Updates and Bug Fixes - December 2014


10 December 2014

2 min

MojeekBot as a scientist

When developing a search engine there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes that's not immediately apparent. So this is the first of what will be a regular post highlighting the most recent and important feature updates and bug fixes happening at Mojeek.


  • Improved handling of redirects for ranking purposes.
  • Big relevancy update (mostly due to tweaking of external signals).
  • Increased the initial boost new pages get in the results.
  • Improved crawl prioritisation and refresh rates in general.
  • Improved algorithm for when stop words are included in the search.


  • Added EU as a country search option. The EU search option allows you to expand or restrict your search to all of the EU, instead of just the web or a single country (this will be available in the UI soon).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with single digits not being included in the search.
  • Fixed indexing issue with default (home) pages that previously forced a path in the URL, but now 404 instead of redirecting to a new location.
  • Fixed PageQuery box not always displaying snippet. The PageQuery box is displayed when a URL is searched for and is indexed, if no box is displayed then Mojeek hasn't yet indexed the URL.
  • Fixed UK country search ignoring pages with GB status.
  • Fixed issue with meta noindex documents still being indexed.
  • Fixed cases where some (usually stop) words not being highlighted in the snippets.

Please let us know if there's a particular feature you'd like to see or have come across any bugs. Your feedback would be appreciated and will help us to improve quicker.

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10 December 2014

2 min

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