What is Algolia?

Our story began in 2012 with the idea of creating instant and relevant search and discovery experiences

Put simply, we radically reduced the need for online visitors (using any web, mobile or voice device) to needlessly forage for information — by surfacing the desired information in as short a time as possible. Achieve this, and you win the hearts, minds and trust of your customers, and ultimately their wallets.

Using AI/ML, Algolia’s Search and Recommend APIs simplifies the ability to understand users’ intent so that it is possible to personalize experiences and offers — even from "first visit” and “first search.” This enables companies to move beyond content-based search to predictive, intent-based experiences. Importantly, it will enable online retailers to monetize new products, new visitors, and infrequent visitors like they have never been able to do before.

Millions of developers around the world use Algolia to unleash their content across their digital properties. They use Algolia because we are API-first. We unlock incredible flexibility. We build blazing fast speed into our APIs. And we provide backward compatibility. We do this because we know developers want to build cool things and innovate, not maintain and update APIs.

Under Armour, Lacoste, NBC Universal, Société Générale, Stripe, Slack, Medium, Zendesk and 10,000+ other companies use Algolia to build not just great search and discovery, but dynamic experiences that convert. We help their customers discover goods, offers, and content extremely quickly. So quickly, in fact, that they don’t go anywhere else.

Search, navigation and recommendations is so much more than simply a search box or a carousel serving up a page of results. It’s about delivering instant gratification. It’s about generating a maximum yield from any interaction in a very short time. It’s about reducing friction. When you surface the item that a person is seeking in milliseconds, you create satisfaction. And that turns into trust.

Today, Algolia powers 1.5 Trillion searches a year – that’s 6 times more than Microsoft Bing, 16 times more than Yahoo, and 50 times more than DuckDuckGo (indeed 4 times more than Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex combined). Our amazing technology is used by one in eight online users.

That’s a lot of searches!

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