Improve Your Product’s Search Engine

with Alexandru Bleau (trivago)
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04 Mar

Improve Your Product’s Search Engine

4. March 2021 @ 9:30 - 17:00

We all know what a bad search experience looks like from our personal online shopping experience. Still, when it comes to optimizing the onsite search of our own products, we as product managers often struggle quite a bit. Understanding the inner workings of a search engine from a technical point of view can be truly challenging. How can optimize the search algorithm to help customers find what they are looking for? What is the best way to display search results and design the UX flow? And how do I even know which KPIs to monitor in order to assess the performance of my onsite search?

Alex sheds light on important aspects of onsite search engines and shares his tipps on where to start in order to provide a better search experience for your customers and drive conversions for your business.


Who is it for?

Product managers, e-commerce managers and anyone interested in how to drive conversions and customer happiness with a better search experience.


Key Takeaways

  • why your onsite search is a key element in the customer journey
  • an introduction on how search engines work from a technical point of view
  • how query rules will influence the search results
  • different ways to improve the UX/UI of your search
  • how to track the performance of your search

What we will achieve

  • discuss search architecture and building blocks
  • learn about different query rules like synonyms, autocorrect etc.
  • take a look at the UI components and possible flows
  • discuss how to evaluate and log performance
  • raise awareness for potential pitfalls

Hands-on exercises

  • discuss best and worst practices
  • peer-assessment of your search engine


Individual Follow-up Coaching Option

To maximize the value of this course for your organization, we offer an additional follow-up coaching (60 minutes, remote) just for you or your team a couple of weeks after the course. That way, you get to ask all the questions that might have popped up once you tried implementing what you learned in this course. We are going to contact you to set the specific date for your individual follow-up.

The follow-up coaching is available for CHF 350 and includes 30 minutes of preparation for your specific questions or documents (sent upfront) and 60 minutes of remote coaching via video call for you or your entire product team.

You can book the Follow-up Coaching Option in our booking form before proceeding to the checkout.



All participants will receive a Product Academy Certificate for this course.  



CHF 690


For team discounts and in-house options, feel free to get in touch. 



The workshop includes a coffee break with snacks. There will be a one-hour lunch break that you can spend either with the group or on your own.



Course Language

As soon as there’s one participant enrolled who is not speaking German, the entire workshop will be held in English. All the slides and materials are in English anyway.


Class Trainer

Alexandru Bleau

Product Manager User Profiling at trivago (Düsseldorf)


Alex is a seasoned product manager with over 7 years experience, currently working at trivago on personalisation topics. He has worked on or built advertising products, online services, mobile apps and games and physical, educational and travel products. He’s also had the chance to experience working at companies with 2, 20, 200 and over 1000 employees, trying out various ways of working, frameworks and tools while working onsite, distributed or fully remote with cross-functional teams. He likes bowties and wishes everyone a  “crazy day”. 


Event Details

Date: 4. March 2021 @ 9:30 - 17:00
Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Venue Crowdhouse AG
Address: Lerchenstrasse 24, Zurich
Organizer Name: Product Academy


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