How are search results sorted?
The search function browses through both of our registered aid projects and the fundraising events. You can find the search field by clicking on “Donate money” in the grey bar on top of every page, by using the field below “search for social projects” after clicking on the symbol of the magnifying glass, or on one of our portal pages, such as the portal “Water is life”.
The search results are being sorted following (chronologically) these rules:
Activity – Aid projects usually first displayed in our search results, if they have gained the support of at least five donors and have received at minimum 250 Euros in donations.
Status – Active aid projects and fundraising events, still in need of funds, are shown above any closed projects or fundraising events.
Relevance of search keywords – When searching for keywords, our software automatically calculates a value of relevance based on the project’s title, description, and other data. This calculation then determines the order, in which the search results appear.
Rank – Our system is calculating a rank based upon the donations received on a daily basis. Aid projects and fundraising events, which have received a high amount of donations in the last couple of days, are ranked higher in the list of search results.
Date of the last donation – If aid projects or fundraising events are then still sharing the same level in the search result, the result with the most recent donation is granted the upper place in the search results.
Of course, the search results are additionally depending on the filters you have chosen for your search, as well as the keywords and the locations you have looked for.
Here’s one example: If you search for the keyword “children” in the overall search (with the symbol of the magnifying glass) without using any additional filters, projects and fundraising events still in need of donations are presented first. Thus, two “groups” are created: firstly active, then closed aid projects and fundraising events. Within those two groups, the results of the search are now sorted based upon the relevance to the keyword “children”. If two results share the same relevance, the order is determined by the rank, and so on.