list of movie titles that match what you type. Now you can find "Ratatouille" or "Koyaanisqatsi", even if you aren't sure how to spell it.

It will be live on Friday, and I'm curious to hear what you think. This change and some others we're working on were mentioned in the previous search post.