Reddit Continues the Process of Refining Its Search Results

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Reddit continued to tweak its search functionality with two updates that it detailed Tuesday.

The number of search terms that must match in a post has been lowered, rather than a post having to contain all of what Reddit calls MMM (minimum must match), meaning that results will include posts that contain some of the terms in the query.

And Reddit said it is incorporating more signals from subreddits into the process of determining which results to show for specific queries.

The platform explained in a blog post, “For example, if 30 other people clicked on the fourth subreddit result when they searched for ‘backpacking,’ the next time someone else searched for ‘backpacking,’ we are more likely to show the fourth subreddit at the top position in results.”




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