When you run a search on Mocavo, our search engine factors in a host of variables to determine which results to place at the top. We worked tirelessly to tweak the search algorithm so that the most relevant results rise to the top, but sometimes, given your particular search terms or the nature of the document, a hidden piece of your family’s puzzle may fall to the bottom of the results.
Now you have the power to change the search engine’s preferences. That’s right, we’re giving you not just one batch of search results, but ten! Each search tuner will serve you a different set of results that will help you make sure you don’t miss out on a hidden clue.
Get Ready to Tune Up Your Engine
This Mocavo Gold feature is in a “beta” stage, and while we’re working to identify the perfect application for each of these new search algorithms, we didn’t think it would be fair to keep this technology under lock and key when it could help someone uncover a hidden piece of their story.. We can’t wait to hear your feedback so we can continue to improve these features for the entire community.
More Records, Fewer Books: Are you looking specifically for a record index database versus a book? Select “more records, fewer books” to change up your results to reveal actual records and record indexes instead of book pages.
Books with Long Pages: This tuner is great if you’re looking for your ancestor in databases that often contain larger pages such as newspapers or city directories.
Books with Short Pages: Interested in uncovering a hidden tale or note regarding an ancestor? This tuner will prioritize books that often have smaller pages such as diaries or letters.
Dense Matches: Select this tuner if you would like to see multiple occurrences of your search terms very close to each on a results page.
Sparse Matches: If you would rather look at only a few search terms on each page, select sparse hits.
Quantity and Quality: This tuner is a perfect combination of the amount of times your search term appears in a record, and how relevant the record page is to your search.
Terms Near Front of Book: Your search terms will appear closer to the front of the book such as in the table of contents.
Terms Near Back of Book: You search terms will appear closer to the back of the book such as in the index.
Short and Small Books: This tuner will only reveal results that pertain to short pages and smaller books such as stationary pages or diaries.
Give it a try and please let us know what you think. And if you have ideas on how we could improve our algorithms, let us know and we’ll try to add it in the next few weeks.