Pando Panel is the admin environment for Pandosearch.
You can log in to the Pando Panel at panel.pandosearch.com. Upon delivery, you will receive an email from us with instructions on how to activate your account.
You can do the following in the Pando Panel:
- View reports on search behaviour to obtain an insight into how many people are searching and which search terms and pages are popular.
- Manage synonyms so visitors can use different words with the same meaning when searching.
- View diagnostic information to understand how Pandosearch interprets the available information when indexing.
- Start and stop crawlers manually so you can update search results more quickly if you wish.
- Manage users so you can determine who in your organisation has access to certain functionality.
We will explain each part in more detail below.
Here you can see how Pandosearch is used live. You can select different time intervals for this. You can also see what the search behaviour was for the past month. Among other things, this gives you an insight into the total search volume, the most popular search terms and the pages found most.
You can use synonyms to set search terms as equivalent. In the article How do synonyms work? you can read more about what this means and why you should or should not use them.
You can manage these synonyms on the Synonyms page. From here you can add, modify and delete synonyms.
After making changes to the synonyms, they are not applied immediately. The entire search index has to be rebuilt first. You can implement the new synonyms by clicking “Apply”.
There may be a technical reason why Apply is temporarily unavailable. If this is the case, we will explain it and, if possible, tell you what you can do to remedy this yourself.
A common reason is that a crawler is still running. In that case you can stop the crawler yourself on the Crawlers page. Don’t forget to start the crawler again after applying the synonyms!
On this page you can enter the complete URL of a page or other document (e.g. PDF, XML, JSON) on your site to see how Pandosearch analyses it. You will then see the following information:
First of all, you will see whether the URL has been indexed. If this is the case, you can click “Ranking”. Here you can enter a search term and check whether the current page appears in the top 10 of the search results. For context you will see the full top 10 and how many results there are in total for the given search term.
If the URL is not indexed, we will state the reason why. If the reason is unclear or if you expected a different status, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find out what happened.
Here you can see how Pandosearch has interpreted the information found. These are all the fields that Pandosearch extracted from the page during indexing.
A number of fields are available to almost all search engines:
- title – The title of the page. This is usually also the title as it appears in search results.
- body – The content of the document as indexed by Pandosearch. Here you can check that no non-content has been included, such as menu bars, headers or footers. This can have a negative impact on the relevance of the pages. If you see any non-content, please email us at email@example.com and we will see how we can resolve it.
- description – A short description of the page. We get these from what are called meta tags. If desired, Pandosearch will use this text for ranking.
- keywords – A set of specific search terms for which the page should be findable. We also get these from meta tags. If desired, Pandosearch will include use these search terms for ranking.
- keymatch – One or more search terms for which this page should come first in the search results. See Keymatch for more information.
In addition to the fields above, Pandosearch also adds specific fields if this is necessary for customer-specific requirements. As specific additional fields are customised, it is beyond the scope of this documentation to name them. All available fields are listed under “Content”.
In Crawlers you can see for each crawler when it was last started and completed and how long the process took. You can also start a crawler an extra time, in addition to the automatic schedule, or stop it.
For each search engine, one or more crawlers are busy collecting all the information. The number of crawlers you can see depends on the customer-specific configuration.
Crawl status details
For each crawler you can click through to its status. Every URL the crawler encountered while collecting information is listed here. For each URL you can see whether it is included in the index, excluded for a specific reason, or still needs to be processed.
If you come across a status you think is wrong or you do not understand, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate further or explain what the status means.
Here you can manage users and their rights. You can invite a new user with an email address. The email contains an activation link that allows the invited user to set a password.
You can set which components each user has access to. These are exactly the same components as mentioned in this article: Reports, Synonyms, Diagnostics, Crawlers and Users.
Note: The “Users” section itself can also be activated and deactivated for each user. If you do not see a “Users” section in the menu, it is likely that the designated Pandosearch administrator in your organisation did not give you these rights. Please contact them if you want to change this.